So I had one of those moments where I just really wanted to use up the very last scraps of my latest scrapbooking kit from ETM to make some cards. I couldn't handle throwing away any of this pretty paper by Authentique and I've been trying really hard lately, to use everything up instead of stashing it away for later. Because, you know, "later" has a way of taking a really long time to get here. :)
There has been such a plethora of really great sketches lately. Somebody needs to smack me because I feel like a broken record about sketch #105 from The Deconstructed Sketch. I made lots more following that sketch.
Sentiment stamp by CTMH
Sentiment Stamp by Hero Arts, I believe.
I love these colors! And I enjoyed using a variety of shapes for the focal point.
Using different border punch designs was fun too. The center scallop in this one comes from SU I think, it was part of the ETM kit. I also used some SU punches and stamps for the tiny tags.
The "crossword" paper in this collection was really fun. Freestyle! I didn't use a sketch for this one, and this was my last tiny scrap of the crossword paper. "Crazy" stamp by CTMH.
This one looks washed out because of the reflection - I embossed with clear powder over a light colored ink, it looks a lot better without the glare. Sentiment by CTMH. No sketch for this one.
THIS ONE comes from sketch #179 from Stars & Stamps and I used a favorite sentiment from CTMH. I also had a damask kind of stamp that I used with just a bit of versamark ink to watermark the pattern on the sentiment layer, to kind of reflect that pretty pattern on the bottom mat.
Well, that just about does it, all of my scraps from the June Kit are finally gone, just in time for July. Can't wait to see what's next!!
Here is a little link to my CTMH sentiment stamps - they are some of my favorite collections and yikes... I hear that some of them are going to retire! July will be the last month!