Tuesday, February 28, 2023

A Card Set

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Hey friends!! 

Just popping in with a card set I created this weekend. I belong to a small challenge community and one of the challenges was to create as many cards as you could from one 12" by 12" challenge. There was a sketch with dimensions on how to cut your paper but right off the bat, I messed up. So I went with what I had and I LOVE what I created!!!

The piece of pattern paper I used had orange polka dots on one side and on the other, it had white distress with some writing. It was from Pink Paislee Twilight Collection and the name of the paper is Eclipse. It is a VERY OLD piece of paper and I could not even find a link for it!!

I paired it with various die cut and stamped sentiments that were in my "extra" box and as well some dies from Spellbinders Small Die of the Month Club dies. I have a subscription and have a TON I have not used. I figured this type of challenge would be great for them.

I was able to create FIVE cards and I LOVE how they came out!!

The first card I created is the "Let's Celebrate Card." I used the Spellbinders November 2022 Small Die of the Month Club "Layered Floral Card Creator" die set for my flowers paired with a "Stylized Border Trio" that was the June 2022 Small Die of the Month. 

I used Distress Inks to make the greenery in the die cut piece. It is modeled after a piece of Basic Grey paper that I LOVED and used up.

I used clear sparkle pen, Glossy Accents and some orange pearls to complete my design.

On my second card, I did a bit of distressing on the edges of the pattern paper. I used both sides of the paper on this, as well as some orange paper that I created with Distress Inks.

I stuck with the same Spellbinders "Layered Floral Card Creator" to make my cards cohesive. 

For my third card, I used the back of the pattern paper and Spellbinders border dies for the background.

I added another tube flower in blue in the arrangement, as well as some sparkle marker and Glossy Accents on various flowers. 

The sentiment was printed out from my computer and I added orange pearls for more detail.

My fourth card, I embossed the background with Honey Bee Stamps' "Spring Medley" embossing folder.

By now, I only had some scraps of pattern paper left. I made a grid of six 1 1/4" squares and added some flowers that were left over. 

I actually think that this one is my favorite out of all five cards. 

My pattern paper was getting down to the very end for my last card.

The borders were die cut from the back of the pattern paper and orange paper that I had created.

I used the last of my extra flowers and leaves to complete the card. Don't look too closely at the borders as I had to finagle them to get them all on this card!!!

I am entering the cards into some challenges. Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes" and Allsorts Challenge "Anything Goes."

Well, that is all from me today. I want to thank you for stopping by. Have a happy Tuesday!!