Monday, March 9, 2015

Welcome to the Joyful Star Blog Hop for March

I am sure there are some people who are just like me.  I start with an idea for a card, create it, and then decide to modify it.

I wanted to share with you how some minor alterations can change the look of a card.  I used almost all the same materials.  In the first card I ensured that the entire sailboat stamp fit on the Colonial White piece. 

With the second I allowed the stamp to "spill" off the left side.  By doing that it allowed me to reduce the size of the Colonial White and then add layer of Desert Sand behind the Colonial White.

In person the cloud which was stamped with Glacier Ink shows up better than in the picture but my next modification is to heat emboss that cloud with white or clear embossing powder (and straighten that last stud!).

Seaside Greetings Stamp set (D1609)
Seaside paper packet (X7192B)
   5 1/4 x 4
Desert Sand cardstock (1273)
   3 1/2 x 4, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Colonial White cardstock (1388)
   first card 3 1/2 x 4, 
   second card 3 1/4 x 3 3/4   
Desert Sand Ink (Z2118)
Chocolate Ink (Z2111)
Glacier Ink (Z2641)
Durables Artisan Studs (Z1816)

Your next hop is over to my good friend Andrea Sherman.  She always has such beautiful artwork for you to enjoy!

 Andrea Sherman      
 Helen Gullet            
 Nickie Hoffer          
 Stephanie Huber      
 Jolene Barron           
 Betty Locco             
 Krista Hershberger  
 Joyce Houck             
 Marie Flayer             
 Nancy Brown           
  Lori Meadows         


  1. Beautiful cards, thanks for the details.

  2. Love your nautical images and the colors you chose. Thanks for explaining how you varied your cards.
    :) Marie

  3. Love your masculine card. I like the versions with the extra Desert Sand layer. It makes the sailboat pop.

  4. Love how simple it can be to "change up the card" to create a more detailed look! ;) Great card! :)

  5. Very cool to show the evolution of the card!

  6. Beautiful Card. Love the change-up