Thursday, April 11, 2013

Pink-a Li-cious!

Okay - here is the third and fourth set of cards that I made for my friend.  I really like how these ones look.  Again, I used those domed sentiment stickers on one of the sets and  on the other I used a Penny Black sentiment that I thought was a nice one to use for this particular cause.  While these cards have taken a bit of time to make they haven't taken anywhere near as much as they might look.  I would design the card....some times drawing it out in my scribble and then assembling the die cuts on my cutting board.  As I have mentioned in previous posts, I use the Grand Caliber and what I love about this machine is that it is so easy to put many dies on one cutting board.  Often I am able to put all the elements of one card on the board and so cut everything for one card out at one time.  When I make a card that way it is far less "pass throughs" and therefore, far less work than it appears to be.  Simply, it becomes a card making assembly line that really allows me to make a nice card set quickly.  So without further ado....here are the next round of sets!

In this particular set, which was super easy, I used all Spellbinder dies and left the uppermost die cut in the die in order to sponge pink around it and still keep a nice crisp white border.



And here is the full set.

In this next set I went again with the pre-made sentiments mounted on pink paper and just highlighted those sentiments with a whole lot of white texture.  Texture in the way of layers, cuts and embossing.  I like the clean look of this!

This particular set has a little story behind it.  I had this card made without the ribbon, the polkadot paper, the middle scalloped layer or the bling and sentiment.  Instead it had a glittered pink breast cancer ribbon popped up in the center and it was the first set I made.  And, I just couldn't stand it until I finally carefully deconstructed the card, changed it up a bit and ended up with what you see here.  I am glad that I did!  I know look back to the pix of the first take and blech!  So, sometimes it pays to sit on a card and revisit it with new energy later.  I was so "done" with the set the first time around that I couldn't conceive of ripping it apart to make something better.  But, after a day or two passed I was able to dive back in a change it around to something I liked much better.....so the moral of the story???  Never throw away those completed but ugly duckling projects....later they may become a beautiful swan ;-D




I plan to post the final two sets tomorrow and then get them out to my friend in California.  I have had fun with this project and although I was nervous in the beginning about the making of 36 cards it didn't end up being anywhere as hard as I thought it might be.  I am glad that I said yes and would definitely do a project of this size again. It wasn't too hard to come up with 6 different designs either....

Thank you so much for stopping by and I appreciate the lovely comments that have been made on my blog in the past!

Be well,
Sheila

7 comments:

joy said...

WOW! You really made a lot of beautiful cards, Sheila! I love all the layers and the pinks!

Barb said...

Another two gorgeous sets, Sheila! Your friend is going to be so thrilled with these! Beautiful work!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

You have been busy! They are all lovely!

Dawn Turley said...

amazing Sheila. You are a machine! So much beautiful detail on your cards, even if you do maximum cutting in one pass... it's still a lot of texture and work.

Jenni's Jems said...

Hi Sheila sorry i haven't visited for a while but I am all caught up on your blog now and I'm loving these sets for the breast cancer auction(my mum died of this dreadful disease)and like you have rarely made a baby card but funny enough this year have lots of babies being born so have been in production too hee he x

Sasha said...

Every single card is a masterpiece, Sheila. Those words are beautiful! x

jintyoo7 said...

fabulous, Sheila - beautiful details :)