Saturday, February 25, 2012
This turned out well...enjoy! I used green cardstock and some pretty ribbon I bought that has shamrocks on it...glued the ribbon to the bottom of the card. Printed out the "erin Go Bragh" on my computer and cut out a little banner. I used a green sharpie to color the edges of the banner. I glued the banner down on one end with a large shamrock, then glued the other end of the banner down after raising it at bit to give it a curve so it would stand away from the card a bit. I then made a small bow from the same ribbon and attached it with glossy accents. I added some bling to the right side of the card and it's done! Simple, but pretty. If I had it to do over, I would probably ink the edges of the card to give it more depth, but I'm happy with it as is.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
I made myself a personal challenge...to do at least one card for every holiday/season. Well, I almost lost the challenge already. I tried several things for a valentine card...didn't like any of them. I am not really sure why Valentine's day is such a challenge for me, but it is. I ended up making the card below. I consider it just okay...but I did it!
Here is my latest card, and I am very happy with it! I cut the card from blue cardstock, used the Sizzix Build a Flower #3 die to cut the flower from a couple of scraps I had. I used the Build a Lilac die to cut out only the leaves. The stem was cut out with a pair of scissors. I then glued the flower layers together with Glossy Accents, put some twine through a button, and glued that to the center of the flower. Then I glued leaves, stem and flowers to the card, again using Glossy Accents. I used the computer and printer to make the little saying (Creativity, like flowers, must be nurtured in order to GROW!) and cut it out. I used Evergreen Bough distress ink to ink the edges of the leaves, and Tea Distress Ink to ink the whole saying. I attached the saying to the card with pop dots, and then added a pretty washi tape to the top and bottom of the card. The photo doesn't really do the washi tape justice...it's several shades of shiny blue and a pearl white. The lesson I learned from making this card? I should have put the washi tape on before I glued the flower down... But all in all, I am really pleased with this one!
Thursday, February 2, 2012
My first card (see below) was disappointing to me. I didn't like the way the memo pin deformed the front, so I decided to start over. This is a birthday card for someone special, so I didn't like being unhappy with it. I got a piece of really wild and colorful paper, and cut out a card. I then stamped a "Happy Birthday" on the front. This doesn't show up too well in the picture, but looks fine on the actual card. I then took a charm that says "Live your dream" and attached it with a small amount of blue raffia, and the card is done. I am much more pleased with this one, and will be proud to give it to him with his presents. (I still have problems getting decent photographs of the cards...any suggestions would be appreciated)
Why sort of? Well, my daughter has a coworker who is getting married on St. Patrick's day, and they are giving him gag gifts at work. She asked me to make a card and I found this pretty paper. I cut the paper to size, glued on a couple of shamrock embellishments, used some chipboard letters I had to make his name (after coloring the letters green then spraying them with Perfect Pearls). I then attached a charm that says "live, laugh, love" with a gold bow. Inside is stamped congratulations. The paper doesn't show up as cute as it really is in the photo, but my daughter loves the card!