Saturday, June 6, 2009

A Year in Cards ~ May

Kristina Werner does a class at Two Peas in a Bucket called A Year in Cards. Each month, she does three cards with a similar theme. I haven't been able to participate since February, but I'm going to work my way backwards and get them all done. It would be nice to have so many cards available in my stash. This month's theme is Sympathy.

This card took the most time. Kristina's recipe calls for a 5x5 card, but I cut it down to 41/4 x 41/4, which threw every dimension off and I had to spend a lot of time cutting and re-cutting to make it all look right. All of the cardstock came from my stash. I've been told I may not buy any more cardstock until I use up the mountains that I already have, and I'm really wanting some Stampin' Up! cardstock. So everything I do from now on will be cardstock heavy!

I used the From Me To You and Argyle Backgrounds CTMH stamp sets for the flower and the dots at the bottom of the card and a Hero Arts stamp for the sentiment. I colored the Flower with Copics Y11, Y15, and Y17. I'm not too good at working with Copics yet, but I'm trying. I really hope they'll come up to Anchorage one day to do a certification class.

This card uses more of that cardstock stash, both for the base and the butterflies. I made a circular mask and used CTMH Spot On Backgrounds for the circle on the card as well as the butterflies. Of course, my favorite pen the Uniball Signo, is used for all of the faux stitching and the hand written sentiment. I'd say that is the scariest thing that I've been doing on cards lately. I don't especially like my handwriting, but I've been doing my best to copy the way the fabulous Kristina Werner does things, so I went for it.

This is pretty much the easiest card ever! Again, CTMH stamps from the With Love set for the flower and Hollyhock CTMH ink. My new favorite product - Thickers in Sprinkles white vinyl - for the sentiment, and a random strip of red cardstock, again from my stash!

Thanks for looking and if you haven't visited Kristina's blog, get over there are get inspired! She rocks!

1 comment:

  1. Like your cards.Very creative. Wasilla at least has craft stores nearby. Here in Kodiak all we have is Walmart.


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