Sending Sentiments with ScrapFX

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Hey There Everyone!  Scarlett here today to share some card creations.  Its that time of year when lots of people start thinking of sending cards for various reasons.  Whether it be for Thanksgiving, preparing for Christmas and other holidays around that time, or just because I always find it nice to have cards on hand and at the ready.  But I will admit I do tend to find it a bit difficult to create them for the guys in my life.  With that in mind and the new releases in my hands I decided to create a couple cards geared just for the boys.

For the following cards I took inspiration from the techniques I shared in my recent Project Life post.  Be sure to check it out if you’re interested in learning more on how to recreate some of these looks on your own.

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  Here I used lots of grungy textures, primary colors mixed with some metallics and neutrals, and one of the darling little Vintage Planes (2013288) combined to make an everyday love card.  By using these fore mentioned techniques I was able to sneak on a strip of washi tape, the vellum heart, and the more whimsy type cloud without making the card feel too whimsical or feminine.

Products Used:

Vintage Planes (2013288)

Itty Bitty Bets – Serif (2005102)

Clouds & Raindrops Stencil (2012169) 

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This card is almost a direct repeat of one of the Project Life inserts – I loved it so much I had to play with the same concept again.  What I’ve found really works well for pulling together guy themed cards is not only the colors, but the textures.  I’ve absolutely fallen back in love with playing with textiles – burlap, cheesecloth, gauze, muslin, fabric, twines, all of those items create such rich elements to projects.  I can’t believe I set them aside for so long!  When brought to projects for guys, it really makes putting them together a snap.  You can check out the PL post for info on how to create the background – there are only a few tweaks here.  Other than that I added some paint to the burlap to make it blend with the background better, added the Vintage Car (2013289) and a handwritten sentiment.

Products Used:

Vintage Truck & Car (2013289)

Scribble Circles (2013044)

Cogs Stamp (2013284)

For the last card I’m going to share it isn’t for the boys but it does indeed match the season we’re currently in in my half of the world 😉  and since we’re also embarking on the month of giving thanks I though it’d be appropriate to sneak this one in here too.

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This card uses lots of textiles again and one of my older ScrapFX tutorials on how to transform those chipboard leaves using string gel.  Here is the link for you if you’d like to check it out: Colorful Leaves Tutorial.  It is a lot simpler than what you’d expect and you get realistic looking leaves – plus I give you an idea for a medium substitute if you don’t want to pop for string gel. 😀  A bit of watercolor with some Random Dot (2013172) stenciling over made up the background along with a sprinkling a sequins.  Easy peasy card and a good thing too since I need to mass produce a few of these for my daughter’s softball team fundraiser coming up!  Thank goodness for the fabulousness that is ScrapFX!!

Products Used:

Random Dots Stencil (2013172)

Leaves, mixed (2008106)

Well I sure hope I’ve given you a kick start with some ideas on how to get yourself going with some card inspiration.  If you’re anything like me its not really the inspiration that is lacking but the actual mailing out and delivering that sometimes needs the full motivation, but I know I’ll be on it this year!  I’ve got too many already set to go not to follow through – ha – but perhaps you all could remind me. 😉

Have great days and until next time, take care!

One Response to “Sending Sentiments with ScrapFX”

  1. TracyM #6773 says:

    Your cards are FUN, FABULOUS and DELIGHTFUL Scarlett!!!
    Thank you for the inspiration 🙂