Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Graffiti Greetings to Go

Hello, blog hoppers! Thanks for stopping by as you hop along the Graffiti Blog Hop. I'm sure you are enjoying the fun and creativity of the various bloggers. You may have arrived here from Tiare's blog (iClassygirl). If not, go to the beginning (and see the entire list of bloggers) at Club Scrap Creates

I'm a scrapbooker at heart, but for the past year I've really been enjoying cardmaking. I'm not sure if it's the smaller size, the fact that I can complete a card in less time than a page, or the amount of cards I can create in one crafting session, but I really like making cards. 

For this blog hop, I pulled out my Graffiti Greetings to Go pack. Every month, the G2G pack includes enough materials to create 15 cards in three different sizes. First, I made this trio of cards. With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, the love theme is quite appropriate.
In my attempt to use more of my older supplies this year, I pulled out some Zig Writer pens to color in the stamped Love image from the Graffiti Greeting Unmounted stamp sheet.

The heart and string image, also from the Greeting UM sheet, makes a fun and whimsical background on the white panels. For one card, I stamped the hearts in Club Scrap Fuchsia ink, coloring with three Zig writer pens. A second card was stamped using CS Onyx ink (no coloring to allow the "Love" to pop). The third card background was created from the paint splatter stamp on the Graffiti Art Nouveau stamp sheet.

Here is another card I created from the Graffiti Greetings to Go pack. The preprinted panel (love those!) had "Congratulations" printed on it. I actually have plenty congratulations cards in my greeting card boxes, so I stamped "Life is beautiful." onto a piece of white cardstock and trimmed it down. (That stamp is also on the Art Nouveau sheet.) I wanted to matte it with the same black as the large matte. Black papers come in so many shades that sometimes it's hard to get a perfect match. Using the exact paper fixed that problem, and I remembered a trick that Julie (Cape Cod Scrapper) showed us in a Club Scrap Creates post last summer. You can read her post HERE.





I adhered the stamped panel to the center of the black matte. Then, I used a craft knife and cutting mat to cut out the black piece--allowing plenty of space around the stamped panel.
After trimming the black matte with a paper trimmer, I mounted it to the center with black foam adhesive. You can see the dimension in the photo below. Layering the orange panel onto the black, then onto the white card, no one will ever know that I took a piece from the center of the black panel. (Sneaky, but smart!)

And there you have four of the cards I've made using the Graffiti Greetings to Go pack. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. Please hop along to Marya's blog: A Notebook Novel to see even more Graffiti creations!

Have a crafty day!

Lisa :-)

16 comments :

  1. So cool Lisa - love your cards.

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  2. Such great and colorful cards,Lisa! Valentine is going to be bright this year xxx.

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  3. Thanks for the card ideas! I'm getting ready to go play on my snow day!

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  4. Super cards, Lisa! And you are so, so sneaky. I like that you have committed to trying to use more of the supplies you have on hand. I'm trying to do the same thing!

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  5. Lisa, your cards are so fun and colorful! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Love all your bright and cherry cards!

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  7. Great cards - I like making cards much better than scrapbooking too ;)

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  8. These are so fun Lisa! It's great that you were able to go back into your stash and find supplies to create these wonderful cards. Thanks for the tip with the mattes - I'll keep that in the back of my mind for the future!

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  9. Love how your gtg turned out Lisa!

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  10. Great cards from the wonderful Graffiti GTG pack!

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  11. It is great to see these GTG in action. I love the creativity that goes into them. TFS

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  12. Great cards.....I think I may have to play with the digi kit and do some hybrid stuff.

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  13. Your cards turned out just super, Lisa! TFS!

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  14. Very nice cards, Lisa. Thanks for inspiring us!

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  15. Thanks for showing the steps you took w GTG.

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