Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Just cardstock...


and a little bit of ribbon on this card, but I think it's one of my favorites. I started with 2 Cricut shapes (the scalloped square from the Celebrations cartridge) and adhered the tops together to form a card. The back shape is scored after the first scallop so that the front of the card stays flat. Then I layered on square die cuts (also from the Celebrations cartridge), one of which was embossed and sanded. The sanding revealed the ivory core (this was Core'dinations cardstock.) The Queen Anne's Lace is from the Home Accents cartridge, and the butterflies were punched using a Martha Stewart punch. I folded one of the butterflies in half to give it a bit of dimension. A bit of ribbon and voila!

Cardstock is one of my favorite papercrafting supplies because it is so cheap and it comes in just about any color imaginable. So if you're looking for a budget-friendly handmade card, look to your cardstock. Even some scraps can turn into an elegant card with a few little details. This is a pretty generic card, too, so it could be personalized with just about any sentiment. I think it would actually be perfect for a sympathy card or a "thinking of you" card.

Thanks for looking!

5 comments:

Andrea Amu said...

This is lovely! Love the look of the soft colors with the Queen Anne's Lace... and how cute the way you folded the butterfly! Just beautiful.

powerdukes said...

Beautiful. Simple and Elegant

ashlynnsgramma said...

Great,great card.... love the embossing and the sanding long with the colors!

zopeloti said...

Lovely card, great blog, beautiful music.

jazzy said...

What a pretty card! I just got some
core dination paper and andI'm going to try somethingh similar.
Thanks for the inspiration