Friday, October 19, 2012

How is it that I seem to make an even bigger mess out of my desk (and surrounding areas) when I am making 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 greeting cards as opposed to 12 x 12 scrapbook pages?  I had to spend some time last night reclaiming my space and started a page after the last couple of daysof  making cards.  While I was puttering about putting punches and scraps of ribbon and papers away, I was thinking about the mess I made, then later as I was working on a page, it occurred to me that there was a lot less out and about me on the desk...  Sorry, I digress.  Just one of the rambling thoughts that sometimes sneaks up on me and makes me go h-mmmmm. 

So anyway, I have some cards to post today (big surprise, huh?). 

This first one was originally created for a card class.  I re-worked it slightly for myself, changing the border, adding a ribbon and little butterfly punches and drawing in a border.  The daisy stamp is from Inkadinkado and it was stamped twice.  Once on the card panel and again on another piece of kraft cardstock, colored with white pen, cut out and layered on top of the card panel using pop dots.  Added some little white pearls and a bit of black sparkly Stickles. 


The next card has an embossed background (Tim Holtz embossing folder) which I brushed with a metallic copper ink pad all around the perimeter and layered onto a lighter brown cardstock panel that is a bit more red in tone than the dark brown cardstock used for the card itself.   The oak leaves were cut with the Tim Holtz leaves die from a metallic cardstock.  After arranging the leaves on the card and securing with pop dots, I tied on a small piece of twine and added the button and several copper colored pearls. 


The last card in this batch also has an embossed background (kind of distressed stripes).  The tree is from Hero Arts stamped in brown ink on a scrap of grid printed paper.   Used my trusty old Tombow markers to color the tree, added a little sparkle with several gemstones and some Stickles.  Then layered the stamped image on a small piece of red tone on tone printed paper before adhering to the embossed panel, which I also layered on the red paper.  Tied the whole bundle up with a piece of twine and placed it on a kraft colored card. 


You'll probably notice that there are no greetings on the outside of these cards.  I often make cards without wording on the outside so that I can add the appropriate greeting when I am ready to send the card.  I am always on the look out for tiny greetings that I can stamp on little tags and tie into place. 

Have a great day today! 





11 comments:

  1. Fabulous cards, I especially love the first one. The tiny little lines you've added to the border make such a subtly but amazing difference! Love it.

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  2. These are all beautiful! I love the classic black and white on the first one and the beautiful fall colors on the second. The third one is so pretty and sparkly. I know what you mean about making more of a mess with cards. Same thing happens to me. LOL!

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  3. They looks great. I really really like the touch of copper brushed over the embossed background.

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  4. Lovely cards! I always make a mess no matter what I'm creating - lol! I'm following from the 2Peas thread I started. Have a great day!

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  5. Beautiful cards!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a new follower.

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  6. Pretty cards love all the embossing

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  7. All very pretty cards!
    Really love the stamping and bling on the first :)

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  8. Great cards! Love the embossed backgrounds. Fun details. :)

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  9. All your cards are so lovely and elegant! I think the first one is my very favorite.

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