Lots of card inspiration to enjoy!

So I was doing a bit of ‘tidying up’ on my camera and computer and found a few cards that I’ve made and not yet posted… I thought I’d get up-to-date and give you a Bank Holiday treat with all three today.
Yes, three cards to share!! (Lots of pics coming up then…) Hope you enjoy…

happy card diecut polymer clay rose

For this first cad, I just mounted some pretty patterned paper (DoCrafts) in an aperture card and layered up a swirly diecut embellished with a moulded rose embellishment that I made from FIMO (mould from Mold Muse at Etsy). The chipboard sentiment is Crate Paper.

happy card diecut polymer clay rose

This diecut swirl came free in an order that I placed with Dies to Die for. Yummy.
I am always tempetd by lots of the intricate dies (like those by Memory Box) but it flummoxes me how to attach them neatly to my cards without making a gluey mess. Tiny double-sided tape pieces just aren’t going to work for these little flourishes and applying small dots of wet glue is tricky – I find they all too often ‘squelch’ out of the sides of these fine cut shapes.
Got any tips friends?

Meanwhile, here’s another card….

masculine card birthday collage stampingI made this card for a friend at work’s birthday, so kept the colour scheme suitably masculine and a collage-y feel.
Layered up music score patterned paper… rounded corners….. a stamped vintage postcard image (Hero Arts)… stapled on a ribbon strip (ancient Karen Foster, printed with cameras!)…

masculine card birthday collage stamping American Crafts Hero Arts… fussy cut a stamped focal image: this retro radio by American Crafts (heat embossed using purple Zing)…. and added the sentiment from Jilliban Soup alphas on a MFT label diecut:

masculine card birthday collage stamping American Crafts Hero Arts

Fun ;)

Last one for today… a bright and friendly thank you:

thank you card stamping Hero Arts punchingI began with a stamped strip, heat embossed in pale pink: Woodgrain background by Hero Arts, and added a punched strip to the front edge of the card (Fiskars ‘Threading Water’).
The flowery patterned strip and matching embellishment were in a magazine freebie pack ages ago…. Didn’t need much else – just added a gem to finish:

thank you card stamping Hero Arts punchingPhew – thanks for keeping up – if you made it this far!! Haha!
See you soon crafty pals, Rx

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  • http://rockwelldesignsblog.com/ Jackie R.

    LOVE the blue flourish the first card! The second card has a great old world look and the last one’s colors are very pretty!