Saturday, July 27, 2013

Studio Calico card kit...

Hi there! Just popping in to share my Studio Calico cards with this month's kit, Marks & Co. The first card kind of happened as a happy accident. No pun intended! I cut out the "joy" with my Cameo and took out the "joy". While I was trying to decide if I should use the negative or the positive of the image on my card, I noticed that they looked cute together like this...placing the positive right below the negative for a shadow effect. Then I layered some of the patterned paper (the index sheet of the 6x6" paper pad) under the negative.

Another problem I had was that the "joy" ripped a little bit when the Cameo was cutting it out. See the gray scalloped circle? It's hiding the rip. :) Don't throw your card away when you have a mistake, just disguise it! The pink butterflies are stamped from the stamps in the kit, and I had to add the pretty teal butterfly and enamel dots from the kit too. (Made with main card kit only.)

On the second card, I found that the circle stamp in the kit worked perfectly with my Martha Stewart scalloped circle punch! These punched circles fit right inside the stamp. So I had fun mixing teal, gray and yellow patterned paper with stamping around them and added the clear yellow butterflies.





(Made with main card kit only, no other kits.) I cut a little branch with my Cameo and added stitching. Actually the butterflies are stitched right onto my card too, so they don't come off.

The Happy Heart card below is a mix of the main card kit and a little bit of the Project Life Add-On. (Heart, happy, clip and aqua frames are from the PL add-on.)
I used a die from Papertrey Ink to cut the chevrons (Chevron Cover Plate) and added the gray polka dot paper behind. I bet you can tell that the gray paper was my favorite!

This one is made with the main card kit only. I stamped the butterflies in red, hot pink, light pink and yellow and then added a couple of dimensional ones over top in matching colors. I stitched them on. It felt too tall and skinny to me, so I broke out an older border punch and added some pretty sides. :)

The "For You" was stamped in Summer Sunrise ink ("for you" stamp is in the kit also).

Full reveal of the kits is tonight at midnight EST at www.studiocalico.com.

11 comments:

richardbreaks said...

Beautiful, Danielle! That offset "joy" is just wonderful! Everything is just lovely.

Carolee said...

Danielle, these are fantastic! These will definitely inspire some of my future cards!

Holly saveur said...

Stunning cards such sweet ones!

Sandy said...

Beautiful cards!
Sandy

Ruth S said...

All wonderful cards Danielle - I can't choose a fave. This kit's goodies look so adorable ;)
Rx

Heather Jensen said...

These are all so sweet! I love the fun colors and beautiful butterflies. :)

Leigh Penner said...

These are all beautiful, Dani! I especially love the last one with the butterflies!

Alexandra said...

These cards are so sweet! Great job!

MichelleZ said...

Beautiful cards! I love the positive/negative look.

Nenne said...

I love them all! Bottom one with stamped butterflies is my fave! Thanks for the inspiration :)

hugs
/Nenne

Monika Jones said...

Really beautiful cards! Love these cute butterflies :)