Thanks for stamping by. I have another project share to catch you up on.
The top card grew out of the scrap panel I had. I used a big floral stamp by Mama Elephant to create a background. I added a vellum piece, embossing in gold using the same floral stamp. I trimmed it out and added some natural jute with small stickers to complete my sentiment (welcome baby). This turned out to be a very elegant card for a mother to be.
The second card used various patterned papers, vellum and stickers. I also added balloons in the upper left for the elephant to hold that said "baby boy" but I could not find the photo to share (my apologies!). This card was for a cousin of mine and I had her invitation colors in mind when making the card (blues, greys, elephant). I like to add this type of extra personalization to a card. Makes for a special touch.
When I can, I try to add in embossing to my cards.
Do you have a "signature" technique you like to include on your cards? Leave a comment below.
Thanks for stopping by. I have quite a few projects to catch you up on. The first are Father's day cards I did this year. I am blessed to have my dad, grandfathers and father-in-law to share these cards with.
These cards are mainly paper layering cards. When I want to challenge myself, I will put together cards using patterned paper. I really like mixing papers within a pack, as well as trying to incorporate paper from other packs.
Do you like to use patterned paper when you make cards? or do you make your own patterned paper? Leave a comment below.
Another project share. In addition to the Mother's day cards, I also had a few wedding cards to make for May. I kept these one layer, but of course, I had to add in some heat embossing. What also helped was that I put pattern papers to work! The papers are My Mind's Eye - Fancy that. I previously had a sheet of this from a card kit, but was able to find a full assorted pack from Paper Source a few months ago.
I heat embossed in gold and thought I was done, but of course, I thought splatter would give it a little more interest. I trimmed the panels with a stitched rectangle die and one with a plain rectangle.
Here are some inspirational card panels and project I made for my recent Park and Rec/Meet up class. We made two birthday cards, an Easter card and an Easter "basket". It was a lot of fun creating these cards for the class and I hope these inspire you in your craft space to create something!
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Stamp Set Birthday Bits by Simon Says Stamp (Alternate Link Used)
Inks: Momento Dew Drops in Lilac Poises, Grape Jelly, Rhubarb Stalk, Bamboo Leaves, Danube Blue, London Fog, for the balloons and Black ink for the sentiment and outline
Other supplies needed: Acrylic blocks
Stamp Set: Rubber Necker stamp - Tulip Spring 1011; Hero Arts Every day sentiments
Inks: Distressed Inks Dried Marigold, Mustard seed, Versamark or clear ink
Embossing Powder: Gold by Recollections (Alternate link used)
Other supplies needed: Acrylic block or stamping tool, misting/spraying tool, embossing heat tool and embossing buddy
Die use: Lawn Fawn Scalloped Treatbox, two pieces needed
Embellished with: Spellbinders D-Lites, Happy Easter by Hero Arts
Other supplies needed: Bone folder, die cutting machine, double sided tape or glue for assembly
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