Monday, October 15, 2018

A sympathy card that features a butterfly, some fiber and a font greeting

For this sympathy card I embossed the front of my card using the distressed lines embossing folder twice being careful to align the strips and using small piece of cutting plates to limit where the embossing would happen.  I chose a piece of decorative cardstock which coordinated with the colour printed butterfly image (Pixabay).  I distressed the edges of the butterfly image and sponged them with a bit of brown ink.  I mounted it with 3D foam tape to the piece of coordinating cardstock.  To repeat the brown in the butterfly I added a thin strip of brown cardstock to each long edge of this layer.  It still needed a bit of texture so I used my pattern tracing wheel and added a line on each edge of my element.  I tied on a length of white fiber and then mounted my laser printed punched greeting which was sponged to coordinate.  I mounted this large element to my embossed card front to finish off my card.               Therese

Sympathy card that features a small font greeting, a poppy image and a tag

This sympathy card features a wax resist background with some stamped green flourishes (SU) which I made up a while back.  I tore the paper, punched a hole as far up as I could from the bottom using my Modern Label punch (SU) and then adhered the two pieces to the front of a gray green card.  The laser printed digital poppy image is from Calico Collage and was layered onto a gray green cardstock.  The end of the rectangle was not even so I inserted the one end into one of my Deco Label Thinlits and just cut far enough to trim the edge of it to create a tag!  Nice to be able to use tools in a variety of ways!  I punched a hole in the rounded end and tied on a short end of red fiber.  I mounted this focal element to the front of my card over the gap in the decorative paper using 3D foam tape and I also mounted a small font greeting in the opening that I punched which I sponged just a little to softened the edges.    Therese

A baby girl card that features digital images from Pixabay, some fun fiber and a little layered greeting

A baby card for a little girl!!!  I mounted the pink scrapbooking paper to a pink card.  I trimmed the  the pink laser printed clothesline image from Pixabay to size.  I cut a pink cardstock layer leaving a bit at the top which I trimmed with scallop decorative scissors and used a push pin to pierce each scallop.  I punched a modern label from it before wrapping it with white fiber and adding my cute clothesline image.  I mounted this large element over my background using 3D foam tape and did the same with the layered font greeting.  It was a stretch to put the greeting to the top left instead of the lower right.  I like it!!