I had several sketches in hand today, and I decided to make it even more interesting for myself. I had four different patterns of Basic Grey Porcelain paper. I want to make 6 cards with that paper. Furthermore, I wanted to keep the cards simple using one key ingredient - Liquid Glass. So you will see 6 simple cards made from 4 sheets of paper with few embellishments. Understated and pretty cards (hopefully you will think so, too!) that are useful for many occasions. Here goes!
This first 6x6 card is made with a chocolate card stock base. I've used browns, yellows, an pinks to create this for a Basic Grey challenge. I love BG paper, and have always told my "peeps" at Archiver's that BG can never go wrong! On the card you'll find matching alphas for Porcelain, dry embossing, and flowers cut from my Slice. I put Liquid Glass in the letters to give them some pop, and I also put it on the circles on the top sheet. Very fun!
My next card is a simple card using a Get Sketchy sketch. This card would be great for almost any occasion. I used the TLC stamp set, buttons, and swirl clips from CTMH. Oh, the base is made from one of the 4 sheets of paper!
This card sketch is from CPS. Isn't it a great sketch? It's versatile and easy to work with. I've used the Gracious Greeting stamp set and Big Pink flower from CTMH. The other flowers and leaves are from Prima. Liquid Glass went on the petals of the Big Pink.
The next sketch from Card patterns is also a lot of fun. As you can see, I rotated the sketch. From CTMH, I used a retired stamp set and pink organdy. That gorgeous flower is from Prima. Again I put Liquid Glass on the dotted paper, and you will find some on the flower. As with the previous three cards, the base is made from a part of the 4 sheets!
How easy is this pattern from The Sweet Stop? I loved working with it, and I could see a lot of possibilities for any size card. I rounded the corners of the BG base. The CTMH is a discontinued set. I've also used pink organdy, sparkles, and buttons from CTMH.
The last card is a sketch from Clean and Simple. This is the card that made me think "simple" for all my cards. What a fun, quilty sketch! So that you know, this is a 5x5 card, and my squares are 1-1/2 x 1-1/2. I cut four of each pattern as the center is the base. Easy! Guess what? There is Liquid Glass on these dots, too! Along with the sentiment, the organdy and pin are from CTMH.
Challenge yourself to do something like this. I've made six cards today for a total cost of about $1.75 each. I have to tell you that most of my cards cost a lot more than that! I am a heavy embellishment person, but I know that Liquid Glass is cost effective. It was a good trade on these cards. Let me know if you challenge yourself in this way. I'd love to see the finished product on your blog!