Friday, November 2, 2012

Sentiments for Cards

Good morning! It's Gloria with you, from foggy southern California! I am happy to visit with you again today and share some projects. I went super simple (for me) today. I hope you enjoy looking.

Imaginarium Designs is known for the amazing chipboard shapes they produce, and also for the fantastic things the design team creates. However, I wanted to show you that you can use the words and alphabets to create simple sentiments for cards.

I used the tiny alphabets and part of the "Best Wishes" sentiment to make a Christmas greeting for my card.

I sprayed the chipboard with Color Wash Spray. I did not want to use shine or sparkle since I was already adding shimmer ribbon and a glitter frame to the mix.

I like the combination of the rustic with the sparkle. Very "old-fashioned Christmas" in style.

This next card is very different. I wanted to create a fun congratulations card for a friend's daughter. The chipboard word is quite long (5"), so I created a card that is 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches.

I did not want any sparkle on this card, so I sprayed the chipboard with Color Wash Spray and glued it to the printed paper. Color washes do not have mica powder in them, so they are only color. There is no shimmer.

I colored the image to match the paper and ribbons.

I love the dimension on the chipboard words and phrases.


Supply List:
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard: Words, Alphas
Designer paper: Authentique Wonder; Pink Paislee Father Christmas; Graphic 45 Place in Time; Jillibean Soup Spotted Owl Soup; My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose Hattie
Cardstock: American Crafts Pomegranate, Peacock, Coffee; Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla; Copic Xpress It Blender Card White
Stamps: The Greeting Farm Miss Anya Lounge
Ribbon and twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Buttons: Buttons Galore and More
Ink: Copic markers; Ranger Distress Old Paper
Ink spray: Ranger Adirondack Color Wash Cranberry, Stream
Glitter frame: unknown
Adhesive: Scotch 3Mtape; Beacon Fabri-tac; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares; Heidi Swapp Scrappy Glue