A card that is a little different for me

Hi everyone,

I have been umming and aahhing about this card and trying to decide whether I like it.  I guess you can’t always make things you love.  In the end I decided to post it anyway. It is a bit different to my usual style which is probably not so bright and with so much contrast.  To make the background I used a paint dabber and a template from The Crafter’s Workshop.  I created my basic layout for the card and decided that the stars didn’t stand out enough so I outlined them with a black pen.  The ‘happiness’ wood veneer is a new one by Prima and was coloured with black paint.  Some twine, a black chalkboard washi tape and star finished off the card.  I will be back with a few layouts for Get It Scrapped in the next couple of days.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy

happinesscard

“Bloom” Card

Hi everyone,

I am back today with a shabby chic style card using the MME Fly a Kite papers, some prima flowers, Dusty attic chipboard and leaf, lace and a dash of gesso.  I designed the card around the sentiment panel that was from one of the patterned papers.  I painted gesso lightly over the flowers, papers and card base.  I applied the gesso more thickly to the Dusty Attic small flourish.  Some gauze, lace and a couple of pearls gave the card a bit more texture and dimension.  I photographed the card with the white card background but in retrospect I think it would look better against a patterned paper background so it stood out a little more.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy

Bloom-card

Say Cheese – Masculine Birthday Card

Hi Everyone,

I had some of the 24/7 papers on my desk and decided to make a couple of masculine birthday cards.  I find using stamps with bold/graphic sentiments really help me to create cards with a masculine feel.  I also like using bright colours and geometric patterns too.  Some black ink helped to define the edges on my papers and also adds to the masculine feel of the card.

I made one card, and then this card came together pretty quickly as I decided to use a similar layout to the card I made using the Vintage Bliss papers.  I used a tag that already had the blue/grey background (one I had done previously using distress stains) along with some stickers from the 24/7 sticker sheet, a wood veneer star, some washi tape and black twine.  I think it gives a really different look although the basic layout is very similar to the vintage bliss card.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy

Say-Cheese-Card

Supplies: Simple Stories 24/7 patterned papers, White card, We R Memory Keepers Twine, Studio Calico Wood Veneer Star, Tag coloured with Distress Stains (weathered wood, picket fence, and broken china I think), washi tape, Black Soot Distress Ink.

 

Be Happy Vintage Bliss Card

Hi everyone,

Things have been wet and windy here, so there has been lots of staying inside with a little bit of time for crafting.  I love the Vintage Bliss collection by Simple Stories and I had been making a couple of scrapbook layouts using some of the papers.  I had some pieces leftover which I used to make this card.  I find when I have my things out sometimes I get some inspiration to make a card too and things come together quickly.  The butterfly had already been fussy cut from the paper so I added some gems and adhered it on top of a bingo card.  This was layered with some other patterned papers, some lace, some washi tape, some Vintage bliss stickers,  We R Memory Keepers twine and a paper clip.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy

Be-Happy-Vintage-Bliss-Card

“Family Is” Card

Hi everyone,

Happy Friday!  Today I got out some papers from the Bo Bunny Collection – Family Is, along with some Maya Road Chipboard and a new stamp from Elle’s studio.  I really like the typewriter font for this sentiment and it also looks great stamped on label pieces.  I am pretty sure it is going to get a bit of use for scrapbook layouts too!

I coloured my chipboard tree with some green and brown distress paints and a jenni bowlin paint dabber for the blue heart, so that the pieces matched the colours on the main panel of the card.  This panel already had the faux washi tapes and faux zig zag stitching on it so I hand drew in the other stitching lines using a chipped sapphire distress marker.

I added a tag, a twine bow, washi tape and some lace to give some more detail to the top section of the card and balance out the chipboard tree and heart.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend.

Kristy

Family-Is-Card

Supplies: White card – Artee; Maya Road Chipboard, Studio Calico Wood Veneer, Distress Marker – Chipped Sapphire, Jenni Bowlin – Spiced Tin, Distress Markers – Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Tag, Maya Road Twine, Lace, MME Kate and Co Washi Tape, Bo Bunny – Family Is papers

 

 

Echo Park Here and Now Card

Hi everyone,

I recently created a scrapbook layout class out of some papers and stickers from the Echo Park Here and Now collection and had some things left over so I decided to make a card.  I took one of the 4×6 cards from the paper and designed my card from there.  I added a chevron border sticker and trimmed off the excess.  Stamped my sentiment using jet black archival ink and added some stickers, pearls, brad, Maya Road pin and some twine.  I distressed the edges of the white card and the paper to give the card some extra texture and mounted the papers using foam adhesive.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy

Do-Good-Card

 

Supplies: White Card, Jet Black Archival Ink, Echo Park Here and Now – papers and sticker sheet, twine, brad, pearl, Maya Road Pin, Stamp – Flourishes – Just My Type.