Over the past couple of months I found a couple of cards on the CTMH Consultant boards that I fell in love with. I have tried to go back and find the names of the consultant to give them credit for their work because again I did not write their name down but I could not find them… so if these are your card designs THANK YOU for the inspiration!
I vow this year to write down your names… I want to give you credit.
When I made cards I always made 8. Four of them I keep for my use and four of them go on my card spinner display. Those are for sale during crop nights and the crafts shows that I attend.
The first card is one that I found in the CTMH Fall / Winter 2011 Idea Book. It uses the December Stamp of the Month. This card came right out of the Idea book with no changes. It is on page 143. The paper pack is Roxie.
This next card uses the stamp set that came with the Wings Workshop on the Go Spring / Summer 2011 (man does time fly). I love that just by changing to colors you get two different moods from the same design.
This mood is very elegant and classic. I could send this card to anyone and know that they would love it. I love Chocolate and Olive together.
I pulled out a retired color (Watermelon) for this card because I wanted to be bright . fun, and almost too much. I used the same stamp and design on both cards but they feel different.
I used a very old stamp called “For Every Occasion” for the sentiments on both cards
Last but not least is a card that when I saw the design I started laughing. On the stamp is a glamorous image of a witch. I love the image and wanted the stamp just because of her. I had all kinds of Halloween ideas running around in my head.
I saw the design for the next card and
thought of my daughter and her friends.
I changed the colors to suite their taste and I am going to give them to Kaela as Valentine's to her girl friends. I hope she likes them.
I used the August: Wicked Stamp of the month along with an old stamp called Heartthrob. The paper pack is Sweetheart. The colors I used were Cotton Candy, Black, and Gypsy.
All of these cards were made with “older” stamps and papers that are not “current” but I was able to make fresh, of the moment cards out of what I have on hand.
So go and raid your older papers and your scrap cardstock piles I want to see the cards you make from them.