October 30, 2015

Thank You Card Sets

I decided to make a bunch of Thank You cards and give sets of them away to friends for Christmas this year.  Towards that end, I took a took a look at the cards I've done in the past and recreated a bunch of them with different colours and slightly different designs.  Here's what I came up with.

 I stamped a floral design on my card base (flowers for women, cattails for  men) and then added a punched panel accross the bottom.  I stamped my sentiment and added a punched butterfly or dragonfly as an accent.  I used white ink on the dark pink card (as the other tones I tried seemed to clash too much).  The white ink didn't come out solid, so I filled in the flowers with a white pen (I could have embossed with white as well, but I like how it turned out).

October 22, 2015

Festive Deer Card

I made this card as a submission for Simon Says Stamp's 'Wrap It Up' Challenge.  I patterned it off of this card I found by Donna M on Splitcoast Gallery.

I started out by die cutting and embossing the buck from the Sue Wilson Deer Family die out of a glossy white cardstock.  I die cut a piece of black cardstock to frame it.  Despite the shading in the picture, the card base is white.  I took a piece of Donna K patterned paper for the center panel.  I didn't have any blue paper in the shade I wanted for the borders on the panel, so I coloured some white cardstock with a blue marker.  I glued the two strips on and made indents in the paper where the white thread would go (if I had silver thread I'd have used that instead for this).  I threaded the paper and taped it in place on the back before gluing the panel down.  I used pop dots to attach the deer frame to the card.

October 6, 2015

Purple Rose Birthday Card

I made this card for my mother's birthday.  I started by stamping the two tone roses in light and dark purple on white cardstock along with the leaves.  I fussy cut them out.  I scored the bottom of my card panel to give it some dimension, added a piece of purple velvet ribbon and stamped my sentiment before using pop dots to attach the roses and leaves to the card.  As a finishing touch I added a few crystals.

August 14, 2015

Angels are Friends... card

A friend of mine recently visited from out of town.  I normally have to send her cards I can mail, so I thought I'd do something a little less small and flat.  The card actually turned out so big it wouldn't fit in any of the envelopes I had!

As with most of my cards I started with the stamped image.  I wanted the angel and dove to sparkle a bit and so stamped them on a glossy cardstock and cut them out with a Spellbinders die.  The sentiment was masked and stamped (so it's on two lines rather than one).

I used a large square white cardstock for the card base, layered a piece of black cardstock and put a top layer of patterned paper with some flowers and curliques.

I die cut the window frame out of gold parchment paper, and the greenery on my Silhouette.  The purple flowers were punched and have glitter glue in their centers.  I also added a few pieces of fishing wire with some beads on the end.

July 31, 2015

Have a Fabulous Day

Sorry for the dark photo.  I started this card with a cream base and die cut two layers, one from patterned paper and one from a slightly darker cream paper.  I stamped a frame on the patterned paper (note to self, stamp first, then die cut to get it properly centered).  I stamped the sentiment on the upper layer and sponged ink around it.  To put it together I wrapped some ribbon around the first layer, lacing it through the upper layer, which I used pop dots to attach.  Then I glued the whole thing onto the base.  To finish the card I added some purple punched butterflies.  

July 24, 2015

Christmas in July - Winter Scene

I made this card to try out a new Spellbinders die set I bought to frame scenes, Regal Frame.  I started with a piece of glossy paper.  I die cut the frame and left the die in place to keep the edges ink free.  I then used a ripped piece of paper to help me ink a hill.  I stamped the cabin, snowman, trees and sleigh and then used different shades of blue ink to the page.

I die cut a darker blue frame for layering and added some light blue snowflakes.  Once the card was layered on the white card base, I dded some white gel pen snowflakes.

July 17, 2015

With Deepest Sympathy card

Sorry for the long hiatus.  I hadn't intended to be away from card crafting for so long, but my other blog and trip plans started taking up more and more time so...  And then when I started making cards again I was too lazy to photograph them and blog about them.  I'm hoping to get back to posting one or two cards a week.

This is a card I made a while back.  I stamped the vase, sentiment and shelf in black in, and the flowers in grey.  I then scribbled some pink water based marker on my stamp block and used a water brush to apply it to the flowers.  As a finishing touch I added glossy accents to the vase (which looks great and gives the card some dimension but warped the page a bit).