Monday, March 12, 2007

Sweet and Simple


I thought I'd share a card that I saw in the March issue of Cards Magazine. For those of you who get Cards Magazine, it is on page 148, and designed by Kristina Proffitt. I loved the card because it was clean and simple, but even more because it demonstrated a great use for scrap pieces of paper and a way to use smaller stamps that might not be able to stand alone, in my opinion. I made my own version of this card, but the design credit goes to Kristina Proffitt. She used pastel strips of paper, silver brads and birthday rub-ons by American Crafts. My version has a ladybug theme (of course!) and uses the Very Punny stamp set. As much as I LOVED the original version that had no color except for the pastel strips of paper, the ladybugs looked "nekkid", so I had to color them in! I originally watercolored their faces black, but didn't like it, so I stamped three more ladybugs on a scrap piece of paper, colored their faces with Summer Sun, cut them out and mounted them with dimensionals over top of the black faces. Kristina's card used silver brads at the ends of the strips of paper, but I wanted to use black and red brads to go with the ladybug theme. I didn't have any black and red brads, so I went with eyelets. It worked out well because I got to use my cool Crop-A-Dile! Finally I decided to add shadows underneath the ladybugs to ground them, and a trail of little dots leading to the ladybugs. Thank you, Kristina Proffitt for displaying a wonderful use for those scraps of paper we all collect and don't want to throw away! :) How do you all use your scraps? Do they have to be a certain size to be considered "keepers"? Have a great day and thanks for reading! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- SU Very Punny; Ink- Basic Black, Real Read, Summer Sun; Paper- DCWV white, red, black; Accessories- Making Memories eyelets, Crop-A-Dile, Aquapainter, black marker.

1 comment:

Beate said...

that is too cute!!!

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