Saturday 11 January 2014

Thinking of several different ways

More fun doing my "homework" for Kim Kesti's Create & Share Card-making class, over at Big Picture Classes. The lesson this week featured "thinking of you" cards and some ways to use that ever-growing washi tape collection.
Using up the stash of retired Close to My Heart papers and a Paper Smooches butterfly die. If I did this one over, I'd make sure to center the dots and daisies on the DP panels.
Warm washi! 
Die-cutting shapes from washi-covered card stock works so well!
This card features the stitched rectangle mat from Lil'Inker Designs (extended with some careful manipulation of the Big Shot) and a sentiment from Paper Smooches' First Aid Kit stamp set. Heart dies are from Lawn Fawn. Embossing folder from Sizzix. Tilted banner die from Simon Says Stamp.
 BTW, the colours in this one are perfect for this week's Color Throwdown challenge!
Warm hugs.
Just-for-fun pick-me-up card using another Paper Smooches stamp set, Think Fast. This time, I covered the edge of my focal panel with washi tape for an easy border.
Last (and least in appeal for me!), my attempt at an artful, collage-y card. I just don't have a feel for this style. The trendy feather stickers and sentiment are Paper Wishes Dazzles, as is the paper doily. Sequins are from Neat and Tangled. Ribbon from the stash.

Happy weekend, everyone! Hope you get outside to enjoy some winter activities (skating for me).


  1. Isn't this the best kind of homework? I am really enjoying the Create and Share class. Your cards using the sketch feature some great color combinations. I also love your collage-y artful card, it's perfect with the trendy feathers and sequins. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving some bloggy love!

  2. Wonderful cards! Especially loving those die cut washi hearts and the feathers on the last card are gorgeous!

  3. Love the cards, but am with you on the last one - it is less to my taste too. I love the middle two. The diecut washi hearts is great and I love how you extended the stitched rectangle... you'll have to demonstrate next time we are together. My favorite is the one using PS Think Fast - love the colours and great job colouring!!

  4. wonderful collection of cards...your butterflies are so sweet and your Washi Tape hearts so fun and clever. Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog and to answer your question, I did heat emboss with silver and yes it made it so easy to stay in the lines while painting with the Inktense fun.

  5. Bunch of cute cards!! Love those hearts, embossing and sentiment!!

  6. Beautiful cards, but have to say my fave is the trio of hearts! So happy to have you playing along with us at Color Throwdown!

  7. LOVE how you used the Throwdown colors! Thanks for joining us!


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