Tuesday, April 13, 2010

New cards to share

hello hello- I have missed you all! I get so sad when I have nothing new to post to share with you. So i have spent a little time making some new cards to share with you.
Over the weekend I checked out a Tues. Morning store and was able to get a couple new scrap items to play with.
This card uses several of the new things. First I have these beautiful damask clear backing stickers from Heidi Swapp- I got a huge roll of them- probably over 50 stickers for $1.99. I used two white ones on my scrap cardstock for the background of my card.
I then layered on a scrap of corrugated cardboard- you know I love this stuff, and it's a green embellishment. 
Topping the cardboard is a Tim Holtz grungeboard keyhole that I bought in a double package for a decent deal. I painted it- then glittered with clear glitter.
I added a flower, some twine and button, then topped with a K&Co rubon heart. The words are from Scenic Route and I finished the card with a double punched Fiskars lace border punch.

Here is another card using Bobunny dot cardstock with the HS damask stickers. They are really beautiful. I added a scrap strip of handmade paper in sage to the side, and added some Bobunny dot ribbon. More Tim Holtz gungeboard circles across the card. These I painted, then inked well and removed some of the ink off the embossing with a baby wipe before it dried. I added a couple pins, a flower with an Anna Griffin epoxy flower and rubons for the greeting from Making Memories.

Next are more of the TH grunge circles, this time, I lightly inked just across the embossing to add the color. The ribbon is easter clearance from Joanne's. I added a bit of corrugated cardstock- don't know who made that, had it forever! And a bit of scalloped border from MM. I added a couple white buttons with purple floss and a rubon from MM to finish.

I was all over the place with creating today, when I pulled out this butterfly, and saw this Bobunny halloween sticker, I thought how cute it might be on a punky teen kind of card.

So I added glitter to the Reminisce cutout butterfly, the bobunny sticker, which I added gems to the eyes. I used more of the corrugate tan paper for the backing. Then I added my MM border in red, to the BB black scallop I turned upside down. Between them is some black rickrack. I handcut stars for the edges, cutting off the extra. The letters are colorbok and I added a button to the O.

I was in need of a baby card to send to a fellow DT member so I created this sweet card. For the flowers and the elephants, I used Kim Hughes stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms. The inks are Martha Stewart. I used the stamps to create the background, and added in kraft cardstock, and put on the borders with some handmade paper. I used a couple buttons on the background. After I stamped the greeting, I added a couple gems to it , then added some teeny tiny gems to the flower centers.

Now, you know I share most of my cards, typically I like them , and when I don't- I let you know. Because, we all have different tastes and even though I created it, it may not be what I envisioned for my end result. After a certain point, I give up trying to remake the card into something I like- and just leave it. So I have two cards to share with you that this has happened to me.

This card, I  had envisioned a folder type card with the faux button loop closure with a large flower bunch and some nice greeting. I got that result, but didn't care for it. After messing and rearranging- I gave in and just decided that I wasn't going to like it no matter what. Papers are bobunny with a basic grey bracket. I fussy cut the flowers out, adding in faux stitching and a hambly acrylic swirl. I printed my greeting and added two hand cut leaves.

Next, this card was what I thought was a clever use for these super sized buttons.
yeah.. clever.. hunh.
well, I didn't like the big tree made with the buttons, I even cut out around them with a piece of cardstock I layered under them. It was still too plain, so I added the red buttons- decided I wanted a heart and added that in as well. I put them on some Reminisce wood grain paper, adding this large tag with button. I hand cut the tree base with bobunny double dot brown, and added the letters from reminisce for the greeting. I just don't love it- but don't hate it enough to just toss it either.

I'm very glad that you have stopped in today- I hope you like my ragtag mix of cards and hopefully you have seen something that inspires you to create with your scraps!


just me and z said...

Hi Kristin!
Where oh where did you get those Heidi Grace stickers??? I would LOVE some of them!!!
(Also LOVE your tree with the buttons... super cute!)
Thanks for sharing!

Kelly said...

love the cards! the TH projects are fab!!! i really like the bobunny sunflower card- don't know why you don't like-----as always fun projects to see and CASE

Unknown said...

That first card is stunning! So elegant!

Mel said...

Wish my "good" cards looked as good as your "crappy" cards...these are great! I think you're too hard on yourself!