Thursday, June 18, 2009

Confessions of a Paper Fanatic

I just love patterned paper--simply adore it. So when I received two new paper packs from gcd Studio's I just had to immediately make some cards from them. Mind you, I managed to sneak these two cards in between entertaining my toddler and packing for a camping trip--thank goodness for nap time!

The first card was made with gcd Studio's Eye Candy collection. This collection includes bold patterns, clean flowing lines and a choice of eclectic colors.

This particular circle pattern reminded me so much of the patterns designers used during the Art Deco period, so I just couldn't resist pairing it with this vintage image I had stored on my C-drive. The great thing about gcd's card stock is that it is a thin grade and can easily pass through a computer printer. I quickly modified the image in Photoshop, cut a piece of card stock down to fit my printer and printed the image directly from my computer. I also based this card on Laura's sketch 28 on the 2S4U blog for this week's challenge.

The second card I would like to share was made with gcd's Loverly collection, with it's earthy tones which makes it perfect for Autumn--OK, I know we haven't even gotten through the summer yet, but I couldn't resist making another Thanksgiving card with this beautiful paper.

I also used some beautiful delicate lace that I recently purchased from an Etsy shop. I love Etsy so much, especially for finding affordable craft supplies. The great thing about Etsy too is that the shipping costs are usually very reasonable, and that's where you really save. This card was based on sketch 120 on the CPS blog for this week's challenge.

I am definitely now a fan of gcd's line of papers and am sure I'll find myself turning to that brand time and again. I also plan to list both of these cards in my Etsy shop Indigo Wings.

Thank you for stopping by my little corner of the Internet. I will be computer free, and most likely water logged, for the next three days as we head tonight to the Pocono Mountains for some camping. My little guy is very excited about his first camping trip, it's just too bad it's going to be such a wet one. Well, maybe the sun will decide to pay us a visit after all.

I hope you enjoy,


NinaB said...

I saw your name on the Moxie Fab vintage winner, is that you? Congratulations! Mine is the first one with the big butterfly. Enjoy your vacation to the mountains.

cnelson said...

Amazing cards!!!

Laura Davis said...

What a fun card! Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura & Kazan

claudia shadler said...

very cute cards! they look very elegant!

Clouds :D