Sunday, April 26, 2009

Krafty Kards

This was a very fun weekend. I was able to relax with my family and helped make 125 thank you cards (yes you read that right) for my friend Michelle's sister Jen, who is having a baby in July. There were 4 of us, but Susi and I were the only "experienced" crafters. See this post for examples of some of the cards we made. We did of course, make different cards and incorporated some papers Jen had from her Teaching Assistant. It was a very fun and productive Sunday.

So tonight I wanted to make cards that were not baby-like. I used my new Basic Grey stamps (Enabler Alert: All three of the image stamps were in the new $1.99 stamp sets from Basic Grey. There are 3-6 stamps per pack, although some of them are tiny. But they are fun...and they are at Archiver's. Just sayin')

I also continued my love affair with Kraft cardstock. I seriously have an L-O-V-E of any card that is put on Kraft. It is becoming the first paper I reach for after I color an image. The first card I used Primacolor pencils right on the Kraft. I used a blending pencil to burnish the pencil into the card, and a white pencil to add some highlights. The card with the leaves I used my Copics to play with the retro- feel of the leaves. And below is the retro birdy. He is colored with Copics as well. The sentiment stamps are all from Hero Arts, although not from the same sets.
Have a great week everyone!

Stamps: Images (Basic Grey), Sentiments (Hero Arts)
Cardstock: Kraft, Ocean Tides (Papertrey Ink), White (Neenah), Green (SU)
Ribbon: Orange (American Crafts), Ocean Tides Twill (Papertrey Ink), Twine (Walmart)
Ink: Memento
Colored Pencils: Prismacolor
Markers: Copics


Randee E said...

Love those stamps. Peacock birdie is just too cute. Love the coloring too :0)

Randee E said...

Hey there - Did you buy the Friends Furever MFT set? And if so can I please borrow it by Wednesday?

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me? After we made 125 cards you went back and did more? I am impressed! Thanks again for everything!! Jen