Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Green Accent

As far as I know, family on the east coast are safe, some without power but making the best of it.  We continue to offer our prayers to those who have lost their homes and personal possessions. 

My stepdaughter and granddaughter have opened a small shop and are participating in a few local craft shows.   They've asked me to put some of my cards in the shop and I've been busy making them.  Nothing like time pressure to stifle creativity.  I need to find some things that can be mass produced but I want make one first to be sure I like it.  So far I have one of several different birthday cards and not really feeling them.  One of the cards I made using the sketch from Paper Players.


The base card is one of those colored ones you buy by the box.  I'm trying to use up ones I bought when I first started making cards. (This may be part of my creativity problem.  lol)  I happened across the print paper while looking for something else and the greens were a match.  Yippee!  I took the yellow and blue from the print to make the middle band, using an EK Success ribbon punch and a Baby's Breath embossing folder.  The flower was cut twice from Accent Essentials, and offset.  It was inked with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink and centered with a yellow rhinestone. 

The leaf is also from AE and stamped with a Tiny Tags stamp from My Craft Spot.  I auditioned various colors of ink, didn't like any of them and thought I'd just heat emboss with white.  Oops, I used clear by mistake.  This turned out to be a happy accident since it showed up dark green, just what I wanted in the first place.
I have a file of some of the Paper Player sketches that I've used for challenges before.  They are simple and attractive.  I think I'm going to refer to them for more of my cards.


  1. Fabulous floral card!!! Good luck with selling your cards...I'm sure they will be a hit!

    Thanks for playing along with us at the Paper Players

  2. You'll do fine, Bobby. I think it is harder to create under a timeline. Your spring card is cheerful and I love the happy accident with the clear embossing! Forgive me if you already know this (I don't have time this second to go back into your archives), but "Freshly Made Sketches" and "Retrosketches" are also fun ones that inspire me.

  3. Good luck with the card-selling! I think this is a super way to interpret the sketch! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

  4. Great idea to stamp the sentiment on the leaf! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players!