Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sunday Cards

I have some cards to share with you today...trying really really hard to achieve my to-do list this month!

I recently purchased some yummy new papers from Echo Park called Sweet Girl, and to say I love them is an understatement. Yellow, olive green, turquoise, red and pink. They are so much prettier in real life than what they appear on a computer screen!

I hand cut around the hexagons to create a background, stamped the doily and hand cut it, then applied the cardstock stickers and drew the faux stitching around the outside. Love those colours all together, don't you?

The next card was created with some bits and pieces of my Studio Calico card kit, and finished off with a cardstock sticker from Sweet Girl and some twine. Red and turquoise...mmmmmmmmm.

Having broken out my Studio Calico kit, I thought I should use some more elements from it, and went to the SC website searching for inspiration. I came across a card in the member gallery which used the Pebbles cardstock HELLO sticker as part of a banner, and used that idea for this card (I'm sorry I can't credit the maker as the card seems to have been removed?)

The other banner flags were created by folding washi tape over some twine...simple but brilliant. I couldn't stop at one ...

 ...and it felt good to be using some of my rather large washi tape stash :) I could make this card over and over again, just playing with different colour and width combinations...such fun!

While playing around with backgrounds for the first card I showed you, I experimented with spraying a doily (very liberally) with some Mr Huey's mist in a shade called Hot Diggity...nice bright red!

I used it on a fifth card, backing a cute HELLO sticker from the Studio Calico kit and some mixed flowers from my stash.

And that, my bloggy friends, is my once-a-month card making frenzy all done and dusted for April :)

Happy Sunday!

TTFN xxx


dawn said...

Way to go on getting all 5 cards done this month!! I LOVE LOVE these, those banners are so cute! What a great idea to use your washi tape for them, great colors to pick from. That doiley stamped one is pretty cool too.

Now what's next on your list?

Cardygirl said...

The cards are really lovely...quite inspiring!

laurajane said...

The cards are beautiful ,well one.xx

laurajane said...

Oh dear, I meant well done.....the message went as I blinked.Now it reads like I only like 1 of them when I love them all.xx

Hope said...

Wow! Beautiful cards, and YES I do love those colours together, so happy and uplifting.