Monday, May 14, 2012


It's been a while, so thought I would share a few of the 20 cards I've been working on during the past week. These all fit SC384, last week's SCS sketch challenge. They each use two sheets coordinating patterned paper. Most of these will be used as birthday cards, though a couple may be set aside for sympathy or anniversary.

While watching Season Two of True Blood at a friend's a few weeks ago, I borrowed one of her retired stamp sets from Stampin' Up, Exotic Birds, and stamped up a bunch of the images for later use. They were perfect for some of these cards.

For a few of the cards I dug out some leftover inchies (Inkadinkado) stamped eons ago, which I have been trying to use up. Double matted with scalloped squares, they also worked well with these large florals.

A close-up of one of the burgandy bird cards.


Stamps: Exotic Birds (Stampin' Up, retired); Butterflies & Birds (Inkadinkado)
Paper: Joy's Vintage Papers (Hot Off the Press), Wausau Paper (white), DCWV (solid colors)
Ink: Basic Black (SU)
Accessories: Square punchs (Marvy)


Shelley Munro said...

These are gorgeous, Heather. The cards in the shades of blue are my favorites. :)

Heather said...

Thanks, Shelley!

I've had this paper for I don't know how long, and recently found it in a box with blank scrapbook albums waiting to be filled. The next day this sketch challenge was posted, and I thought these coordinating stripes and florals would be perfect for it. So glad I was right! There were also some purple papers I liked together I might use yet. Can never have too many all-purpose cards on hand! *g*

Jana said...

Lovely as always. :)

Heather said...

Thanks, Jana!

Alice Audrey said...

Oh, egrets. Or maybe herons. At first I thought they were ugly cats sitting face forward. Then I thought they see owls on a branch. My mind is playing tricks on me.

Heather said...

ROFL...I'm not even going to ask how you thought that was a cat. Personally, I was thinking it was a crane.