Here are a few more cards I have designed lately. In each case, I started by looking through my scraps and trying to use the leftovers in the best way I could. The unifying design element in this set is a copper colored card stock from Best Occasions Metallic Paper collection. This paper is irresistible to me and I use it often. This group of cards also is a departure from my usual color palette. There is no pink, no purple, no red whatsoever. For these designs, I used the colors of my family’s home in Tucson: peach, turquoise, aqua, copper and cream. Here they are:
I made the digital stamp on the first card from a free graphic I found on the Net, and printed it on Staples 110lb cream card stock. The background paper on this card came from the Sunlit Summer Digital Paper Pack from Gina K Designs. I embossed the copper mat with Cuttlebug’s Forest Branches folder.
The next card also has a digital stamp from the same of source of Western images as the first card. It reminded me of an old movie where the hero rides off into the sunset at the end. The small peach mat is from the DCWV Brights stack and the glittery turquoise mat is from the DCWV Citrus Stack. The card base is also from the Brights Stack.
The last card has a greenish blue base of Staples 110lb cover stock, a green paper from Canson’s Expressions Papervraft collection, a neutral cream mat from a Best Occasions Metallic Paper pack, and deep turquoise metal accents (Best Occasions.) Using Inkscape, I altered an svg I found on the Net (Paulo’s?) so it was a bit simpler. The resulting cut reminds me of a Western mandala. Through trial and error, I am learning how to use that program. The mandala is the one element of this set that I used my Cricut to create. Everything else was cut by hand or with the aid of my trusty paper cutter.
I think it’s about time to go home for a visit.