It's Megan again. I told you I would be back with some cards that I created from the Island Cruise kit. If you remember, last time I showed you three layouts that I made with this kit. In addition to those layouts, I made these three cards, and I still have enough product left for at least a few more layouts and a few more cards. I could probably get another 3 of each! This kit is just so packed!

For this first card I used the sticker strips as a mask for the background. I just stuck them onto my clothes a couple times to reduce the stickiness factor then cut them in half and applied to the card starting at the top and working down. Since they didn't go the whole way down, I applied the ink to the top part, then removed three of the strips and repositioned them lower. I used some light brown chalk ink from the Clearsnap Chocolate and Blueberries Queue. (that is probably my favorite bunch of inks EVER because it's so versatile) Here, the light brown was perfect to give a watermarked effect, and at the same time not ruin the stickers. I wish I had time to make another card with the stickers, but I just ran out of time. Trust me though, the light brown ink on the stickers just served to distress them a little, sort of like I did to the ‘gone surfin' sticker here.

For this card, I just couldn't resist using almost all of these awesome square buttons to make a BIG impact! I LOVE these buttons and I was hoarding them until I realized that I had only used one and I was running out of time! I think they make a great statement here. I used some more of the Clearsnap ink and a distressing tool to give this card a laid back distressed feel. Relax may seem like an odd thing to put on a card, but it's something that I struggle with and strive for in my own life. So I could see myself using this card as a ‘sorry you're stressed' or ‘hope things are getting better' kind of card.

I LOVE these little punched coral pieces that came in the kit. I loved them and their color so much that I dug into my stash and pulled out a piece of matching ribbon (also from Hydrangea Hippo) to add to this card and draw attention to the coral pieces.

Posted by Megan Aaron for Hydrangea Hippo

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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One thought on “Island Cruise Kit Cards

  1. Terrific tropical cards!!

    Posted on April 19, 2012 at 9:07 pm