Thursday, January 22, 2015

Doodled Designs Cards

The card Make & Take session we had at the Fundraising crop on January 10th was focused around the new Doodled Designs stamp set.  This set is in our Seasonal Expressions catalog (valid through the end of March).  I loved the samples that Close to my Heart created by using this stamp set, so I knew this would be my focus!  The set is $6.95 and includes the stamps shown below.  The sentiment stamps we used inside of the circle are only $2.95 each and are so adorable!!!

We followed one general design, but altered the colors and sentiments to create two different cards!  The "Make a Wish" card used a Pacifica, Topiary and Honey color scheme to make a fun Birthday card.  The "Hugs and Kisses" card used a Lagoon, Cotton Candy and Gypsy color scheme to make a fun Valentine's Day or Love card.
For both cards, we used a combination of cardstock, Patterned Paper, and a strip from CTMH's Paper Fundamentals line.  The paper in this line is double-sided.  One side has a pattern in white on color (see the Gypsy heart paper on the Hugs and Kisses card).  The second side has a glossy tone-on-tone color (see the Topiary lattice paper on the Make a Wish card).  Both sides are so fun and I love having the option to mix it up!
The cards were accessorized with a bit of bling.  For the Hugs and Kisses card, we used the purple glitter gems.  For the Make a Wish bling, we took the clear sparkles and colored them using the Vivid Green ShinHan Touch Marker (an alcohol-based marker with many uses).  When I learned about the possibility of coloring embellishments to match my designs, I was super excited!  I have also heard these markers work fantastic to color shimmer trim!
My 8 year old daughter has become a regular attendee at my crops, and always participates in the Make & Takes.  I encourage everyone to use my samples as a guide, but to make their design however they want.  Brooke ALWAYS thinks out of the box and goes her own way with her creations.  I LOVE IT!!!!  Here is her take on the Hugs and Kisses card (next to my original).
I took the general design of my card from a sample in the Seasonal Expressions catalog.  I changed it a bit to make it my own, but some elements are the same.  Comment below if you know what page the original came from!!

Here is a list of CTMH suppplies I used to create these cards:
A1170 - Doodled Designs Stamp Set
M1051 - Wish Stamp
M1054 - XOXO Stamp
Z2466 - Vivid Green ShinHan Touch Twin Marker
Z2032 - Paper Fundamentals - Adventure Assortment
Z1936 - Glitter Gems - Purple
Z1752 - Sparkles - Clear Assortment
X7189B - Confetti Wishes Paper Packet
X254 - While Value Pack, Cards and Envelopes
CTMH Ink Pads - Lagoon, Cotton Candy, Honey, Pacifica
CTMH Cardstock - Lagoon, Pacifica
Lollydoodle Paper Packet - Retired

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