Saturday, October 16, 2021
Friday, October 15, 2021
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Monday, October 11, 2021
I have made another little batch of cards for my sister with the stash she left here a few years ago. I have used photos from calendars which another of my sisters, Sylvia, has given us for Christmas over the years. She takes wonderful photos so it was easy to make cards with them.
For the first card, I trimmed the photo from the 4" x 6" calendar page and then created a half sheet card from brown cardstock. I used this orange paper with very subtle stripes for my background and added a wide brown fabric ribbon then mounted it to my card. I layered the bird photo with a deep yellow layer. To echo the green in the photo I trimmed a length of green fiber mesh and folded it in half and overlaid it onto the brown ribbon. I held all of these in place with double sided tape. I mounted the bird over the ribbon using 3D foam tape.
For my second card, I started with a mallard duck image trimmed from a 4" x 6" calendar page and then created a dark green card. I found a speckled paper which echoed the colours in several areas of the photo. I layered a black strip of cardstock over a green one, added paper piercing with my pattern tracing wheel, adhered it to my background and added a large white brad to the left hand side. I mounted this large element to my card. I layered the photo with a piece of black handmade paper with a deckled edge on one side. I mounted this element to my card using 3D foam tape.
Very happy with how these turned out!! Therese
Saturday, October 09, 2021
For my last two cards for this card making session I made two cards with black and white images of this great bus (Colouring Page) and used the same fun squiggly lined paper with words. For the first one, I used two pieces and added a gray dotted paper in between letting some of the black card show through. I added a black border to my image using a large tip Sharpie marker and then added it to my card using 3D foam tape. I added two little chevron punchies which adds just a spot of colour to my card.
My second card features the bus layered on black and mounted over the black strip I added between the two papers using 3D foam tape. I added three clear rhinestones to the left hand edge of the strip. Perfect!!