Thursday, October 17, 2013

More cards - Inspiration from pinterest

I have lots of great ideas pinned.  Cards for her and cards for him.  Time to actually do something with it.  Sometimes it is just one part of the card, sometimes it is the colours and sometimes it is the whole thing that inspires.  I hadn't scrapped for over a month, so feeling rather rusty there was nothing like some inspiration to get me started.  Once I started I didn't want to stop!

This one is from a fun card that I found at Love My Tapes.  Thinking that it would have worked better using the same colours.  Love the circle stitching. 
Colours:  crumb cake, pumpkin pie, early espresso, wild wasabi, real red
Stamps:  stylish sentiments - birthday (PTI), simply serif alpha (SU)
Finishing touches:  pinwheel (kaiser), brads, stitching, toothpicks, washi tape, circle punches

This one was a simple card by Debby at Lime Doodle Designs.  I liked the clean lines and colours for a guy.
Colours: white, wild wasabi, black
Stamps: splatter background (IO), game on (PTI)
Finishing touches:  circle cutter and corner rounder (SU) tiny tags die (PTI), black pen and ruler

This card was from this card by Dawn McVey.  I love the colour combinations that she uses.  I CASED this one using things from my stash.
Colours:  sahara sand, baja breeze, daffodil delight, black
Stamps: headline alphabet (PTI)
Finishing touches:  for the record papers(ep), washi tape, vanilla flower trim and antique brad (SU), baja breeze seam binding ribbon (SU)

I discovered A Bit East-coast blog and love the colours and shapes that she uses.  These cards are inspired by this card and this one
 Colours:  basic grey, white, cherry cobbler
Stamps:  newsprint background (impression obsession), background basics - text style and retro (PTI), punctuation (KP), everyday (LYB), 
Finishing touches: corner rounder,, circle cutter (CM), maraschino bakers twine (the twinery), beautiful wings embosslits (SU), bling embellishment (recollections), paper (studio calico)

Colours: basic grey, daffodil delight, pumpkin pie 
Stamps: craquelure (IO),  stylish sentiments - birthday (PTI)
Finishing touches:  beautiful blooms die, (PTI), corner rounder, stone bakers twine (the twinery), ribbon, button, chipboard arrow (unknown), papers (studio calico), circle cutter (CM)

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Just a few cards

Way back when I had an opportunity to spend time with my Mum and sister for a scrappy weekend. Usually I organise a number of pages and at least have an idea of cards that I want to do.  This time as it was short notice I threw in my bag a whole lot of bits and pieces along with stamps that I haven't used or are favourites and went.  I have started a few different layouts that I need to finish.    A little time putting together the different bits and pieces that I had brought with me and these are the cards that I came up with.
Colours: daffodil delight, basic grey, very vanilla
Stamps:  hello sunshine (PTI), pattern pieces (SU)
Finishing touches:  ribbons (SU), buttons, stitching, washi tape, papers (MME)

 Colours:  bashful blue, night of navy, white
Stamps:  fancy flourishes and stylish sentiments - birthday (PTI)
Finishing touches:  seam binding ribbon, square lattice embossing folder, beautiful wings 
embosslits and silver button (SU), 

Colours:  riding hood red, basic grey, going grey, white
Stamps:  lots of spots (CDS), background basics - retro and papertrey (PTI)
Finishing touches:  washi tape, buttons, maraschino bakers twine (the twinery)

 Colours:  very vanilla, calypso coral, going grey
Stamps:  background basics - retro, stylish sentiments - birthday and fancy flourishes (PTI), ciao baby (SU)
Finishing touches:  ruffled ribbon, designer frames embossing folder and rhinestones (SU), washi adhesive sheets (WAMK),   flowers (prima)

 Colours;  black, white, old olive
Stamps:  background basic - inspiration and stylish sentiments (PTI), punctuation (KP)
Finishing touches:  washi tape, domino tiles (JB), stitching, anchor and brad, charcoal bakers twine (the twinery)

 Colours:  not quite navy, old olive, very vanilla
Stamps:  background basics - retro and hello (PTI)
Finishing touches:  hello die (PTI), ribbon

Colours:  crumb cake, sahara sand, not quite navy, early espresso
Stamps:  grunge me (PTI), graph paper (verve)
Finishing touches:  rectangle rounded die (verve), button, faux stitching, alpha stickers, peg (pebbles)

Colours:  very vanilla, rose red, tempting turquoise, garden green, black
Stamps:  draft (amy tangerine) 
Finishing touches: headline alpha die (PTI), sketch papers (amy tangerine), ribbon, washi tape, buttons, stitching, anchor and brad

Colours:  tangerine tango, night of navy, very vanilla
Stamps: in the stars and itty bitty banners (SU) 
Finishing touches:  ric rac ribbon, washi tape, itty bitty banners die (SU), 

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Great additions to my card stash.

One Little Word - Get messy

I have been doing the One Little Word class at Big Picture Classes.  Each month you get a prompt for the word you have chosen for the year.  Sometimes it involves crafting fun so I thought I would share the details here.  You can read more over at Sorted Life here.

I loved the whole process.  Lots of fun getting messy.  Love those prompts and challenges that push you out of your comfort zone.  Often just the process is enough to jump start other things that you have been putting on hold.

I started out with a paper that worked with the colours that I was using in the folder for One Little Word.  I pulled out some stencils that I thought might work and even made one using the new border punch that I had recently purchased.  A little sponging and paint started things off.  As I added more layers with stamps it started to come together more.  Love the end result.

Colours:  wild wasabi, going grey, basic grey, white
Stamps:  background stamp arrow (hero arts), notes (studio G), background basics inspiration (PTI) everyday (LYB), 
Finishing touches:  alpha stencil (unknown), pie chart stencil (rhonda palazzari), white and black paint, perfect pearls mist pewter (ranger), spritzer tool, chevron border punch, glitter card and linen thread (SU)

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