26 February 2010

Life

Here's an idea for a last-minute card that's very simple design-wise, but still pleasing to the eye. I used it as a birthday card but by making a tiny adjustment to the sentiment it would suit any number of occasions. Easter is just around the corner and if you plan on making a lot of cards, this might be a good place to start.

Stamp - Tuscan Rose (trellis plaque)
Ink - Brilliance graphite black
Paper - Cristina Re
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - Darkroom Door wordstrip, ribbon

20 February 2010

Carpe Diem

The new issue of Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft arrived in my mailbox this week, which was very exciting because I have a card in the spots and dots gallery. Looking at it now, I think I went a little crazy with the dots, LOL. Ah well. Hindsight. Maybe I'll give it a face lift when I get it back?!

Stamp - Stampabilities
Ink - Distess black soot
Paper - 3 Bugs in a Rug
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - Kaisercraft pearls
Other - circle punch



15 February 2010

Love Story

I've been unpacking and re-packing my boxes of cards this week, setting aside old cards that need a bit of 'help' and updating my photographs where previous shots have been taken in poor light or from a dodgy angle. This is one such card. I made this a couple of years ago when twinkling H2Os were all the rage. Note the splatter-on-watercolour-paper background?! This was my go-to technique for H2Os. Not exactly earth shattering stuff, but it (almost) always worked for me :-)

Stamps - Peddler's Pack, Paper Artsy
Ink - StazOn jet black, Distress vintage photo
Card - Canson
Embellishments - buttons, pearl trim, lace, acrylic heart
Other - LuminArte twinkling H2Os, embroidery thread, coloured pencils




08 February 2010

Legacy

Sympathy cards. I've mentioned before how much I loathe making them. Nothing I make ever seems right - colour, embellishments, the sentiment. Well I've finally created a sympathy card I'm happy with - not overly colourful, but not dark and moody either. Butterflies are so symbolic and beautiful, it's hard to go wrong with them.

Stamps - Darkroom Door (butterflies), Tuscan Rose (trellis plaque)
Ink - Versamark, Briliance graphite black
Paper - Cristina Re
Card - Canson
Embellishments - Collections butterfly rpints, Collections altered book word, lace
Other - Fiskars corner punch