Shabby Miss Jenn

Saturday, April 24, 2010

A Few Cards

Yep, two posts in one day.  Go figure.

I have all sorts of new scrappy things to play with: paper, stamps, embellishments, markers... the list goes on and on and on.  So since it's raining and kind of yucky this afternoon, I decided to to to my office/studio and play.

First up,  a card for this week's 2 Sketches 4 You challenge.  This is for Laura's sketch 50:

After rotating the sketch, I made this sweet hybrid card using BasicGrey's Green at Heart line, combined with Papertrey Ink's new Dotti Biscotti paper.  (Editorial note:  Even if you didn't like the paper [which I do], how can you resist that name!)  These papers worked perfectly with the butterflies in Amy Wolff's Weekly Gazette pack; I just added a bit of bling for their bodies.  The butterfly wings float over the surface of the card.

Hi:  Supplies:  paper: BasicGrey, Papertrey Ink,textured cardstock: Core'dinations, 
border and letter stickers: BasicGrey, gems: Brenda Walton for K&Co., ink: Clearsnap, tool: Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), die: Spellbinders, adhesive: Scotch, Therm O Web.Digital supplies: , Butterflies: The Weekly Gazette by Amy Wolff Designs, 
software: Photoshop Elements 8.0 (Adobe).

Next I did two cards for Cammie's challenge at the Papertrey Peeps blog.  For the first time, I finally used (and won't admit how long it's been gathering dust) my Medallion stamp from Stampin' Up!  It pairs beautifully with gems.  I did one sympathy card and one thanks card, using different gem placement each time.  The bottom one was embossed with Ranger's Distressed Embossing Powder, and has a really rough texture that nicely plays off the shine of the pearls.

Many Thanks and Deepest Sympathy. Supplies: Kraft paper: Stampin' Up!, 
Stamps: Stampin' Up!, My Sentiments Exactly, Gems: American Crafts, 
Ink: Vivid (Clearsnap), Versamark (Tsukineko), Embossing Powder: Ranger, 
Tool: heat gun.

And finally, I used a sketch from the May/June issue of Paper Crafts magazine; in particular, I was inspired by Monika Davis' card using some magic mesh.  That's a product that's been collecting dust in a drawer for too long.  The Father's Day card follows the sketch pretty well, and I love the tree transparency.

Happy Father's Day.  Supplies:  paper: K & Company, other, 
stamps: Papertrey Ink (Borders and Corners Oval, Daily Designs Sentiments), transparency: Deja Views,mesh: Magic Mesh, brads: American Crafts, 
ink: Stampin' Up!, Fluid Chalk (Colorbox), tools: Crop-a-dile (We R Memory Keepers), oval punch (Marvy Uchida), adhesive: Scotch.

The Key card deviated away from the sketch, but had its origins there. It's actually a see-through card, with the brown frame highlighting the heart and key that are adhered to the inside back of the card.

Key to My Heart.  Supplies: paper: BasicGrey, transparency: Deja Views, 
mesh: Magic Mesh, tools: Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), dies: Spellbinders, adhesive: Scotch.


  1. Fabulous work!
    Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!|

  2. All your cards are so pretty! I love the butterfly card with those summer flowers on it. The medallion cards are very elegant looking. And I know what you mean by having stuff just laying around. The mesh is a nice touch to your cards.

  3. Glad you are finding some time to create. Love the cards.

  4. You have been busy! Nice job on all of them! I especially like the one with the butterflies though!

  5. Great cards, Janice. It's so gratifying to use some of the supplies that have been lying around for a long time. I can't remember when I used magic mesh last and never on a card. What fun!

  6. Isn't it nice when it is a rainy afternoon and you can tell the housework to hush and sit and stamp instead? This is a lovely collection of cards, you really use your stamp time wisely and anyone would be so pleased to receive any of these.

  7. Janice, I am glad you had some time to stamp. These cards all are so lovely. I am glad I gave you a reason to dust off the medallion stamp.

  8. These are lovely! I like the colors on the butterfly and the pearls go so well on the medallion for the sympathy card.

  9. Wow, so many fabulous cards! Glad you are finding time to do some stamping. Wonderful designs on all and I especially like the butterfly card!!

  10. Oh wow, you've been busy! These are all fantastic!! :)

  11. Wow!! So much goodness in one post!! I hope, having dusted off your medallion stamp, you'll use it again - it's awesome! Love the cards you created with it - especially with the added sparkle! All your cards are great and you have such a great variety of styles here! YUM!