Hi there and welcome to the ScrappingClearly blog this Sunday!! Melinda here with you sharing the cards I created after being totally inspired by the gorgeous mood board this month using the fun MME My Story Collection.
Here is the mood board again for you if you have missed it or just would like to see the prettiness all over again ;)
AND, don't forget that if you entered either of our challenges last month and upload to either again (or both) this month and next month you will have the chance to win either the Urban Market range or the Something Wonderful range by Teresa Collins!
Here are the 2 cards I created. As you can probably see I was really inspired by the pinks/oranges in the mood board with the pops of black :)
I also made a video of my process and if you'd like to check that out you can see that here otherwise, here is a quick rundown of what I did!
I had a couple of off cuts of the papers from another page I had worked on and thought that they would make great card fronts! The papers I have used are the Heirloom Roses (I fussy cut that big floral), Grandma's Quilt and Typewriter Paper. I pulled out my sticker sheets from the Paper and Accessories Kit and pulled off a couple that I thought would make great additions to cards!
Once I had decided which side/orientation of the papers I was going to go with I popped one aside and worked on the other.
For this card I pulled in some of the gorgeous Open Book Specialty paper as a layer in the background with one of the Heidi Swapp bling frames in ruby (there is only pink available in store now) layered on top. I popped one of the stickers on pop dots on the top of that and then layered a couple of other stickers and one of those fun cork hearts from the C'est La Vie collection on top!
A few sequins from this and this pack and some black splatters using the Roadbase Colour Spray by Colour Blast. Oh, and lastly, to pull it all together before mounting on a card base a quick doodled border around the edge :)
Then onto the second card!
It did take me a little while to decide on how I was going to use that gorgeous floral and which side of the paper to use but again, I love how this came together too!
After I had chosen the way the card was going I added some foam tape to the back of the floral and stuck that to the card front piece. I did leave all the extra bits hanging until I had just about completed the card but after it was fully assembled I snipped off the extra floral from the bottom but left the couple of black leaves at the top. Another sticker from one of my sticker sheets - also popped up on foam tape - some gold thread from my stash, another of those fun cork hearts, some more sequins, black splatters and some doodling :)
I created these cards with a general "theme" in mind - congratulations/celebratory as I am always on the hunt for one but they were fun to put together and I could have quiet easily made them into no theme or different theme so just because you have "scrapbooking" supplies doesn't necessarily mean you need to "scrapbook" with them!
I hope you get some inspiration to try something a little different and go wherever the fun mood board takes you!
Thanks again for stopping by and have a fabulous, hopefully scrappy, Sunday!
Oh, and of course, a big happy fathers day to you if you are Daddy or doing the work of both Mum and Dad, I know without my hubby around doing the fab job he does as a Daddy I wouldn't get as much scrappy time!!