Monday, 9 April 2012

Shaped Cards

I had fun with the Hero Arts technique challenge for this month which is shaped cards.  I have seen some beautifully made shaped cards from time to time and have thought I should make some, but I didn’t quite understand how to make them.  I enjoyed watching Shari Carroll's technique video and learnt what to do.  The idea of cutting a bit of the bottom off the card at the back to make it stand up straighter is a great idea.  I learnt the hard way that it is better to cut it off before you stick the front and back together, that way you can line up what you are cutting off with the fold at the top of the card and it stands up straight.

My first card was part of the Hero Arts 90 minute scramble.  I used the colours from the photo below.  I got the idea of the circle card from the wreath shape.

This is one of my cards for the 90 minute scramble.  I made another card using the same colours.  

Blue, green and pink shaped card

Ink: Distress ink, Versafine black
Stamps: Branch background
Cardstock: blue, white
Other: pink flowers, gems, Spellbinder scallops and circles (classic one I think)
I enjoyed making it so much, I decided to make two more.  I also showed my 13 year old niece and 5 year old daughter how to do it and they make a card or two each too.

My second card:
Blue shaped card

Ink: Ultramarine impress ink,
Stamps: Swirl stamp
Cardstock: Dark blue and light blue
Other: White and blue flowers, pearls, Spellbinder scallops and circles (classic one I think)

My third card:
Pink and purple shaped card

Ink: Lilac impress ink, Archival Brilliance Aurora (just used the pink),
Stamps: Ha 4 flowers (smallest flower) CG290. HA Happy Birthday C5594
Cardstock: Purple and lilac
Other: Cuttlebug d’vine swirl folder, pearl, Spellbinder scallops and circles (classic one I think), butterfly punch

I am entering this last one in the A Blog Named Hero first challenge.  I love these flower stamps and have made lots of cards using them.
I really enjoy using my cuttlebug and so I am entering this in the Simon Says Stamp challenge - Use your favourite tool.

Thanks so much for dropping by and for your comments.  


1 comment:

  1. fabulous cards Angela - love the blue on in particular.