Thursday, March 13, 2008
A friend had a sister in the hospital who was turning 10, and asked me to make a card for her. This is what I came up with. The sparkle paper is now all gone so I'm not sure the name on it, but it was something-bling I think. And I'm not sure where I got that happy birthday paper, although I'm thinking Michael's. The green flower was cut from that bling paper. The pink see-through flowers were from Queen and Co., in a package called Fab Flowers, Sonic Boom. They are awesome, and have gotten a lot of use. The brads look like little buttons. I think it turned out quite sweet. Unfortunately it ended up not going to the girls sister, as she moved on to a new job and we lost touch before the birthday. But it went to good use anyways!
This is the card as explained below, given to a supervisor at work who's grandmother passed away. I love the colour combination. The sentiment is not a stamp, but rather printed from the computer. The flower is three layers - found at a dollarstore in a bouquet! I love the colours of this card. And of course, the ribbon really brought it all together. This was kinda-sorta cased from a card made by my mom, as she has inspired a LOT of my creations. Not sure where she got her inspiration for this one, but I think it turned out beautifully...so thanks mom!
Although simple, I love how this card turned out. This was a get well/happy you're feeling better kind of card for my husbands great aunt. The papers were all given to me, so I'm not sure the names of them, but I just love the striped one. The flower accents and the little flower stamp (Sarah Beise) really pulled the whole thing together. It's a happy, cheerful card which was exactly what the occasion called for!
Although dark, this picture is of a sympathy card I made when a great Aunt passed away. The embossed white paper was bought in a set of two pages at a dollar store (the other page being black). You can't see it here, but this card has great detail. On the back black part, the flower from the middle is stamped in clear ink all over. Around the second layer of black (on top of the velum layer) the black has embossed words around it saying "thinking of you - To lift your Heart". Then on the outside edge of the second black layer, the edge is embossed in clear powder, which just gives a finished look. The Ribbon really finishes off the card. I had so much trouble making this card, it's probably one of the most difficult I've ever had to make. But I am happy with how it turned out.
The inside of this card has detail I really like. Although it's so hard to find a nice sentimate for a sympathy card, this one I think summed it up nicely. The ribbon was wrapped around the two seperate white parts to make it look like one. The flower was stamped, embossed in clear powder, and cut out, and them made into a belt-buckle style on the ribbon.
This is a card that I made recently for a co-worker who was moving away. Most all the stamps used were Studio G, purchased at Michaels. The paper was stamped by me with three seperate stamos; "friends", a single flower, and a heart. The circle of the flower is another stamp from Michael's created by Katie and Co. for Studio G. The circle stamp normally says "Spring Fling" in the middle, but I covered it, and used this "thinking of you" stamp with the flower as it was more applicable. Again, this is the hanging picture concept that you can see below on the wedding card. Around the outside of the circle I added liquid embossing, and a dot inside each scalloped edge. This was a fun card to make, as I played with the stamps and the inks more than my usual method.
I realize Easter is not here yet, and people recieving this card from me will probably see it here first (!) But I made it today after much frustration, and I really wanted to show it off. I had a hard time finding a nice Easter stamp, so I turned to my trusty internet and google'd an Easter basket. This particular one came from a great little website that I found, http://www.awesomeclipartforeducators.com/ They have great clipart for any occasion. I coloured this one with leads, and embossed the eggs with the sparkle embossing powder. I made four cards like this, and on some I embossed the entire basket with clear embossing powder for a shiny affect. I think I like them better without though. I also made them with a purple background. Although you can't really see it here, the light purple paper behind has silver bunnies stamped all over it, and the main page has hearts stamped on it in clear ink.
www.tvweekly.com. The papers are both textured, and the cream coloured paper is shiny. I think it adds a rich looking touch.
This is the front of the envelope (shown below). The front of the envelope is stamped with the two flower stamps (used also in the below pic) and embossed with the sparkle embossing powder. The names of Bride and Groom are embossed in silver on the front, and the pink ribbons add a nice touch.
This is the envelope I've created for the wedding card. The mechanism used to close it, was cased from a Michael Strong webisode on www.tvweekly.com. Michael uses his Cloisonne heart stamp, but since I don't own it, I got the heart template on the internet, and stamped the inside with two different flower stamps that I bought at a dollarstore. On two hearts I stamped in pink, and on the other two I stamped in clear ink. One is a middlesized single flower, and one is of four smaller flowers. I then embossed the flowers with a sparkle embossing powder.
I've been wanting to create a blog to showcase my work for some time now. I guess a little bit of me was waiting until I felt that my talent was developed enough to show off. I'm still not sure I've reached that point sometimes, (and certainly don't think my work is perfect by any means!), but I've been inspired my other blogs I've seen and I'm itching to get mine out there too! I've been card making for 2-3 years now, since my mom gave me my first few tools for my birthday (which I thought at the time I would never get into although I appreciated it!), and quite recently picked up the art of scrapbooking, which I could never quite get a handle on before. I must say, scrapbooking, although it was harder to get into, came much more naturally to me once I really got into it, and I can whip up a two page spread faster than I can a 6x6 card most of the time! So here is some of my work. I'm going to add a few of my older cards on here (my camera wasn't great), but mostly I'll be adding my new work, as lately I've learned a lot more techniques and I've been using them more frequently. If you see something here that looks like something you have created yourself, please do not think that I stole your idea without giving credit. I'll try my best to give credit where credit is due, but a lot of my work is old, and I have pics saved on my computer that have inspired me throughout the years. If you have not been recognized, please take it as a compliment that you inspired me!
Please enjoy, I welcome your comments, and Happy Scrapping!!
Please enjoy, I welcome your comments, and Happy Scrapping!!