Sunday 2 January 2011

Quick fun with Overlays!


Happy New Year y'all!!! Can't quite believe it's already 2011 where did last year zoom by to?!

We're ready here to put the tree down now, recycle the cards (apart from the beautiful handmade ones I got from some of you; they go in my special draw :D) and start eating some fruit and veg, but I did manage to find a tiny amount of time and space on my desk to quickly whip out a couple of cards. I'm thinking of it as a warm up to an serious inky session later today...

I have been totally inspired by my bloggin' buddy and all-round fab girlie with a fab name (I'm biased of course!), Amy!

Now I always tease her for not using her On My Couch PTI set enough, but then Amy reminded me that I've been guilty of hoarding some yummy Hambly Screen Prints Overlays with her sweet card here! So to make up for all that teasing in 2010, girlie - I've made a couple of cards using my hoarded stash.

I only had a matter of minutes to whip my cards up, so decided to use my overlay as a layer rather than a card base because that just seemed way to adventurous for an inky warm up for me!

With Sympathy

I've decided that this year I'm gonna build up a stash of cards to have on supply so I don't have the last minute panic of being a card-maker without a card to give this year! I think sympathy ones for guys are always the toughest to make, so why not tackle this first, so I can have fun with the next one:

Happy Happy Birthday!

Well again - a guy card! What can I say? My overlays seem to suit the guys LOL!

So fun with overlays over for a while now; I've now gotta create some space in my inky corner, put the kettle on, get the chocolate and prepare for an afternoon of inky fun - Bliss!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
{With Sympathy}

Stamps: Round & Round (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Smokey Shadow, Soft Stone (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Brocade Overlay (Hambly Screen Prints)/Fine Line Pen (Letraset)

{Happy Happy Birthday}

Stamps: Birthday Bash Sentiments (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Simply Chartreuse, Dark Chocolate, Harvest Gold (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Mini Bicycles Overlay (Hambly Screen Prints)/Chompy (Corner Chomper)/Simply Chartreuse Grosgrain Ribbon (Papertrey Ink)


~amy~ said...

woot wootie Woot Woot!!! Now that is some hambly goodness:)

Happy new year chickie!!

Karen B. said...

Oh these are fantastic-o! Love the masculine vibe.

Maureen said...

well these sure woke me up today!! Love the bright green against the black :) Ihave some of those overlays too but just never hauled them out...hhmmmmm, a little challenge :) I hope to ink it up a bit too :) I bought some fabulous leopard print lounging pants with a bright pink ribbon tie...they are inspiring me to make a card!! Hugs!

Ann said...

Ooooh, I love those Hambly overlays but have been too chicken to buy them...don't know how to use them! But you've inspired me with your funky guy cards!

Cammie said...

Love the vivid colors against the dark backgrounds. Happy New Year, dear Aimes!

Unknown said...

Fantastic cards!! elegent..and I personally think they can be given to girls too...:)

Caryn said...

Hey you - LOVE these cards, they're!! Lol! I haven't seen these overlays, are they coloured acetate?
Anyhoo, hope everything's ok with your dad - been thinking about you all over the holidays. Hope things look up in the new year.

Big hugs,
Caryn xxx

Andrea M said...

You must love these overlays!!! The green is beautiful!!! So vibrant and such lovely designs! Gorgeous cards Aimes!!!

Heidi said...

Wow Aimes! Both cards are so bold and fresh but so elegant at the same time. Gorgeous!

Nerina said...

Oooooh Aimes - this is scrumpty all the way through! I've never looked at screen prints - but these are worth looking at .... again .... and again! :0) Gorgeous!

Laurie said...

These are gorgeous! I love the colors!

Sharron said...

Wow, these are awesome. LOVE the green! I have never seen the Hambly overlays before but you have inspired me to check them out. Gorgeous cards!!

Terri said...

Great job on both of them., I especially like the bright bold colors. Hope your New Year is a great one!

Daniela F. said...

Happy New Year, Aimes!! Love your cards - so unique to use those bold colors for a sympathy card but it totally works!

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