Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Birthday card with a cat

I made this card for a special little girl who is having a birthday this week!  She was visiting a few weeks ago and we made the handmade paper together so I thought it would be a good reminder of our time together to use the paper on her card. Here are the other cards I made.
I coloured the cat image using colour pencils - I love the orange and purple together.  I created a large white card to fit in a large envelope, added a large black layer, glued on two small sheets of handmade paper (orange and purple), added a black strip across the middle and then sewed all the way around the card using black thread.  I glued the cat image on the card and stitched all the way around it as well.  I punched out a laser printed greeting using the decorative label punch (SU), embellished its edges with orange colour pencil and layered a black punchie that had been cut in half in behind it.   I added this layered greeting to my card front using 3D foam tape.
Handmade paper is really fun to make and so cool that you can use paper scraps to make paper to use in your creations!!  It is a win-win!!