The card that I made today could be used for many occassions. But I think that I like this card sketch though … it’s simple but can be taken in so many directions.
The sketch come from Case this Sketch and its Sketch #292 and it was designed by Brian. And this is the sketch with the measurements that I used to create the above card
The papers that I used are from Kasiercrafts’ Stargazer 6X6 paper pad. The sentiment I actually cut with my Scan and Cut machine … my machine and I are on speaking terms again after a very extended break from each other. I am making a lot of use of this machine of late due to my fingers becoming more sore from cutting images and such.
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project. And as always before you go I would like to leave you with this final thought
I have to try and live more in the moment of what is happening and not second guessing what is coming. Living with a Chronic Illness changes your outlook on life. The way I thought that my life was going to go is nothing like how it is.
Have a Happy Crafty Accepting Kind of Day,
I have been a little quite lately due to stuff going on in my world but I was able to get back into my craft space and I got to use some new products. To make my card crafting go a little smoother I started with a sketch to help me get into my new 6X6 paper pad. And here is the sketch from CASe this Sketch #290 by Chrissy
I had so much fun playing with this sketch that I actually made two cards using it. I will share my 2nd creation in another post. This time around though I used a new paper pad from Kasiercraft called Stargazer.
I loved the blues of this set and I thought it had some different papers in it. I used black card stock for the matting. The sentiment is actually included in the pack. Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking a look at my creation. And before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought:
I have had to tell myself this a lot lately. It really isn’t my fault for a lot of what is going on but then I forget this and the stuff I can control gets out of control. So this is a shout out to everyone who fights each day for the health that they do have. This is one thing that I don’t take for granted anymore and you shouldn’t either. Life can change before your very eyes.
Have a Happy Crafty “You Can Do It” Kind of Day,
This time I am back with a card project plus a bonus project. I so wanted to get into my new card making space and see how the set up was to use. So that I wouldn’t have a total mind blank while crafting I decided to follow along with one of my favourite card challenge blogs. Color Throwdown had just put up their newest colour combo #501 and I thought that I had an image that would suit perfectly for a quick and easy card so I sat down and made this card with this combo.
Aren’t the colours for the combo wonderful. I thought that they were so peaceful and would suit being used for an Anniversary card. So I pulled out a favourite stamp set of mine “Darkroom Doors Full Bloom Vol.1” and used the rose image and stamped this onto Kraft cardstock and coloured with my pencils. Then I cut this image out with a die from my stash and mounted it onto some grey cardstock.
The papers are by Kaisercraft from my stash so is the yellow glitter cardstock which I thought helped to tie the image a bit more into the card. I was really happy with how the card turned out and my card area does work but there is a couple of problems which I hope to sort out soon.
I thought that I would share with you a bonus project that I did. This is a card that I made for a dear friend at our church who just had his birthday. The photo doesn’t do the card justice – the yellow border is stamped with a subtle but striking pattern. On the giraffe panel I first used various red, orange, yellow and brown Distress Inks to achieve the sunset type backdrop then I stamped the giraffe, leaves and grasses in black ink and coloured in the giraffe. The scarf that the card is sitting on top of is made of a very bulky acrylic yarn and woven on my Ashford Ridge Heddle Loom. I told you that I was into different crafts!! This is just another one of them – doing different crafts helps me to do different stuff depending on what my illness will let me do that day. Today has been walking with my Son and making 2 cards … so all in all a good day.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog today. And as usual before you leave I want to leave you with this final thought:
Any day spent with a little or a lot of crafting in it is a good one. I find it relaxing and it’s like a medicine for my soul.
Have a Happy Wonderful Crafty Kind of Day,