Monday, October 17, 2011

Inchie Inspired and Lotsa 3D's

Be prepared. There are ALOT of photos.  This weekend was a gorgeous Colorado autumn weekend and we managed to get a Sunday afternoon walk in to enjoy the foliage. The day before, I spent some time with a couple of the gals from my CTMH unit and we played with the Art Philosophy cartridge.  While at my friend's house, the sweet hostess also showed me her stash of "Inchies."  Apparently inchies are cards made with one inch stamped images on them.  I loved the simplicity of them!  So the autumn foliage and the "inchies" are the inspiration for this set of cards that took almost no time at all to create (I did a dozen of the leaf ones; and 20 cards altogether. They aren't inches because my images are larger.)

 This is a great way to use up scraps.The bases are 4 x 4.  I cut scraps of brown cardstock into 2 1/4 inch sqares, and Olivia paper into 2 inch squares. I used the Art Philosophy and cut 2 inch leaves and then painted them with pearl paint mixed with reinkers (a combo of barn red, sorbet and orange.) They have such a  nice shine to them :)
 Then I popped the leaves with pop dots. 

 For these I just grabbed some scrap paper that was on my (very messy) craft tables. They are sooo quick and easy to create.

 My daughter wanted this one as soon as she saw it :)
 This one has a painted corrugated star.
Now on to some 3D projects:
 A simple thank you box, filled with chocolates.
 You're sweet french fry box with cookies.
 I used one of our "I'll Never Get Tired of These Things" spray bottles on the tag.
 This pillow box was created by my sweet friend Miss Peggy (who shared her Inchies with me :)  )
My upline created this box with coordinating 4 x 4 cards inside. Everything was done with the Art Philosophy cartridge!

 If you made it to the end of tis post...kudos to you!  And a very big thank you for stopping by.
Marie with a :)

1 comment:

Jayma Malme said...

I really like your inchie-inspired cards. I've been really into that simple look lately...I may have to CASE them! I also really love the shine and waviness that the pearl paint gives to those leaves.