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magnolia post

I’ve been doing alot of coloring lately.  Mostly using copic markers but a few things with colored pencils as well.  I’ve been using copics most of the time because I have a wide range of colors to choose and I simply love the way they look.  This magnolia postage card was created for today’s featured stamper challenge on SCS.

One of the best things about this image is that is was a free digital image from Digi Design House – which is the digital side of The Angel Company.  Included was the postal image as well as the separate leaf image shown in the corner.    The other best thing is that it is a gorgeous image and colors beautifully with any medium.

I printed the image on copic x-press it cardstock and colored with the following copics:

G99-G85-G82-G40
RV11-RV00-RV0000
Boo-B0000,  C7, E37

The background paper is Memory Box Gossamer, the other papers are most likely SU green and gray.  The lace is from my sister-in-laws stash!

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Just a little break from holiday cards to show this one..

This was published earlier this year in the Through The Craft Room Door magazine.  I used the butterfly from Sweet n Sassy Stamps, a branch image from Stampscapes and a sentiment from Flourishes and paired it with Memory Box paper.  Memento Rich Cocoa ink was used for the images. 

The butterfly was colored with several blue and green copic markers, cut out and popped up.   In this photo the butterfly looks more vibrant than it really is.  The colors are a bit more subdued IRL and more in line with the colors on the designer paper.   The main panel was mounted on green, then brown papers and placed on a white card base made from textured Bazzill cardstock.

A quick and easy card!  Thanks for stopping by today!

the never ending card…..

This card has the same layout as yesterdays, but its been months in the making!  And it  has more lives than a cat!  I thought I would never finish it – here is how it started.

I began by making the main panel with Memory Box Provence paper last year ( before Thanksgiving!).  I liked the panel but just could not get a card out of it.  Nothing looked right, so I did what most of you do – set it aside in the “partially completed” pile.

So flash forward a few months….I’m  cleaning my stamp room yesterday and come across the panel and try once again  to do something with it.

I look for  a different card base than I had started with months ago – looking through the DCWV textured pack  I find a color that works well with the Memory Box – I’m on my way!

Ribbon – I have tons of blue and green ribbons but of course none that are the right shade.  Step back and look at the card again – it has muted tones and more of a natural feel, so I pull out the twine and decide that it looks better than ribbon – yay!!

Now to embellishments –  Buttons? Don’t have any.    Brads?  None that are the right size or color.   Tags?  I try a bunch but nothing looks good.   I try to  make one of those paper flowers I see everyone doing, but I don’t have the  correct scallop punch, although I do think that a paper flower from the same paper pack would look great.  I’m beginning to get the feeling of deja vu that this card is going  back in the stack of partially completed pile.

 I finally find this soft blue flower – the only one like it in my stash – and decide it looks fine!  Things are moving along.

Finally – the sentiment.  I realize that even with all the stamps I have I need more sentiments.   And I need them in the right size and font.   Geez – that means I need to buy more stamps……..After going through almost all of my stamp sets, I decide on a sentiment from Rubbernecker.  It’s a birthday sentiment and I’m always in need of birthday cards, and its the right size and shape for the card.    I stamp it in blue to go with the flower, then decide that the panel itself needs to be mounted on blue just to give it a little more pop and to comply with that design “rule of threes”.  So I have a blue panel for the mount, a blue flower and blue sentiment.  

I am done!!!  And it only took several months to create this clean and simple card!!!!

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just a note – revisited

Has this ever happened to you….You make a card, then sometime later, either the next day, week, etc, you look at it and want to re-do it.

That is what happened to me this morning with the card I made yesterday.  I’m fighting a cold and wanted to do the clean and simple challenge at SCS and wanted to use the new Memory Box paper – Gossamer.  So, I made the card, uploaded it and then spent the rest of the day either in bed or lying on the couch.

This morning I looked at what I did yesterday and felt it was, well, predictable. So, while I am still fighting this cold, I set out to make some slight changes to it.

The panel was made smaller and was now mounted on pink with an ek success punch along the bottom.  Pearls were added for a little interest.   While the changes are small I am happier with this clean and simple version.

So tell me – have you re-done a card after the fact?   Do you toss a card you just don’t like or take it apart and used the pieces for a completely different card? 

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just a note…

Designer paper makes it so easy to create a clean and simple, yet elegant card.  And the latest paper from Memory Box – Gossamer –  will have you whipping  up a bunch in no time!

Isn’t this patterned paper pretty?  So springlike – and we can all use a little spring these days!  Now wouldn’t this flower be great as a stamp?  I wonder if Memory Box would consider having a stamp line similier to what Basic Grey and Kaiser offer.

The dp is mounted on some darker Basic Grey paper that  was punched with an ek success border punch.   The sentiment, from  Flourishes, was stamped in Palette Noir on an oval cut from a Sizzix die using the same paper as the main panel.  The narrow pink ribbon is from either JoAnns or Michael’s.

The base card uses Bazzill textured cardstock.

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