Sunday, April 14, 2013

Some bright, FUN cards!

I broke into my April Counterfeit Kit today.  I love this kit-such bright, quirky papers and fun embellies!  I made 3 cards today:

This one is my favorite!  I played with different techniques on the chalkstock, but the one that I liked best was to use Versamark ink and white embossing powder.  The heart border is just punched hearts adhered, then machine-stitched.  I will definitely be using this simple technique again-I can't wait to check out all of my old tiny Paper Shaper punches!

OK, so I love this one, too!  That green watercolor dot is one of my favorites from the Sketchbook collection.  I colored my butterflies with Copics.  Why have I never thought of that before?  Everyone swears by mists, but I HATE using mists.  I never get the effect that I want, and I get ink all over EVERYTHING!  The Copics were perfect for getting just the right coverage on these little butterflies.

This is one of the little circle tags that I counterfeited.  Although I loved the ones from Elle's Studio, I was more inspired by THESE lovelies from the Crate Paper blog.  I love dimension, and layered punches, foam tape, a veneer butterfly and a puffy heart gave me that dimension that I wanted.  The rub-ons that I used were SUPER old ones from my stash, too!  BONUS! :)

Thanks for popping by!

7 comments:

Julia said...

Lovely cards today!! You have been ever so busy!!

Angela Coles said...

beautiful cards

glorygirl said...

More fantastic cards! I love every one of them!

Stephanie Joanna said...

gorgeous cards, that snail is adorable!!

S said...

Such vibrant cards - love 'em, especially the snail mail one.

Kelly Griglione said...

What fun cards, Sherri! Great idea for your snail mail, and you're right, that green watercolor paper is a great one for card-making!

One Scrap Happy Momma said...

These are so cute!