Tuesday, July 31, 2007

1 Paper = 12 Cards...

A while back I bought a sheet of Scenic Route patterned paper. It was black and cream and had strips of different patterns and words across it. Tonight I pulled it out and decided to see how many cards I could make out of it. I got 12 cards from that one sheet, plus cardstock, stamps, and embellishments. I got some that were totally different from my normal style and I love them! This was such a great project for me to branch out on.

Okay. Without further ado, here are the dozen:

These are the first two that I made and, yes, they are very similar. I embossed and inked the cardstock, then added the pp, ribbon, rhinestones, brad, and ghost heart.

This is not that different from my usual style and, interestingly, is my least favorite of the bunch.

A birthday card in my attempt at an Elsie / Nisa Fiin style. I made that scalloped edge all by myself! I hand drew, colored, and cut it out and it marks the edge of the card front. The little hearts in the title are inspired by Heidi Grace. The font is Skinny Dip by Purple Onion. It's perfect for cards!

Another attempt at Elsie. I really like how this card turned out! I colored the SR pp and cut out one of the "hello"s into a little word bubble shape. Again, the scallops and doodles are mine, ala Elsie. This might be my favorite.

After I mastered the hand drawn / cut edges, I decided to try a stamped and cut out edge using one of my hand carved stamps. For this card I colored in the circles on the pp.

These two are Heidi Swapp inspired (and I used her ghost flowers) and I love the Thank You card. The little pink flower between the words is one of my handcarved stamps, also. These are simple cards, but I like the black and pink color combo along with the pink flowers. Very Heidi.

I don't have a whole lot to say about this card. I like it, but it's just a birthday card. It would be good for a boy.

I love these Purple Onion stamps! In fact, I just ordered more stamps from them and I think I got the set that accompanies these flowers... I love them!

Hee hee! I love this card too, but mostly because I think it's clever. It's a birthday card and it says "Going Up?". I do think it's funny.

This is the other card that might be my favorite. This color combination (teal and olive) is my new favorite. I love it. I especially love the teal Staz-On pad I got a while back. I honestly wish I had a Staz-On ink pad in every color. But I don't. *sigh* I used the Purple Onion flowers again and the large circle stamp is another one of my handcarved ones. I use this one a lot, though I haven't lately.

Anywho, there you have it. A visual summary of my evening. I'm pretty happy with how the cards turned out and now I have a stock pile again. Now... if only I'd spent that time cleaning up my craft room like I was supposed to....


Anonymous said...

i love 'em! that birdie card is crazy cute! and i love those purple onion design flower stamps! i also have those sr pps (strips) - they're so fun to play with! i actually got to teach a card class using one of those strips papers. - and my lss just got all the new sr and i had to buy just about every sheet!!!!! :) -tam

Anonymous said...

i forgot to say that i think you totally "nailed" the elsie and heidi swapp looks! :) - tam