Monday, June 23, 2014

Sunday Cardmaking

Yesterday, shortly after waking up, I received a phone call. I usually do not answer our home phone if I do not know who is calling, but something told me a call before 8am on a Saturday was a call I should not ignore. It was the sad news that my father's last remaining (and younger) brother had died. They had been trying to reach my dad on his cell phone, but my dad does not keep it on like my generation does, so they were getting anxious to reach him. When I spoke with my aunt (with widow of my father's late twin brother), she was starting to think she would need to send the police to locate my father.

Something about that call made me want to do some crafting so selected this stamp CTMH My Acrylix™ Quick Cards—Bountiful Season (A1130).

Bountiful Season - card 1

I used Sponge Daubers (Z1938) to add color to the stamp. I used CTMH Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pads in the following colors: Autumn Terracotta (Z2101), Barn Red (Z2104), Goldrush (Z2123) and Olive (Z2137). I stamped on Colonial White Cardstock (1388). Once I got to this stage, I was looking for some inspiration so I started browsing the pages of a CTMH How-To Program: Originals Card Confidence Program™ (9036). I was inspired by the Cubes & Colors™ pattern, but modified it.

I selected the green side of the hero paper from Ivy Lane (X7178B) to cover the front of a card from the 5 1/2" X 4 1/4" Colonial White Cards & Envelopes, Value Pack (X1410). The card also has a strip of Barn Red (X5637) cardstock and leaves cut in various sizes from the CTMH/Cricut® Artiste Collection (Z1790) from Autumn Terracotta (1270), Goldrush (1243) and Olive (1245) cardstock. The Sanding Kit (Z1294) was used to distress the cardstock and some edges. Some edges were also inked using a Chocolate (Z2111) Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad. 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151) was used to pop the stamped image and one leaf.

All items used to create this card are from Close To My Heart. If you would like to order any of the items used, just click on a link above to be taken directly to the description of that product. Two of the items are on the retiring list and are only available until July 31 or while supplies last: they are the stamp set and Ivy Lane B&T Duos™.

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I hope you are inspired to create some cards. Thanks for stopping by today.


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