Monday, June 30, 2014

Damask Divas Blog Hop : Skylark

I can hardly believe that its time for another Damask Divas Blog Hop, where has the time gone? If youre anything like me, summer has brought on a whole new set of crazy! If you came from the talented Jennifer's Blog, you are in the right place. If you have jumped here and just discovered our Damask Divas Blog to find the complete list of blog hop participants.
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This month we are showcasing the absolutely gorgeous Skylark pack.  I'm sad to see this super cute paper go at the end of July with its beautiful blues, yellows and greens. As much as I love this pack, I wasn't sure what project I should do with it initially. I was waiting for that perfect project. The opportunity arose when I decided a mere week before Close To My Heart Convention that I was going to make some cards to swap.
I was extremely nervous. I had no idea if I needed to do anything in particular, use specific papers, etc. I decided to keep it simple and cute. I also only made 25, but believe me that still took plenty of time. LOL. I think I'll need to start making cards earlier then I did this year, but I had to learn something this first time and that's ok.
I cut the card base in A2 size, which is 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 in White Daisy Cardstock.  Followed by a strip from the Skylark pack about 5 1/4 x 3. As well as a 3 x 2 piece of Indian Corn Blue, which I really love that color by the way! Its gorgeous and looked amazing with the paper from Skylark.
I stamped the small Unicorn stamp from the Unicorn Dreams set (which is a Hostess Set, so if you love it as much as I do, don't miss out on snagging it this next month. Throw Party in your home or online & earn those hostess rewards) in Black ink and I fusy cut it, then added a bit of bling, Clear Sparkles. I also used the stars from the set inked in Indian Corn Blue and stamped in the bottom corner to fill up some of the white space. Then I stamped the sweet message inside with more....Indian Corn Blue. (Are you seeing just how much I love it, lol!) I used a CTMH corner rounder, another must for card making  and just did the bottom corners. Placed the unicorn with a little 3D Tape and there you have a super cute, but very easy card for any occasion.
The great thing about cardmaking is that you can use the same basic design with different papers, change it up a little bit or even add different embellishments, giving it a totally different look. I wasn't a card maker before I joined Close To My Heart, but now I love it. I whip out tons of cards, because they can be so easy and I'm always learning new things! Don't be afraid to branch out and try something new!
I hope you've enjoyed this month's Blog Hop and I hope you'll join us again next month! Be sure to check out my fellow Divas'  pages and leave them some love, they've all worked hard on this months projects! Don't forget to Get Crafty!