1.23.2016

Old Stashed & forgotten backgrounds come to life!

With the weather being so cold, I got a chance to spend a few quiet evenings in my craft space. I took a few backgrounds that I created a LONG time ago, and finished them off with my new stamp set I recently purchased. I love it when a background you were frustrated with become a beautiful card. I also got the chance to cut more cardstock to form ready-to-go card bases and mats. It speeds up the finishing process SO much. I am actually running out of many vibrant colors of my cardstock stash!
one of a kind





This second set of Duos, I used my FOREVER favorite stamp and I...(deep breath)...I...UNMOUNTED it. This stamp is not in production anymore, and I will be so upset if something happens to it. But with it now unmounted, I was able to use it with my MISTI, and now was allowed to repeat stamp it onto water color paper and got beautiful results. It was so much fun, I had to do it again! 

This one came out wonderfully. I combined ink colors and made my own colors. I know you can't see the detail, but I used perfect pearls to give the butterflies a bit of simmer. The card is shimmery in your hands. The top butterfly was a risk, adding yellow to the busy background, and one I multi-stamped it, it fell into the background and didn't stand out as I had hoped. So I took a black marker and provided a shadow on the right edge of the wing and it brought it to the foreground right away! I know it is a busy looking card, but I love it!


I'm entering a few challenges with these beauties!

 

11 comments:

  1. Some gorgeous makes here. I especially love the one with the text in the background. That was a good way to use up those backgrounds.
    Sharon xx

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  2. What a splendid selection of silhouette makes, all lovely

    Kathyk

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  3. Great work!!
    Christine

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  4. Four colorful beauties.

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  5. I am loving those striking butterfly designs, Cindy! So very beautiful!

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  6. Oh, these are all beautiful! Wonderful takes on the sketch!

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  7. Oh my gosh! You're on fire, Cindy. These are so beautiful!

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  8. A stunning collection of cards Cindy and each so different.
    We do prefer to see a little more 'white space' on our CAS cards at Less is More but thanks so much for sharing this week.
    Sarah
    Less is More

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  9. Beautiful cards- love the backgrounds with the butterflies and how they come to life with the movement on the cards. The flowers are so pretty too.

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  10. Cindy what beautiful work! As Sarah says, don't forget the 'white space' for Less is More submissions :)
    Thank you so much
    Anne
    "Less is More"

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  11. A great selection of cards, loving the double border edge on your silhouetted card. As my teamies have mentioned, a little more white space is preferable at Less is More but thanks so much for sharing these with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

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