June 13, 2012

Momenta Cards

Hi everyone!  I created a pair of cards for the Momenta blog today.

While it's fun to create scrapbook pages documenting life's wonderful moments, cards celebrating milestones, and projects to decorate our homes, there are also occasions in life that call for reaching out to loved ones in times of difficulty and loss.

I have a couple of family members that are in need right now, and I thought the personal touch of handmade cards created with the elegant Story of Us 5x7 cardstock pad (which happens to be my absolute favorite Momenta product!) would be in order.

I LOVE this cardstock pad.  The colors and patterns are timeless and can be used for a wide variety of projects.  I chose 6 solids and patterns from the pad and layered 4 of them onto kraft cardstock from my stash to create my background.  I used the other 2 patterns to stamp flowers onto which I cut out and used as embellishments.

I adhered the stamped sentiment focal point as well as the stamped flowers with foam tape for dimension.  I decorated the flowers with my white pearl pen and stardust Stickles.  I finished the card front off with a pretty bow.

As you can see, my second card is the same design as the first.  So as to not feel like I was sending the same exact card out, I made a few subtle changes: I selected 4 different solids and patterns from the cardstock pad for my background, I stamped a different sentiment, I switched the color that was used for the large flower to the small flower and vice versa, and I tied a different ribbon.  This card is different enough to be different but the same enough to not have reinvented the wheel... gotta be efficient in this busy life!

kraft and white cardstock (Bazzill)
sentiment stamps (Hero Arts)
flower stamps (Verve Stamps)
ink (Memento)
dies (Spellbinders, Verve Stamps)
ribbon (ribbonFX)
pearl pen (Viva Decor)
glitter glue (Ranger)
sketch credit: Mojo Monday


Mom said...

OK so which one are u sending to Laura B?

Christa said...

You sure can tie a pretty bow! Lovely designs, Kris.