Friday, July 5, 2013

Card Catch Up!

Hi Everyone,

I'm posting several cards today to try to get a little caught up on some card making I've been doing this summer.  I've been side-tracked by some other crafty projects that aren't necessarily cards, but I'm definitely having fun.  I'll try to get more of those projects up here too.  Meanwhile . . .

Here's my first card that I made for this week's Inspiration Challenge that I'm hosting.  The webstore is "Poketo" and I chose this "Andrea Kang Wallet 2" as my inspiration.  I wanted to make a card in the pink and grey color scheme, but when I sat down to do it, it didn't turn out anything AT ALL like I was envisioning.  I'm a much better artist in my imagination LOL!!  The dies used for this card are Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterfly Small, Mini Fanciful Flourish.  Marianne Design #LR0202 border, Oval Nestabilities.

I had fun making this next card for my Nephew's BD.  I used three tiny stamps of strange, little bald men that I've had for awhile.  They're from an Etsy website called "Pictureshow."  Their stamps are so funky and retro and I just love them. On this card, I fussy cut the little men and had them grabbing onto a banner that says "Happy" as part of a birthday sentiment that seems to be getting away!

This next card is one I made using a Tim Holtz Blueprint Series stamp set called "Vintage Things".  The images all look like they are still in draft stage on a blueprint.  I embossed the image and sponged colors over the areas kind of randomly.  I dressed it up with some ivory seam binding, a Prima rose, a swirly metal finding and some tiny pink plastic flower buds.

This next group of cards go all the way back to Easter!  Yup, that's how behind I am on posting.  (The lead card for this post up at the top is a close-up of one of them.)  The cards were made using bubble dome kits that I bought at a Scrapbook convention in January.  I tried to find more on line but the store that had them at the show didn't sell them on line.  The good news is, I went to a convention last month and Sizzix now carries a slightly different version - at a much better price!  They are "Susan's Garden" Domes, Item #658434 if you're interested in trying them out.

For these Easter themed cards, I found some vintage background printables on-line and used them for the backdrop of the dome.  Then I just proceded to fill it up with flowers and do-dads and it just could not be easier to create a WoW! card!

This next card is made with a new Heartfelt Creations stamp set that I got that coordinates with my Spellbinders Tattered Blossoms dies.  I stamped the image onto white CS, then die cut the two smallest sized blossoms and layered them over the stamped image.  I added Stickles and bling centers.  The sentiment is SU Perfectly Penned.

And the last one for this posting is an Anniversary card that I paper pieced and colored with Copics.  The stamp is by Art Impressions.  I actually made two different ones but apparently I only photographed this one for some reason!

TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!

1 comment:

Anne Temple said...

Wow, you've been busy. All of these are beautiful and great color combos. It would be too hard to choose a favorite.