Just a Few Cards!
This first card uses Mo's little day dreamer. I love this image...it makes you wonder what she's thinking about.
Almost all my cards are 5" x 7", and when I cut a standard sized sheet of card stock, I always have two long, narrow pieces left over. I've got quite a stack of these scraps now, and in trying to use them up, I came up with this layout. I just wove some strips together, glued the weaving to a piece of computer paper, and cut them out using my Cuttlebug and the Large Label Nestie die. I stitched around the edges to give it the feel of a patchwork quilt.
Card Stock: Scraps of SU! in assorted greens and turquoise and aqua.
Tool: Copics, SU! Soft Sky ink, Cuttlebug with Nestie Big Label and Mega Oval dies and embossing folders, MS Cosmo and leaf punches, Small five petal flower punch, mounting tape, Sewing machine
Embellishments: Brads, Wired gingham ribbon, Primas.
This image is from Isabella's Sketchbook. I've had it colored for a while, but just got around to putting a card together. I used up some scraps on this one, too. All the punched elements were from bits and pieces of CS.
Card stock: SU! Groovy Guava, Sage Shadow, Scraps of Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, Guave, and Blue (?), PTI white
Patterned paper, Scrap of Basic Grey Kioshi
Tools: Copics, Prismacolor pencils, , Groovy Guava ink, Sponge dauber, Martha Stewart, Leaf, Fence, Grass and Hydrangea punches, SU! Flower Trio punch ( the five-petal flowers was cut up into small leaves) Embossing stylus
Embellishments: Grosgrain ribbon, Yellow seed beads
This is the first of two floral Sympathy cards.
I bought this image, but, for the life of me, I can't remember where! I love violets even if they are purple. That's a color I'm not found of except in flowers!
Image: Unknown source, Computer-generated sentiment
Tools: Copics, Cuttlebug with embossing folders, Micro Pen, Creative Memories circle cutting system, Mounting tape
Card stock: Bazzil textured and SU! in shades of lavender and purple, PTI white
Embellishments: Satin ribbon, Lace, Large and small pearl cabochons, Flower charm
Whenever I get a new floral stamp, I use Google Image to see what colors they come in, then print out a picture or two as a guide for coloring. I like to color them as realistically as possible.
I find that the MS Around the Corner punches never work for the size panel I want to use. I've solved that by punching a panel in the dimensions they give, then cutting the panel in half and adding some extra punched loops to increase the length or width. Then I just adhere the image panel on top, and it's an almost seemless 'fix'! It works with this set of punches, but I have yet to try it with others.
Images: Japanese Peony from DZ Doodles, SU! Natural Beauty butterfly, Computer-generated sentiment
Card stock: SU! Pretty in Pink and Pink Pirouette, PTI white
Tools: Copics, Prismacolor pencils, Stumps, Cuttlebug with embossing folder, Martha Stewart Around the Corner punches
Embellishments: Satin Ribbon, Pearl Cabochons
Thursday starts my month as hostess for Mo's Challenge Blog! I think I have some interesting but not too difficult things for you to try! I hope you'll drop by and check them out!