Earlier today, I published a review of the book Ideas For Cardmakers and now I want to share the cards I made using one of the sketches from the book.
I cut a template for the pieces from scrap card, to save measuring each time, then rummages through my papers and snippets to see what I could come up with.
The first is made entirely from snippets of papers from the Stampin Up "Going Places" pad, with a sentiment stamped using a magazine freebie
Back into the snippets box where I found a scrap of autumn leaves paper and some orange card (which isn't anything like as lurid as it looks in the photo). I cut the orange card then embossed it with a Darice folder - with hindsight I should have done the embossing before cutting, as it has very slightly distorted the shapes so they don't line up perfectly. For embellishments, I used my old faithful chestnut leaf stamp and a Kaleidacolour Autumn Leaves pad.
I can't decide whether I prefer this upright or tent-style!
I am sharing this with
The Male Room - Leaves or Trees
Mod Squad - Falling Leaves
Just Us Girls - Leaves
Back to the snippets box for my third card. The patterned paper is a very, very old scrap left over from a Dawn Bibby kit in the early days of her time on QVC. The silver panels are embossed with a magazine freebie folder, the butterflies die cut with a Spellbinders die. For the lilac panel I stamped all over it with a dragonfly background stamp and Versamark ink and then embossed with a Plum Pearls powder.
I am sharing this with
Alphabet challenge - Pretty in Pink
Cut it Up - pink and/or breast cancer awareness
Just add ink - Wings
For my final card, I set the snippets box aside and actually cut into some new sheets of paper, from the Craft Asylum "Candy" 6x6 pad. I chose a grey background card to make the pretty colours of the paper standout.
I am sharing this with Perfectly Created Chaos - Show me your patterns!
Now, since three of the cards were made entirely from snippets, I've bundled them together into one photo to share in the Snippets Playground this week, where I've handed in my prefect's badge and am playing along again. Thank you to everyone for playing so nicely last week - I didn't have to hand out a single detention!
And finally (phew) I've put the whole lot together to enter into Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge