Wednesday, February 6, 2008

I'm seeing spots!

I just LOVE this paper! It isn't a new paper, it has been around for a while. The Cute Pie collection is just so fun and full of bright colors. I sat down at my desk to make some Valentine cards and this paper just flew into my hands! This first card is a smaller than normal card. It measures 4-1/2 inches square. I used Basic black as the base and a square of whisper white under the polka dots. The "Hello" is a rub-on from the Anchored collection. To tell you the truth, I was tempted to just leave the card with only the Hello on there! These rub-ons look so clean and awesome, I have totally fallen in love with them! They are super easy to use too. I don't even use the popcicle stick anymore. Just my thumbnail. (yes, that amazing discovery happened when I couldn't find my stick....) I decided to go ahead and add some more to the card by folding a bit of wide celery grosgrain ribbon for leaves and adding a big daisy from the pretties kit. I punched a circle from Barely banana and just had to put one more rub-on on there. The circle says "forever friends" and is from the same rub-on set. I added a bit of bling with a clear rhinestone brad from the pretties kit and called it good. I still had all that awesome paper on my desk tho, so I decided to make a few more cards.

This next one uses the same papers with an addition of strips of Purely Pomegranite to make the X. I punched out the scallop in black and added an O that I made by punching a 1 inch circle and then a 1-1/4" circle. I added another rub-on to the center of that, and stuck the XO on with snail and then with staples. I put the rick rack on , just for mom and added a Pink rhinestone to the ends. The black strip up top was a bit overpowering so I added some dottage with my white gel pen. This card is a bit bigger, measuring in at 5 inches square.

These last two cards are pretty self explanitory. Very simple and classic. The white dots around the scallop are with the white gel pen. I couldn't decide if I liked the white strip or black strip better. What do you think?

I think I need to go back into my stamp room for some therapy now....I'll blog at ya later!

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