Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Break Down of Spring has Sprung Card Workshop

I want to revisit the cards we made in January so you can see them individually and up close. Avonlea paper (available while supplies last until July '13) colors inspired each card.

  This first card used pattern #19 from the Make it from the Heart Volume 1 publication.  First, I rotated the card counterclockwise 90 degrees.  Next, I removed the square pieces from the pattern but replaced one square with the circle.  The silver banner is from our glitter paper.  At the time it came from our Whoo's your Valentine kit, but now you can order it on it's own (the silver comes with black and grey)!

"you're SWEET" (stamped in Chocolate), the owls (Twilight and Sweet Leaf), and the hearts (Chocolate again) are all stamps from the Whoo's your Valentine stamp set.  The larger owl has sparkle eyes.  :)  The Smokey Plum Cardstock is sponged in the same color and was added to the card because of the accents in the background and texture paper.

I really liked the way this card turned out.  The pattern used was #24 from the Make it from the Heart volume 1 publication.  The rose bunch is from the January Stamp of the Month set, stamped in black on white cardstock.  After about 5 minutes, I colored the roses with Cranberry Markers and the leaves with Olive Markers.  Our alcohol markers come in two shades which is why the images have so much depth.  The Black Grosgrain Ribbon takes the place of a paper piece but ties the card together well.  The Whisper paper was stamped with the words within the Avonlea Card Workshop on the Go kit.  And you probably can't tell from the picture, but a smaller rose image was stamped in second generation black on the white card base.  I had thought about putting bling on the roses and subsequently on the ribbon.  However, bling added nothing to the card and was removed.

I've seen variations of this last card within our idea book and other publications. This 4"x4" card used the Whoo's your Valentine stamp set and Avonlea paper.  The green and teal are exclusive to the paper packet.  The hearts are from the Artiste Cricut Cartridge at 3/4" and 1/2".  The corresponding heart was then stamped in Chocolate and Twilight filling the entire surface of the cut-out. A 1/2" banner was used for the saying and the "UR" was cut out and raised above the heart.  A little bling and the card is done! 

While any of these cards can be used for Valentine's day, they are generic enough to be used throughout the year.  I hope you enjoy these cards as much as I do!

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