22 April 2014

Little Hearts

What did you do this Easter long weekend? I spent my time making cards for my friends birthday; she likes to have plenty on hand for birthdays throughout the year. I made two sets of five cards - this is the first set. As you can see they're very simple, just a few elements in the design, but the result is fresh and cheerful with just a touch of whimsy. You could easily get a production line going with this design and make them in bulk. Bundle the cards in lots of 8-10 and package them in a pretty organza bag. They'd make wonderful gifts.

Paper - assorted off-cuts
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - Typo tape, Darkroom Door alphastrips

16 April 2014

Live Well

Here's another card you may have seen recently in Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft. I made this card for a sketch challenge, which are always fun. It's interesting to see how several people interpret the same sketch. This is a simple card that would be great for a birthday. The background is stamped with a chevron pattern in pale pink ink (I really like the look of this ink on the pastel yellow card). The images of the confectionery are from Darkroom Door - I used the montage sheet and the coordinating wordstrips to create the shapes and layout the sketch demanded. And for the final flourish, well, I couldn't go past a big ribbon bow.


Stamp - Darkroom Door
Ink - Versa Magic pixie dust
Card - Core'dinations, Bazzill
Embellishments - Darkroom Door sweet treats montage, Darkroom Door sweet treats wordstrips, ribbon
Other - circle punch