Tuesday, 6 April 2010
When I first saw the sympathy cards posted on this cricut thread by Pinklady and Dj, I knew that was the style card I needed to make for a couple that we know. I used portions of both of the cards.
I don't have the cricut cartridges needed to make the cards above and even considered buying one or two but time was a factor. So I needed to rethink things a little. I remembered that I have a Christmas stamp by Rhonda Farrer that I could use if I masked out some of the design. Then for the background I could use the stylized flowers cuttlebug folder. The flowers are the retro flower punch by ek success.
Here is my version of the sympathy cards in the link above. I also added a subtle sparkle effect to the bird with midnight black glitter. I didn't have a sympathy stamp that I liked so I used a suitable font on my computer and printed it out on some card.
Friday, 2 April 2010
This is a card I made recently for my Mum's birthday. She loves English gardens so I thought this flowersoft scenic 3d window card would be perfect. I have not seen these around before now so I am presuming they are new releases, not bad to find them here in Australia already.
I really love how the flowersoft looks on this card and I even made a few of my own colour combinations to get the mixes exactly the way I wanted them.
I added the sentiment to the inside of the card instead of the front in case Mum decides to frame the card later on.
There 4 style windows in each pack with 2 copies of each. They are not die cut but they don't take long to cut by hand. I sat in front of the TV and cut this one out! Then when I had a few minutes here and there I added foam dots and layered them before adding the flowersoft.
Thursday, 1 April 2010
This was a fun quick card to make. I used the owl from the Honey and Hugs collection designed by Stephanie Dyment. I just love this range and ended up driving to 3 different scrapbook shops in search of it. Thankfully I found a new shop that is more like a crafters cave than shop.
The owl and happy birthday sentiment are adhered to patterned paper using foam dots to add a little dimension. I then added some stickles to the card but unfortunately it is not showing up in the photo.
I originally intended to give this card to my niece who will by turning 13 soon, but I am wondering if it may be a little too cute looking for her. I may just make another card in case I change my mind at the last minute. I would love to hear what you think.