I recently had reason to pull out a set I've been wanting to play with for the longest time -- C is for Cat -- but sadly it was for the passing of a friend's grandcat. Here's the sympathy card I made for her to send:
... and the inside:
The technique used is called color blocking. I made two more cards out of the leftover blocks:
A minor miracle has occurred! I sat down to stamp yesterday and cranked out 11 (yes, ELEVEN!) cards! I must say, I'm rather pleased with myself. Then again, I was highly motivated. I had promised to make some cards for the tenant association here where I live, and the deadline was this morning! I agreed a couple of weeks ago to make these cards, but did I work on them? Well, yes!! ... but I had only finished one card, the following birthday card:
And the inside:
Wouldn't you know it, though? No sooner had I completed this birthday card than I found out they wanted general "thinking of you" kind of cards instead! So, I put everything aside in order to regroup... hear the clock tick (tick, tick, tick), and before I knew it, the deadline was upon me! Eek! So I shifted into high gear...
... and started out with a card idea I had seen floating around on Pinterest. I change the orientation and made a few other changes, and here's what I came up with:
I liked it so much that I made another:
... and some matching envelopes, of course:
If you're wondering about the paper, it's Stampin' Up!'s specialty Designer Series Paper called Mocha Morning, which features black flocking and metallic ink. The cards practically glow in real life!
Next I broke into my new Everyday Enchantment DSP, also from SU! I'd found another card that I really liked on Pinterest, and decided to CASE it, adding my own touches, in four coordinating colors: Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, and Poppy Parade:
The last five cards I made using the Stampin' Up! set Mixed Bunch. Colors are Peach Parfait, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, So Saffron, and Wisteria Wonder:
The insides also have a splash of color:
Not bad for a day's work, huh? I have another card that I'm itching to CASE, so watch for another blog post soon!
My name is Joyce and I'm avid stamper, having been involved with the craft since long before it was cool. I'm an Independent Demonstrator with Stampin' Up!, and I love to share my projects on this blog. Welcome!
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