Monday, October 11, 2010

A Card-Filled Day Off

Whoo hoo for federal holidays! In celebration of Columbus Day, I spent the afternoon working on craft show inventory and experimenting with new craft supplies.

I wanted to try Fall-To Layout #111 again with a twist. Added the ribbon, omitted the sentiment. The first time I tried the Christmas tree card, I put a sentiment at the lower right corner of the white panel, and then I thought there was too much space between the sentiment and image. Blech. Recycle. I tried the card again with just the images, and I liked it so much more. I used a blender pen to pick up the Chestnut Roan ink that I blotted on an acrylic block to color in the tree trunks.

For the second card, my goal was to find another use for the Wuthering Heights book that I bought yesterday. I remembered Dawn McVey's video tutorial on using text paper to create vintage-looking poofy flowers. Instead of adhering a button to the center of the flower, I used a large brad. I thought the cardbase was looking rather bland, so I added some faux stitching and that did the trick!
Card Specs (Christmas Trees):
Ink: Colorbox chalk ink in Deep Green, Chestnut Roan. VersaMagic chalk ink in Cloud White.
Stamp: Hero Arts- Cling Dots (polka dots), Studio G (Christmas tree)
Punch: We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Foam adhesive: Thermoweb

Card Specs (Just a Note):
Embossing powder: Stampendous! in white
Embossing ink: VersaMark
Stamp: The Paper Company Studio- Greetings (sentiment)
Punch: We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, EK Success Scalloped Circle punch (2 inch)
White Gel Pen: Inkssentials
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 8
Brad: American Crafts, Large Brads- Cherry, Bubblegum
Foam adhesive: Thermoweb


Splendid Things said...

hey, found you on the forums. your cards are wonderful! i'm having a card swap and you are welcome to join in! cheers!

Linda B said...

Kitty, love your cards, the note flowers are terrific.

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I like the white polka dots on the kraft background of the holiday card. The flowers on card two are fab. I like the aqua and kraft color combo.

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