Wednesday, May 21, 2008

...Cards From A Day With My Nieces

Happy Hump Day, everyone! I got to spend the afternoon and evening with my nieces, Brooke and Leighanne, this past Sunday. We sat at their dining room table and made cards for quite a while...I had a blast! These are the three cards I made using designer paper scraps. Now.....on to the details!

I MISS YOU: The card base is Kraft cardstock (11 X 4-1/4), and the designer papers are from the BasicGray Infusion 6X6 Paper Pad. The pink piece measures 4-1/4 X 1-1/4, and the patterned paper measures 4-1/4 X 1-3/4. They are attached to the card base using SNAIL Adhesive, and 5/8" Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon was added where the two pieces met. The sentiment is a Michael's $1 stamp, and it was stamped in Jet Black Staz-On Ink using a Stamp-a-ma-jig and Image Sheet for placement. So simple!
CHERISH: I absolutely love these colors together, so you may see them over and over again in the future! LOL! I also love the stamp set Baroque Motifs, so I used the stamps from that set only to make this card. I started with an Old Olive cardstock base (7 X 6-5/8) which was stamped with the flourish in opposite corners using Chocolate Chip Classic Ink. The next panel up consists of River Rock cardstock (6-1/8 X 2-7/8) and Brocade Backgrounds Designer Series Paper (6 X 2-3/4), which was sponged with Close to Cocoa Classic Ink using a Sponge Dauber. A piece of 1" Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon was added to the center of the panel and tied into a bow, then "cherish" was stamped in Chocolate Chip Classic Ink into the upper left-hand corner of the designer paper panel. The panel was attached to the card base using Dimensionals.

The large flower was stamped three separate times in VersaMark Ink onto a scrap piece of River Rock cardstock, then each was embossed with Moss Embossing Powder and a Heat Gun. The flowers were cut out using CutterBee Scissors and set aside. The small flower was also stamped in VersaMark Ink three times, but they were embossed using Copper Embossing Powder instead of moss. After the small flowers were cut out, they were attached to the centers of the large flowers using Dimensionals. The completed blossoms were attached to the designer paper panel using Dimesionals once again to finish off the card.

THINKING OF YOU: This final card is my submission for this past Thursday's Ways To Use It Challenge at SCS. We were to use "inchies" in our card designs, so I used 1X1 pieces of designer paper on mine. I started with a card base of River Rock cardstock (11 X 4-1/4) which was stamped in River Rock Classic Ink with my favorite background stamp....Tres Chic. The striped panel was made from the Ginger Blossoms Designer Series Paper pack, and it measures 4-1/4 X1-1/2. A piece of 5/8" Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon was added to the center of that striped panel, then the complete panel is attached to the card base using SNAIL Adhesive.

The square focal panel was made up of Ruby Red cardstock (2-1/2 X 2-1/2) and River Rock cardstock (2-3/8 X 2-3/8). The river rock cardstock was actually a leftover from one of my old cards, and it had been stamped with the same background stamp that I was using for this card. Coincidence? I think not! The panel was then attached to the card base using Dimensionals. The two flower print squares are from the Ginger Blossom Designer Series Paper pack; the swirly piece in the upper left corner is from the Groovy Guava Designer Series Paper pack; and the polka dotted square in the lower right corner is from the Regal Rose Designer Series Paper pack. The sentiment is another Michael's $1 stamp, and was stamped onto the polka dotted square in Jet Black Staz-On Ink. Each of the squares measured 1 X 1, and they were attached to the square focal panel using Dimensionals.

That's it for today! I hope to see you all again tomorrow! Hugs ~ Mercy


Jessie/knightrone said...

All three cards are fabulous!!

Anonymous said...

These are great! How old are your nieces? They are wonderful cardmakers like their aunt!