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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

*Cue Trumpet Fanfare*

Dear friends, I have not one but THREE cards to show you today. Yippee! Now, granted I didn't create all of them today. That would've been impressive.

My first card is for Kazan's Sketch 47 at 2 Sketches 4 You. It's been a long time since I've played over there, but they always have great sketches!


This card was kind of a pain in the butt. I couldn't find any patterned paper in my stash that matched the blues I had picked out for the rest of the card. So, I ended up rubbing a crayon over a piece of white Bazzill swiss dots paper. (Which, actually, now that I've heard myself say it, doesn't sound like that much trouble... but it took me a long time to figure it out. Haha.) The bird is made from a paisley die cut on the "Stretch Your Imagination" Cricut cartridge.

Next up is for the Day 3 Challenge at 365 Cards. At first when I saw the challenge, I was like, "OoOooh, no." But it turns out it's not nearly as complicated as it looks. In fact, I pretty much love how it turned out.


I googled "string art" and this boat was the first thing that came up under images. The pattern is free and you can find it HERE. I didn't follow it exactly, but it helped A LOT. The string is stitched right into the paper because I didn't really have anything else to anchor it with. Even small brads would've been way too big. My mom is using this one as a sympathy card for a friend.

I have a feeling that I'm going to be over-using the kraft paper until I run out. Good thing I only bought 10 sheets of it! Lol. This last card is just for fun.


The other night my mom said, "Here, I saved this for you" and handed me the chopped-off end of a bunch of celery. The initial "HUH?" reaction was quickly replaced by "Oh, cool!" when she pointed out that the chopped end looked like a rose! I used acrylic paint to "stamp" the rose, then hand-painted the leaves. Pretty neat, huh?

As always, thanks for looking!

13 comments:

TesaB said...

Holy Cow, Hannah! WHat an AMAZING 365 cards card!!! Love the other two too, the bird is totally cute, but WOW that boat, and the whole appearance of that card - It's AWESOME!!!

Bekah's World said...

Beautiful! I love the chopped celery too - what a great idea!!

Kay said...

Fabulous cards! Your little bird is absolutely adorable! I love how you designed your own background paper with the dry embossing and crayon! Genius! Thank you for playing with us at 2S4Y! ♥♥ Kay

Kathy Martin said...

Fantastic cards! Love them all! Thanks for entering one at 2S4Y! :)

Cheryl Nelson said...

What beautiful cards!!

Kajikit said...

What a beautiful improvised rose! Your mom was very clever to 'see' that in the end of a bunch of celery... your boat is very elegant.

Kate Smith said...

Love your kraft paper! I have two 25 packs so I'll be using mine until dooms day. That is the nicest little sailboat. I'll have to try that one. I love the rose! Your mom is a genius! In Martha Stewart's Feb. mag she had roses made with the edge of a curled up piece of corrugated cardboard that looked very similar.

annieambriel said...

yes.. i love the boat. At a glance, I thought it was drawn. has that artistry feel to it. gorgeous!

Sophie said...

Very nice cards ! What a great take on 365 cards' challenge ! Thanks for playing.

Lea L. said...

Very pretty cards! Love that cute bird on the first one, and pretty flower on the last! Great job with all the sketches!

♥Lea

Heather P. said...

Such fabulous cards!

Thanks for playing along with us @ 2S4Y. :)

Kazan Clark said...

beautiful cards - i love the striking blue and the bird :)

Pam said...

Okay - all are beautiful cards, but that string art one - WOW! I love it :)