Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Yet more cards

Made with the Creative Basics - Boom-Di-Ada collection. I love these...they come with 24 patterned papers (2 different patterns) and a big roll of coordinating ribbon! They change the collection with each Idea Book and are such a great buy! Matting with Hollyhock cardstock under Buttercup cardstock, which was stamped in Buttercup ink with Spot On Backgrounds. Floral stems say "thanks" (from Alpha Solos "T" stamp set), stamped with Sweet Leaf, and leaves colored with Sweet Leaf marker, the flowers with Hollyhock marker. Top edge corners from Star Struck stamp set, stamped in Sweet Leaf. Hollyhock Sassy Strands tied in bow (from Autumn Garden Sassy Strands set).

Random stamping with Free Spirit stamp set in Buttercup, Sweet Leaf, Hollyhock (second generation), and Olive (second generation) on White Daisy cardstock. Striped B&T patterned paper and Hollyhock ribbon (with edges frayed) from Creative Basics Boom-Di-Ada collection and matted on Hollyhock cardstock. Additional bird stamped in Buttercup and sentiment in Olive on Sweet Leaf carstock and cut out, with a 3-D foam square under bird for dimension.

(Version 1) Top portion of card is Sweet Leaf textured cardstock, sanded. Bottom patterned paper and Hollyhock ric-rac ribbon are from Creative Basics (Summer 08 Idea Book). Three matting tiles are Hollyhock cardstock (sanded) and Colonial White. Flowers from stamp set Cottage Floral with Buttercup ink and kissed with Spot On Backgrounds stamp. Centers of flowers are the ric-rac ribbon; flower tips pinched. Sentiment from June Word Puzzle stamp set, in Sweet Leaf. Clear buttons on edges, with Hollyhock cardstock adhered by Liquid Glass.

(Version 2) I ended up liking this version better...I love the fluffy flower centers :) Created the same as the first, but frayed the end of the Hollyhock ribbon and adhered to the centers of the flowers, so that the centers were "fuzzy".

Yes, I know this card is totally different than the others. :) Since it was July I guess I was feeling all patriotic (and since the papers I had to work with were patriotic!!!), I started making some cards, probably to send to our troops. My July workshop (photos to be posted soon) were with these same colors so I was getting in the mood to plan them out.

Cranberry ink mixed with Delta Ceramcoat paint for stripes, on Colonial White cardstock; bottom edge torn and inked with Outdoor Denim, sides distressed with Edge Distresser and inked with Outdoor Denim. Cranberry cardstock matting sanded and edge distressed. Bottom of card features Outdoor Denim textured cardstock, sanded with cranberry paint mixture randomly added. Stamp sets Vintage USA and April Word Puzzle. Cranberry paint mixture added to sentiment block and outlined with Outdoor Denim marker; edges distressed. Stippling done on all Colonial White pieces with Outdoor Denim. Silver star brads from My Accents accessories. Retired Outdoor Denim gingham ribbon stapled to sides of sentiment.

Monday, July 28, 2008

A few more cards

I've been on a bit of a card kick lately...I miss scrapping! Cards do (well, usually) take less time than a layout. I've been wanting more practice on cards since we can now sell our artwork. I'm excited about that; now if I can just find some customers! LOL Anyway, here are some recent ones....

Heirloom patterned papers. Garnet & Colonial White Cardstocks. Stamp sets: Lovely Lace, Memories, Say It In Sytle. Lace and small flowers embossed with White Embossing Powder, with Black Bitty Brads in flower centers. Inks: Garnet and New England Ivy. Sentiment from Say It In Style, stamped in New England Ivy, cardstock ink distressed with Garnet. Flourishes around sentiment from Memories stamp set. Inspired from "Overview" in Originals Card Program.

Simple Pleasures patterned paper. Stamp sets: Alfresco, Goodness of Life, and Say It In Style. Cocoa cardstock mattied under Colonial White cardstock, stippled with Bamboo ink. Twilight second generation stamping with sentiment and on the 3 flourishes below. Designer Ribbon Rounds - Twilight.

Let's Get Together patterned papers. Take Flight & For Every Occasion stamp sets. Markers: Cranberry, Sunflower, Garden Green. Inking with Olive & Cranberry inks. Cranberry eyelet. Hemp. Cardstocks: Garden Green, Cranberry and Colonial White. Inspired by Originals Card program - Centerline.

Expedition patterned papers. Autumn Terrcacotta & Colonial White cardstock, with edges distressed. Edges inked with Autumn Terracotta. Stamp set, Life's A Jungle (July 2008 Stamp of the Month). Autumn Harvest Sassy Strands (Sunflower) for mane. Image stamped in Brown Bag, colored with Autumn Terracotta Watercolor Pencil, then outlined with Chocolate My Legacy pen. Green Garden Organdy Ribbon.

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