Wednesday, June 8, 2011

It's What's on the Inside that Counts!

Hello Everyone!  Nikki here, and it is my turn to show you some of my latest projects.
Today's cards all feature a decorated "middle", which I often neglect.  It's not that I mean to neglect them, it is just that I spend so much time on the outside that I just leave it at that.  So my challenge to myself today was to do a little somethin' somethin' on the inside of all of my cards...

My first card features an Imaginisce Snag 'Em stamp named Whale.  I thought it would make the perfect baby boy card.  I stamped the whale in brown on kraft cardstock and used my chalks to color him.  Then I added a few accents using a white gel pen (my old trusty assistant), and added some Glossy Accents to the water spray for some extra dimension.  (I also used the glossy accents to "glue" on the tiny yellow button). 
For the inside I used some alphabet stamps from my personal stash to spell out "congratulations", and stamped only the spray from the whale stamp, which I covered in glossy accents for a little extra something.
Ingredients:  Stamps: Imaginisce {Whale}, personal stash; DP: Making Memories: Dilly Dally {Glitter Scallop Stripe}, SEI: On the Coast {Barnacle}; Cardstock: Kraft, White; Copic: Y02; Ink: Memento: Rich Cocoa; Accessories: Chalks, White Gel Pen, Scallop Edge Punch, Twine, May Arts Ribbon, Buttons, Inkessentials Glossy Accents, American Crafts: Chipboard Letters.

My next card features a beautiful 2 stamp mini set by Unity and Webster's Pages.  Since the image is so detailed, I decided to simply stamp it in black.  The inside is also simple in that I only stamped one of the butterflies in the corner.  I though this would make an excellent graduation card.

Ingredients: Stamps: unity and Webster's Pages {Dream Big}; Ink: Pallette {Noir Black}; Cardstock: Black, Kraft; Accessories: May Arts Ribbon.

My last card is very springy!  I also thought this would make a nice graduation card.  I love these colors, and when I saw the matching cardstock stickers and stamps by Jillibean Soup, I HAD to make something with them.  Oh and to change things up a bit, I put the sentiment on the outside and the image on the inside....  what do you think?  The butterflies on the outside are from one of my all time favorite Martha punches.  On the inside, the butterfly is colored with Copics and the trail is hand doodled.

Ingredients: Stamps: Jillibean Soup: Blossom Soup; DP: Jillibean Soup: Blossom Soup {Half Pound Blossoms}; Cardstock: Red, White; Sentiment: Jillibean Soup: Cardstock Stickers {Blossom Soup}; Copics: YG63, R59, R46, R27, R83, RV63, RV13, YG21, YR04; Accessories: Black Gel Pen, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, mini glue dots.

1 comment:

Cyndi said...

Gorgeous cards, Nikki!