The musings and offerings of a burgeoning greetings master

Monday, January 16, 2012

Mr Cardmaker has Thoughts of Spring

I got some lovely papers for Christmas from my DP.  I decided to put them and some stamps I hadn't gotten any ink on yet to work.  Besides, I'm cold, and I want to start thinking about Spring!

I made this--

This was made on an A*Muse Studio base.  I like the fact that their card stock has a white backing, especially for bases.  I DO wish they would come out with a heavier weight version, however, because once you get a layer or two, it is hard to get proper support .  A*Muse studio is known for their very simple styling, so they probably don't worry too much about tons of layers......anyway...

The DP is from My Mind's Eye.  I think.  Pretty sure.  Almost positive. 
I cut strips, and ran them through the ol' Cuttlebug with a distressed stripes embossing folder.  I LOVE the effect it gave to the striped paper.  Each panel was backed with some SU basic gray cs, and I stamped the sentiment (SU) with Memento London Fog.  The flowers are chipboard pieces from  from Me & My Big Ideas. 

I like the way the panels overhang the edges. I will use this for a birthday card, most likely.

Since I had everything out, I decided to make another one. 
I made this-
Same base, ink, and stamp.  I added buttons from my randon collection, and a flower and ribbon from AC Moore's dollar bin.  The top of the base is run through the Cuttlebug with a Sizzix embossing folder that looks like gauze or netting.
Strangely enough, that ribbon is straight.  The embossing folder sort of warped the base a bit for the photo..  This is what I mean about wishing A*Muse made a thicker CS.  Maybe one day!

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All Best-


  1. These are wonderful Richard. Such a great array of images - springtime flowers and love those buttons. Awesome creativity.

  2. Ohhh very cheerful for Spring! I love that dp!! See? That is a cute cluster of buttons and flowers....I struggle with buttons! Oh and I'm sorry to snow on your parade...but I want winter to stay! LOL

  3. I really enjoyed looking at the first card. The layout is so fun on the eyes, but then I scrolled to the second one and had a "WOAH" moment. I REALLY like this one.
    Virtual high five!

  4. OH, these are so pretty! I really love that second one! The buttons are fabulous!

  5. your cards are lovely! the colors are wonderful!


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