Saturday, 18 May 2013

Folky Cards

I love folky themes :) A while ago I bought some nice Polish folky style papers from GoScrap. Now it's  time to show what cards I made using them. I used some stamps from Noolibird, GoScrap, Stempell & Kartoon and Hero Arts as well as Woodware and Martha Stewart punches.
I really enjoyed composing those cards. Stamping with various inks and coordinating colours and designs was fun too! The folky motif that dominates in the cards is, naturally, a cockerel. 




The folky papers from GoScrap are so nice that I didn't want to cover them with too many embellishments.
They are just decorative on their own. Blue and green colour combination is something I wanted to have a go at. I think I will make more cards in those shades. Gingham heart stamps (from Stempell & Kartoon) are one of my favourites. 



Here, below I used some lovely stamps from GoScrap - in form of typical Polish paper cut-out flowers - the motifs you often see in Eastern Europe. They have been coloured with Promarkers. I think the card blank scallop adds even more folky flair to them. 



Red, blue, white - Scandinavian combination of colours merged with some Polish folksy motifs. The cockerel paper strips cut out from the sheets of paper are just perfect to use on long narrow tent cards. Martha Stewart's lacy punch seems to be ideal for this theme too.



And why not use some adhesive folky ribbons either? :)



All cards together:




More folky cards on their way :) Keep in touch.  Hope you all have a good relaxing weekend.

Edit: Linking up to Hand-made Monday tonight. Do join in. It's fun! :)

21 comments:

  1. I just LOVE these. They are unique...not something you see every day. Your color combinations are wonderful. Seen as a set, they're particularly stunning. Well done. I can't wait to see more.

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    1. thank you Lori! i always aim at making my cards a little different from the others. i think it could be that attention to details :) the devils in in the detail, so they say :)
      will be showing some more very soon. i'm in a folky mood :)

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  2. I agree, your cards are really unique. My favourite is the white, blue and red card. Lovely. Hope you have a great week :)

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    1. thank you :) i like that lacey card too :)

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  3. Really different and striking colours, I like this folky theme.

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  4. What lovely chickens. Do you ever link to the Clever Chicks Blog Hop on Mondays. I'm sure they would love them there.

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    1. I dont know this blog hop but i'll check it out. thanks for the info.

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  5. Thank you so much for your comments! :)
    Wow, your cards are wonderful! My favorit is the first card! So lovely!
    Sorry, my english is not good, but this is my chance to improve it!

    Hope you have a great week! :)

    Kerstin

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    1. Hi Kerstin

      no worry about your english, i understood everything what you wrote in the comment. thanks for popping by.

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  6. oooh they are all so pretty! I especially love the photos of them all together, they compliment each other so beautifully. I think my favourite is the long one with a red/white/blue colour scheme - i love those colours together and the lacy punch is a great effect :) x

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    1. Thank you! :) im planning to make some more lacy cards soon :) this is a great folksy effect

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  7. a lovely collection of cards :) the first red one is amazing so much detail x curious about what the wording on the front of them means? x

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    1. ha! you're the 1st person who expressed their interest in obscure cards sentiments :) they are written in polish. "dla ciebie" = for you and "jest pięknie" = it's beautiful / it's great :)
      i always make cards in both languages :)
      thanks for asking x

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  8. They are gorgeous. I love the folky theme. They're all lovely, but the red cockerel is my favourite!

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  9. These cards are lovely - so nice and bright and colourful.

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  10. Really lovely cards, so detailed and really beautiful colour combinations x

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  11. Gosh you have been busy! What lovely cards and I really like the red hens/cockerals in a row.

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  12. Beauties, all of them!!! I think my favorite are the ones with the rooster. The colors and textures are all so interesting and fun!

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  13. Beautiful cards. I love the folksy style and they're so colourful. I've not heard of Goscrap before but they appear to make beautiful paper.
    Have an equally craft week.

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  14. You have some beautiful cards here.........Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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