My Damask Coral Card

My Damask Coral Card
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Last month, I spent an afternoon at Craft City Cafe in Federal Way working on crafts and I made nine cards!  I’ve learned I am most productive when I limit myself to just a few different styles of paper, stamps, ink, embellishments and tools.  When I’m in my craft room and I have all my supplies at my fingertips, it’s overwhelming and it seems to take ages to pull a card together.

I had this beautiful “Perfect Day” Close to My Heart paper pack with matching My Stickease (card stock stickers) I’d never used and was happy to finally make a card with it!  I loved the soft shades of coral (or “Sorbet” in CTMH-speak), the matching ribbon and the coral ink pad – it made this an easy card to pull together.

I don’t get to use this rubber wood-mounted stamp enough.  I bought it from Impress Rubber Stamps and I enjoy using it as a background stamp by repeating the image over and over.  I thought it echoed the motif of the “Perfect Day” paper pretty nicely.  I’m not too sure I like the stickers in the lower corners, but they’re on there for good now!  Oh, and I punched paper each layer with a Fiskars scalloped punch.  There are so many interesting punches available to us paper-crafters, and Fiskars is one of my favorite brands for punches and scissors.

Coral Elegance

Coral Elegance

A special thanks to – and a third shout-out this week – Jayma Malme.  I didn’t remember the name of the paper pack I used for this card, so I sent her a picture text of this card and she quickly identified it.  What a pro – she knows her Close to My Heart inventory!  I love that within minutes, I had an answer.  Thanks for checking your phone regularly, Jayma!

…And thank YOU for reading my blog.

About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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