Sunday, March 14, 2010

Touches of pink

I seem to go in phases but todays post shows off touches of pink!
This is my Card Positioning Systems sketch card for this week. I will work with a sketch for almost every card that I create because of the direction a sketch gives to a creation.
I am so excited to share the little details on my card!
The cute, pink, kitty cat is from a Digital set at 2 Peas in a Bucket. I loved this set from the first time I saw it. I don't really do much with actual digital techniques but I really do enjoy using the elements and working with them in a hybrid fashion. Hybrid just means that you are using the computer for some portion of your work, mixing that with real papers and glue. The kitty is from the digital kit and so is the dot patterned paper. I just printed both out on the Cyrogen Curious Iridescent cardstock. I LOVE using this white cardstock. It is perfect for using with Copic makers and it has a slight sparkle to the paper and that shows through with whatever you do with it. I order mine from CutCardStock.com.
Plus, even more goodness is that cute Bingo card. This is a FREE download from MyGrafico.com. It is by Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. The download actually contains several different bingo cards. I just opened it in a Word program, all of the bingo cards are available at once and I printed them all out on the same Curious Iridescent cardstock. I cut out the BABY one for this card. The letters for BABY were colored with Copic markers and then I sprayed two colors of Memories Mist by Stewart Superior.
Notice the embossed cardstock? This is new from Core'dinations. The design come embossed in the cardstock and all it takes is a little sanding and the design shows off. Plus, you can see that I used one of my newest border punches.
For my other card, the CARDS blog issued a challenge to create a 3" card. Why is that hard? I really find working on a mini project to be hard or challenging and so of course, I had to play along! If you go and look at that post on the CARDS blog you will be just amazed at the creations.
This is just a 3" square card, the base of the card is a piece of Black Magic Core'dinations cardstock. I like this because the card is black, when the edges are sanded, the core color is exposed and that is a matching turquoise and an even bigger plus is the inside of the card is turquoise.
The damask stamp is stamped in turquoise and then embossed with clear embossing powder. Next I sprayed this with a couple colors of Glimmer Mist just to give some additional interest.
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And a photo!
I love Daffodils. I grew up in Tacoma, WA and we had a Daffodil parade every spring. We had Daffodil princesses and Daffodils decorated the floats in the parade and so there is a whole lot of nostalgia associated when I see Daffodils plus the look of spring in the air.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

SKETCH 158 – GIRL card
Materials:
Cardstock – Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions and Vintage/Core’dinations
Cryogen Curious Iridescent/CutCardStock.com
Digital set – Kitty Kat Kit/2 Peas in a Bucket
Digital bingo stamp set – Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff/My Grafico.com
Memories Mists sprays – Stewart Superior
Copic markers
Heart brad – Creative Impressions
Martha Stewart border punch
Ribbon
Sandpaper


Mini/TURQUOISE DAMASK card
Materials:
Cardstock – Black Magic/Core’dinations

Damask stamp – Judi Kins
3-D Foam squares – Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Curious Iridescent Cryogen White/CutCardStock.com
Brillance stamp pad
Clear embossing powder
Pink flower – Prima
Self adhesive pearls – Queen & Co.
Spray color – Glimmer Mist/Tattered Angels
Corner rounder punch – Fiskars
Sandpaper

16 comments:

dstandard said...

Fabulous cards and love your pictures!

Lindalou said...

Great cards and I love pink as well. The damask card is so simple and elegant.

Daffodils just mean spring to mean.

Angela said...

I also love daffodils...and your cards....thanks for sharing...

~amy~ said...

such a sweet bingo card...and your mini card is absolutely beautiful! I didn't realize your grew up in Tacoma! I live about 30 minutes north of there...

Danielle said...

I love your cards. I have ordered the new cardstock, and I can't wait to get it.

Marlene said...

Your cards are gorgeous, and that daffodil pic is beautiful. Thanks for the heads up on the free bingo cards download. AWESOME STUFF!

Sarah Mullanix said...

The cards are beautiful...LOVE the bingo card with all of the extra little details! TFS

-Sarah

Rae said...

Such pretty cards! Thank you for my blog visit. Sorry it took me a while to leave you some love, I was having trouble with blogger. Love that damask!

Susan said...

Both cards are lovely, LOVE the aqua one...
BUT can you PLEASE answer a question I keep asking EVERYONE, and no one has answered me yet...

what IS a Card Positioning System?
and is it necessary to own? I am pretty good making my own cards, actually, and I enjoy sketches. But I really do not think I need to purchase any kind of positioner to make cards, do you?

Cheryl said...

Fun cards! Both are adorable.

Keshka said...

The card is too cute! Love the cardstock design especially. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!

Lydia said...

Oh I just love daffadils!! great Cards Linda!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the damask with the flower. . .just beautiful!

sam said...

beautiful cards! love the cute cat on the first one!

Kathleen Summers said...

Such beautiful cards, Linda. I love your use of colors and texture.

Thanks for stopping by my blog nad for your kinds words. Yes, the Lord is GOOD isn't he! :)

Maria said...

great work. Great colors. Love them all