DIY: Colorful Cards

February 17, 2011

About 6 months ago, I found new life in the hobby of papercrafting. I stumbled upon the joy of card making after I needed to make a card for a friend’s wedding. Who knew there were so many techniques and approaches to card making!?

Today’s post is all about my love for cardmaking. I haven’t done a purely-card post in a while, so I wanted to take the opportunity to do just that. Today’s cards also feature lots of bright colors – I’m a big fan of bright colors (one of my girlfriends likes to tell me that I “dress like markers!”)

My first card is an entry for the WPlus9 Color Cue {12} Challenge.

Since my go-to style is modern with clean lines, I wanted to stay true to that with this card.

The oversized damask flourish is a recent purchase I made at my favorite Miami scrapbooking boutique – The Scrappy Stamper. Unfortunately, this store is going out of business. When I was there a few days ago, I picked up this QuickKuts Damask die for 50% off, as part of the going-out-of-business sale. Since damask is my favorite… I just had to have it!

My next card is for the Papertrey Ink Make-It-Monday’s Challenge.
This week’s challenge is to stamp the card sentiment on a strip of vellum.

I used circle die cuts and layers of cardstock to create a “floating” sentiment.

My last card features a technique that I dreamed up after seeing a beautiful rug with concentric squares. I wanted to use bright colors and try my hand at “mitering” strips of paper.



I hope all these brightly colored cards have added some sunshine and cheer to your day!

Thanks for coming by for a little Damask Love.
Supplies (all Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted):

WPlus9 Challenge Card:
Stamps: Fillable Frames #1, Background Basics: Retro
Paper: Hawaiian Shores, Stamper’s Select White, Lavender Moon
Ink: Stampin’ Up Rich Razzleberry
Other: QuickKutz Damask die, twine

PTI Make It Monday Card:
Stamps: Fillable Frames #1, Dot Spot
Paper: Stamper’s Select White, Kraft, Plum Pudding, Vellum
Ink: Stampin Up Rich Razzleberry, Stampin Up Elegant Eggplant, Memories Lilac, Archivers Black
Other: Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Circles Small

Striped Card:
Stamps: Inside & Out: Birthday
Paper: Vintage Cream, Plum Pudding, Simply Chartreuse, Sweet Blush, Orange Zest, Kraft
Ink: Staz-On Timber Brown
Other:Woodgrain Impression Plate

14 thoughts on “Colorful Cards”

  1. *thud* Goodness Amber, where have you been all my crafting life? Scrolling through your blog I am dismayed at all the eye candy I’ve been missing!
    I adore your mitered stripes card…unique and bright, just like markers! *wink*

  2. All of these are gorgeous! Love your style, especially love the circle with vellum sentiment. I’ll definitely be back.

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Wplus9!

  3. Gorgeous work, Amber! LOVE that large, damask design! Way to highlight a gorgeous display of color! Thanks so much for playing along with the Color Cue this month!

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