Hello and Happy New Year!!! It has been a while since my last post, the holidays just got a little too hectic. And with all of my holiday projects, my craft room was just such a disaster that even I was scared to step inside it! So what better excuse to clean up my craft room and start creating again than having my big order from the new catalogue arrive, right?!
Before I start playing with my new products though, I wanted to play with the beautiful First Frost bundle. And since I have been out of the loop for quite a while I decided to make three cards today, one for every type of crafter...the beginner, casual and avid crafters. Let's get started!
THE BEGINNER CRAFTER
Here's for the new stampers, or for people who just want to make simple and quick cards due to time constraints. Simple stamping is a fun way to get people started in card-making. For my card I used a Whisper White card base and stamped my images using four different inks...Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Lemon Lime Twist and Granny Apple Green. I then stamped my sentiment in black Memento ink to make it stand out. And that is all there is to this card, how quick and simple was that?!
THE CASUAL CRAFTER
Now to step up my simple stamping card, all I did was add layers. I stamped my images exactly the same way as my first card except that my sentiment is now white heat embossed on a piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock and cut using my Tailored Tag punch before being adhered to the card using dimensionals. This whole piece was then layered on top of a Rich Razzleberry cardstock, and then onto the card base.
THE AVID CRAFTER
This one's for the crafter who wants to make more intricate and detailed projects. I kept the design similar, but for this card I used the coordinating Frosted Bouquet Framelits and die-cut my images. I wanted my flowers to have a more vibrant color so I used my Aqua Painter to spread the ink a bit. This wiped the detailing out of my flowers though so I re-stamped my images in a darker ink, Gray Granite, and I loved the result! I arranged my images on top of a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock that I ran through my Big Shot with the Tin Tile embossing folder. The sentiment was stamped on a Whisper White cardstock with Rich Razzleberry ink, punched out using the same Tailored Tag punch, then sponged with Rich Razzleberry around the edges. I added some Rhinestone jewels and silver metallic thread for embellishment before adhering my card on the Rich Razzleberry mat and then onto the card base. And lastly, I added some Wink of Stella to my flowers for a little shimmer.
So which type of crafter are you, and which card was your favorite? Whether you're a beginner, casual or avid crafter, what's important is that you're having fun creating and doing what you love! I hope you guys enjoyed today's projects and I thank you so much for stopping by. See you next time and happy crafting!