Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A few more cards

Last week when I was in the mood to make cards I grabbed one of my favorite DCWV paper stacks – Black Currant.  I’ve made lots of cards with the papers in this pack. I love the elegant look of the rich blacks, pinks and purples in this pack.


Quick and simple way to use up scraps.  No stamping on this one but I did ink the edges of the pieces.


These glittered swirls were from a dollar find at Target.


I distressed the edges of two pieces of the paper, inked the edges and tied on a ribbon.


I crinkled the bias tape before I tied it around the paper to add a little texture to the ribbon.


The black ribbon was a vintage find from a garage sale earlier this year.  It was a 50 yard spool marked $3.40.  I think I paid $.50 or $.75 for the full spool that will probably last me my crafting lifetime!


I thought these pins added a bit of charm to this simple card.


I used some of the patterned paper as my card base and added a couple of the more solid papers, a ribbon and a stamped and punched out greeting.


Same idea with this card but I added a pearl accent and a butterfly to this card. 


Although the blue is a bit bright the butterfly wings have a purple tint to them that match the purple paper.


The same design with a thank you greeting.  The butterflies were stickers that I picked up at a dollar store during my spring sister crafting weekend in Wisconsin.


One thing with the vintage ribbon I used is that it is wider that I normally use so it makes it a bit more difficult to make a bow that doesn’t take up the whole card front.

100_7709 I punched a scallop border to the black paper to add just a bit more contrast between the papers.

I’m sure that some of these cards will make it in the next couple card assortments that I sell in my Etsy store which you can check out here.


I hope you are staying cool since it seems like most of the country is experiencing high heat right now.  We are in the 90’s with heat indexes of 100-115 which is hot here in Minnesota.  I’ll enjoy the heat thought without too much complaining as it is so much better than the bitter cold of out too long winters.  :)



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