I recently challenged myself to use pretty much only the paper pads and what was in them to create these two cards. Although I couldn’t resist adding the red roses to the Chapter one card for a little pop of colour.
I got the Chapter one Paper Pad when spotlight had them on sale because It is not colours that I would normally use and I knew it would challenge me. I cut the 2nd scalloped strip from a piece of pp in the stack (you can tell which is the hand cut one), This is for a friends birthday.
This card is completely from Kaisers Sweet Nothings paper pad (I love that pad so much a friend sent me an extra one)
It was made as a thank you card for a friend.
It was really hard to not at least ink the edges of things and to add a little of this or that but overall I am really pleased with the results of these cards.
Recently I was so excited to receive my first two sets of Donna Salazar Dies (in what I am sure will become a collection I already have my eye on the peony and one of her book/page sets) anyway I spent a few days with my trusty cuttlebug die cutting all sorts of things from cardstock, patterned paper, vintage sewing patterns, Kraft wrapping paper with a newspaper print I got off ebay, book pages and even brown paper from a roll I have though you could easily recycle it if you get it on packages.
All this so I could just have a play. I am so impressed with the versatility of these dies. If like me you are on a budget and looking for a set of dies that can create a lot of different flower looks in one well this is a fantastic place to start!!
I have a set of cake decorating tools that I have used to shape some of the flowers. Other than that I used two techniques that are featured in this video
It has been fun playing with the flowers. You can create small and large ones and all sizes inbetween. They are so quick and easy once you get the hang of it. Plus think of the fortune you will save in being able to make your own wonderful flowers!!
Here are some of the flowers I created using these dies:
This has been a very busy few weeks, with two birthdays of Note My Eldest niece turned 16
here is the card I made for her. All the flowers are dipped in a hand made glaze using Distress Re-Inkers and triple thick with a bit of water added, then shaken off to remove excess. I really love the way it gives the flowers such an intense colour.
The next card was a bit more of a challenge for me as I dont often do very Masculine cards. It was for my sisters boyfriend for his birthday. The Jollees Boutique sticker did most of the work, I did actually add more black around the edges of the card after this photo was taken but did not get to get a photo.
here is the card
The next two cards were for a Jelly Bean Scraps Challenge to use some Jigsaw Pieces we were sent on a card or cards the first card I stamped the pieces and the second I used them as a sort of mask and spritzed over them.
Here they are
and that’s all there is there isn’t anymore (for now)