While I love making scrapbook pages, sometimes I just need a change of pace. Cardmaking provides the perfect opportunity to play and not fret it something doesn't work out just right. Last week, I was looking for those advantages and also to draw on someone else's creative juices. So I browsed my Pinterest Cards board and found these two that I wanted to CASE.
The first is from Frilly and Funky blog. I did lots of layers using different mediums and stencils but with a very similar design in mind. For my top layer, I used light modeling paste colored with some red shimmer paint. I was hoping it would end up shimmery but I don't think there was enough of the paint to get that effect. The flower is stamped with an American Crafts set. Now that I look at her card again for the link, I wish I had remembered the black shading and the 3D flower. Oh, well, I'll just have to do this one again sometime.
Next month, I'll be sending a 50th birthday card off in the mail. This idea came from Cheiron Brandon. This was a good chance to use a bit of Washi as she did. I added some score lines. I like the dimension achieved here without the bulk, easy for mailing. It is also a very clean finish for a guy card. It is nice to have a go-to card for those big birthdays.
I'm going to be using this as inspiration for a scrapbook page with Thickers so stay tuned for that video in few days. It will have more on cutting the numbers with the Silhouette.
Pinterest is so wonderful. I don't have any idea how they make money on it since I've yet to see any ads but I'm just happy it is there.
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