Today is the day to make, send, and blog-hop for card inspiration.  I love cards.  I love their small size.  I love that papers that seem too busy for scrapbooking translate so well to cardmaking.  I love layering and adding all the little details.  And boy, do I love coloring!  So without further ado (although I adore ado), here are some cards.  Enjoy!

Photo Card

The pink 'tutu' is from a Spellbinders die, cut on pink pearlescent paper.  I love how the embossing detail shows up on this kind of paper.

The photo is actually two of the same photo, with her arms, hands and flowers placed with dimensional tape over the die cut tutu.  Ahhh.  Paper dolls as a grownup.  Who knew?

And then that little lacey trim on the side — another fun girly touch.

Coloring Card

Copic Sketch markers were used to color this trio of bathing beauties from Rubbernecker Stamps.


Coloring images is a breeze, and the results are amazing using these markers!

And they work on the Stampbord dimensional element as well.

After all, just today I was saying that I need to buy a friend a fruity drink with an umbrella.

Die Cut and Embossed Card

The flowers were cut and embossed using the Spellbinders Sunflower die.  But I didn't want them to be sunflowers, so I changed up the centers with a metal-rimmed tag, and a buton tied with blue slate waxed linen thread.

These are mounted onto a trio of sanded squares on a diagonal line.

Finally, I ran the card through twice on 'emboss only' mode, with the Borderabilities Grand Daisy die to make faux-to corners.  I inked through the stencil with green chalk ink.

So that is it, for now — I hope you enjoy today.  It will be sunny and cool here and I will be selling snacks at the 'snack shack' during the football game.  Then helping out at a local handmade rug show in the afternoon.  Perfect.

Go make something!

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