Wednesday, February 4, 2009
I recently picked up one of those 6 x 6 paper packs from Basic Grey called Urban Prairie. I used to buy exclusively 12 x 12 paper packs so I can use them in scrapbooking but lets face it, I have plenty of 12 x 12 paper and I haven't scrapbooked in a while. The thing I like about the 6 x 6 packs for card making (other than price of course!) is the pattern is also scaled down and printed smaller. Which in turn works better for card making :) These are two cards I made with the same pack of paper. There is a nice variety in this pack!
The first card is a bird from birds galore by Inkadinkadoo, I used a brilliance spectrum pad to stamp the bird. The 2nd is the Penny Black Critter party set that has that cute dog I did a few days ago - there are a bunch of cuties in this set! The first card I left simple and I think it is nice just as it is, the 2nd card I kept adding and I could add more! I embossed the happy birthday with clear ep and then decided it needed something more so I punched the branches out and put them under it and then they blended in too well so I drew lines in with a white gel pen. Then I decided the left side needed something so I punched a flower out and put it on and that needed something so I put the white brad in the center. Now I could add more flowers, and even some branches to that area but I think it would over-power the little mice and their cupcake. Of course I used liquid applique for the frosting, looks so real! Also put stickles on the flame. So there you have it :)