Sunday, February 28, 2016
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
The new paper packs from MFT really make it easy to add interest to the color challenges. Stripes and dots have been my go to papers since I began scrapbooking in 1994 as my early books readily show. I have incorporated this into my card making any time I can.
I rotated the sketch for this card. I had the privilege of singing with our Gospel Quartet and I wanted to express my appreciation to them. Since there are 4 of them, it had to be 4 cheers. I love the way the Hot Fudge cardstock gave such a manly feel to the card.
Monday, February 15, 2016
I love this flower and tried to choose tropical colors to compliment. I stamped the flower with gold pigment ink on watercolor paper and colored it with peerless watercolor. I dry embossed the background paper and stamped the tag with "distressed patterns" again in the gold ink. I cut the leaves with "tropical foliage". A tiny sentiment finishes my card to send to another friend who has lost his spouse.
Sunday, February 14, 2016
I had chosen the mini doily for the card when I first saw the sketch, but couldn't pull it together. Then a friend shared her card making magazine from the UK. When I saw the beautiful delicate colors in the paper, it all came together. Unfortunately I received a call this week telling me of the deaths of two friends. I knew the cards had to be special since I was not able to be with them. I hope this one conveys my feelings.
Sunday, February 7, 2016
I really really love this card kit. The colors are some of my favorites. With the kit and some Blueprints, I have been making lots of cards. This is my take on sketch 266. I thought about stamping a background, but when I laid this piece of paper on the kraft background, I knew it was the way to go. We are needing a lot of sympathy and get well cards of late and the flowers and sentiments in this kit are perfect.