My sister visited a few years ago and left a bit of her stash behind so I have been making cards for her when I get a chance. Knowing that I would be seeing her I set about making a few cards for her. I have been enjoying these large format cards - 5.5" x 8.5".
For the first card I started with some large images which I printed when I was working on another project. I usually fill a half sheet of images or greetings while I am at it when I am colour printing. This little bear with the balloon (Pixabay) is one of my favorites from La Petite Femme on Pixabay!! I started with a red card and mounted a fun scrapbooking paper to it. I added a strip of brown cardstock about a third down from the top. I added short pieces of coordinating ribbon to the back of the image and added a line of faux stitching before mounting it to a dark red layer and adhering to my card front using 3D foam tape. The colour printed greeting I found in my stash and was just what I needed. I trimmed it, layered it onto brown and flagged the right hand side. I mounted it below the image to the left hand side of the card. Love it!!
For the next card I used a dark pink card and mounted this fun background paper to it after cutting it twice to made four different sized pieces. I added a length of pink polka dotted ribbon about one third down using double sided tape to keep it in place. I layered the colour printed balloons (CLKER) onto yellow cardstock, trimmed it and mounted it over the ribbon on the the top of the card using 3D foam tape. I added another length of the ribbon to the lower portion and mounted the laser printed greeting which I had also mounted to yellow cardstock over it!! A fun birthday card!!
For the next card I started with a light pink card and mounted to it some beautiful shimmery pink embossed decorative paper. I found the two halves of a paper doily in my stash and cut out the centers with a doily thinlit die (SX). I embossed the dark pink layer for my rose image (CLKER) using a lace border die (SU) on top and bottom and fussy cut the edges. I mounted the lace doily pieces to the back of this piece using double sided tape. I inserted the lace between the paper doily and the rose layer before mounting this large element to my card front. I adhered the ends of the lace to the inside of the card using double sided tape and added the laser printed greeting to the rose image to finish of my card. Thinking it still needed " a bit of something" I added two clear rhinestones to either side of the greeting. Done!!For my next card I started with an off white card and mounted a layer of this fun striped scrapbook paper which I had backed with a layer of brown cardstock. I layered the colour printed image of the brown coffee cup with blue cardstock and mounted on the top portion of my card. I layered the laser printed greeting with the same blue cardstock and adhered it below the cup image using 3D foam tape as well. Thinking it needed a bit of something I stamped and embossed with clear embossing powder a little coffee bean from one of my stamp sets. I fussy cut it and mounted it to my greeting!! Much better!!
For my next two cards I used that same little bear image from Pixabay - la petite femme!! For the first one I created a card using red and black embossed cardstock by just taping together the pieces I needed. I added a strip of shimmery pink embossed paper which I flagged on the left hand side. I added the laser printed digital image of the little bear with a balloon onto the red section of the card and added the laser printed chalkboard greeting overlapping the image and the pink strip. Love how it worked out.
So a few cards for my sister made in one afternoon of creating!! Therese