Monday, January 5, 2015

Make It Monday video tutorial: Dress up your corners!

Often times we center everything right in the middle of our project. Why not mix it up and take the focal point right to the corner of your card instead? My challenge for you today is to create a project where the corner(s) is/are the focal point!
On these cards, I've used Beautiful Brushstrokes stamps in the corners and then used Soft Stone ink with some different stamp sets to add depth to the center of the card...subtle depth.
To watch my Make It Monday tutorial video and play along in the challenge for your chance to win a Papertrey Ink gift certificate, visit Nichole's blog.  You do not have to use flowers in the corner. Use whatever stamps you have on hand: balloons, stars, maybe a repeated sentiment in the corner? Then add a neutral color in the center for depth.
I'm excited to see how you will interpret this challenge to create a colorful corner on your card. (Those are envelopes in the background stamped with Polkadot Basics III stamps. I cut one of the dots off the strip, so I could stamp them more randomly.) It's a simple challenge this week, with a broad range of ideas you can try with it, have fun!

Colorful Corners cards:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Beautiful Brushstrokes, Beautiful Butterflies, 
Round Repeats, Lovely Layers, Background Basics: Newsprint, Polka Dot Basics III
INK: Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Pure Poppy, Spring Moss, New Leaf, Ripe Avocado, True Black, Soft Stone, Aqua Mist
PAPER: watercolor paper, white cardstock, 
DIES: none.
OTHER: A2 envelopes.

16 comments:

Suzy Girl Designs said...

Danielle, these cards are so beautiful! You've really inspired me today and I need to pull that set out and make a few cards today. Thanks for sharing.

Nancy said...

Love, Love, Love your cards! You are the best at making instructional videos . Your videos are alway paced at the speed where I can take all the information in, you clearly show all the products used to complete the card, and you show all the techniques you use to complete the card. Thank you Danielle!

Shere said...

These are sooooo pretty! I literally caught my breath when the page opened up. TFS.

Nancy Guse said...

Gorgeous Danielle!!!

claudia shadler said...

pretty, pretty! luv the cards and luv the polka-dots envelopes! C ;)

Holly Saveur said...

SO SO GORGEOUS!!
I love with your cards..super video too!
I will def make them...such a great idea..
also love the soft background you made on the cards..just STUNNING!

melissadawnlane said...

Absolutely lovely! Thanks for sharing.

Melissa said...

Truly lovely, Danielle. Thanks for sharing you beautiful creativity!

Manuela said...

a wonderful and beautiful flower card, Love the look of it!

DIANA L. said...

These came out beautifully Danielle. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial and the sweet comment on my blog.

Rachel Izakowicz said...

These are all stunning!

Anya said...

Wow. These cards are so pretty! Love the color combination!

Kristen said...

Danielle, this card is so pretty. I am assuming that the Beautiful Brushstrokes stamp set is from Papertry Ink, however, I can not find it in their store. Can you help?

Danielle Flanders said...

Kristen,
The Beautiful Brushstrokes stamp set is sold out, I'm so sorry. It was in one of their Make It Market kits that come out every other month. Some of the other floral stamp sets that I love also are Mini Blooms, Bigger Blooms, Embellished Elegance, Embroidered Blooms and Sending You. But there are a ton more sets that would work for this look also. Thank you for your nice note.
Danielle

Anonymous said...

Hello ...Oh man, I'm late to the party! But just wanted to stop by & say your cards are gorgeous. Anna :)

jintyoo7 said...

Oh my, so very beautiful - not sure I can pull this on off - LOL!