Tuesday, July 21, 2009

"just saying hi" - A Quick Card

I had a complicated sort of day and I wasn't able to do some of the things I had planned. There are a couple of files that I wanted to test cut but they will have to wait for tomorrow. I have been gradually working on moving in to the new craft island and, as I am sorting thing, I discover "forgotten treasures" and get distracted by using them! I made this quick card with some of these supplies and tools.

I think I bought this Inkadinkado stamp set a year or so ago - along with several others in similar styles. It says "two clear stamps" but the butterfly is actually attached to the outer ring until you trim it. I left them together for the time being to help make sure that the butterfly was lined up properly.

I also found this large multicolor stamp pad that I used for some brayered backgrounds a long time ago - I am not sure if I ever posted those cards on my blog but I think I will make some more soon.

I used the "rock-a-block" to help make a clear stamped image - there is a slight curve to the block and you gently roll the stamp to make the impression. I have had good luck using these with a much better percentage of "good" stamped images.

Next I used some of my Nestabilities dies. I cut the image using the largest petite scalloped circle from the small set and then cut another scalloped circle from pink paper using the largest die from the large set. They are sized to fit together perfectly. I stamped the little sentiment using Versamark ink and heat embossed the words with light blue embossing powder.

I have many scalloped circles available to me with my Cricut - some on cartridges and some that I have designed in specific sizes and numbers of "bumps" using Design Studio. I can't always get scallops to cut perfectly on the Cricut but the Nestabilities dies make an even scallop every time and I just love that embossed inner edge. I used foam squares to raise up the stamped layer and attached the pink layer directly to my A2 card.

I added just a few white dots in three corners to give the card a bit more "spark" (and I managed to resist the temptation to add Stickles somewhere!).

It was fun to "rediscover" some of my supplies and to make this simple card. I am hoping that tomorrow will be a quieter day and I will be able to make some progress on the various projects I have spread all over my work area (and in my computer). I am sure my son would like to use the pool table from time to time but right now it is covered in paper!

I encourage you to take a look through all of your "crafting stash" - you may be surprised to see some of the things you already have!


  1. This card is so lovely!!! Thank you for your inspiration and sharing your talent!

  2. I love this card. It is so cute and sweet.

  3. Fabulous card; thanks for all the inspiration.


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