Memories

I decided to play along with the Try a New Technique challenge on SplitCoast...Got Grid! The instructions are very simple to follow and I have a Scor-Pal, so I decided to dust it off and use it. I have so many gadgets and so little time...LOL! I wanted to stay with the nature theme that Beate used on her written tutorial, so I used my Cattails by Penny Black Co. This is the first time I got to play with it. I used it as the background also. The supply list I used to make these cards is pretty long, so I posted it at the end. I sponged a lot of different colors on the New England Ivy base card until I was happy with it.

I made these with the intention of using them for sympathy cards; however, my sympathy stamp was too big for the hardware, so I had to choose another word. Memories goes perfectly with the sentiment inside, so I am still be able to save them for that occasion.

The first card, I used the grid lines pushed in and the second card I used the side with them raised. Cool, huh? A different look just by using the opposite side. Notice the big eyelets on the side? I have been keeping a secret....

I purchased the Big Bite Crop-a-dile a couple of weeks ago on HSN when they had scrapbooking items for sale. Woo Hoo! I really like it! I didn't use my other one that much, because I always line up more than one embellishment. This rocks! It is easy to use and you can line your eyelets, grommets, etc. up in a row even in the middle of a scrapbook page. Holy Moly! I haven't tried it scrapbooking yet, but I certainly will.

Another thing I want to point out is the fantastic CTMH New England Ivy ribbon. It matches the pattern in the grid perfectly. Unfortunately, it is retired. I looked through a lot of ribbon before I found it in my stash. A girl can never have enough ribbon or stamps or gadgets or paper...LOL!



This is the inside of my card. I just love the sentiment from the Best Wishes stamp set. I added the Inkadinkado stamp to the bottom corner. Normally, I don't decorate the inside of my cards, but I felt like continuing the nature theme on the inside too.


This is the first grid I made and sponged it too dark for what I wanted to do. I was going to toss it, then I decided to make it black and brown. This color combo is definitely out of the box for me. As a stamper, I just don't like to throw anything away. If I can salvage it, I try to. I stamped the same image on the black paper in Versamark for the background.

Which grid do you like the best? The lines going in or raised? Just make a comment to let me know. Thanks!

Supplies: All supplies are CTMH unless noted. Best Wishes stamp set; Memory Labels stamp set; Cattails stamp (Penny Black Co.); Inkadinkado stamp; Cocoa ink, marker and paper; Black ink and paper; Desert Sand ink, New England Ivy ink, maker, ribbon and paper; Sunny Yellow ink; Honey ink; Crystal Blue ink; White Daisy textured cardstock; Black cord (unknown); Antique gold hardware (Paper Studio); Antique Silver hardware (Paper Studio); Big Eyelets (unknown); Versamark

Happy Stamping!

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13 comments:

Lori said...

Simply awesome!!! Both are very nice, I prefer the raised grid.

Connie said...

Love these cards! Oh no, more stampsets I will have to buy. I like the indented lines the best.

Erica said...

oh my gosh kim....that is amazing....i don't think i like one more than the other....i just love them both! and finishing off the inside....I need todo that more often!

Vicki said...

These cards are beautiful, I like the indented one better.

Amy said...

Beautiful cards! I love them both, but prefer the raised lines.

Trinka said...

love this effect on cards...the first one I like the best. Awesome cards~

Jenn said...

These cards are beautiful Kim!!! Lvoe both of them! :D

Deneen said...

I like them both but I prefer the lines going in on this one.

Stacy said...

Beautiful cards, Kim! Love the technique!
can't wait to meet you at convention!

Anonymous said...

The cards are all great, Kim. I like the indented lines a little better but I really like your "mistake" card color the best!
I'm glad that you didn't throw it away.

Barb W said...

Well my goodness, Kim! I am blown away by these cards. They are fantastic...so so beautiful! I like both of them. I've seen this grid done before, but never tried it. Maybe there is a tutorial in the making for it?-hint hint ;D

J's Place said...

Awesome. I read you daily. Love your ideas and your cards.

Hugs
Jaunice Minor
utah

Jeanne said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! You have done a fantastic job on all these cards. Thanks SO much for sharing!

(trying to catch up a bit after a week of being couch bound)