Sunday, July 5, 2009

Cards to Share ...

With DH not feeling well today and all of our company headed back home, I took the time to do a little cleanup in my craftroom and make a few cards while I was at it!!

I've started doing a Crafty Secrets Challenge over on Papercraft Planet every Sunday and nearly forgot about doing one for this weekend ... Oooops! Since we are already into the month of July ... I figured why not do a "Christmas In July" challege. I just LOVE this Vintage Christmas set by Crafty Secrets and so that's what I chose to use for my challenge sample creation.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Crafty Secrets
Papers: Whisper White, Crafty Secrets Radiant dp, Basic Grey dp
Inks: Versafine Black, Real Red
Accessories: Offray grosgrain ribbon, Nestabilities, sponge applicator, Mary Engelbreit Rose Corner punch, EK Success snowflake punch, gold & red Stickles, SU eyelet border punch.


Here are a couple other creations I came up with while trying to reduce the size of the "scrap" pile on my worktable!!!

I've used a scrap piece of DCWV (I think) designer paper to stamp my images on to create this scene and the base card is of SU Pacific Point. The images I have used are primarily Stampscapes - (Lakeside Cabin, Rocky Peaks, Oak Branch & Scenic Sentiments #4). The "eagle" is by Art Impressions. After stamping the cabin image, I masked it off using "Eclipse Masking" then continued to overstamp with the mountains and tree branch. Once all stamped I embossed using detail clear embossing powder and colored using SU watercolor pencils & blender pen. I'm really happy with the outcome!

For this sympathy card I used a rose patterned scrap piece of DCWV designer paper for my background on my river rock card base. The sentiment is by Stampin' Up and is called "Thoughts & Prayers". After stamping the image using wild wasabi ink and the sentiment using Versafine black ink, I ran it through my Cuttlebug using the rectangular Nestabilities and before removing it from the die, sponged the edges using rose romance ink. The rose colored organza ribbon was also a scrap piece I had close by. I really like how the distressed edges of the background panel really sets off the main image.

I hope you have enjoyed my creations today as much as I enjoyed making them!! And how wonderful is it that I was able to use up MORE scraps than I CREATED!! LOL!! Happy Day Everyone ... hope to see you back here again tomorrow ... GOD WILLING!!!


  1. Fabulous cards Darlene. I love how you stamped your scene on designer paper on the second one, and I love how sweet and touching the sympathy card is.

  2. Wow..they are all beautiful! Love them all---great job! (I esp love the stampscapes one --really turned out beautifully!)

  3. Sorry to hear Mark is not feeling well - hope that improves soon. I love your Chirstmas in July card, the papers, the image, the colors - all very pretty. Take Care

  4. Beautiful cards, Dar! I LOVE the pink one with all the scallops the best!


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