As you know, I had Jessica's card all finished, sealed, stamped, ready to go, and then.....I saw these adorable Box Cards and just had to try one (or more - since Garon graduates from college next month too). These aren't really as difficult as I expected. There are a number of good tutorials available on the web. These are created with a combination of stamps and digi images. The inspiration came from Laura Lipe who has an adorable one on her Pinterest page. Thanks everybody for your assistance and encouragement!
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Many years ago, they created a wonderful thing called a Big Shot Machine. With this machine and some Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, you could imprint raised decorations on your card stock. We borrowed the machine, thinking we would never own such a wondrous invention (and that was how many machines ago?), and some folders and embossed an entire shoe box full of card stock quarter panels. How fun. I came across this box the other day and decided I'd best do something with some of the embossed pieces and since I was in need of some birthday cards, I started there. I printed out some Digi candle images, colored them with Copics and cut them out. I rubbed a stamp pad lightly over the embossed c/s, to enhance the design a little. Attach the candles with dimensions and mount onto a finished card. An attractive, fun, easy card. Enjoy
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Saturday, April 5, 2014
When I saw this image, I knew I had to create this for my special friend who has moved away, after spending hundreds of happy hours stamping with me. This is MFT Pure Innocence digi image. Sky & clouds were sponged in using Chalks. The tree was from Kitties Create A Scene.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Unfortunately, I find myself needing a sympathy card and somehow this one just felt right. The image is called Summer Dovecote, by Flower Soft. It is watercolored and the Dove is affixed with dimensionals so it stands out. Flowers on the ground and on the post are covered with Flowersoft which gives it a very soft, warm finish. An oversize card, it fits in a regular business size envelope.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Our beloved granddaughter, Jessica, graduates from High School this year. We had planned on traveling back to Michigan, but will have to send a card instead of us. It doesn't show well in the scan, but there are three layers of the graduation girl, affixed using dimensionals, so that there is real depth to this card. The entire card was created using an assortment of digi images. We wish you all the best Jessie.