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Quietfire Cards

 

These cards are also going into the 120 card order, but since they are made almost exclusively with Quietfire and SU, I decided to give them their own post. The blue marble paper is from WalMart (as is the yellow marble paper). This flower paper was from Michaels in a big paper pack… I loved the color scheme (as it’s close to Affectionately Yours from SU),  but I got more paper for a bit less money :). The butterflies are die cut from Recollections Shimmer White cardstock/paper, and are from SU.  The Celebrate and Thinking of You are from Quietfire Designs.. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Suzanne’s calligraphy… always have since I discovered her for myself 🙂  I did One Sheet Wonders again, and I got 14 cards from each sheet of paper. I did use a HA flourish stamp on some of the blue marble paper cards, just to add a bit of interest.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

 

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Valentine’s Day cards

Yes,  I know I’m beyond a day late and a dollar short, but I wanted to post the Valentine’s Day cards I did.  Unfortunately, I sold 1 all season….. so I am stocked for next year. I used a mish mash of products, from recollections paper, to Memory Box, Quickkutz, Quietfire Designs, Simon Says Stamp, Sizzix dies, to some long forgotten PSX, Hero Arts, Quietfire Designs, and some unknown stamps. Inks are Palette, Hero Arts and Colorbox Frost White.

Poinsettias and Ornament Cards

These are some Christmas cards I’ve done.. I’m so behind, I thought I had already shared these… There are a few more posts to come with Christmas cards. I’ve used some Memory Box paper, Echo Park paper, Kaisercraft paper, SU, Quietfire, and Newton’s Nook Design stamps, SU dies, an ornament die set from Australia (the name eludes me at the moment), and Copic markers.  The next few posts will just have the photos.  If you have any questions, feel free to message me 🙂

SU’s Best Thoughts cards

OK, so I’ve been making cards, but not blogging them.  This past weekend, I needed to make a birthday card for someone I don’t know all that well. So, I pulled out SU’s Best Thoughts stamp set (a hostess set now retired), and played. I started by cutting some watercolor paper into 3 x 4 inch panels. I inked the stamp in Noir Black Palette Ink, and stamped the flower image on the panels. I re-inked and stamped just the flowers again on some scrap watercolor paper. Using Distress inks and Copics, I coloured the flowers on both the full panel and the scrap. I just did a quick colour wash on the panel, and went into detail on the scrap watercolour paper. When I was satisfied with my flowers, I cut them out, and foam mounted them to the panel. Finishing the cards were simple. Some punched out butterflies (SU Bitty Butterfly and Elegant Butterfly), some Wink of Luna on the green gold and pink butterflies, ribbon, matching cardstock for the panel’s layer, and I was good to go.  I ended up making the purple flowers the birthday card….. and realized I still have a ton of birthday cards, so I made the other two cards into Hello type cards.

 

I also added some Lindy’s Stamp Gang Spray in Cactus Gold, Witch’s Potion Purple, Cotton Candy Pink and Orange Creamsicle to the watercolour panels before attaching them to the cardstock layer.  The birthday sentiment is Quietfire Designs, the “For some things” is SU, and “Just a Note” is American Crafts.  The strip of bling on the purple card was given to me in an ATC supplies trade.

Thanks for looking, have a great day 🙂

 

 

The Use Your Paper Challenge

OK, so I’ve been doing some wedding invitations (I won’t post those til after the ceremony, in case someone decides to crash the party), and then, on Pintrest one day, I found a blog. This lady, Kristie, has a unique way of using up paper. She buys 6×6 inch pads, and uses the entire pad on as many cards as she can make, then will buy another one when she needs more cards.  Her blog is here: Using up 6×6 Paper Pads

I took this challenge… and LOVE the results. I have always been a bit afraid to use a lot of patterned paper on a card, mostly because as a stamper, to NOT do a lot of stamping on a card seems wrong.. but I worked around my notions, and ended up with some really lovely cards that I am happy with.  I have enough paper left from the two packs I used (They were big paper packs, so I did 1/2 a pack at a time). The pictures below show a sample of what I made.

 

I used a Penny  Black paper pad, and a Recollections paper pad for the cards. I threw in a bit of SU paper for accents, when I couldn’t find the perfect paper to match.  My biggest problem with this challenge, is to find a variety of card sketches that use up different sizes of paper.. I struggled with this.

Thanks for having a boo today 🙂