Today on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog, we’re continuing our weekly featured artist spotlight whereby each week we spotlight a different artist/designer in the paper crafting & mixed media world and introduce you to their fabulous work.
Today we’re thrilled to welcome Maureen Merritt.
Before we show you Maureen’s project, let’s get to know her a little bit more…
Hi! I’m Maureen Merritt, a wife and mom living in Northeastern Pennsylvania with our three Siberian cats. I love nature and being organized, VERY organized. I often say, “I live my life like I make my cards, clean & simple”. Admittedly, I’m a perfectionist. I truly found my passion when I discovered stamping over 7 years ago. Clean & Simple is my style, but I admire all styles of design. When I’m not stamping, you can find me cleaning (haha), hiking with my family, doing Tae Kwon Do with my oldest son (we just received our brown belts!) or snuggled up with my iPad watching Netfilx. I’m so honored to have been chosen as the Featured Artist this week at Paper Crafters Library!!!
Just Because Card
Keeping cards CAS is easy, if you have a few tricks in your back pocket! My motto, “Add interest without adding layers!” There are many ways to do this, here I show you two.
This card initially began as a one layer card, but I thought my stamping was a bit too far off to the right. To balance the design and not add layers, I went below the card front by cutting a half inch off the edge of the card and adding a coordinating strip of cardstock to the inside of my card. This not only adds interest to the front of the card, it finishes off the inside too!
For even more interest, I added two strips of sticky strip to the bottom of my card, then pulled off the backing and cover them with glitter. This not only adds a little sparkle & shine, it also grounds my images and sentiments!
I hope you use some of these tricks the next time you make a CAS card!
Stamps: Contemporary Roses (My Favorite Things)
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, True Black (Papertrey Ink) Rose Red, Old Olive, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant (Stampin’ Up)
Paper: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder (Stampin’ Up)
Accessories: Contemporary Roses Die-namics (My Favorite Things) Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (Stampin’ Up) Scor-Tape
We hope you have enjoyed today’s project courtesy of Maureen Merritt. Also, be sure to stop by Maureen’s blog, Facebook Page, and Pinterest to see even more of her beautiful work (and let her know we sent you).