~So Many Cards, So Little Time~ Part I

Boy! Have I been busy! I promised you I'd be back with some more projects and the news I've been *annoyingly* talking your ear off about...So here's the scoop...I was going to wait until this weekend to let you all know what it is...It's actually several exciting things happening in my life...But...low and behold...I couldn't wait that long! At least not to show you these projects...So I'll show off my latest creations...And share a teensy, weensy, little hint...Maybe...Just maybe :)

 

Anywho, until recently, I have been using this incredible software (Photoshop) only for photo editing...Say wha??? 
All the while knowing just how awesome and powerful it is...But never really having the time to sit down and learn anything useful...

I had decided I was going to fit in as much 'PS self-help' as I could to learn at least a few neat things in PS every week...And I have to say, I've been keeping to my schedule and it has been amazing :)

I love all the possibilities...And it's such a powerful tool...I just love it!

I am a little over-enthusiastic, aren't I? Sorry about that.

I am just so amazed at all the fun things I can now do :) As I say this, there are PS pros all over the place just rolling their eyes, thinking...'Boy..This poor girl...She doesn't even know the half of it'...And they're right...I still feel like I know nothing...In comparison to all that can be done with this program...But hey - It's a process...


So if you're wondering what these pics are of, it's just a few little Bingo cards and sentiments I created in PS, and printed them on plain white cardstock. Best part? They are completely, deliciously, totally customizeable! Think glimmer mist, glitter, stamps, ribbon, paint, paper, pearls...And layers upon layers of lovely vintage imagess...Ahhhh the possibilities!...


You might be wondering what I've done with these wonderous little things? Well...It just so happens that I was so creatively inspired, that I dug out my gooooorgeous stash of Melissa Frances papers, stickers, diecuts and all other things shabby, and crafted for hours! This was the first time I actually made time to create something that was not design-team related, so it was nice to use all different types of products and yummy goodies...


Here's a card/tag combo...Using the lovely, soft pallettes from the Melissa Frances 5th Avenue collection...It's probably one of my fave paper lines of all time...The soft colors and vintage designs are sooooo beautiful and so versatile!


See the bingo card that I created?...I used it as a tag holder by adhering only the sides to the card...So that the little tag could easily fit inside...If you look closely on the side of the light blue pp...You can see a lovely embossed design...I used American Crafts clear stamps and white embossing powder...Love those adorable lil hearts! :)


Here is a close-up shot of the pretty embellies...I stamped a heart and a little cabbage rose (from the same American Crafts stamp set) and embossed both images in white. I added a little Webster's Pages sparkler onto the heart and one of my handmade buttons.


The doily stamp is from a My Mind's Eye stamp set that I adore to bits! Is it wrong to use it in all of my projects?  (chuckle) The lovely crocheted lace is by Prima and the bow is a custom-dyed ribbon, sprayed with lovely vintage shades of pink Glimmer Mist....


Here's that little tag I was talking about...It's so little and cute and full of all the things I love...MF resin...crisp, white bow...soft shabby shades...


I could play with this color palette all day! Okay, you got me...I sort-of, kind-of did :)


A few more shots...Up close and personal


And lastly, a little shot of the two pieces together...


I hope you'll join me tomorrow...I'll share another creation using some of my lil bingo cards! And I might even share another tantilizing hint... :)

Happy Friday!

*Ivana*

p.s. So you might want to check out this amazing online crafting school...All I can say is that I may or may not be invited to teach...Just saying... :)

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1 lovely comments:

Tanya said...

These are gorgeous!

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