Hello my crafty friends! Today I wanted to share with you a card that I created with what was on my desk. Well, it's not really my desk, it's more like my kitchen table. I should really work on getting my own desk to craft on, but for now, it's the kitchen table. And not just ON the table, but UNDER the table too! I have this habit of creating elements for my cards (I'm addicted) and then sticking them into a box for another day. (See picture below.) So, when Jennifer from Crafty Card Gallery challenged us Design Team Members to create a card using what was on our desk, I thought I'd pull a few things out of that box. Out came the leaf and the white embossed shape. I must have done that because I am ready for the hot summer to turn into a cool breezy fall...like October usually is...here in Southern California. The red cardstock was on my desk from the Christmas card I was creating the night before, along with an unopened package of fall stamps (Stampabilities). I grabbed my Peachy Keen Stamps (which is in a box on my table within reach) that the leaf was from since I wanted to use the sign and swirl from that same set (never been used before either). I stamped the sign and swirl onto the white embossed shape and then stamped the Give Thanks from Stampabilities. I also used a leaf from the Stampabilities set to cover the red cardstock with. I colored in the stamped images, attached a ribbon to the red cardstock, attached the leaf to the embossed shape, glued that down onto the card, added some bling, and traced over the swirl with my clear glaze pen. It all seemed to magically come together. Here is a recipe list to help you create a card similar to this:
•Background stamp (mini stamps work well to create your own, which is what I did)
•White cardstock that you can emboss/cut out shape from to stamp your main picture onto
•Sentiment and Image stamps
I hope you now have an idea or two in your head, or at least a smile on your face! If you'd like to see some other creative creations, check out the Crafty Card Gallery iPhone Apps or the Crafty Card Gallery Blog for the other "What's On Your Desk?" design team posts! But wait, that's not all...there's more! Crafty Card Gallery now has a magazine out too, Creations! If you haven't gotten your copy, may I suggest you should!?! It is full of all sorts of great info and ideas! Until next time, be good crafters! Enjoy!