Lucky me, today I had a chance to play with another challenge in the Moxie Fab World Handmade Cards Week, this time The Ready-Made Embellishments Challenge! This was a fun and easy one, it’s no secret that I love my embellies… especially die cuts and especially botanicals! It’s so rewarding on the child-in-me level, to arrange some of the favourite ‘trinkets’ on a card in a pleasing way, the more if I make them work together even if they all belong to different collections. The same kind of joy that I’m getting when I cut into my favourite patterned papers… just sayin’ 🙂
Just like yesterday, I didn’t want to stop at one card. Sometimes (um, often…??) I just want to spend a day whipping up these babies, one after another, after another… non-stop. Oh, if card making was a profitable business, I could easily make a fortune!
First card; I cut some papers from Basic Grey Fact paper pad, and I combined some chippie stickers from the same collection, with Kaisercraft die cut flowers, Martha Stewart punched butterflies, washi tape and haberdashery finds. Very eclectic, a bit wilder than my usual style but I kind of dig it 🙂
I decorated the inside as well, the insert made from another one of BG papers and a Kaisercraft die cut.
I kept the other one a bit more on the clean side, and it’s my favourite of these two. I used a textured cardstock for the base (similar to woodgrain) and it lifts the whole thing up wonderfully. Shame I couldn’t capture the texture very well. This time I combined the bird + branch from the same Kaisercraft die cut pack as above, with MME label and word stickers, a journaling card (trimmed) for the background and some sequins / twine.
The CTS#46 sketch further helped me with this design:
Enjoy Life card