Saturday, June 16, 2012

Fun with cardstock

I love to play and I love playing with color challenges so my two cards I am going to share in this post use two different color challenges and both cards ended up being made up mostly of colored cardstocks.
 First up, I took the Colour Q colors.  I have seen a few designers use a starburst type of design with papers and that was how I wanted to use the colors on my card.  I took three 5" squares and just cut them apart. All of the cuts were identical, so I alternated the colors and put my square back together.
 Another technique I have wanted to use it applying ink to a clear stamp block, the kind you normally attach your cling stamps too. Then that inked block is pressed into the paper, making it the stamp, so to speak. I used a great green stamp pad by Clearsnap and after the block was completely inked, I gave it a spritz of water.

 Here is the Colour Q combo.
 Next I used the Colour Q combo.  I just got a brand new Cricut cartridge, Sweater Weather.  Everything on the cartridge looks like a warm and cuddly sweater or mittens, etc.  While I used a neat heart image, I thought it still had a winter look with those colors.
 Notice the white cardstock too, I used a great Cuttlebug embossing folder. I thought that design went along with my theme.

Here is The Play Date Cafe colors.
 And for some pics from my Hipstamatic...
 We went on down to the beach the other evening just before sunset. It was on the cold side, thus the coats.  We had so much fun!!!
I'll share some more pics from this little visit in my next post.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

16 comments:

Annette said...

wow great cards and cute photos...thanks for sharing..

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Your cards are GORGEOUS!! I love love love love that little bicycle and that heart!!!!

Sylvia said...

Fabulous card, Linda, I love the way you used the colors and the strips of card stock! I can't imagine being cold at the beach, it is so hot here! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ and sharing your card. Hope you have a lovely Father's Day!

Tracey McNeely said...

Linda your colourQ is fantastic! I love that bike image. and you sunburst pattern.

June said...

These cards are really cute! I saw the Hero Arts bicycle stamp at Michael's yesterday, and wondered what could be done with it ... I love what you've created!

Jen said...

That starburst is awesome! And I love the background for the bicycle. So many cool things on one card! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

Patrice said...

Your cards are fabulous!

kasia c. said...

Love them, but that one with the bike blew me away! Love the "rays" behind the focal image. And the ink misting effect is so fabulous. :)
Thanks for playing along with us at ColourQ!

Margie H said...

Great cards and pictures, Linda! Love the first one as it is one of my favorite color combo and shape :)

LeAnne said...

I love your bicycle card...I love bicycle stamps and don't own a one! I need to remedy that! Love your starburst technique (I wish I could figure out how everybody gets theirs so EVEN) and the acrylic block technique too! Thanks for playing with us this week at the CQC!

cnelson said...

So FABULOUS! LOVE the geometric feel to your cards! GORGEOUS photos!!

Christina said...

What sweet cards today, LInda! I'm especially in love with that darling bicycle and the cardstock rays for your background. Wow! Your wintry heart is super cute, too, and I love the sentiment you chose.

Jinny Newlin said...

Such fabulous cards, Linda! LOVE your techniques! I must look up that Sweater Weather cartridge! LOVE how you've paired it with that perfect sentiment! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

kateA said...

I love your bicycle card!! Is that a Hero Arts stamp?

Virginia L. said...

Beautifully created, Linda! I adore the bike card with the sun ray background! So eye-catching and perfect! Your beach photos are lovely and gorgeous!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Great cards--love both! I do love the embossing and design on the heart card! FAB! THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC.