Thursday, June 4, 2009

Card Fun!

Cards have never been my specialty, but more of something I did with my scraps after making layouts. I am not sure if it is the lack of pictures that held me back or perhaps that I miss the storytelling aspect, but I tended to slap together cards as an afterthought.

But last month our magazine showroom item was the fabulous Scor-it. I started with a layout as is my usual style and I loved it. But then I needed to make a card. And after making it, I wanted to make another. And another. It was fun and I wanted to find new things I could do with this tool. Which led me to start googling blogs and asking my scrappy friends for recommendations. Right away they sent me to 2 Sketches 4 You. ooooh the inspiration!

So, now I can't seem to stop making cards and I have found that they can simply be fun! Bold & bright, soft & moody, earthy & green--I want to do them all!

I created this one from this week's sketch on 2 Sketches which also happens to be their 1st Annual 2 Sketches 4 You Ultimate Card Showdown. How fun!



Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Paper: BasicGrey, Bling: BasicGrey, Journal Card: Maya Road, Scallop: Pink Paislee, Pins & Flower: Jo Ann Essentials, Tool: Scor-it.

Technique: I used the Scor-it to emboss a square pattern on the cardstock. I love the extra dimension it brings to the solid layer.


15 comments:

Laura Davis said...

Beautiful!! Loving the bling:) Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura & Kazan

Anja (scrappie) said...

This is beautiful love that heart.

Vanessa said...

So beautiful! I love this color combo...

Joke said...

Lovely card, great colourcombo and a lovely heart.

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Very lovely! I like the added scoring! TFP!

I also enjoyed reading a little of your blog!! Congrats to your munchkins advancements!

KimmyS said...

This card is fabulous! Love the colours and the bling
Thanks for taking part in the UCS

cheryln said...

what a gorgeous card!

Katie said...

Great card! I love the classic red, white and black color scheme. Plus your scoring on the white block is so much fun! This has a fun, clean and bold feel to it!

Latisha said...

so perfect

denean said...

Just beautiful!! I've always wondered about the scor-it, now you have me sold!

N2ScrapN4Fun said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL. I love the pattern you created on the white cardstock. Love the colors and especially love the bling.

One4Joy said...

nicely done and welcome to the wonderfully addicting world of card making! I love to mix the two. And good luck with the showdown!

Savitri said...

This is gorgeous!!! Love the bold look!!!

AUsome mom said...

Beautiful card! This color combo is so striking and the scoring is fabulous!

Jingle said...

This is very pretty! I love the colors and the elements you chose to embellish! Beautiful job!