Why Scraps of Grace you ask??? Primarily because it is through God's grace that I am able to do what I love...scrapbooking, cardmaking, basically anything that has beautiful paper and embellishments involved. This is also a place to share my work as well as whatever is on my heart. A creative outlet for the mind, body, and soul.

I encourage you to relax, read, and browse a while and I hope that your day will be brightened and blessed by what you encounter.

Friday, March 18, 2011

A Card to Share

Papercrafts magazine calls went out yesterday and I didn't hear from them which makes me a little sad but then again, it means I can share my fun cards with you sooner.  I submitted a few cards based on the sketches they provided.  I love how they turned out and can't wait to send them off to lucky recipients since I don't have to send them in to the magazine.  Here's the first one (which will be saved for my upcoming anniversary)...

Supplies used:  Alphabet stickers - Cosmo Cricket; Brads - Sassafras (silhouettes) and Basic Grey (all others); Border sticker - Echo Park Paper Co.; Cardstock - Craft supplies; Ink - StazOn in Blazing Red and Colorbox Fluid Chalk in Charcoal; Patterned paper - Cosmo Cricket; Punches - Fiskars and EK Success; Stamp - Hero Arts

I made the flowers using several different size scalloped circle punches.  I inked the edges, spritzed them slightly with water then crinkled them up.  Then I flattened them out a bit, stacked them and inserted the brads.  For the red polka-dot background, I masked off my paper and stamped the image.  The border sticker was originally continuous circles that I cut in half length-wise to get the look I wanted (plus I only used half the border sticker that way wink). 

I'll share the other cards with you at another time...for now, I'm off to help out at the kids' school and then work tonight.  Happy Friday to you all!
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