Tuesday, November 28, 2017

All occasion cards without greetings

For these two cards I was reusing a portion of a used card that had this bright pink border with some orange ribbon and a zigzag edge. 
For the left hand card I embossed the top portion of a white card with the Swiss Dot embossing folder in my Big Kick and then glued my wide decorative border to the bottom.  I punched two butterflies (MS) which I layered onto two handmade paper butterfly punchies to which I added silver cording to simulate antenna.  I drew in a flight path with a gel pen before gluing the butterflies in place.  For the right hand card, I die cut flowers (SU) from the same fun pink floral paper and three different coordinating pink cardstocks.  I layered the flowers and bound them with a brad which I coloured with a Sharpie marker.  I embossed the front of a white card with the leaves embossing folder before adding my wide border to the bottom edge.  I cut stems and leaves from green cardstock and glued them in place tucking their ends behind the top of the border.  I used glue dots to adhere my flower to my card front.  Love this floral paper!!               Therese

Reusing cards to create fun new ones!

These cards were created using parts of used cards which were donated to me for my cardmaking efforts.  The one on the left is a a friendship card and was cut from the front of a large card.  I added a green border on the right hand side which I punched with a scallop border punch and then added some iridescent glitter glue to coordinate with the glitter on the rest of this cute ladybug card.  I ran my pattern tracing wheel a few times in between the glitter dots and the card front I had glued my border to.  This focal element was glued to a coordinating card front and I was done!!  The card on the left has a front trimmed from a large card leaving the central oval image of a cute kite flying mouse intact.  I wrapped some green crochet thread around this layer and added a layered punchie greeting over it.  I adhered this large focal element to the front of a coordinating card.  Two more for my stash!!               Therese