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!

April Counterfeit Kit

The kit that we are counterfeiting for April is FUN!  
It is the March 2013 kit from Gossamer Blue:

Since I didn't have any of the actual elements from the inspiration kit, I went with a different approach than I usually take.  I wrote down a couple of words that came to mind when I looked at the original kit: watercolor, brights, eclectic, hearts, stripes, polka dots.  Then I went through my stash and saw my Amy Tangerine Sketchbook paper pad.  Absolutely perfect!  So I chose the watercolor hearts, scribbles, and polka dots from that collection, and added a Sassafras squiggle and an Echo Park chevron.  Also, Glitz's Color Me Happy collection (from the inspiration kit) included a chalkboard-style paper, so I added a sheet of chalkstock to my kit.

For embellies, I chose a new "Snail Mail" stamp (it reminded me of the chalkboard fonts that are so popular right now) and some others from my stash.  The flower stamp is SUPER old, but reminded me of the watercolor theme.  I included puffy hearts in place of the enamel dots, some older Colorbok chipboard circles, veneer butterflies, a few die-cuts, buttons, cabachons, ribbon and washi.  Oh, and those adorable, glittery sentiment stickers from KI Memories!  I think they go perfectly with the overall feel of my kit.

I also plan on counterfeiting the cute little circle tags from Elle's Studio, 
but I haven't gotten to that yet. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I have already made 3 cards with my kit-will be blogging them soon!  Have a great weekend!

A few more March kit projects...

My March Counterfeit Kit was the biggest ones that I have assembled in quite a few months!  I have eked out a few more cards from it, but I still hope to make a few more.  That kit will stay together in my scrap room for a bit longer. :)

Here are the latest 4 cards from that kit:

(This one is my mom's favorite!  She requested one like this for Mother's Day. :) )

(For my sweet and generous friend Heather-I will always have good memories of the I Heart {ippity} DT)

(This card still needs something-more buttons?  I will keep it out on my worktable until I figure it out!)

Thanks for looking-I have my April kit posted soon.  Full of bright colors and fun prints!