Monday, April 7, 2014

Spring Cards Using What's On Hand

Sympathy Card

My creative process is usually to survey what supplies I have on hand and then kind of “feel” a project. Sometimes I look at things, take them out, put them back. Sometimes it's instant. Other times it takes a while.

Right now half of my craft room is packed up  (  Mr.  Chocolate says “How can you tell” ).  I still used that process but could feel the absence of other stuff. ( I really can Mr. C.)


Still, I needed to make some cards so used what I had . All my dies and embossing folders are packed up. I have my neutral papers , a bin with miscellaneous embellishments and some stamps on hand.

Sympathy Cards Grey and White

For these cards, I used a combination of silver, gray and white papers. Stamped the floral medallion on white paper with grey chalk ink, and layered with torn silver paper circles. Embellished with rhinestones and self adhesive sticker borders.

Spring Card

For this card, I used a natural color scheme with fossilized leaves and a metal frame and tree as the focal.

Spring Card Closeup

For the last card, I used gray and white with a splash of color from  fern and 3D Iris stickers and a metal butterfly I found in the $1.50 bin at Michaels.

Metal Butterfly Card

Butterfly and Iris Card


Happy Spring ! 

5 comments:

Laura Kuhlmann said...

I always love to see the cards you create! When you "use what you have" you do it in such a beautiful way, that each card seems like a pretty collage you want to spend time looking at! :)

Michelle L. said...

Oh, how beautiful they are! I think you could use the butterfly one for a hundred different occasions. Even half packed you are good, lady. Whatcha packing for?

Toodie said...

Great cards! I always love to see what you've done next; you have such a way with the paper!

lindalou said...

Well done. If have my things were packed up I'd be lost. BTW…why are things packed up? Maybe you've talked about it and I've missed it. Not been the best of bloggers of late.

Doreen said...

TGIF!