Oh, Blessed Friday! I'm ready for the weekend how about you? I took a break from my sketchbook in order to dig in and finish my sisters' birthday card. My sweet sister and I just adore Sassy Cheryl's digis so of course I had to visit Cheryl's Sassy new store (which by the way, is fabulous) and pick out the perfect image. Cheryl's images have a way of making me feel like a kid again. I have the best time coloring them but choosing one is quite a process for me. After ten store visits and three days, I made a decision. I didn't pick one, I grabbed two (what can I say, they're like potato chips.) Once I saw these two images, inspiration hit me like a V-8 and I dove right in. I set the phone up, streamed Pandora with my whimsical music, grabbed the Copics and had a blast! After I finished adhering the last detail, I leaned back to admire/critique my work and was distracted by something in my peripheral vision. I looked up and shook my head. My ever tidy, always neat as a pin studio looked like an embellishment tornado rolled across the desktop and caused a paper bomb to explode. I giggled like a kid and thought "Art is messy."
Happy Birthday to my wonderful sister. Check your mailbox. Happy Mail is on the way<3
Hugs and happy crafting! -Kim
I started by creating a card base. I cut two card bases (5 1/2 X 5 1/2)
They were adhered together to make a tri-fold.
I added tabs to the front flap and the inside flap. Before I added my tabs, I measured and trimmed the front and inside flaps to accommodate the tabs. This allows the card to fold properly.
If I use an image on my cards want to make the image the focal point. Brown and black are two colors that allow this to happen. Black makes a nice frame and brown is versatile and mute.
I lined and embellished each panel as desired.
I colored these images to represent me and my sister and I created this card to have a scrapbook/photo album feel.
and just to add a bit more mess to my workspace, I distressed the edges too.
I hope I've inspired you. Now go "make a mess." Have a great weekend!
Papers: Recollections Card Stock, Southworth Linen for images
Embellishments/Tools: K&Co. Cut outs, Cuttle bug, Spellbinders, Tim Holtz paper distressing tool, Tim Holtz Filmstrip Sizzix Die, EK punch, Hemp twine, Copics