These two cards have a 70’s inspired feel to them. They are 4 bar cards so they are perfect for a little note to tell someone how much you appreciate them. The kraft paper background, mint green paper, corner rounding and simplicity give them a little bit of a retro feel. The stamps are i-cling from g studios and the paper is Recollections from Michael’s, my favorite!
When I got home tonight I decided to make a card for one of my friends to thank them for all that they do for me. I was inspired by the Pals Paper Arts Challenge for this week. I completely forgot that I even had the colors that were to be used in the challenge. Anyway, here is the card below. Let me know what you think!
A few weeks ago I ran into an old friend of Mine, Sandy. We talked for a little while and I mentioned to her that I was making cards and showed her some pictures. She mentioned that she also makes cards and emailed me a link to her blog so I could take a look at some of hers. She makes very beautiful cards. She is also a demonstrator for a company called Stampin’ Up. I was so inspired by Sandy’s work that I decided to expand my tool collection and I picked up a CuttleBug, I also got a bunch of embossing folders. I can’t tell you how amazing the embossing looks on the cards. I use it mostly for backdrops but occasionally for the embellishments. It has inspired me to make more cards lately and a friend of mine has given some to friends of hers. I am having such a great time using the new tools and incorporating the old ones that I have. It’s funny how others can inspire you to push your own creativity. I was glad that I ran into Sandy and look forward to seeing her again soon. In the mean time I have posted a few pictures of the cards that I made and also a link to her amazing blog. Enjoy!
CuttleBug Circles embossing folder and strip. The stamp is from Michael’s
CuttleBug D’vine Swirl embossing folder and Dots strip. The stamp is from Michael’s.