"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Sunday, April 17, 2011

"Fresh from the Garden" Cards

Here are a few more projects I made with this month's Front Porch Kit.  Though much of the focus of the kit was on the garden theme, I wanted to design some projects to show totally different themes.  These cards could be for get well, encouragement, birthday, congratulations or thinking of you.

The "rainy day" card below uses cardstock from the kit which I cuttlebugged with the Swiss Dot folder. I sewed the die-cut scallop border along with a thin polka dot strip directly to the card base.  The scalloped circle was die cut from one of the journaling cards and stamped with one of my favorite get well phrases.  I cut two strips from the red patterned paper and hand pleated it, adhering it to the back of the circle.  The little rainboots are Maya Road chipboard which I painted red, added polka dots with white Enamel Accents and then coated with Glossy Accents. Aren't they cute? 
Rainy Day Card

The next card has a yellow floral-patterned paper layered over the olive green cardstock.  The focal design is one corner of the Webster's Pages Market Menu paper cut out. It originally said "today's special" but I added Bella Blvd alpha stickers to alter the phrase. Perfect for a birthday or congrats card. The green vine is a portion of the special Front Porch Cutz diecut included in the kit. I misted it with Maya Road Iridescent Pearl Mist to give it some sparkle.  I added black glaze pen to the wrought iron flourish and a bit of blue Distress Ink to color the bird. The little orange flower was made by gathering a bit of orange gingham ribbon into a circle and adding a wooden button tied with twine. The paper rose was also lightly misted with the pearl mist for shimmer.  The bow was tied from the gorgeous leaf trim in the kit and the butterfly pick added to finish it off.

Your Special Day Card

Everything used on the cards was included in the kit except for the "lotions and potions." And I still have tons of products remaining!

1 comment:

Linda Manning Findley said...

Great as always .... love to see all your eye candy .... Linda F