Friday, April 29, 2011
My dear Auntie Lou, who is 90, just had heart surgery. I want to send her a card to wish her well and let her know she's in my prayers. I do love the black butterflies card but I just don't think it is really appropriate for a get well card. I already had the French script background prepared for the black card, and I thought I'd try it with white butterflies instead. The white layer brings out the script nicely and even though they don't show up well on the photo, the pearls add a nice accent. I know she'll enjoy receiving this card!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
I came across this fabulous card made by Andrea Walford - her blog at www.andreawalford.com is one of my favorites. She's got great style and does some very nice videos showcasing interesting techniques. Anyway, I shamelessly copied this card, substiting my retired French script background and using pearls instead of rhinestones. I never would have thought to use black butterflies - I'm usually too literal. But the exciting thing is that, partway through constructing this, inspiration fluttered by...
I've had a couple of stamps that I've been wanting to use, to incorporate into my teacup series (once it is actually a series!) I had a vague idea kicking around in my head, and I looked at the stamps again this past week, but no particular idea came to mind. Tonight, though, the colors of the black butterfly card just jumped out at me and I had my design:
Sunday, April 24, 2011
This year, I am spending Easter near home, with some dear friends. I wanted my sisters to know I will miss them and I sent them these cards to remind them that even if we're not together, they're always in my heart.
The background of the floral card is shiny with a technique called mother-of-pearl. It's really pretty though I don't know if it shows in the photo. The bottom card is a hodgepodge of elements but I know my sister will share it with her little grandsons, so I thought they'd enjoy all the texture, along with the bunny and the eggs. I wanted some sunshine in this card, but I didn't have a stamp, so I made my sun by twisting some saffron grosgrain ribbon.
I hope you're enjoying Easter Sunday with your family!
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
I keep wanting to bling these up but I always tend to stay simple in a lot of the cards I make. I will go all out on a few of these soon, when the next wave of birthdays rolls around.
What flavor would you like?
Monday, April 18, 2011
This will be one of my teachers' thank-you gift cards for this year. I love that it is simple to make but brings a big smile to my face when I see it. I hope they will feel the same!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
I copied this cute little card from Barb Mullikin - her template, my stamped design.
(There's a video how-to in her March 13, 2011 post on www.BarbStamps.com.)
I just love interactive cards and this one is easy to make, and will impress! This was a quickie first attempt but I will make more when I think up a good design. In particular, I want to figure out a good border around the center circle because the edge shows when it's closed. I'll get a-round to it one of these days...
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
This is one of a series of tea cup cards I'm working on; I have three designs made and a few more in mind. One of these days I'll post them all together.
Friday, April 8, 2011
This is a fun birthday card for kids of all ages - everyone will enjoy flicking the spinner until it lands on each message! I like the odd color combination (I had a grown man in mind) but I want to try inking it up in some more traditional primary colors for kids and maybe use the polka dots embossing folder for a slightly different look. I'll let you see when I get around to it!
Monday, April 4, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Happy is right! I have been trying for the past two evenings to figure out how to put a watermark on my photos since it is required by Stampin' Up! when photographing their artwork. I hope this will suffice; now to copy it onto the rest of my photos. It involves resizing my photos, too, which will take time...
Anyway, I think this card is really cheery and it makes me happy to look at it. The inside reads "You're never more than a thought away!"