Friday, July 31, 2009

One card base can become many styles...

I'm sharing a few examples of cards I worked on this week while recovering from knee surgery. I used simple bases with scrapbook papers I had on hand, and then made multiple styles of cards from them. It's so easy to do, I only had one stamp set by the bed, that was the Warmest Regards sentiment stamps. In the first examples, I used the exact same card stock color for both cards and made 2 very different cards, starting with simple torn paper. One is more masculine, where I added some simple hardware, a couple of extra layers of paper, and a sympathy sentiment. The other, quite feminine, has an accordion style flower (instructions available in the resources section at Splitcoaststampers) and a thank you sentiment.
This is a close-up of the accordion style flower.

I also made 3 cards using the same style base, but varied the color of the cardstock for the card base, and then varied the front decor. See examples below.

On one I added a simple brown felt flower to a scallop circle and a blue brad that matched the light blue cardstock. On the second one, I added a striped paper, white cardstock for the sentiment, and some antique copper brads, the base in a darker blue.
On the last example, I added a Thank You oval with a scallop oval behind, and created a scallop circle flower using a circle punch, scallop circle punch, and oval punch(leaves). I did the card base in Blush Blossom, and I curled out the petals of the flower for depth.

I will be so glad when I can work on some more complex projects again, but for now my knee must rest. Hope you enjoy the creations!