Happy Saturday everyone!! The sun is shining bright today...unfortunately, it looks like Easter will be rainy and wet!
Since March has 5 Saturdays, this week's Less is More challenge is a "lucky dip"....and our hosts, Chrissie & Jen have asked us to use scallops on our cards. Oh Happy Day! I do love scallops (the kind you eat and paper scallops that you can put on a card). This first card is also for the Addicted to CAS challenge which is Spring.
I really got carried away this week making cards. I'll post them in order from my favorite to my least favorite.
This first card was actually the last card that I made today. I used my Cameo to cut out the flower. I cut it from a white piece, a green piece, and a pink piece. With the Cameo it's really simple, you can cut all three pieces at the same time just by placing the different papers on the sticky mat where you have the cut file situated. I cut the scalloped green piece with a pair of deco scissors and adhered it to the left side of the white panel that I'd cut the first flower from. Then I "paper pieced" the pink flower tops and put the green portion of the third flower I cut into the stem and leaves portion. In order to get it to say in place, it helps to put some double sided tape behind the opening in the white panel. After I got all the flower pieced into place, I added a little shading to the flowers, stems, and leaves with some pink and green Copics. The sentiment is from PTI. I rounded the right-hand corners of the card base and the white panel, then pop dotted the white panel on the card base. I love how this one turned out!
This second card was made using a piece that I made the other day when I was playing with some new stamps from Avery Elle. I was also playing around with some different colored inks with my stamping. I'm still not 100% sold on stamping in colors, but I keep practicing. I used the diagonal striped stamp and stamped it in 3 different colors. The sentiment was stamped in black and then I colored in the word "celebrate" with Copics. The scalloped edge was punched with a border punch that I believe I got from SU. I adhered the orange scalloped border to the white card base then pop dotted the white "celebrate" panel over it.
For this third card, I was playing around with my Cameo and designed this scalloped border. I even added some small slits at the top in order to thread my ribbon through it. This card is super simple. I ran the green ribbon through the slits, adhered the scalloped lace piece to the card base. Stamped a sentiment from PTI. Added a few tiny little pieces of emerald green bling and topped it all off with a pretty green bow. Easy-peasy!
This fourth card was so quick and easy. I folded a white card base, used a scalloped punch to punch off part of the front of the card, then added a piece of patterned paper behind the scallops to replace the piece that I punched off. The stars and ribbon match IRL...not sure what happened to the color when I took the photo. I scored several lines above the scallops, then stamped the PTI sentiment and added a few more scored lines to "frame" the sentiment. I tied a ribbon around the card base then added a couple of pieces of bling.
This was the first card I made and although I really love CAS cards, this one was maybe just a little to CAS for me. I used a die from my new Spellbinder set to cut out the white oval with all the little holes. Then I measured the oval and created a scalloped border in my Silhouette (Cameo) program that would "fit" the oval leaving just a small scalloped edge showing. I also cut out the stars with the Cameo. I pop dotted one of the stars and all of the stars and the scalloped backing were colored with a blue Copic. I also added a little bit of glitter to each of the stars.
Whew...busy day today! If you made it all the way through all of this...you're a real trouper!
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