Tuesday, March 10, 2009


I regret to say that I made two of these this week. Not that I dislike the card, but it is my least favorite kind of card to make. I put a few clear flowers stamps on my clear block and stamped them randomly in Cranberry ink on the Vanilla cardstock. I stamped the sentiment on barely patterned paper in the same ink, put a cut of ribbon behind it off to the side and matted it a few times to make it pop. Then set it all at an angle. I almost didn't angle it, but it seemed too boxy.
I just can't get stop myself from making monochromatic cards. I don't know why, but I seem to like them best....and they are so easy! No matching necessary.

Happy St. Patricks Day

I wanted to create a card for St. Patrick's Day, but only had one stamp for the holiday and that was this shamrock. I decided to go with swirls and dots since the shamrock was covered with swirls and this sentiment had dots following the butterfly. Since I do not believe in luck, I wanted to use this sentiment instead of the traditional "good luck" type ones. I simply stamped the shamrock three times, put it on the green strip, evenly spaced with a little extra on the right. Added a torn circle of coffee fliter and a green jewel brad on that empty space. Then I stamped the card and the light green with the same stamp and green ink. I simply stamped it closer together on the light green to give it some variety. I mounted the sentiment on an angle on the right.
I made two more cards with the die cuts that slide on ribbon, and the stickers I got from my mom. On all these cards, I tried to just match color scheme to the stickers.
This first one, I used a piece of paper to put through the holes on the die cut and stamped in Chocolate Chip and More Mustard on the Vanilla cardstock. I also pressed the die cut into a Mustard stamp pad before I put the sticker on so that it would have a little texture. Stamped the branches onto the Chocolate cardstock in VersaMark and put it all together.

On the second one, I used an over
sized Vanilla ribbon that I had to fold to fit it into the holes, and I put it all on some patterned cardstock. I stamped the bird in Cranberry and the flower in Mustard and put it all on Mustard cardstock to form the card. These are so easy!