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!).





Materials:
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                girlpluspaper.blogspot.com
 Helen Gullet                      http://helengullett.com
 Nickie Hoffer                    nickiehoffer.blogspot.com
 Stephanie Huber                lavendersagedesigns.blogspot.com
 Jolene Barron                     jolenespapertrail.blogspot.com
 Betty Locco                       scrapbookgirl2.blogspot.com
 Krista Hershberger            Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com
 Joyce Houck                       Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com
 Marie Flayer                       njstampingqueen.blogspot.com
 Nancy Brown                     creativelyartsygallery.blogspot.com
  Lori Meadows                   craftymeadows.blogspot.com

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards, thanks for the details.

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

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

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

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

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  6. Beautiful Card. Love the change-up

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