Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Cards, yes cards

Hi all!

Well my mom finally ran out of cards and has asked for 25 more (she has been asking for awhile actually) so I am back to doing some card making!  Today I scouted around for some challenges to get me going and I am submitting this duo for the following:

I must admit I am a little rusty at this and despite the sketch giving ample room for a focal point I had a hard time with the tiny size!

I probably haven't bought a 6 x 6 paper pad in over 3 years.  So I have a drawer half full of paper, none of which I like anymore - at least most of it I am over.  However I did find a couple pieces I liked!  I wanted to do a semi-mixed media type focal layer - the idea in my head looked much different than it turned out but I decided they are keepers.  The first one has Distress Inks for the background.  I pounced them on my craft sheet, misted with water and then swiped the white cardstock through it.

 For the second card I wanted to do something similar but with Shimmering mists for the background.  I mixed them up myself using ColourArte Primary Elements Pigment Powder, gum arabic and water.  This gives me subtle color AND shimmer.  I added some green polka dots by sponging ColourArte Silks Acrylic Glaze through sequin waste.  Finally I stamped a floral image from Crafter's Companion on each one using Archival Ink.  I added sentiments from my much loved and much used massive collection of Studio G $1 stamps - does anyone remember those?  Ahhh those were the days....


  1. Lovely cards. Gorgeous backgrounds. Thanks for playing along in our Buttons & Bows challenge at Loves Rubberstamps.


  2. Love your cards! The backgrounds are beautiful

  3. Wow, love this card set. Great mix of stamps and templates, Cute buttons and bos by the way,
    so glad you have joined Loves Rubberstamps. Looking forward to see more of your creations in the future!
    Hugs Blankina

  4. Both cards are absolutely stunning! I love the shades of pink and your images are lovely, great mixed media, really nice! So happy to have you play along with us at CC&CC for our Polka Dot challenge. Joanne