Sunday, July 25, 2010

I'm back, really!

So, I know I've been seriously MIA this past month.  It's been a summer packed full of family time, vacation, playdates, camping, and some relaxation time squeezed in there too!  I'm back with lots of new artwork to post, updates, promotions and new products coming your way in the next month.  CTMH had their national convention in Washington DC earlier this month and loads of fun new stuff was unveiled.  I will be updating you with all of that as the summer progresses on. 

For right now, I have a set of six cards to show you.  I used the Celebration card workshop from the Wishes book to make these 6x6 cards quick and easy.  I started with a color combo that I knew I wanted to use - Barn Red, Creme Brulee, Chocolate and Sorbet.  I found it on the top of one of the pages of our Idea Book - this is a great place to look for inspiration "outside the box" or our CTMH paper packets for that matter!  Most times, I create my artwork using the color combos in our paper packets - they are flawless combos, the papers already incorporate all of the colors in their patterns and it's super easy.  But, sometimes none of the paper packets fit my theme or desired "feel" for the project, as was in this case.  I wanted to make a set of cards that I could use for various occasions, for both male and female recipients and I'd had my eye on this color combo for awhile, it was just waiting to be used for the perfect project.

So, I went through my paper stash, chose a few monochromatic background and texture papers from my collection in those colors, added the remaining cardstock colors to make my combo complete and began with my cutting guide.  I used the Everyday Celebration and Felicity stamp sets to make my accents, added some ribbon and brads, and voila!  Here are my quick and easy 6x6 all occasion cards.  Enjoy!

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