Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Prettie Wednesday with Lexi

I have my Paper Pretties post for you today. I made two cards using one of the newest releases, Made With Love. The main image in the set is of Lexi holding a tray of cookies. It has so many possibilities...especially with Mother's Day just around the corner!

For my card base I used a shimmery pink cardstock. I then took a piece of brown cardstock and cut an oval from it using my Coluzzle oval template. With the idea of wallpaper in mind, I added floral patterned paper from Chatter Box behind the cut out oval, and then added Lexi on top of it. Lexi was stamped with brown StazOn, water coloured with SU! crayons, cut out (that took a while!) and then added with dimensionals. Phew.....

I used another piece of my pink shimmery cardstock on the top layer, also with an oval cut out. Four mini buttons were glued onto the corners. I used decorative edge scissors to add a bit of white cardstock to the top and bottom of my main image.

The sentiment was a combination of an SU! punches and hand cutting. The ribbons are from CTMH. I really love their ribbons. The colours always seem to work for me.

My second card is a real mix! I used Lexi from Made with Love again, but then I added the sentiment from Looks Who's Perky. The tea cup and tea bag are actually from an MFT set called Hot Stuff. The swirly border around the sentiment is also from Look Who's Perky. I then coloured in the swirls with a Le Plume brown marker. The tea bag and tea cup were paper pieced using water colour paper and then they were coloured with SU! crayons. The brads are from a Making Memories mini brad assortment. The papers are all the same as my first card.

BTW....these cards both measure 7 x 3 1/2....I decided that long cards were the way to go this week!
Have a great day!

1 comment:

Julie Masse said...

What great cards Colleen!! Very creative and very beautiful!! :)