Sunday, January 30, 2011

A Card to Share

Here is another card I made inspired by Jill Foster and her beautiful coloring and distressing.
The stamp is from Mindy's Flowers by Autumn Leaves, and I hand drew the leaves with a sharpie pen. I used my colored pencils to color it all in, and accented the flowers with contrasting buttons. I have been enjoying using unexpected color combinations, and liking the results!

What do you think?
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hello Friend Card

Here is a card I made recently, that is one of my favorite color combinations.
It is heavily inspired by one of my favorite card makers, Jill Foster.
I used my new spellbinders die for the first time for that inverted scallop circle, and I have certainly been giving my colored pencils a workout lately and I'm loving it!

Technique tip: To get the string to wrap around the card, I cut a small slit in the spine of the card, and threaded the twine through it.
I don't have a lot of flower stamps, so I have been experimenting using the same stamps over again in different ways to get different looks. Stamping off-center like this is one way to get a new look from an old stamp.
For this card, because the base is darker, I added a white piece to the inside to give place to write, and decorated it with more of the same stamp.

Thanks for looking, and don't forget to leave a comment!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Quick and Simple

Here is a very quick and easy card I made the other day, using some papers from Basic Grey Green at Heart again. I really love this paper pad!
The flower was cut from some craft store felt- I just hand drew it with a pen, and cut it out. The leaves are also hand cut, and the polka dots are a strip of decorative tape.