Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A Few Cards...

It is my turn to share on the Teresa Collins Designs team blog today!  I had so much fun making the cards, I thought I'd share them here, too!  I chose the Save The Date Collection to work with- mainly using the 6x6 patterned paper pad with lots of the beautiful embellishments!

My first card features one of the stamps from the Save The Date stamp set:

Inset Love Card 1

I love the sentiment and wanted it to stand out on my card.  I stamped it onto white cardstock with black ink and adhered it to my brown card base.  Next I cut my patterned paper to fit over the center of the card.  I punched the circle over where the sentiment was and used pop up foam adhesive to adhere it to my card from to frame the sentiment.  It gives the card a little extra dimension!

Inset Love Card 3

I chose some ephemera pieces, stickers, jewels, brads, buttons, and sequins to embellish this card- they are all circles but in many different sizes that work well together.

I feature another beautiful stamp from the Save The Date set on my next card:

Stars In The Sky Card 2

I started with a tan card base and added the strips of patterned paper near the bottom.  Next, I took a square of watercolor paper and painted some of my favorite blue stamping ink onto it with an aqua brush.  I dried it with an embossing gun.  Once it was dry, I stamped it with Versamark ink and heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder.  The sentiment really shines!  I added a little bit of gold twine to finish off the look.

Stars In The Sky Card 3

It is such a pretty stamp isn't it?  I really love it!

And one more to share today- I used some of the great Basically Essentials Modeling Paste and Stencils on this one:

You Are My Dream Card 1 

I started with a crisp white card base and used the hearts stencil with the paste.  I love the texture!  It creates such a pretty pattern on the white!  Once the paste was dry, I added a banner of the pink patterned paper, the smaller polka-dotted paper, and a banner from the ephemera pack.  I tied a bit of linen thread around the top and finished it off with the epoxy heart and jewel.

You Are My Dream Card 3

I am so happy with how these turned out!  I love using different techniques on each card- they were so fun!!  I hope you try out one or all of these techniques for yourself!

Thanks for joining me today!


Supplies Used:
Teresa Collins Designs: Save The Date 6x6 Paper Pad,  Save The Date Sequins, Save The Date Gems, Save The Date Decorative BradsSave The Date Clear Stamp Set, Save The Date Decorative Stickers, Save the Date Epoxy Dots, Basically Essentials Modeling Paste, Basically Essential Stencil Pack #3, Basically Essential Pallet Knives
Other: Cardstock by Stampin' Up!; Linen Thread by Stampin' Up!; Blue Ink- Baja Breeze by Stampin' Up!; Black Ink- Versafine Onyx Black by Tsukineko; Gold Twine by The Twinery; White Embossing Powder by Stampin' Up!


Miriam Prantner said...

Tessa your cards are so pretty! What a gorgeous collection, I love that first card especially with all the circles and different embellishments!

Jennifer Jackson said...

Beautiful Cards! I love the watercolor effect on the second one and the hearts done with embossing paste are so pretty!

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