I have never really been a card maker. I’m a scrapbooker really. I love all things paper, photos and memory keeping. I have found it quite difficult to make cards which is silly considering card making is just a smaller canvas to work on.
Since joining Stampin’ Up! I have loved the ease of card making. My friend, Jillian, asked me last week if I was a card maker now. To be honest, I don’t know. It still makes me a little nervous but I’m getting better and it is getting easier. I’ve loved using the Stampin’ Up! supplies to make my cards and pages because everything co-ordinates. Ink, ribbon, cardstock, patterned paper. I’m in heaven. It’s taken a lot of the guess work out of scrapbooking and card making and I love it. I need all the time I can get with my busy family. I just get to create now and not worry if a certain shade of green actually matches. It all works. I love it. Did I say that enough times?
Here are a few of my recent cards.
This is a very simple design using Daffodil Delight cardstock and ink. I stamped the Inspired by Nature stamp in Daffodil Delight on Whisper White cardstock. I then turned the stamp over and used the other side of Inspired by Nature in Pumpkin Pie. I mounted the stamped images on Pumpkin Pie cardstock. I just didn’t realise how easy and effective this card was going to be. I don’t know that I’ll ever get over how easy it is to make the element look good because they coordinate so well when you match the cardstock with the inks.
When I attended my first demonstration as hostess, not the demonstrator, my now upline showed us how to use the blender pens. I remember thinking how cool it looked and how amazing it was that I was able to use the ink pads and the blender pens to colour my images. When I received my kit and actually used the blender pens I was blown away by how effective and easy they were to use. The above image is my first ever attempt at using the blender pens to colour in.
This was a pretty simple card with the Apothecary Art stamp and the matching die cuts. A quick little colour and this is how it turned out. (more…)