Friday, October 14, 2011

Thankful Cards

I made these cards yesterday...:
I made this one with a die from Memory Box and sentiment from Papertrey Ink(Fall Elegance) and some distress inks.  I used Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade and Brushed Corduroy inks.  I used glossy paper for the tree and simply brushed the inks right on the tree from the pad and brushed off with a paper towel.  The really tough part of this card was the sentiment!!!  I wanted to use a brown that matched the tree, but all the brown dye inks I have just didn't go AT ALL!!  I tried SEVERAL times to use the Brushed Corduroy distress ink for the sentiment, but UGLY!!  Every time it looked blurry or runny...I have now discovered that distress inks are tough to use on sentiments (well at least on a finely detailed one like this!!).  But here's what I did...I FIRST stamped the sentiment on a versamark pad and THEN stamped on the Brushed Corduroy before stamping on the paper...IT WORKED WONDERFULLY...and the cool thing is that the versamark makes the ink wet enough to emboss( which I LOVE on sentiments!!!)!!  Added ribbon and "trimmed" the tree a bit. 
I made this one with a set from Papertrey Ink(Iconic Images and Fall Elegance for sentiment).  Stamped in Cajun Craze and cut out pitcher and popped up over stamped flowers(Summer Sun and Old Olive).  Framed, popped up and layererd on Old Olive card using Papertrey Ink Impression Plate(canvas/linen).
This one doesn't have the same sentiment...but has the same "idea":)!!
I made this card with a set from Hero Arts(Dots and Flowers) and Papertrey Ink Sentiment(Friends Til the End).  I stamped with versamark on black paper and white embossed.  Added cut out flower stamped on Summer Sun and Old Olive...embossed the Summer Sun card with embossing folder(Craft Concepts).
     Thanks for looking, hope you have a great day:)!!!!


  1. I am constantly amazed at the die cuts out there. This is a beautiful tree. Thanks for the tip on stamping the sentiment. The pitcher is another wonderful die cut and I think pitchers should be used for flowers. All three are wonderful Thanksgiving cards.

  2. Hi, Lisa. Three beautiful cards. I love them all, but especially the one on green base card. I haven't ventured into using Distress inks, but I know I will soon and I'll remember this tip about using them with sentiments. Ann, a.k.a. KingstonMama :)

  3. Absolutely LOVE the first card!! Lovely job on the others too.

  4. These are all so pretty Lisa, love the tree especially :)
    Distress inks and stamps have caused me no end of problems before now and I must have accidently double stamped like this the other week and noticed a difference....never gave it another thought tho!
    Jenny x

  5. I have that tree die, but I've never thought to ink it up like that! Beautiful card!


I so appreciate your comments...thank you, so much, for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa