Monday, January 23, 2012

Card mojo

I found some card mojo today! When I think of how long it took me to make 7 cards, I shake my head...but I love how they turned out. I printed out a file I had created of scriptures from a company who sells wall art. I wish I had stamps like these, but that just isn't in my budget right now because the only company I know of that sells anything like this is Our Daily Bread stamps, and while they have amazing stamps that I drool over, their stamps are too expensive for a single mom...but one day I will have some of their stamps. In the meantime, this is the solution I came up with. So I can't sell these cards, but I know some shut-ins that are going to love them. If you click on the words 'a card' in the descriptions, you'll be taken to the blogs of the cards I lifted.
This is pretty much a straight lift of a card which I pinned to pintrest several months ago. The papers are from Basic Grey's Curio collection.
I found a card which had this quilt motif while surfing for inspiration. I couldn't wait to try it! I love how Karen tells how she did it so it was easy to recreate. The papers I used are from Basic Grey's Sugared collection.
This card was also made using Basic Grey's Sugared Collection. It was inspired by a card on the same blog as the last inspiration. I like Karen's cards better than mine, but still love the way mine came out.
There are times when one inspirational blog will lead to another artist, and I think I found the inspiration for this card by clicking on one of the cards I liked from the Mojo Monday links and then clicking on her blog to see other cards she had made, and fell in love with a card by Joanna. I had never heard of the Card Patterns blog before, so now there's another place for sketches! I can't wait to explore past sketches they have. This card used paper from Basic Grey's Ambrosia collection.
The last card looked so good, I had to make another, so this was the result. A big disadvantage of these not being stamps is that I couldn't just stamp the image, cut it out, and be done. The way these were printed, several don't have enough room around them to cut creative shapes like this. I faked it by taping a scrap to the bottom of the paper with the scripture to complete the shape, then made that scrap a little more interesting with a background stamp I lucked up on last week. This card used paper from Basic Grey's Pyrus collection.

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