Monday, November 16, 2009

Simple, elegant & fun!

Hi! Here are a couple of cards that I created based on the this card by Nichole Heady. For my first card, I stamped the flower image in Versamark because I thought the Bermuda Bay was too dark. A little lesson I learned...Versamark doesn't completely dry for a very looooonnnnggggg time. When I went to emboss my sentiment image, I had embossing powder everywhere on my flower image, even though I left it dry for a long time! So after 3 attempts, I was able to get a clean image for my sentiment. So beware, if you are stamping the background in Versamark, let it dry a very long time before embossing your sentiment. :)

Stamps: Kind & Caring Thoughts
Ink: Versamark, Versamark
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: White Embossing Powder

For the next card, I wheeled across the Pink Passion cardstock with a Jumbo Wheel. The card looked a little plain until I added the Rhinestones. It added a little bling!! Isn't this a perfect card for a special young girl?

Stamps: Spot On Jumbo Wheel, It's Your Birthday
Ink: Pink Passion, Versamark
Paper: Whisper White, Pink Passion
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Rhinestones (non SU!), Tombow Multi-Purpose Glue

I have 2 more cards using this same layout for you on Tuesday.


Jenn in GA said...

these are adorable and so quick and easy! i follow nichole heady too, and thought that card you CASE'd was beautiful and simple. i just hadn't realized i had something in my stash that would create the same look! thanks for the tip about the versamark!

Anonymous said...

omg these are my kind of cards. simple but way awesome!!!! great job

Barbara Ax. said...

Love these cards, Karen. I follow Nichole too and was wondering how to use the supplies I have to make something similar. I should have known you would come up with something! Thanks for the great ideas.