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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Inspired By Kathi's Cards

I was able to get out to my craft room today and here are some cards I created after being inkspired by Kathi's cards. She was inspired by Nichole Heady's blog, Capture the Moment. Neither of us have the stamp sets she used from Papertrey Ink. Kathi's work reminded me to use stamps I already own rather than lament the unavailability of a particular set.
First up is this card from Kathi which inspired the one below. I didn't have a circle punch that would punch out the part of the medallion I wanted evenly, so I made do. I stamped the small "flower" from the set as the background and on a scrap of Buttercup (punching it out to layer on the focal piece). You can just see it peeking out from behind the paper flowers. I inked all the edges with Honey ink and a sponge. I added a white dot with a white gel pen.
Credits: Cardstock-Buttercup (CTMH), Ink-Honey (CTMH), Stamps-Alfresco (CTMH), Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink), circle punches, white gel pen, yellow organdy ribbon (Dollar Tree-believe it or not!), Just Blooms (CTMH-small one inked with Honey), white brad, pop dots
Kathi's card here inspired this Ocean/Breeze card. I changed it up a bit, but it was her work that inspired me! I think it is pretty self explanatory, but in case you can't see it, I did pop dot the focal piece to sit above the ribbon a bit. I added white dots with a white gel pen and inked the edges with a sponge and Ocean ink. When I stamped I did turn the stamp I used a quarter turn on alternate rows.

Credits: Cardstock-Ocean, Breeze (CTMH), Inks-Ocean, Breeze (CTMH) Stamps-On My Mind Booking Set (CTMH), blue acrylic disc (Michaels), white gel pen, blue ribbon (American Crafts), pop dots



Thanks, Kathi for always posting such great projects that are so inkspiring!

I've made a few other cards, but I am also re-tagging all my digi supplies, so I'll wait a bit before posting! Argggghhhh, when I moved all my goodies to a new hard drive, I lost all the tags I had set up for organizing and finding what I want. So, I'm going back and re-doing that as well as purging supplies I no longer want. While a little frustrating, it's a good thing, too. I can fine-tune, once again, how I have the stuff organized to make it even easier find what I want to use when digi scrapping.
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2 comments:

Kathi Carlson said...
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Kathi Carlson said...

Beautiful!!! I deleted my first comment, because I can't spell . . . Anyway, it appears I'm the engineer who makes the prototype, and you're the engineer who takes the rough idea and perfects it. I love it! I'm anxious, too, to see what else you've made. Later, my friend!