Saturday, September 7, 2013

playing with paper

Since my dining room table has been covered with scrapbook stuff for like a month, and it had been a while since I made a card, I dug through my stuff the other day and made a few. 

The first was a pinterest inspiration. I didn't have the stamp they used, because I'm not a stamper, but I did have this die cut on one of my cricut cartridges that I thought would work. I actually painted the blue background with water colors. I used water color paper which has a neat texture to it and tried to go for something in the ombre effect. I made several of these, some in pink. I didn't have a sympathy stamp and, at the time, didn't think I had a sympathy sentiment to cut out, (but later found one) so I hand wrote on the front.

Next up, a birthday card that made my eyes go crazy. I sort of got my inspiration from this card I saw on pinterest. So much going on in those paper patterns. Combine that with the bright pink and I was seeing spots. But it turned out super cute. You can't see it, but I cutsied up the inside and used that same diecut that's on the first card. The card base was black, so I added more pink on the inside so I could write on it.
A thank you note on kraft cardstock with the pink water color paper. I used black chalk ink which I don't really like, but it was all I had. It kind of came out gray and not very clear. I need something darker that makes more of a statement. Any recommendations?
 And finally, a couple of cute mini cards made entirely of scraps. They;re about 3 in. X 3 in.
And now I should probably get that table cleaned up.

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