Finally, something new to share! Actually, I have a layout I should have shared earlier in the week, but I just never found the time to blog it. I'll have that up next week, along with another layout. I hate when I go so long in between posting. Anyways. On to the cards that I have up at Kerri Bradford Studio today.
I recently cleaned out a bunch of my handmade cards, and randomly sent a bunch of them off to friends and family. No sense in keeping them tucked away in a drawer, right? While going through my stash of cards, I came across THIS CARD that I had created over 7 years ago (I searched the card out on my blog to verify that) and decided to use it as inspiration for a few new cards.
I sized the circle border from Kerri's Best Thing Ever page kit to fit the length of my card (these cards are 4" x 9.25"). I tend to cut most of my files from patterned paper, but decided to put some of my colored cardstock to use on these cards. I have SO much of it, and rarely use it. I had my color combos picked out for both cards, so I cut one circle border from purple for one card and from yellow for the other card.
I debated between several of Kerri's flower shapes, but finally settled on the funky flower from the Hello There class freebies. All of the freebies that come with the classes are reason enough to take Kerri's classes, let along the huge amount of knowledge you'll get from what she has to teach! I cut several flowers for each card, all the same size and all from the same shade of green cardstock.
To create my circles, I used one of the backings to an arrow cut file in the Need Directions kit. I know Kerri has a few other kits that have some circle options, most of which are a negative shape or just the backing from something.
I also used some of the simple techniques on my original card, and worked them into these new cards. It was fun to pull out some supplies that I haven't used in a while, like the paper flowers, puffy paint and Stickles. I do actually use my embossing folders quite a bit, but not as often as I should, since I love how much it adds to cardstock with little to no effort.
I knew I would be using some of Kerri's stamps to add my sentiment to the cards. I decided to use the "thank you" from the For You stamp set. Since I embossed my cardstock circles, I couldn't stamp my sentiment onto the circles, which was my plan all along. So I simple stamped my sentiment onto plain white cardstock, and fussy cut each out before adhering to my cards.