I have spent my weekend creating. I have several more of these cards that go to the teachers/staff of the school for their birthdays in the process of being assembled for this week's birthdays. I also squeezed in a couple of other projects that I actually liked the final outcome!! About time, if I do say so myself!! Today I thought I'd share a clean and simple card that came together really quick!
Oldest DS had the nerve to take his camera (the one I usually use) yesterday and left it at his grandparents. I have NO idea how to use the Toad's camera. And this picture show it!!
I started with a A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") top folded base made of Gina K's Pure Luxury cardstock (have I ever mentioned how much I love this paper?!). Then using one of my new favorite tools, the Fiskers Stamp Press, I lined up this totally cute Unity Itty Bitty stamp, Find the Joy, on the press grid and inked with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I pulled my colors from the Nikki Sivils Flaming Butterfly 6x6 mini pad. I colored in the Christmas bulbs with various copic markers. I traced over the toppers and bows with a metallic gold pen. I then covered the bulbs in glossy accents to give them some shine and dimension. To "ground" the bulbs, I custom cut the elements that I wanted from one of the mixed collage sheets from the Flaming Butterfly pad This was done with another one of my new favorite toys~the Fiskers Sure Cut paper cutter. This cutter has a wire where the blade will cut. Using the wire as my guide, I was able to cute EXACTLY along the fine lines of the different collage elements that I wanted to isolate for my bottom border. The portion with the 1/2 circles was one element. Then the stripes came from another portion of the paper. This would have been so incredibly frustrating to try and line up my blade perfectly on my other cutter (which, btw, is also a Fiskers), but with the wire, I could see exactly where my blade was going to cut!
I have to say I really like the non traditional colors on this card!! Kind of a fun, funky, retro look.
Blog layout question for you all: What do you prefer in my post layouts~~a) listing all the supplies in the post body with a link b) listing all the supplies at the end of the post with a link or c) list supplies in the post body and again at the end with link? I would really appreciate you letting me know what you prefer. Thanks in advance!!
I appreciate you dropping by again!! Remeber to make time for some type of creativity in your day!! I'm going to work on a year book layout for the oldest kiddo!! YIKES! I haven't "scrapbooked" in, ohhhh, about 10 years!!
Till next time~~~~