Monday, May 20, 2013

6x6 card

Today's card is a 6x6 Kraft card....I"m not a huge fan of 6x6 cards, but I'm doing a community fundraiser in October for our town's new SPLASH park and I need some cards to sell at my CTMH table. So I'm trying to branch out and get a variety as I build up my supply. So here is my card:

The base is cut from Kraft. I placed a 5x5 piece of Cranberry cardstock in the middle of the base ( I sanded the edges just a bit first). I then cut a 3.5x6 piece from the "For Always" patterned paper and cut out along the border so it wasn't just a straight across piece. Then, using my brayer, I inked the paper in Honey. ( You can do this technique without a brayer as well, just apply the ink to the paper directly from the ink pad.) I then took apart some of my burlap ribbon that matched nicely with the kraft base. I finished the card off with a chipboard star covered in Outdoor Denim cardstock and sanded around the edges for a distressed finish. Using the SOTM from December 2012, I stamped the image and used pop dots to raise the image up off the star. 
Voila, my father's day card is complete. Super simple but I really like it.
I'm linking this card to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for week#4! And to Color my Heart Color Dare #43.
I've found my new addiction!!! Challenges!!! 


  1. So happy to be able to supply your new addiction, great way to branch out. Nice card! Thanks for playing along with AHSC.

  2. Great card !!What a great way to change up a piece of pattern paper, by brayering over with another color. Kudos to you !!

  3. Love your card! I like the use of the Honey with For Always paper and love that you took the burlap ribbon apart to use it. So creative! Great Job!

  4. I never thought to intentionally pull my burlap ribbon apart...I'm always too focused on keeping it together. Now I need no longer fear the fray. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Color My Heart this week. We look forward to seeing you back often. (Oh...and on a personal note, love your blog background. Wink, wink)

  5. Hahaha! I am glad you love challenges! This one is fantastic. I have got to keep trying that ink to paper method--maybe I do need a brayer after all! ;) Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color My Heart Color Dare!

  6. I bet this card looks really striking in person. It looks great online, but the red does look a little pink (darn the digital colors, right?). I REALLY love how you inked the black and white paper in honey! Thanks so much for playing along at Color My Heart!