Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Simply Said "Mish" cards

I made these cards by using the Kindness wheel on whisper white, coloring in the flowers, and then cutting the sheets into 4x4 and 3x4 pieces (you get 6 pieces total from one 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper). Then I just mixed up the added focal points, ribbons, and prima flowers where necessary. It takes a little while to cut up everything but then you assemble them assembly line style and presto you are done very quickly.
These cards are based on basic layouts by Michelle Wooderson, so I have to give her credit. I actually took her basic layout pieces she uses in cutting out her printed papers or homemade background papers, and then cut some variouse sized focal point pieces and started playing with layouts. It is fun and easy. Take some scrap 1/4 size pieces of colored cardstock and then put on some white pieces measuring 3x4 , 4x4, 3x5/12, and 3 1/2 x 5 1/4. Then take a contrasting color and cut into squares, 2x4 strips, 1 1/2x 2 1/2 strips, etc. and play with placement and layout.
I made 12 cards tonight with 2 sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 pieces of background paper. It was pretty easy.

I used the following for these samples:
Stamps: kindness jumbo wheel, simply said
Inks: cool caribbean, real red, barely banana, basic brown
Papers: cool caribbean, real red, barely banana, close to cocoa
accessories: prima flowers, bold brights brads, ribbons, stampin dimensionals, glue dots, chipboard flower negative space.

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