Wednesday, October 10, 2018

A card that reuses a card image and features embossed circle punchies

I trimmed this image from a commercial card which was donated to me for cardmaking!!  I mounted it to the upper left hand corner of a dark pink piece of cardstock and added green embossed circles on the right and bottom to make a fun layout!!  I added a little font greeting punched out with the Word Window punch (SU) to the image to finish off this large element and then mounted it to a green card front.  A much bolder version of my favorite colour scheme - pink and green!!


A baby card from a card kit - striped paper, star embellishment and a font greeting

This card was made from the last card kit I had from a previous card class.  The two pieces of decorative paper were glued to the brown card front and the font greeting was adhered to the green cardstock strip then adhered over the joint.  The little star embellishment was then mounted next to the greeting!!!  Card kits makes getting cards made really fast so it is worth making a few when you are in production mode to have available for assembly later on.  Purchasing card kits is also a very inexpensive way to get into cardmaking - all the supplies are provided and it requires minimal tools to assemble them. 


More serendipity hexagons, some dimensional paint on a little dragonfly and a greeting punchie

I have been having fun with a new to me Hexagon die!!  I have cut several pieces of coordinating serendipity collage which I had on hand and chose seven for this card.  I embossed the edge of my yellow card using  this fun border embossing folder (SU) and then adhered my hexagons using double sided tape and white glue.  I trimmed this little stamped dragon fly image, watercoloured it and added clear dimensional paint to its wings.  After it was dry, I layered it onto a larger blue circle and adhered it to my card front using 3D foam tape.  I sponged a little word window greeting with blue and added it to my card using double sided tape.  Really happy with how it worked out!!


Serendipity hexagons, leaf die cuts and a round greeting with some bling!

Fun with serendipity hexagon die cuts!!!!!!  Love new tools!!  I used seven little hexagons on this card.  I embossed the top and bottom of my navy card front using a distressed embossing folder (TH) and then adhered my serendipity hexagons using double sided tape and white glue.  I added the little circle greeting which I had embellished with a blue flower sequin adhered with a tiny black brad.  This is a stamped greeting from my stash but it is just the right size to go with the hexagons.  I cut two leafy branches (TH) which I glued on using white glue on all the leaves and pressing until it was dry.  I love these serendipity hexagons!!  Though there are all sorts of great cards created with hexagons online!!


Thank you card for a special person!!

We hosted an event in the last few weeks and one person went over and above to help us out and we are ever so grateful!!  So I made this card for her!!
I started with the watercolour background which I made a while back and embossed it with a flourished floral embossing folder (QK).  I added a length of yellow organza ribbon which came off of a roll of felt which I used for a different project - bonus!!  I adhered the ends to the back of the piece and then adhered it to a medium blue card front.  I watercoloured this little laser printed flower image from Melonheadz in coordinating colours and added a bit of glitter using a clear glitter gel pen to the bee wings and the daisies.  I combined yellow and blue cardstock to create a layer for it.  I added the laser printed greeting to the bottom edge using double sided tape.  I used scallop decorative scissors on the bottom of the greeting and pierced each scallop using a push pin.  I adhered this focal element to my card using 3D foam tape and finally tied on a short piece of the same ribbon to the one on the card using a single knot to simulate a bow!!          Therese