Friday, August 30, 2013

Cardabilities #82- last sketch for me!

Welcome to Cardabilities Sketch #82! Yet another creative sketch designed by the talented Karan Gerber, and as always, I had fun designing with it. This is my LAST sketch with the Cardabilities design team as my term is over... but I'm looking forward to joining in with the sketches to come.  I can NOT pass up a good sketch!! Don't forget to pop over to the Cardabilities blog and check out what the rest of the design team has come up with.  There is always some lovely inspiration over there, and you can link up your creations using this great sketch!
Special mentions about this card- the seam binding ribbon was boring old white and I dyed it by spraying it with my spray the result for a perfect match to the ink and papers. Try mixing and matching spray mists for custom colours!
Stamps: (Sentiment Signs) Papertrey Ink
Ink: (Razzle Berry) My Favorite Things; (Chamomile) Papertrey Ink
Paper: (white cardstock) Papertrey Ink; (Maggie Holmes 6x6 collection) Crate Paper
Other: (doily) Freckled Fawn; (enamel dots) My Mind's Eye; (sticker) misc.; (seam binding) misc.; (resin flower) Prima; (pink spray mist) Heidi Swapp

Friday, August 23, 2013

Pretty Amazing

I'm a lucky lady to be able to say there are handfuls and handfuls of amazing people out there that I could send this card to. Seriously- isn't that what life is about? Surrounding yourself with amazing friends, neighbours and family? I truly believe so! 
I'm so happy with how this card turned out. I've been trying my hand at the collage style of card making and am realizing that there are not a lot of 'rules' when it comes to this style. It's almost like you just plop elements down until you think it looks nice (I'm sure a few of you are wide eyed and shaking your heads at that!). I attempted to pull together all the bits and pieces here on this card, and in the end, I am satisfied and that's all that matters. :)

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Happy Trails!

I needed a masculine retirement card recently and found this one in my stash that I had not previously posted. I believe this was created for a magazine submission but didn't get picked up.  That worked out well because I needed it for someone after all!  (Silver linings and all, right?) I paired the Back in the Saddle set by Waltzingmouse Stamps with cardstock and ink from Papertrey Ink and it was a match made in heaven!
How to: Make card from cardstock, ink edges. Stamp image, repeat; stamp sentiment; flick on spray mist...done! Easy peasy!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Cardabilities #81

Welcome to Cardabilities sketch#81! My sample for this sketch went in a masculine direction. 
A neighbour requested a 'son' birthday card and I was happy to use this fantastic sketch as my starting point. Proof that interpretation is different for everyone! Doilies, flourishes and flowers showing on the sketch turned into twine, buttons and diecuts for my card.  Thanks for looking and be sure to link up your own creation over at the Cardabilities blog so you can play along with us!

Monday, August 12, 2013

CASE study challenge

I'm participating in Case Study #152 this week and Jennifer McGuire's lovely rainbow card is the fabulous inspiration!!

My card uses the rainbow colour scheme as inspiration, as well as the sunbeam effect. My colours are more saturated than Jennifer's and my sunbeams are from a die cut rather than stamped.  All in all I think I ended up with a fun, colourful birthday card to pass along to someone! Pssss- the watercolor rainbow background was one I created after watching a tutorial video by Jennifer as well... she is FULL of crafty inspiration!
Thanks for checking out my card for the CASE study and see you again soon!