Inchie cards

Yesterday at a stamping workshop, a couple of the ladies asked me what I do with my inchies. Mostly, I make them to swap, but I also like to use them as card candy. On the Inchie INKlings blog, they have ideas and sketches every week for using inchies on cards. Here is my interpretation of this week's sketch:

You may recognize the inchies from a previous post. I made them for an inchie mingle, and instead of mailing them loose, I tacked them in place (with low tack glue dots) on this card. The recipient can keep the card as is, or remove the inchies for some other purpose, and maybe even reuse the card with different inchies. I love diecut sentiments, they are so easy to use! I have a bunch precut and ready to go. This card fits this weeks Corrosive challenge.

After I made this card, I remembered that I had 3 polymer clay inchies that I wanted to send to a different friend. I decided to rotate the sketch to use three across instead of four:

Once you have the inchies, the rest of the card is a snap to make.

Of course, I like the inchies as is, too. I keep mine in an old pewter tankard, and whenever I need inspiration, I pour them out on the table and play with them until something clicks, either a technique or a color scheme or a theme, and then I scoop them up and put them away for another day. Alternately, I will look at the scraps and stamps lying out from my last creative endeavor, and I will whip up a few inchies to put into the tankard. It's a lot more fun than throwing scraps away, I have a little souvenir of the previous project even if I send it away.

Juliet Arrighi


Beach Cat ! said...

I love your inking of you card. I think the background really sets it off. I can just imagine your pewter tankard and that is just as artistic as it can be. Why do I picture myself finding inchies in an old used zip lock bag instead.

Vicky said...

what a great idea to use inchies for cards :)

Marlene (cards4u) said...

What a great idea to use the die cut sentiment! Works great with DP - thanks for the tip : ) Wonderful polymer inchies boy do they add pizzaz to a card! TFS

Chris said...

oh boy, I love that green card! Very nice!

stampqueen said...

Love your inchies - especially the clay ones!!!

Lisa Strahl said...

Both cards a lovely! Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week.

Lisa @ Inchie INKlings