This week I made three more cards from the K&Co. Abrianna stack I’ve been using. That makes ten cards to give away as a set, and while I’m pleased with all of them, I’m glad to finish with this stack and move on to a new one.
Here they are. All using chipboard, layered stickers, and diecuts from the collection. No stamps! The sentiments are stickers.
These are some acetate diecuts, and the sentiment is a Momenta sticker.
The sentiment on this one says, “Leave a little sparkle wherever you go,” and it’s from the Tim Holtz “Small Talk” sticker pack. The diecut butterfly is indeed covered with a layer of sparkle — wish you could see it better in the pic.
This one is my favorite of the batch:
Isn’t it cute? I don’t usually do cute, but this card certainly is. This one followed one of the sketches from the CARDMAKING AND PAPERCRAFT article that I based this project on, with the corner accents and the flower cluster coming forth from the bottom one. I’m really pleased at how the flower cluster turned out. It’s a mix of diecuts, printed chipboard, and stickers. The sentiment is from that Momenta sticker pack.
I’m glad I completed this project, but I am ready to move on. Novelty is a big part of crafting for me — always wanting to try a new stamp set, a new medium, or a new technique. Working within the constraints of one collection, even for a little bit, is a challenge for me. I stopped buying kit subscriptions because I realized that I got bored with the coordinated materials in a kit long before I had made any appreciable dent in them. I abandoned them and it wasn’t cost-effective for me. This might be a weakness, being unable to stick with a project or a theme, but I think of it as a feature, as the IT guys say, not a bug. Look, it’s just a hobby, I should be able to do what I want. Pleasure. That’s the whole point, right? Not obligation.