It's Not All Black and White

Sunday, September 16, 2007

A Couple of Micro Minis

The challenge over the weekend at Caardvarks was to do these micro mini cards, anything 2.5 x 3.5 inches or smaller. So I made a couple that are both 2.5 x 3.5.
This first one uses a slide mount (Thanks Rose Ann! I finally used one.)covered with Stampin' Up's retired Pool Party designer paper. A few rhinestones were glued on to finish the slide. Inside, I colored this darling turtle from Silly Sealife using Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. The sentiment is by Verve Visual (Versafine black) and the ribbon American Crafts. Blue paper also Pool Party. White: Papertrey Ink. Corner rounder.

I decided to do two very differently styled cards. This second one started with the chipboard heart by Basic Grey, covered in Cosmo Cricket. After sanding off the edges, I sponged them with Close to Cocoa. All papers are Cosmo Cricket: Gretel line. Sentiment and card base on SU! very vanilla. I used my paper piercer to poke the holes for my pewter brads, and the cropodile for the large pewter eyelet. Sentiment by Papertrey Ink (Paper Tray) stamped in Versamagic Jumbo Java, which I molded to follow the curve of the heart. I used the corner rounder with the guard removed to make the scalloped edge. And the ribbon is Martha Stewart's piped nylon in 3/16 cloud.

23 comments:

Karen said...

These are very cute! I love making the ATC's so I'm gonna give these a try!

Gina K. said...

These are just great! That turtle looks like you're looking through an aquarium window! Love the warm colors on the heart one too!

Well Said Cards said...

These are adorable! I love using slide mounts, I need to do that more often, too.

danavee said...

These are SO cute. When I saw the turtle one I thought, "How did she get the turtle so big?" but the turtle isn't big, the card is little! Too cool!

Rose Ann said...

Wow...these are really awesome! Love them both!

Andrea said...

2 beautiful cards, the papers and colours you have used are just perfect

Flossie's Follies said...

These are great, love your paper combos and colors. That turtle is just too cute.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

These are adorable, Bethany! I can't believe you fit so much with the cards being that small. . .they're awesome!

Christina Fischer said...

These are so great! You packed a lot of wow into a small card!! :)

My Paper World said...

I love these! the turtle one is the cutest thing! the colours are gorgeous!

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

OOOH those are both DARLING!! LOve the colors and paper on both of them! I am making a cards with the Gretel paper right now too! :)

Heather P. said...

Oh my gosh, I absolutely LOVE these!

Kerrie's Crafting Corner said...

wow these cards are fantastic.... loving the bottom one!

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Sadie B said...

oohhhh these are lovely. That heart is a really funky shape

Alli Miles said...

Oh girl...I LOVE the colouring going on in your first card. VERY nice. They are both beautiful cards.

Crafty in Calgary said...

These are wonderful!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my gosh! They're like ATC's, only in card form. They're adorable! I love the idea of the slide mounts. How perfect!

Tina said...

Oh, great papers, great design, great card!

Tina

Shel9999 said...

These are both adorable! I especially like the heart one though! Love the patterns and colors!

sophia landry said...

These are so adorable. My daughter loves them too! Anything small, she is all over. My fav. Is definitely the turtle, I always have a soft spot for cute stamps!

Tandra said...

Wow those are great!! I love tiny cards!!!

Angel Wilde said...

that heart card is AWESOME!

beate said...

Wow...those are awesome!