Sunday, July 21, 2013

House of Cards

I had a lot of fun making a few cards and playing around a bit with paints. Since I have so many cards to share, I'll save the ones of my painting for the next post. I also have a note card project I'm excited to have completed, so I'll share them and the details next time as well.

This little lovely was simply for the pleasure of it. The background was an experiment in collage stamping that I thought had gone bad, but when I cut it down to card size I decided it wasn't such a disaster after all. The lanterns were cut with a die then stamped with matching stamps, colored with yellow watercolor pencils and covered with Glossy Accents to make them look as if they are burning bright.
The Marci stamp is probably one of my favorites, she's so adorable. Dawn made a Silhouette cutting of the stamp and then I stamped her on that. She's colored with pencils, markers and Stickles. It's my first attempt at blending. The photo does weird things to her hair, it looks much better in real life. My daughter said the umbrella reminds her of the one Firefly's Kaylee carried with her. The inside lamp was made with a stamp I cut out and then backed with rice paper I colored with yellow marker. The bamboo is stamped with very light-colored green ink.
This is a birthday card for my daughter's co-worker. She likes anything Harley Davidson-related, but I wanted to keep it feminine, so that's why I chose this black print. The medallions are metal, the top one of which I highlighted with colors of metal paste.

The next two are sympathy cards for people who lost their pets, one a dog, the other a cat.
I stamped the sentiment on to a cloth sticker-backed piece and popped it up with pop dots.
I found out later, after I had made this card, that the cat was some type of French breed, so I think this was just about perfect.
She was very appreciative and said this was the only card she received. Sympathy cards are my most difficult card to make, but one that gives me the most satisfaction.
This is an anniversary card for the best in-laws anyone could ever hope for.

My brother-in-law's anniversary is on the same day as my in-laws'. They love everything cowboy/western, so I thought this sign was extra cute and fit the bill perfectly.
I colored the wood sign, backed it with rice paper and added sticker lettering.
This one's for my oldest brother's birthday, kept it very simple. I tied a bit of twine at the side and outlined the sentiment at the center. The background paper has shiny gold lines on it, so it's a bit more brighter in person than the photo shows.

Looking back through this post made me realize how busy I've been at my craft table. I like that. A lot.


  1. You have been on a roll with your cards! I love that everyone loves them.

    1. Me, too, it gives me a purpose, and a fun one at that.


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