"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Catching up on Cardmaking

Lately I've needed many cards - sympathy, get well, birthday - and my "stash" has become depleted, so I've been making cards this week.  Some were sent out before I remembered to scan them, but here are a few examples.

The first two are similar except for coloration.  I stamped the background by stamping the flower several multiple times with different colors of ink on kraft cardstock.  This was sewn by machine to the solid cardstock layer, which I think adds so much texture and definition to the card.  I used a Papertrey Ink scallop die on felt for the scallop border.  This is topped with a crimped strip of cardstock and tied with a piece of twill.

This card uses one of my favorite woman images - it's a great one to use for those "special" birthdays and makes an elegant card. The sentiment stamp actually says "over 50 and fabulous" but I masked the "over" as my friend is just turning 50.  (Tip: get more mileage out of your stamps by covering portions or words on the stamp with transparent tape, ink up the stamp and then remove the tape before stamping.)  I used a black sparkly embossing powder for extra glitz and again used the scallop die.

I still have several more birthday cards to make as well as my Halloween cards.  And time is running out!

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