March 8, 2010

More DCWV Mariposa Cards


I was in a mood yesterday (think very dreary Sunday afternoon here in these parts) to play around some more with that gorgeous paper from DCWV,  Mariposa.
It's very busy and glittery (did I say gorgeous) but is somewhat challenging to work with.   
I lived dangerously here:  My first card I made on white cardstock which I never do.  Ivory is the base for 99 percent of my cards.  The second and fourth card I made on colored cardstock -- once again, something I rarely do.  For card number three I used an old stamp that needed to be used again and then added some rub-ons (sentiment and border) which I really, really don't like using.  I think I'm scarred from too many bad experiences with bad rub-ons, although these went on pretty easily.  And my final card is something I don't think I have ever done before and that's make the front of my card with no border whatsoever.  The front shown here is the full size of the card. 
That was my exciting Sunday.  Along with sleeping through the Oscars as I usually do.......

18 comments:

kathy said...

Louise these are so lovely -- as yours always are -- How fun to hear of things that challenge you !!
Have a great day !! wishing you Sunshine - Kathy - ga ♥

Sarah said...

Glad to see you out on the edge using that colored cardstock for a card. LOL Sometimes the risks are well worth the results. Looks good!!!
If we had sunshine, I would send some your way but it is dreary and rainy here.

joan said...

Lovely cards as always, I love the mariposa papers but have only used one so far, don't really know what to do with them so was happy to see some inspiration here . We had sun yesterday but very,very cold !

ScrappyPam said...

These are beautiful! The results of your "dangerous living" are fabulous!

Chris said...

Oh, how beautiful. I especially like the first one.

Now, I need to find those papers.....

Rosie said...

Wow, Luise, your cards are very beautiful. Love them all.

Rosie

Jacqueline said...

Love to get some new inspiration with these papers and they are all gorgeous! TFS! Loved Pam's comment!

Barb said...

Oh Louise, what beautiful "eye" candy!!

Robin said...

Beautiful cards and that last one is especially gorgeous!

JeanFB said...

So beautiful!! Love the vintage effect you got on the white one, even with no ivory!

Anke said...

Wonderful cards Louise.

Hugs
Anke

Cynthia said...

I like them all...I like the paper with the little butterflies all over it and your composition is great as always.

joy said...

I love them all! You are doing a beautiful job with these papers, Louise. Thanks for the inspiration!

Shelly Hickox said...

These are all so beautiful!

Lori said...

These cards are GORGEOUS Louise! Always good to move outside your box once and a while, just to see how good you really are!

Lynn Stevens said...

Look at all those pretty butterflies! Such Lovely work as always!

Jann said...

Oh my! Gorgeous cards!

Paula said...

wow...loving these Louise...wish I had your Sunday mojo,at the moment...just dont seem to be able to create - Im hoping your work will give me the inspiration I need to get crafting again. take care xx