Friday, April 11, 2014

Spring Hello

I have a silly confession......I'm having such candy shopping withdrawal this year! My girls are both living a low carb lifestyle and have made it clear that no chocolate bunnies or candy eggs are allowed. There are of course non candy treats and gifts to fill an Easter basket, but a little of the fun has been zapped to be sure!
 My answer to steer clear of the candy aisle?  Spend more time in the craft room & make cards!!! {win win} Especially if they are covered in sugar glitter and beautiful Silhouette cuts! bonus,I even got a chance to ink up my new stamps! Totally carb free! { ahemmmm  I ate chocolate while I made it} true story folks!

I just love mojo Monday sketches, I remember the first time I tried to follow a sketch and was so literal that I drove myself crazy trying to get all the measurements just right. Since then I have become way more relaxed and allow the sketch to spark my imagination, and use it as a creative placement guide, they are maybe my favorite designing helper!
This is sketch 340 check it out, its an easy one to play along with!

For this card I cut the carrots out twice, popped them up with foam tape and coated them top to bottom with sugar glitter!  The doily and "my new favorite frame" were also cut with the Silhouette and lightly inked along the edges.

If you want your cards to stand out, surprise the recipient, or just want to use up all those little scraps that created that mess on your table while making your cards, decorate the inside!
 why? It brings the design to the inner part of the card, and unifies the look, feel, and sometimes even the function of the card! Here I have a dark card base, too dark to write on, a white piece of paper helps give me an area for a greeting. All the rest is a happy place to look at when you open it!

thanks for stopping in and helping me stay out of the candy shops! XOXO~ Shantaie

1 comment:

Creative Tara said...

Such a sweet card! I especially love your glittery little carrots! My Silhouette has been boxed up for months and I'm finally gonna do some cutting with it this weekend hopefully :)