Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Some More Cards for My Stash!

We are heading down to the beach soon for a little family camping trip and today we starting going through the process of making copious lists of things to take - hmmmm, must add some stamped images and colouring bits'n'pieces to that list!!!
I'm sure thoughts of the beach were on my mind when I decided to head off and do some more emergency cards for my stash! I pulled out the Sahara Sand CS and decided to use it as the base for these 3 very different cards. Sahara Sand is such a versatile colour as it can be a part of the main effect, or just fade into the background while adding depth.

This first card uses and all time classic favourite - Baroque Motifs - and very little colour. I just used the Sahara Sand, Basic Black and Whisper White. I was very pleased at how elegant the card looked all finished - even if the sections are a little off square - oops - guess that makes it a hand made card then!! LOL

I then decided to add in some colour - and out popped Pumpkin Pie - not quite sure why really!! This one needed to be a masculine card as I do tend to go floral and needed to challenge myself for the more macho members of my family. I ran the Pumpkin Pie throught the Cuttlebug and layered it onto some Whisper White. The leaf was stamped in Chocolate Chip and is from the Lovely as a Tree set. I then coloured it in using my Watercolour Crayons and Aqua Painter. Some Chocolate Chip details and Jumbo Eyelets added more interest.

This last card really is beach orientated. I CASE'd it from a cute Christmas card Karen Thomas made over at Luv to Stamp - check her original card here. Obviously I changed the colours and the occasion. I just adore this little guy from Crab and Co. Once again I popped on a little colour using the Watercolour Crayons and Aqua Painter, the effect can be very subtle. I also used my white gel pen to colour in his eyes and the icing on the cupcake.
The crabs were stamped onto Sky Blue using Chocolate Chip ink. This was then layered onto Old Olive CS, DP from the Fall Flowers set and finally Whisper White.


Helena (Gvendalen) said...

These are beautiful cards!
Happy new year!

Ramona Michaluk said...

Great cards again Debbie - especially love the Crab card - so cute! Well, have a lovely time away and do try to fit in some stamping so that we can see more of your lovely cards when you come back. Happy New Year to you and your family !

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Stamp and Smile said...

O' the beach sounds so WARM! We have a Winter Snowstorm coming for tonight and in to Saturday. Burrr! Enjoy the sun for me! :) I love the punches and CB embossing used on your cards... I need to build up my stash!! :)