"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese
Monday, April 23, 2018
two very different cards...
Hey there!! Hope your week is off to a good start! I'm starting mine with a couple of cards that are very different. First up is a card for the soon to be closing Color Throwdown challenge, as well as the MFT Birthday Project challenge... shakers. I finally got my hands on the MFT Celebrate Speech Bubble Die-namics and I used that to create my shaker element. I inked up some cardstock with Ranger Distress ink in Festive Berries. I could have used red cardstock, but I wanted to create the look of a strawberry and so needed some variation in the color. When that was done I die cut the piece with the die and adhered a piece of acetate to the back. I put the letters B, R and A back into the die cut so I could make sure that I glued the little pieces from each letter into the right spot. Once they were glued in a carefully removed the letters. Then I built my shaker element and added green sequins. I adhered a thin piece of white cardstock to the back and then adhered the shaker element to a die cut panel of white cardstock. The sentiment is from All Smiles and was stamped in a green ink similar to the sequins, die cut with the MFT Slanted Sentiments Die-namics and then adhered.
My second card is very different from the first one which is pretty darn clean and simple! This one has lots of patterned paper on it and was made for the current Verve Viva La Verve sketch challenge, as well as the Verve Diva Dare. I was fortunate and won the beautiful Verve Risen Savior stamp set and I just had to use it for my card. I recently purchased a couple more VersaFine CLAIR inks and used the one called Golden Meadown. I stamped the cross in the Golden Meadow on some patterned paper from My Mind's Eye, over stamped the sentiment in VersaFine CLAIR Morning Mist and then die cut it with an AJVD Polka Dot circle die. Coordinating paper was die cut with an AJVD plain circle die and the two were matted. I used more paper from the same pad for the main rectangle, as well as the square element. That was die cut with a Reverse Confetti die. I wrapped a yellow twine around the main panel three times and secured it in back with tape and then layered on all the elements. The flower and leaves are from the Verve set Bloom Brighter and were stamped in the Golden Meadow and Morning Mist inks. The finished panel was adhered to a light kraft cardstock base.