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Sunday, March 25, 2012
Thankful For You Card
I created this card as one of my first cards when I was trying out my new Recollections Chalk Ink pads. I found it challenging to do the flower; but it didn't turn out too bad. I thought the inside of the card was good; but the flower could be better. The videos made it look so easy. I just need more experience working with the chalk ink. I thought I would share it with you. I created this card before I got my Cricut Expression; which I absolutely love. It is a simple card using scrapbook punches.
Front page of card. Used Recollections basic white card - 6 1/2 by 5. I found the larger cards are easier to work with than the little ones when you are adding a few layers. The stamp was Stampendous Cling Jumbo Peony Set.
This is an inside view of the card.
Card - Recollections basic white 6 1/2 X 5 card
Flower - Stampendous Cling Jumbo Peony Set
Ink - Versamark; Recollections Chalk Ink pads - colors Seafoam, Tutu and Breeze
Paper for front - Martha Stewart Essential paper pad
Brads for front - not sure of the brand
Cardstock - Recollections
Paper for inside - Pink marble 24 lb. copy paper
Quotes - Hot Off the Press 1000 card quotes
Scrapbook punches - Little flower - Recollections; Dragonfly - Marvy Uchida; Little butterflies - Martha Stewart; Large butterflies - EK 3 in one punch; Edger - Recollections
Foam mounting tape for large butterfly and little flowers
Some day I will practice more on this flower and see if I can get better in using the chalk ink. If anyone has any tips; I would greatly appreciate it. I have no problem with markers and colored pencils; but inks are a challenge to get the right amounts in the right places. I know it is a learning process; but I love it and have to continue to try until perfection. HA!
Thank you for stopping by. Please leave a comment. I welcome any tips you might have. You can leave them under comments or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a great day and keep on creating. I love reading your blogs.