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a card inspired by a scrapbook layout

This card was created for two challenges this week at SCS, and was inspired by a scrapbook layout…first the card:

The photo is one I took a few days ago of the blooms on one of our dogwood trees.  The trees are gorgeous this spring and I’ve got several photos that I’ll turn into a scrapbook page. 

I started with a piece of light purple paper (from SU, but not sure which color it is, probably one of the ones that are retiring).  I stamped the line of circles (from Inkadinkado) in Palette lavender sachet.  The florals and leaves in the background (from Flourishes) were  stamped in Memento New Sprout and the sentiment (from Flourishes) was stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa. 

The sentiment is from a St. Patricks Day set, but I wanted to show that it could be used for a general purpose card like this one. 

The card was then mounted on green Bazzill textured cardstock, then on chocolate.  The ribbon is from JoAnns.

The layout of the card was inspired by this scrapbook layout that I found  – its by Marina from the MScraps team.    Here’s the deal – I’m not fond of this type of layout for scrapbooks.  While I think the layout itself is artsy and well done, the photo is just too small to be the focal point, however I think it translated into a card design nicely!

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airbrushed buttons inspired by cookies

I swore I would not jump on the button craze because if I did I’d have to get a ton of buttons in every single shape, size and color and I have way too much stuff already.  So – what I am doing with this button card, inspired by cookies (more on that later)?


Here’s the deal – I was in JoAnn’s a few weeks ago and could not find anything I really needed (shocking isn’t it!), but I had a coupon and wandered over to the button area and picked up a small package of white buttons.  I figured white goes with everything and it was just a few buttons and with the coupon not very expensive.

 Fast forward to today.  For SCS’s inspiration challenge  we were to make something inspired by an item on the Cutest Food site and I found these darling sugar cookies in the shape of buttons!  This was my inspiration!

So – I started with the largest buttons in my white button pack from JoAnns – these are about 1″  in diameter and figured I could color them with copic markers.  I first tried just coloring with the brush tip, but it left too many streaks, so I popped the marker into the airbrush system and in a matter of seconds it was done!  For this card I used copic markers Y02, RV04, YG13 and B02.  The buttons are just attached to the card with double stick tape.

I don’t know if you can tell from the photo or not, but I wanted to give the buttons a little “sugar” look, so I added just a touch of martha stewart glitter on each. 

The white cardstock is bazzill, the green paper is SU, the sentiment is from Papertrey and the ribbon from Michaels.

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a fuchsia square

For some reason I am drawn to square cards.  Don’t know what it is about them – maybe the symmetry – I just seem to make more of them!

This card is for this weeks clean and simple challenge at SCS – the challenge was to make a square card – right up my alley.

I stamped the image,  from Stamp Francisco,  in Palette Noir and colored with copics.  The sentiment, from PTI, was stamped in Memento Bamboo Leaves.  The textured cardstock is from Bazzill and the ribbon from SU.

I decided to leave off any more embellishments – I tried flowers, brads, rhinestones and buttons but they all seemed to distract from the delicate  look of the fuchsia blooms, and besides this is supposed to be a clean and simple card!  So after all that time I ended up with just the ribbon and let the main image speak for itself. 

Along with square cards, I am being more and more drawn to doing clean and simple cards.  There are some incredible talented people who can add layers and embellishments and create drop dead gorgeous cards – I don’t know how they do it!  When I  try to do something along those lines, my cards just seem to be too busy distracting.   I envy those designers who can pull together those embellished cards!

So – thanks for stopping by today!  I hope the weather is getting better in your area, it looks like its going to close to 60 here and warmer temperatures next week.  Take care!

another olympic inspiration

Here’s another card inspired by the Olympics…

I stamped the trees, from Stampscapes, in white pigment ink (CTMH) and embossed with white embossing powder and mounted the panel on white. 

The words, from Stamp Zia, were stamped in olive.  The green paper is from Papertrey, the white is Bazzil textured cardstock.

The main panel was popped up with paper piercing around the edges.  A bow made of olive silk ribbon was added on the side.

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clean and simple monday

Today’s clean and simple challenge at SCS is to “do over”  one of your previous cards.  A while back I made a card with a cherry blossom stamp and bleached out the petals.  The card {shown here} came out nice, but I’m happy to “re-do” in a clean and simple version.

The sketch was taken from the CAS Fall to Layout Sketch #79. 

I started by stamping and embossing the image, from Rubber Stampede on a piece of paper from The Paper Company.  It was just the right shade to go with the textured cardstock from Bazzill.

I bleached out the blosssoms and branches then used prisma pencils in pink to lightly add color.  The panel was mounted on a piece of chocolate.  The pink strip (from SU) was stamped with a PTI sentiment in Memento Rich Cocoa.

A thing about bleaching.  If you are using bleach in this manner you must emboss the image first, otherwise the bleach will run all over.  The embossing acts as little walls to contain the bleach.

Also, test out your paper first.  I was going to use another color for this card – one more brown than green and when I tested a piece, the bleached areas came out pale yellow, not white.    It still looked good and I will most likely use that test piece for another project, it  just was  not the look I wanted today.

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