Monday, September 30, 2013
Will be putting together a few cards and packaging them for a friend who has been gracious enough to care for our house while were were away!! Handmade cards are always a wonderful gift!!
I collected all of my layers for this card and started stitching!! I stitched the watercoloured butterfly image (Meljen's) to the coloured layer, the greeting to the coordinating rectangle, layered it onto the decorative paper (wax resist background) and stitched it to the card front. I love the look of stitching on paper and it is really fun to do!! I added a short piece of lace to my image and added it to my card front using 3D foam tape at a bit of an angle. It still needed a bit of something so I created a flower using the same lace by basting one edge of a short piece, gathering the lace and tying off the threads. I used a glue dot to hold it in place. Happy with how this one came together!!
I stamped the pink card front with my Worn background stamp (SU) in pink, layered on my decorative paper and added a punched border (SU) overlapping the top edge. I embossed my large white flower (SU) and layered on several punchies to create a center. I found this little punchie greeting in my stash which worked perfectly. I stamped another word background stamp (SU) several times in several different colours and cut out the words to be used on my cards. This one features "Friendship". First time I use this stamp. I really like the look of those words.
I have enjoyed challenging myself to use different sketches for these cards! It is good to think outside of the box every once in a while and see what we can do creatively.
There are more to come as there are still supplies sitting on my desk!!
We saw fields of sunflowers on our trip across the prairies! They are so fabulous!!
I started with rust cardstock which I stippled (SU) with green ink. I added a green rectangle and then overlaid a torn piece of decorative paper in fall colours. I tied a piece of coordinating fiber around the card front, layered a watercoloured image over it and added a greeting.
The decorative paper was created using watercolour and was then embellished with a bit of stamping. I tore the piece in half and saved the remainder for another card. Love this little image of a leaf and acorn (Meljen's Designs) which is always fun to watercolour. My greeting is a combination of a colour printed HAPPY and a stamped BIRTHDAY the result of wanting to use what I had in my stash.
We have spent some time with our grandchildren lately!! They are grow fast and such cool little people!! I did a bit of crafting with them and spent a lot of time at the park - gotta do it while you can.