Friday, July 10, 2009
I'm a magazine junky, but occasionally, I am disappointed when the projects are all "over-the-top" with no "clean-and-simple." Such was my disappointment with a recent issue of Crafts 'n' Things, which had lots of beautiful stuff in it...just not CAS stuff. So, in order to keep it from being a total waste of my money, I decided to put together some cards "inspired" by non-paper projects in it. These were the two that worked the best.
The top picture is pretty self-explanatory, but the bottom one is a bit more complicated. It was inspired by a piece of jewelry in the magazine (no photo, sadly). The focal point is a square of chipboard with a stamped and inked square of PTI white cardstock adhered to it. I then coated the cardstock with versamark ink and repeatedly added layers of UTEE (ultra-thick embossing enamel) to it. It's the first time I have used UTEE and really liked the results!
Hope you like these cards!
Supplies for Wreath card
stamps: PTI Beautiful Blooms
paper: assorted scraps of SU, PTI white
accessories: brads, buttons, assorted flower punches, sheer ribbon, glue dots, corner rounder
Supplies for UTEE card
stamps: PTI Silent night, unknown butterfly, SU linen background
paper: close to cocoa, chocolate chip, PTI white
accessories: chipboard, UTEE, ribbon, glue dots