Saturday, October 3, 2009

Cards, cards, cards …

Flourishes Trees_Oct 2009Here are a few cards I’ve made over the course of the past couple of days.

This first one is my take on Weekend Sketch Challenge #100 on the Fresh & Fun blog. I don’t think I’ve ever used so many brads on a card before. It’s pretty masculine looking. Definitely heavy metal. I love the Autumn Flower Soft.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Barn Red, and Autumn Terracotta cardstock; Basic Grey Indian Summer 6x6-inch paper pad; Cocoa, Barn Red and Autumn Terracotta ink pads; Brown Bag marker; Flourishes Forest of Trees and Impression Obsession Sentiments I stamp sets; Retired CTMH Speckled Background stamp; Gold mini brads; Autumn Flower Soft; 1 and 1-1/4 inch circle punches; Cuttlebug w/Nestabilities Classic Circles and Labels 6 sets; Sponge dauber; 3M foam mounting tape.

Blossoms & Butterflies_2_Oct 2009

This next card was one I created the other evening with my favorite cone flowers stamps. I colored the image with a blending pen and ink from my ink pads.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White and Pansy Purple cardstock; DCWV Indian Summer Fall Matstack; Black, Olive, Pansy Purple, Chocolate, Bamboo, and Twilight ink pads; Whipper Snapper Designs Blossoms & Butterflies and CTMH Thank You stamp sets; CTMH Retired Speckled Background stamp; Kaiser Craft pearl accents; Cuttlebug w/Nestabilities Classic Circles set; Sponge dauber; 3M foam mounting tape.

Apron_Oct 2009

This last card was made using the apron stamp I love and Cosmo Cricket’s Early Bird paper. I was so happy to see Cosmo Cricket scale its 12x12-inch papers down into 6x6-inch Mini Decks for card makers.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Olive, and Twilight cardstock; Cosmo Cricket Early Bird Mini Deck; Black, Olive, and Bamboo ink pads; Lockhart Vintage Apron stamp and Hero Arts Anytime Messages stamp set; Twilight, Cranberry, and Olive mini brads; Fiskars Apron Lace border punch; Cuttlebug w/Nestabilities Classic Circles set; Piercing tool; Sponge dauber; 3M foam mounting tape.

I hope you’re having a great Saturday! Thanks for stopping by!


Sylvia said...

Like all the cards, but the purple cone flower one is my favorite.

Colette said...

Oh, I LOVE that apron, Kathi!! You've been a busy lady.

Jeanne said...

Oh goodness, THREE gorgeous cards...your mojo cup runneth over! Wow!

While I like the apron card, I adore the tree card (and wish I had some of that Flower Soft) and the cone flower card.

You are definitely on a roll, my friend!

Laurel said...

Wow, three very different but awesome cards! I need some of the CC mini decks!

Laurel said...

Woo-hoo for you, I see you are a winner on Card Positioning Systems!

Sparkle said...

Such lovely cards! I love that apron.

Alanna said...

These are all so great Kathi and all so different. Very nice.

Carolyn Christie said...

Kathi these are All gorgeous! I love the first one with the tree. Have a great day!