Thursday, 9 January 2014

Crafting Cards with a Common Theme - Part Two!

Hi! It's Louise back with my next set of four cards with a common theme - if you missed part one you can see it HERE!

I applied a similar process for my next set of cards, selecting some papers from the MME Lost and Found Record It 6x6 paper pad, a few rubber stamps, two Memento Ink Pads and two of the Studio Calico Mr Huey Mists.  

  • I worked on the inked backgrounds first. Using my son's Bart Simpson ruler (shushhh...he'll never know!!) I ran the edge through the momento ink pad and wiped the ruler over two of the cards.
  •  On the other two cards I used the chevron stamp for a stamped background.

  • Next I flicked drops of Studio Calico Huey Mist ink onto the cards.
  • Larger background papers were used on the two cards where I cut out frames from the 6x6 pad, with smaller strips used on the other two cards. The edges of all the papers were torn.
  • The flowers were stamped onto white card and cut out. These were adhered to the cards with foam tape after adding some white cotton to the back of the flowers for interest.  

Again, using a common theme, common colours and elements made another four cards came together nicely!

Making these made me wonder how you approach your card making?  
Are you like me and normally leave your card making to the last minute or do you have a stash waiting to be used?

If you leave your card making to the last minute, has this post inspired you to put together some common themed cards? 

If it has then please share your creations with us by leaving a link in the comments!

See you again soon,

Louise x

Louise is a mum of three boys and she blogs her life and crafting at Boys, Bugs, and Beautiful Buttons!


scrappyjacky said...

Another lovely set...definately inspiring.

Missus Wookie said...

I do both - I make common themed cards and have a stash, then they run out and I make cards last minute... Going to try to the former more this year :)

Annie Claxton said...

Another fabulous set of cards - my favourite is the first one but I love them all, very modern and could use them for any occasion, thank you so much for the inspiration! :o)

scrappyjacky said...

Have had a go at making some myself...posted on the blog today...thanks for the inspiration.

scrappyjacky said...

Have had a go at making some myself...posted on the blog today...thanks for the inspiration.

Nathalie said...

I really like the style of this set! Well i loved the previous set too so.... Keep them coming Louise! :)