I sometimes have difficulty using pre-made embellishments on my cards, unless I start with the embellishment and work from there. That’s what I did with all three of these cards, and although they each started out as a square white card and a die cut square white panel, they turned out quite different to each other!
I made this card first, by pulling out a wood chip pin from Freckled Fawn’s November embellishment kit and trying to decide what to do with it. The first thing I did was pull the pin part off the wood chip – not because I didn’t like it, but because I didn’t want to stab myself by accident! I then pulled out some Hero Arts stamps to see what would go well with the wood chip piece – and this cute little elephant seemed to fit the bill:
I coloured the elephant using Copic markers. I thought this would make a cute baby card!
For my second card, I took a premade embellishment and pulled it to pieces to make my own!
I used two stamps from the Hero Arts “Sky’s the Limit” stamp set, but I extended the solid and dotted lines coming from the star, in order to make them into a rainbow. I then coloured it with a Stampin’ Up blender pen and 6 different Hero Arts Shadow Inks. I swiped the rainbow with my Wink of Stella pen, and added some little glittery stars all over with my Sakura Gelly Roll pen. I then took a Sequin Bow from Freckled Fawn’s Octobe 2013 kit, and I pulled it to pieces to use the gold sequins on the stamped star (I thought they looked like gold coins, which is what you find at the end of the rainbow, right?)
For my third card, I didn’t go quite so CAS, but I could easily have made this more CASified simply by not stamping the Flower Dot Pattern background stamp on the card base.
The starting point for this card is the butterfly I hand-made using some paper from Gossamer Blue’s March kit (the paper is Webster’s Pages “Sprinkled with Love”: Secret Admirer). Next time I make one of these butterflies, I will use a thinner patterned paper – it was a bit difficult to fold. (You’d think I would have learned my lesson after all the paper folding I did in my Christmas project here at ABNH, but obviously I’d forgotten!) If you’d like to make one of these butterflies, check out this You Tube video tutorial by Susanlhl.
I added a sentiment from Hero Arts, some little gold and pink sequins, and some printed cork shapes from Freckled Fawn’s November 2013 kit.
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What are you going to make?
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