Thursday, 25 February 2010
Something a Little Bit Cute
Although I have quite a few 'cute' stamps from Whiff of Joy, Magnolia and Sugar Nellie plus a few others, I don't use them very often so I decided it was about time I got them out. These are a couple of 'semi-cute' cards I've made this week while I've been nursing my injured knee and foot.
I've used the same Sitting Gorguss Girl for both cards. I stamped a coloured them and then cut them out before sticking them to the edge of the aperture. The stamping inside the arched aperture on this one is done with a set of Tapestry stamps. Something else I've had for ages and hardly used and yet there are so many things you can do with them! I've used Distress Inks to colour the Gorguss Girl and also to stamp the background. The sentiment is from a Whiff of Joy set. The little flowers are all made using various punches and scraps of paper from my bit box and a little blob of Stickles in the centres. I got the little heart button from a market stall in Nottingham on a day there with my friend Jo a couple of weeks ago.
I got the inspiration for these cards from a card designed by Judith, one of my crafting friends from our joint blog, Craft Stamping Quartet. She makes some beautiful things so please pop over to her blog and have a look.
For this second card, I blended Distress Inks behind the aperture and then used stamps from the Elusive Images Eastern Grasses plate to stamp the background. I think the sentiment was from an Elusive Images plate too. I coloured the Gorguss Girl with pencil crayons (just a cheap set because I still haven't got my good ones back from my lovely son!!!!) and Sansodor.
Again the flowers and leaf sprays were punched from scraps, layered and a little blob of glitter glue added to the centres.
Both of the Gorguss Girls were stamped on the same card but it wasn't until I used the pencils and Sansodor that I realised there was a slight linen effect to the card. I quite like it for her dress.
I really enjoyed the change making these cards. Hope you like them and thanks for visiting.