Tuesday, June 10, 2008

My Color Inspiration #2 Cards

Did I say how much easier it is to start a card when the colors are already chosen? Holy guacamole. I love this. It is a total time-saver.I decided right away (I don't know how) that I would use Stampin' Up!'s All About U stamp set. I was going to make two identical cards, but ended up scrapping one of them because the eyelets were all crooked.

Then, I thought I would use Grandma's sewing machine to sew on some red ribbon (that I just paid $80 to have tuned, or whatever it is called). I wanted to sew it around as a border kind of haphazardly around the U like in the bag. You would think that you could just kind of wad up the ribbon and sew it on and it would look kind of quirky, like in the photo. Not so much. It looked like I wadded it up and sewed it on.

So....(no pun intended), I ended up without one of the card bases and had to start over. I decided to still include the ribbon on card #1, but I used my ever-so-sticky red line tape instead and was much happier. For card #2, I just stamped a few flowers instead of doing the whole ribbon thing again.

When it was all said and done, I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. Did you try it? Send me a photo or a link and I'll include it here.


Melzie said...

I love red tape, love your stuff too!! :)

I'm off to look at the challenges, and see what I can do-- Gotta love summer vacation (as a teacher) I can play more!

Beedubya said...

Ahhh, the trials and tribulations of stamping, eh? Great cards!

Brandi Parshley said...

Cute cards! Love the bright colors!

Mandy said...

What a cute, bright card! :)