Colorful Cards

It’s hard to believe we are half-way through July.  I always get excited this time of year because I know new crafting goodies are about to be displayed at CHA and it’s only a matter of time before I get my hands on them. For sneaks of what we have in store check out the home page – go ahead, try the virtual mist application – so fun.

In the meantime, we’re all crafting up some cards with a little help from our friends at Epiphany Crafts. My first card was inspired by a new book I picked up recently – Collage Couture by Julie Nutting.  So fun! I cut my girly out of dictionary paper and misted her with Tattered Rose, her top is a scrap with some Mermaid Glam and her skirt is made from hearts punched using the Epiphany Button Studio Heart Tool.  For the background I used a Glimmer Screen from the Fancifuls set and Patina Glimmer Mist.  A few butterflies coated in Big Apple Glimmer Glam to cover up a stamping boo-boo and this card is ready to roll.

Up next, a card with flowers using one of my favorite things to mist – Athletic Tape.  I discovered this one by accident and just love how the color saturates the tape without it losing it’s stickiness.  I sprayed strips of tape with Patina, Turquoise Blue and Dragonfly Glimmer Mists and then accordion folded them into flowers. The tag was left over from last month’s Birthday Girl layout.  For the background I used the plastic grid from a latch hook rug kit as a stencil.Have you noticed all the projects with pinwheels popping up around the web,  it’s no wonder, they are a great icon of the carefree days of summer.  I couldn’t resist making a card with them.  For the background I was inspired by a piece of paper from Sassafrass’s Sunshine Broadcast collection – since I couldn’t really cut the paper to scale and maintain the look, I created a similar look with glimmer glam, mists and a little distress ink.  Remember that Glimmer Glam works as a resist when you mist on top of it.

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  1. Nat Kalbach says:

    Love hte pinwheel card- gorgeous cards!

  2. Love the cards…thanks for the book recommendation :)

  3. Fun projects!! Love the first one!!

  4. I love the cards, the pinwheel is my favorite.

  5. Mandy C says:

    fun take on card themes Christyn