Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday!
The theme for August is:
PROJECT RUNWAY! Do you watch this show? It's perfect for creative types like us! On PR, the designers are given crazy challenges each week and asked to maintain their own personal style or point of view in their creation.
So, what's your stamping style or point of view? Would you consider your style to be CAS (Clean and Simple), Cutesy, Graphic, Vintage, Elegant, Layers & More Layers, or what? Describe it any way you like, it's your style after all! Today's challenge is to show us a couple of different projects using the same supplies. Show us one CAS card and one Fancy Fold card while still retaining your own personal style as much as possible.
My style...well, I am a lots of layers kind of girl. The more the merrier! I do envy those who rock the CAS look, but I find it hard to do myself. I like to mat all of my panels, and I always use a neutral color as a mat. I also like to leave a bit more of a space when attaching my cardfront...I like the look of a wider border of the card base.
When it comes to images, I generally lean towards more of a cutesy look than realistic images, but I also love to change it up and use flowers from time to time.
Here is a look at both of my cards together! For both I've used Rosy Posey and the coordinating Rosey Posey Taylored Dies! See, I used flowers!
Let's start with my fancy fold card. I tried something new today and created an Easel Card using Beate's fabulous tutorial here (Beate is my stamping hero...I LOVE everything she does!). This was SUPER easy and fun to make!
After I created the card base from Kraft cardstock, I worked on the main panel. All of the patterned papers are the new Honey from My Minds Eye. I added a border using the Scallop Eyelet Border Taylored Die. I stamped the flowers from Rosy Posey in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock and cut them out with the Rosy Posey Taylored Dies. I then colored them with Copic Markers.
I cut green leaves with the Leafy Branch Taylored Die and added that to the card. I then arranged the flowers on top and added them with Foam Tape. I added lots of stitching (before adding the leaves and flowers!) and then finished off the front with three Goosebumps (love these) to the top corner.
Here is a closeup of the flowers and leaves:
Here is a shot of the inside. I added more patterned paper and another border, as well as another flower and some leaves. The flower and leaves are what hold the easel when the card is open.
Here is a view of the card when all done and "opened".
Now onto my CAS card. Now, I mentioned above that CAS cards are difficult for me, and I think it's just that I feel the need to fill up all the space. That being said, I actually really LOVE how this came out!
I started with a Kraft card base again, and then rounded the bottom corners using The Corner Chomper. I stamped a sentiment from Rosy Posey and then stamped the flowers, this time using the solid flower stamps in the set. I cut them out with the Rosy Posey Taylored Dies. I cut another set of leaves with the Leafy Branch Taylored Die and once again, arranged them on my card with Foam Tape. I added three more Goosebumps to my CAS card and called it done.
Here is a closeup of the flowers and leaves. I LOVE the solid flowers!
Here are the Copic Markers I've used (On my fancy fold card):
Here is the stamp set I've used for both of my cards:
And here are the Taylored Dies I've used on my cards: