"Splendid"ly Authentique...

Good Morning! As my first post for Authentique, I decided to make both a layout and a card using Splendid papers. Before joining the Authentique Design Team, I had not had the chance to play with either line, and I loved finding ways in which to mix the different colors.
(Supplies Used AUTHENTIQUE: Splendid patterned papers-Delight Back, Richness Back, Foundations Back, Renown Back, AUTHENTIQUE die cuts: Splendid Icons & Tabloids, AUTHENTIQUE Petite Type Squares)
(Other Supplies: kraft cardstock, American Crafts buttons, Twinery twine, Basic Grey brads, Glossy Accents, Signo white pen)

I really wanted to create a layered look, but wanted to keep the look of the layout soft. To achieve this, I used a base of kraft paper, and let the colors of the Splendid line speak for themselves. As you can see, I really like using the backs of patterned paper! 
For a lot of the smaller accents, I used Glossy Accents to make the great details in the Icons and Tabloids just a little extra sparkle.

I also chose to cut off the end of the quote on the Icons piece. I felt that for these images, it created just the perfect sentiment.
For my card, I used some of the scraps that I had leftover from my layout. I used white cardstock for the base, and layered the Splendid "Delight" Back (pink) with the Splendid Foundations Back (green). I then added twine, a button, and a Blissful Icon for the sentiment. I also used a paper punch on the green Foundations paper.
(Supplies Used: AUTHENTIQUE Splendid-Delight (back), Foundations (back); AUTHENTIQUE die cuts: Icons-Blissful)
(Other Supplies: Twinery twine-Blossom, Basic Grey button, Staedler pen-yellow, Signo White pen, Martha Stewart punch)

To tie in the yellow on the Splendid paper, I faux stitched the white cardstock with a yellow pen, and then "stitched" the green Foundations in white gel pen. I loved how the pink in the Blissful Icon popped on the Splendid paper!
I hope you enjoyed today's projects!



  1. This is gorgeous Heather! I love how sweet and feminine your layout looks. Very pretty!

  2. Wow, Heather! What a super sweet layout. Your layering is perfect. I love the card too!!!

  3. Love it Heather!! The blue button in the corner is my favorite touch!! It really makes it pop!

  4. Great layout and card, Heather! I think I need to get some glossy accents! :)

  5. Heather, this is gorgeous! The overall feel is just so soft and sweet. Awesome job!

  6. Heather, this page is fantastic! I love all the little details, so sweet. Your card is beautiful too! Great job!

  7. Love Love Love the LO!!! Love the twine and button on the card too!

  8. Your layout is gorgeous, Heather!


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