Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Six "Cheater" Cards

I was five cards short after making yesterday's cards, so I decided to make these "cheater" cards to finish up. These were all made with one 12 x 12 sheet of patterned cardstock. It came from a matstack by Recollections. It was a "Hot Buy" last year or the year before and I have hardly used any of it. I got the sentiments all stamped on the insides, so all 81 cards are ready to go! Also, I uploaded the file for my 2017 calendar files. The link is under my blog title. I printed mine out and got them all cut out, ready to create. I still have December 2016 to decorate and then next year's will be ready to assemble and wrap!

For this first card, I matted with a matching blue cardstock and added a punched snowflake with a white enamel dot. (Punch by EK Success.)
For this one, I matted with blue and mounted on foam squares. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things and is embossed with detail silver embossing powder.
I matted this one with silver "mirror" cardstock and added the sentiment - also done in detail silver embossing powder. And again, the image panel is mounted on foam squares.
Matted this one with blue and mounted on foam squares, and again silver embossed sentiment.
Matted with shimmery silver paper and mounted on foam squares. Sentiment already there!
One more matted with shimmery silver and mounted on foam squares. No need to add the sentiment - the "Joy" was already on it.

Six super simple cards but I really do like how they turned out, even if I felt like I cheated:)

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon!

4 comments:

bonnie32002 said...

Wow! You did a great job on these cards Lynette. They are lovely and you must never call them cheater cards! These are wonderful.

Leslie Miller said...

I would not call these cheater cards at all! They're gorgeous and elegant and, yes, you had some help from the paper, but they didn't make themselves. They're absolutely beautiful, Lynette!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Very nice "cheater" cards, Lynette. The detailed silver embossing is beautiful!

Debra Stang said...

No need to apologize....your cheating cards are better than many cards I have worked on for a long time! Congrats on getting your cards made so early!