Friday, October 23, 2009

Are my cards notecards?

It just seems that more often than not, I completely forget to put a sentiment on the front. I've done that the whole nine years I've been a stamper. I just don't always like to have a sentiment on the front, or I just decide it's finished without a sentiment.

I made this brown and pink card with supplies from my GinaK Stamp TV Floral Frenzy kit. Everything on the card except for the tiny Primas, and one punched flower on the lower right that I had on hand, came from the kit. That's how jam packed the STV kits are. This was the very first one, and I still have tons of stuff left in it! The stamp set is Bold Flowers. It's still available. I have had trouble making anything really impressive with it because it isn't a style I work with a lot. I think it's a cute set, it just lends itself to a more CAS style, which of course I'm not used to! I sprayed the brown flowers with Chestnut Brown Glimmer Mist. (On sale!!)

This card has no stamping at all. It's almost all My Mind's Eye Coastal-GORGEOUS STUFF!!! The base is Naturals Ivory, there's a Bashful Blue layer, a Confetti Cream band sprayed with Caspian Sea shimmer mist that are all SU! I'm fairly certain I got the beautiful velvet ribbon from Flourishes. I either bought it, or it was a freebie-they used to send wonderful little gifts with every purchase.

This is a 2 Sketches for You sketch. The spot where I put the branch is supposed to be a circle, but I got focused on this branch and had to use it. I sponged the edges with Basic Brown, painted it with Diamond Glaze, and then covered it with Angel Dust Art Glitter.


~amy~ said...

Oh lovin' both of your fabbie cards Carla...I don't tend to put sentiments on my cards either...I think it makes them more versatile:)

mustangkayla said...

What pretty cards!

Julie said...

Gorgeous stuff, Carla! I've got the same "problem"--I have to force myself, sometimes, to add a sentiment to the front of the card--I'm very image oriented.

Hope your day is fabulous!

Noelle Reese said...

LOVE IT!! I ADORE that Laundry line! All 4 collections are stunning to me. This is a fantastic card!

Pat (mspfd) said...

OMG, These are amazing creations. And I don't like always putting sentiments on my cards either. I actually prefer them naked unless a sentiment works well with the design. Do you understand why most stampers feel a need to have sentiments on their card fronts?