Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Just a Note: Minicards

As promised I am back today with some minicards, this week's challenge oer at CAS-ual Fridays.

Working on a smaller scale is usually more difficult for me but I'm pretty happy with the way these little guys turned out.

You all know how I love, love, love card sets hehe. So of course I couldn't make just one card!

I started but cutting my card base 2 3/4 x 4. Basically I just cut a standard size card in half then trimmed off the last 1/4 to make it 4 inches. ( I hope that makes sense) I cut three 1 x1 white squares for each card and stamped the flower (Hero Arts, Layered Flowers) in different corners. I matted these with a black square.

I stamped the flowers again on white then fussy cut them out. To color I used distress inks (of course!) for the pink: spun sugar, worn lipstick, barn door. Blue: tumbled glass, broken china, faded jeans. Purple: milled lavender, dusty concord, chipped sapphire. Red: barn door, fired brick, aged mahogany. After they were colored I adhered them flat to the previously stamped square and trimmed them so they were flush with the side.

I adhered a 1/2in strip of black on my card base them added my squares with foam adhesive. The sentiment (Hero Arts, Everyday Sayings) was stamped with jet black archival ink (Ranger). I finished the card off by covering the flowers in stardust stickles and adding black enamel accents to the centers.

Thanks for stopping by :)


  1. Pretty set of cards, Kelly! Fun size and love the stamping on the inchies!

  2. lovely!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. These are AWESOME, Kelly! I love your design-so striking and pretty! Glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!