Friday, September 28, 2018

Card Inspiration with Dorlene!

Hi there. Dorlene here to share the results of my card making spree this week. Below are two cards that I am sharing today.

"You Don't Have to Be Perfect"
  • What I love about this card is that it shows off both sides of a double sided patterned paper.
  • I used Anchors Aweigh 108 for this card as I wanted to make a masculine themed card.
  • Cut your cardstock at 5 1/2 x 5 1/4" and score at 1" on the 5 1/4" side.

  • The patterned paper is cut at 4 x 5 1/4". 
  • Ink all edges with Deep Sea PowderPuff Chalk Ink on both sides.

  • Adhere the patterned paper to the 1" tab and that completes the card base. 
  • I stamped the sentiment with Cool Gray PowderPuff Chalk Ink
  • Then, inked the punched circle with Deep Sea PowderPuff Chalk Ink and added faux stitches with a gray marker.

  • To embellish the card, I added some blue fiber and a blue heart button.

Quick Quotes Products:
PowderPuff Chalk Inks Used: Deep Sea and Cool Gray

Other Products Used:
Sentiment by Unity Stamp Co.
Cardstock by Fun Stampers Journey
Misc.: Marker, Fiber and Buttons


The next card was made by punching squares for a patchwork effect using papers from the Spring Showers Paper Pack.

"Spring Showers Patchwork"

  • I adhered the squares on a piece of cardstock for placement only.

  • Once I cut out the size I wanted for the card, I inked all edges with Key Largo PowerPuff Chalk Ink.

  • Then  I did something pretty cool! I couldn't find a ribbon/twine/fiber with a color that coordinated so I inked a long length of white string with the Key Largo PowderPuff Chalk Ink pad - so cool!

  • I applied it twice to get the full coverage I desired, and wow! This opens up lots of new opportunities!

  • I added flat back pearls to each intersecting corner, a bit of lace under the string and done.

Quick Quotes Products:
Spring Showers Paper Pack
Key Largo PowderPuff Chalk Ink

Other Products:
Flat Back Pearls, String, and Lace
Tin Pail and White Cardstock from FSJ

I hope these two card creations inspire you to create a fun and different card soon!
~ Dorlene

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