Friday, July 12, 2013

The Twelve Days of Cardstock

We're still celebrating a Cardstock Christmas by making holiday cards which eschew designer patterned paper and embrace all things inky, misty, textural and creative... and we hope you, are too! Here's what we did this week:

Lauren says, "Writing the description of my card last week, I realized that I've fallen into the habit, in cardstock challenges, of nearly always relying on texture to replace pattern. Which isn't a bad thing, necessarily, but it was starting to feel a little predictable. So this week I decided to burst definitively out of my comfort zone and get inky! To make my grungy background I used 1 mask, 3 mists, 5 inkpads, and 9 or 10 different stamps in a frenzy of layering that was waaaaaaaaaay too much fun. Patterned paper? No, thanks, I'm ok without it, lol!"

Stephanie says, "Since going *inky* is usually my go to technique for cardstock, I decided to switch it up this week as well and create a clean & simple design.  My sweet little Deer Family were stamped in Rhubarb Stalk Momento ink, die cut, and matted on a coordinating cardstock die cut.  A touch of silver ribbon, touches of silver glitter pen on the ornaments, and a few silver ball embellishments, and my clean & simple design was done."

So whether you go inky ... textury ... or even clean & simple ... just break out your cardstock collection (we know you have one) and have some fun.  Cards should be linked-up by no later than 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, July 17th. 


Lisa said...

Beautiful cards ladies!

Marianne said...

Ha, love how you've switched roles this week as to going inky LOL. With stunning results, I'd like to add!

Krisha said...

Both cards are stunning ladies!

Rosemary said...

These are absolutely gorgeous. I intend to get myself back into your challenges, I've missed them so.

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