Before I get started, I wanted to give you a heads-up about a great post from my friend and fellow Catholic Blogger, Chris Capolino created some fantastic gift baskets in a recent blog post. Check out how to make fun gift baskets on a super low budget. I was seriously impressed. She says I am creative, but check her out - AWESOME! Her post is called How to Declutter and Create 4 Prize Baskets for Under $13. Seriously - great info!
So, I have a question for you... Have you ever CASE-ed a card before? You know, where you find a card you like and make something similar? It's a great way to get started stamping and creating, and it's also good if you are experience but wait to the last minute to create a card. LOL
Well, last week at card group, it was my turn to create a card everyone can make. So, I found this one on Pinterest....
|I can not find the post I case-ed with this in it. It is not my design. Sigh.|
I really loved the design, but decided to go with a more monotone look with the blues in Spring Hues. I love how it turned out.
In the card group, there are a few the tare new to card making, and one of the ladies placed her swooshes a little too far apart, so I said, let's add a color. And voila, I loved it. Then I made a couple more cards just like hers, that she kept calling a mistake. Isn't that always the way it is?!
Below, I wanted to show you the shimmer. Most Stampin' Up! lovers use Wink of Stella. I love WoS, but it leaves a silvery tone and I wanted clear. So I used my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen in Crystal Clear... And I love the shimmer it gives!
Image ~ Water Color Thank You, Swoosh & Heart from Work of Art
Paper ~ PTI Black, White & Turquoise
Embellishments ~ Spectrum Sparkly Pen in Crystal Clear
Directions ~ I stamped the swooshes, then the thank you, then the hearts. Let it all dry a bit and lightly brushed on some shimmer. Easy Peasy.
I hope and pray your week was great. More cards soon.