Sunday, April 4, 2010
I love this new blog that I found, Clips-n-cuts. I love Vicky's style of making cards..totally simple and clean. My style of making cards changes with the crafter that I'm inspired by. Right now, all the crafters that inspire me are the ones with clean cards..not too much going on...just a simple card, neat, no fuss, no ten layers on the card. Another blog, Clean and simple is also just that.
Besides that, the quilters sampler from Papertrey ink totally had me hooked since the day they were released. So this was a long time due.
Since I do not have any stamps right now(they're at my home, but you've heard that cribbing before), but I've been on such a high after buying lots of craft stuff, this card by Vicky was totally on my mind. I had papers, I had glue and I had the card-stock. Though I admit if I had the punches, the squares would be neater, but this is good too..right?
And how many times does it happen that the idea you have in mind, and the end result is exactly the same? It happened with this card...and I am soo happy..
One thing about this card, Vicky pointed out in her video, that it is better to stick the 1x1 squares on a scratch paper and then frame it up. It gives the faux quilted piece a good support. After making the card, I totally agree.
The sentiment is handwritten, with water-color pencils. And I cannot leave glitter out of the card, so I use bits of glitter paper, the pen used to make the faux stitches is also a glitter pen. the quilt is raised off the card with foam tape.
Ok, so its not a neat card, I've got glitter spread here and there but that's the part about being handmade. Its never perfect..
PP- Hobby ideas.
Flair glitter pens
Signo white gel pen
Fabercastell watercolor pencils
Grey card stock - sent by Spardha :)
This card goes to the Crafty Creations Challenge-61-Anything goes...
And for the Just Add Ink challenge #11.
Just in time to add this card to the Meljen's Designs Weekly Thursday Challenge #1