Archive for the ‘Cards’ Category

Finally, here are some Christmas cards! Since I haven’t posted anything for such a long time, let’s do a real bumper-bag of a post. I almost never make two cards the same – hence the mixture. More to come. Honestly.

Flowers

Posted: June 9, 2014 in Cards, Stamped cards
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Here is a bunch of flowery birthday cards. I’m becoming (or rather I *AM* already) terrible at keeping up with postings on this blog. I keep making stuff all the time but stuff just doesn’t end up here so quickly. I have some stuff I made before Christmas which needs to be photographed yet. *faints*

Baby steps, yes?

Sprayed

Posted: January 24, 2014 in Cards, Stamped cards
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I’ve made some Valentine’s Day cards, or ‘Friend’s Day’ cards as the day is called over here. I got carried away with spray inks.

More Christmas cards. The first two happened because I happened to have a piece of white card on my desk.

I seem to like patterns.

This is soooo out of my comfort zone! I’m not even sure I like it.

This is much more my kind of thing; simple and not too cluttered.

Yep, patterns again.

Finally, some Christmas cards. First one is some ‘postage stamps’ and a reindeer – just stamping and masking.

I really like these. A symmetrical shape, in these cases a circle and a triangle-shaped tree, are cut from old book pages – 4 for each – and then folded in half. Then one half is glued to the half of the next piece, which is then glued to the next, and so on until all 4 pieces are glued together. Then it’s glued to the card. I think they look great. Probably a bit of a pain in-the-you-know-where to post but who cares?

I often use leftover pieces of cardstock to make cards and that’s why they are often oddly shaped.

I have lots of alcohol ink backgrounds, usually from cleaning the leftover alcohol ink from other projects. Luckily I like the messy backgrounds with simple images embossed on them.

Baubles are probably my favourite Christmas images. Somehow, one can’t go wrong with them. The silver paper behind the bauble is not actually paper but some kind of plastic. I got some mail in it once and saved it. It’s shiny, like mirror and incredibly slippy. It was almost humanly impossible to cut straight.

I can see clearly now

Posted: July 20, 2009 in Cards

I tried my hands on some clear acetate cards. Very simple, just some cutting and pasting. I think when acetate cards are posted, the envelope should have a warning for the recipient: put your gloves on.

Paper, scissors…

Posted: October 25, 2008 in Cards, Christmas cards

I made some unusual cards. Well, unusual for me since I only used paper scraps and no stamps. My usual thing would have been stamps and no paper scraps. All papers are Fancy Pants’ Happy Holidays. I love the unusual Christmas colours in that range.

This last one, I thought, looked so cool that I used the same recipeĀ on a birthday card for a friend who loves all things Japanese.