A very pink post – Meadow Lark Cards

I said I had some more cards to show you and here they are – these have all been made with the Prima Meadow Lark paper stack.

This little 5 inch square card uses a stamped sentiment from Birthday Words, die cut using Fancy Tags 3 Spellbinders die.  I inked the edges with a mixture of pink inks to get the tone I wanted.  Quick and simple – a handy standby birthday card.

The Meadow Lark pad I’m using is the A4 one (also available as a 6×6 inch pad) and this A5 card uses another piece from the same sheet as the card above.  I used a sentiment from Artistic Expressions, die cut with an oval and shaded with VersaMagic Thatched Straw and a tiny touch of Oasis Green.  The sentiment is layered onto an embossed diecut which I sanded lightly and rubbed over with Adirondack Clover pigment ink.  The ribbon is not that dark in real life, but a lovely olivey/pesto green.

I put glossy accents on the bird on the paper then tried an experiment with Stickles.  I added a few tiny dots of stickles where the feathers were and used a cocktail stick to pull the glitter into feather shapes in the wet glossy accents.

It hasn’t quite worked the way I imagined.  I think the contrast is too strong, so if I did it again, I think I would use one of the transparent colours like Stardust or Crystal.

This is a scan of that particular sheet from the pad (though the colours are not quite true) and you can see the two areas I have used leave me more to play with – I’ll get at least four cards from this one sheet and there are three of each sheet in the pack, so loads of potential variations.

This next card is another that has left me chanting the ‘embrace imperfection’ mantra.  It looks ok in this photo, but I used Glue ‘n’ Seal to attach the doily and it’s bowed the entire card front and made the doily a little too transparent for my liking.  But hey, that’s how you learn and I’m sure if I sent this card to someone, they wouldn’t send it back complaining.

I love it when a new product fires up the mojo and these papers have done that for me.  I think we all struggle with creativity from time to time and a little five or ten pound treat like a new inkpad colour or some pretty papers or ribbon can be just the trigger for the ideas to start flowing again.

This is not the only colour scheme in the pad by any means.  There’s a light, bright, shabby chic vibe to the palette with lilacs, blues, quite a lot of white and a touch of sophisticated grey here and there.

The only problem I have now is that I’m trying really hard to resist the new En Francais pad that came in this week – it’s just begging me to dig out my Paris stamps …

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Comments

  1. Kirsten Alicia says:

    Very pretty cards, perfect for Spring & summer.

  2. I’m learning slowly that what I might perceive as an imperfection someone else sees as a strength. I actually rather like the deep colour of the feathering on the bird for to my eye it balances the brightness of the flower above & I’m hugely relieved to hear that you experiment as you go along. I love the way that bird is looking at the sentiment & how the colours of the sentiment & your inking of it bring out the patterning in the section of paper you used.
    Paula (PEP)

  3. I love these cards Glenda and it’s good to hear that you experiment as you go along. People try to tell me I should experiment with practice pieces but I prefer to do it as I go along and if it is a complete disaster it will go in the bin.
    Thank you for all your support and inspiration

    Jackie x

  4. Lovely cards and the papers are fab !!

  5. Sue stone says:

    Your cards are delightful Glenda and as the others said pleased you experiment as you go along as well. I have just ordered the book you recommended “Artists way” so look forward to receiving it as I tend to be a perfectionist and bin things but I am getting better. Suexxx

  6. Lovely cards Glenda, like those ‘spring’ colours. Also have that paper pad so I just can make some quick and elegant cards! Sometimes that is just enough…….have a lovely Sunday and enjoy the weather, hopefully just as good as here! sunny greet Miranda

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