Friday, May 21, 2010

Some more cards!

Okay, I'm super busy with finals and stuff like that, so I figured I should post now while I have the chance.
Ever since I made that sketchbook, I've been sketching cards in it all day!
It sure cuts down on "imagination/creativity time" when making your card. I just have to pick out the right patters and go with the sketch!

So here's the first card I made! It had a bit of a mess-up, when I tried to stamp directly to the card. So I tried to salvage the card, and change it a bit. It turned out not as good as I wanted but better than nothing. :-)
I used a paper pack from Making Memories that is so old I can't find it online, (lol) but I think it's called "basics" or something like that. The ribbon is from Autumn Leaves and the upper sentiment is from MSE and the butterfly is from K&Company's Que Sera Sera stamp set that I got a while back. Of course, I used my favorite brown ink, the Espresso color from Ranger Adirondack inks. I used mini Making Memories brads and an EK Success punch to round the corners. Then I used my Uni-ball Signo gel pen for the faux stitching and detailing on the butterfly.
Ok, onto the second card! This card I'm really proud of, because I don't think I got the idea from anyone but myself! (Unless I unconsciously did, and what can I do about that?) My sister even said she loved it, which is high praise, because she usually has no interest in my cards.
( I don't know why the top left has a smudge on it, it's a camera problem, not the actual card.)
I used more of the Making Memories paper for the light blue and regular while cardstock for the white. I just made up any cloud shape, carefully cut it out, and erased my pencil lines. I used three colors of the DMC embroidery thread for the string and Kelly Panacci letter stickers for the sentiment. the scallop border was done using the Fiskars threading water punch, but only the edge peeks out so you can't see the holes.
The four parts of the kite are from different companies. the two green ones are Making Memories, the pink is Autumn Leaves, and I have no idea where the other is from.

And, last but not least...
I really like this card, how it's busy but not too busy, ya know?
It's a square card- 4 1/4" by 4 1/4" with each strip of paper being 4 1/4" by 1 1/16".
All four strips are from the same Marcella by K paper pad. The "petals" on the flower use the 1" punch by EK Success and K&Company Wild Saffron paper. The letters are Ek Success rub ons. The flower is from K&Company and I rounded the corners with the same EK Success punch.
That's all for now, folks!!
Please comment and share!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Haylie. I love your projects and I'm glad you decided to start your own blog. It totally rocks! Keep up the good work!