Friday, October 31, 2014

Another Simple Thanks

The current Paper Players challenge is so cool:

that I made a second card:

(My first one is here.) I have a pack of small wood sheets I bought when I went to a Big Box craft store at a point in time when I didn't need anything. This, people, is why I don't "shop". I always come home with stuff I don't need. Well, at least I've opened that package now and used a small bit of one of the wood sheets.

Stamping the sentiment would have been easier if I'd followed the sketch literally and stamped the sentiment on the white card base, but noooooo, I wanted to stamp it on the uneven wood. You can see how well that worked. I even went over it with my black Memento marker, with not a lot of success. I've declared it "rough" and "masculine".

The washi tape was a quick solution to what to put with the wood, since it's got a bit of Kraft-y writing on it. The bird is one of the more "manly" birds in my re-discovered pack of poofy bird stickers. I'm telling you: neat people never make the exciting kinds of discoveries that I do.

I put the wood panel on some foam tape, and mounted it on a woodgrain card base.

I'm also entering this in the current The Male Room challenge to use wood on a card.

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Stuff I used: poofy sticker from a pack of Studio112 stickers, wood sheets from EK Tools, misc washi tape, and the following:

Simple Thanks

I needed a quick Thank You card, so I made this:

Yeah, the photo is washed out. I don't do white well.

I followed the current sketch from The Paper Players:

but I cheated with the sentiment placement. The bird sticker is from a pack I re-discovered in my drawer of "stuff that could go on a card if I only remembered I had it". I put foam tape under the panel for a little oomph.

Quick and easy! So much so, in fact, I made a second card that I'll post shortly so I can link it, too.

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Stuff I used: sticker from Studio112, and the following:

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

It's The Little Things

I love a little attitude on my cards, but most of you know that by now. One of the sentiment stamps I'd packed for my recent crafty retreat was in need of an image, and I waited until the third day before I found just the right one.


I thought she was perfect. One of the fun parts of getting together with crafty friends is the opportunity to swap duplicates. It seems to be a common affliction, where we like something so much we buy it twice, or thrice. My pal at the next table said, "Oh, look, I have two of these. Want one?" Yes, please!!! I think she will go with a lot of my irreverent sentiments.

I found a cool piece of patterned paper in a borrowed pad of Echo Park Victorian Garden 6x6 papers, and I used coordinating Copics to color it. As an added bonus, I stamped the sentiment straight! It's a wood one, so I practice to make sure the index and stamp are actually lined up. I once found one with the sentiment mounted upside down, and I didn't do it! Can't be too careful these days.

I'm telling you, when you have the perfect image and sentiment, you can let them be the stars and do very little else on the card. This works well for the lazy portion of my brain. :)

I have two cards left to share from my crafty weekend, and I'll share them later this week while I'm waiting for inspiration to hit me. I spent most of Monday labeling and packaging more dies. I have a serious die collection, and it might need to be purged. The good part about this exercise is touching each and every die, uttering more than one exclamation of "Oh, yeah, I remember that one.", and starting a Purge pile. It's small now, but growing. Purging is good for the soul. :)

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Stuff I used: Riley & Co: Ethel, sentiment from Eat Cake Graphics, Echo Park Victorian Garden 6x6 paper pack, and the following: