Monday, August 19, 2019

A thank you card featuring a reused layer, a punchie greeting and a bit of lace

For this card I reused this decorative layer featuring a multi layered floral focal element.  I added the little punchie greeting to the upper left and then added a green layer in behind my main decorative layer.  This layer had been trimmed a while back from a swap project.  I added a length of lace on the right hand side before gluing this large element to a coordinating pink card front.  This is a large card which was made to fit in a large green envelope from my stash.  I still felt like it needed a bit of something so I used my tracing wheel to add a row of pierced holes all the way around the green layer which finished it off nicely!!          Therese

Hand stitching in my trailer journal

 I have worked a little more on my Trailer journal while were camping with family a few weeks ago.  I added the words in the peach patch with back stitch in the car on the way up and also added some texture stitching to several of the small patches on the right the one rainy morning we had at the lake. 

 I am happy with the way things are going and I expect it will take a fairly long while to get it all done but there is not rush.  I have started journalling our camping trips and that was really the main reason I wanted to get it started so we could document where we had been and some of the details we want to remember about each outing.   Therese

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Thank you card featuring a panel from a used greeting card and a large greeting

I started with a large envelope and made an off white card to fit inside.  I found this cute panel in my stash of cards which were donated to me for cardmaking that had a perfectly coordinated little bird on it.  I created an orange layer that coordinated that fit on my card and then trimmed my decorative panel into two pieces to ensure that it covered the orange layer which left a bit of a gap where the orange shows through.  I dug through my greetings stash and found this one which echoed the strong black line in the image which I simply adhered to my card front using double sided tape.  The greeting had been created a while back using a set of alphabet dies and white cardstock.  It had been then been backed with black cardstock. 


Thursday, August 15, 2019

Thank you card featuring a reused pressed flower panel and a gold embossed greeting

For this card I started with this beautiful pressed flower panel which has very cleverly arranged pressed flowers to make them look like butterflies!!  The pressed flowers were originally protected by a clear acetate and because of that they are still in perfect condition.  The white panel was trimmed from it original card which was donated to me for cardmaking a while back and I simply adhered it to a dark blue card front which I created to fit in one of my large envelopes.  I trimmed a gold embossed greeting (SU) from my stash and layered it with brown before adhering it to my card front using 3D foam tape.  It is really nice to be able to reuse art which has so lovingly been created!!


Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Quick and easy card featuring a reused card front

This card came together very easily as I simply trimmed this beautiful image from a card front and adhered it to a dark blue card.  This is a large card which fits in a one of  the large envelopes from my stash!!  Therese

Friday, August 02, 2019

Sympathy card featuring a calendar page with crocuses and a layered greeting

Another sympathy card for my Mom. For this one I started with a purple card front and trimmed the calendar page to leave the frame image of spring flowers.  I used the scraps to create a border with decorative edges which I cut with deckle decorative scissors.  I added a strip of yellow to join the two pieces, two lines of purple using a purple pen and added a little sponged greeting using 3D foam tape.  Went together fairly quickly once I had all the elements decided!  Therese

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Sympathy cards reusing original artwork

A couple more sympathy cards using original artwork/photos which were found in my stash of cards to be reused for cardmaking.  The first is one is a photo from a card that was sent to my Mom from someone from out east. Lovely photo of a daisy!!  The second is original art created by my aunt, Maria, which was our Christmas card from her a while back.  Both of these lent themselves to being sympathy cards so I simply trimmed them just a wee bit and adhered them to my coordinating card fronts.  I added a small sentiment to the one on the right but could not bring myself to do the same on the photo so it will go the way it is. 

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

A large card featuring a reused panel and a watercoloured flower image - my own digital stamp!

This is my last card for my sister in this cardmaking session!!  I reused the second panel from one I made recently with the scalloped edge.  Unfortunately, I had already used the other layer to make the other card so I could not trace the pattern so I just made it up - drew it in with a pencil and trimmed it with small scissors!!  It worked out well!!  Better than I expected!!  I decided to frame this floral image.  This is a digital stamp that I made myself!!!! You can check out the pages of doodling I did while I was watching a doodling video on YouTube!!  I did not always follow her instructions and did not do all the ones that she made but I was pretty happy with my pages of doodling.  I recently found these in my craft room and decided to scan them so I could use them as digital stamps.  I scanned all of the pages but only isolated about a half dozen images so far.  I cleaned them up digitally before saving and printing them.  I am pretty happy with this one!!!!!  After printing I trimmed the image to fit in the opening I had cut in my panel with a rectangle die (Nestibilities).  I added a ribbon below the opening and then a little gold star brad over the knot leaving the ends to extend on both sides. I adhered this large element to my large green card.   I watercoloured my image and added it in the opening using 3D foam tape.  I will certainly be doodling more pages of images - maybe butterflies or mushrooms next time!!  There are a LOT of doodling videos online!!  I will be making myself a few more digital stamps!!           Therese