Wednesday, July 10, 2013

belated posts...

So I was digging through my pictures and happened upon two cards I forgot all about posting.  You see, I was preoccupied with getting my new pup that I completely forgot to share them.  At least I remembered to take pictures of these cards before I gave them away...

Both of these cards were made on May 10 for my sister's birthday and Mother's day...both cards explored the use of WASHI tape...I only have two rolls, sigh.
Love the "chalkboard" effect I was seeing all over stampingland so I decided to pull out my Sweet Stamp Shop set that works really well with this theme (Chalkboard Sign).  After stamping, embossing and distressing, I mounted the image and placed some washi tape on the corners.  Then it was time to attach it to a card base.  I thought the blue paper made the image just pop.  After doing that, I added some Melissa Frances crepe paper, some black velvet ribbon, decked that out with a strip of pink bling, a flat sparkly bauble and there you have it...a fun little card.  
Bling!  Love that bling!!!

Then on to my sister's birthday card.  I was still trying to figure out ways to incorporate the new washi tape I purchased a few days before. 
Again, using my newest Sweet Stamp Shop images was important.  I wanted to use that distressed chevron backrgound I had been drooling over for weeks.  I wanted this card to be really bright and happy so I chose an orange yellow palette.  I think the scrap of paper used was some old Sassafrass Lass, but not sure.  Stuck the sentiment (Simple Sentiments) onto the card using the washi tape, but not sure it's as effective on this design as it seems to fade into the background.  Added some flowers (Lil' sweet peps) to give the card a bit more depth and lessen the "hodge-podge" effect it left me.  I thought oh well, I'll just put a bottle of wine in the coordinating bag and she'll be happy!! HEE HEE...
I added a strip of blue paper along the back edge of the card and trimmed the front in a little meandering way.  Attaching some more washi tape to this back edge gave it fun feel.  

Thanks for stopping by...back later with some more projects!