Thursday, January 19, 2012

What's This? More Cards?

Hi all! Well, I am beginning to think that the Clean and Simple Card Making class has helped me a bit to get out of my rut. I have actually been thinking about new ways with old stamps. I've also been thinking about how nice it would be to get some new stamps ;)

So, the class is up to day 9 but I started late, so I am going to share there (count 'em, three!) cards today from earlier days.

This card is based on one of the sketches from day 1 and it is also a day 7 card since it is au naturel. I had some leftover October Afternoon Boarding Pass paper from a mini album that I thought would be fun to add a geographic element that compliments the sentiment. Since I have a degree in geography, I have a great affinity for maps. I think I'll add this one to the Moxie Fab World The Map to Your Heart challenge, too.

This is also a day 1 card sketch. I got some Lawn Fawn stamps at Christmas and I fell in love with the little glass of milk and cookies. I just wanted to make a card with them. Sometimes it is nice to make a card for a frivolous reason!

The final card for today is from day 2: plain flat cards (or one-layer cards). I do love one-layer cards but sometimes there are little hurdles, like coloring. So for this one, I took some advice from Kristina's day 1 card and tried for a monochromatic color scheme. As you can see, I backed out of the color scheme but not drastically. The pink felt I had didn't look quite right but the red pops. I was inspired by this card that I saw on Pinterest last night.

It has been fun getting back into stamping these last couple of days. I don't know how much I can do with all of the class ideas but I am glad to just have some inspiration and reminder of what I like about stamping. I hope to have more to share soon! Thanks for checking in today :)


Michellem said...

Elena -
LOVE your map card - Perfect for that challenge!

cassie said...

great cards. You'll catch up in no time!

sara said...

Kiss your rut good-bye; these cards are fabulous!

Glenda J said...

Great work on these cards. I LOVE the map one.

Cath said...

Hey Elena! Thanks for linking this up to the Map to Your Heart challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you "mapped" out some time to play along! :)