Friday, June 4, 2010
Made these for my niece, Morgan and nephew, Luke, both of whom turned 8 in April. I love variations on a theme and particularly the idea of taking a template and adapting it for both a boy and a girl. I am loving the woodgrain stamp very, very much....
Oh, and I used my Cricut to cut out the letters and number. It was nice not to have to sift through my chipboard hoping I had the right letters.
The lighting on this picture is so much better than the others. I need to remember to use my task lamp when photographing cards. Also, using our Nikon D90 helped a lot over the old point and shoot. :)
I actually hand wrote the sentiment on this one. That took some courage. The maroon paper is a transparent sheet from a paper pack I bought a while back. It adds a cool dimension to the finished card. The flowers are die cuts from the same pack.
I hand wrote this sentiment, too. The buttons are supposed to shape a heart. I feel like the finished card looks a little busy, but I used it anyway. I think if I did it again, I'd skip the patterned paper and do a solid piece of cardstock with a textured background (either by embossing folder or by background stamp).
Hand wrote this one, too. I'm pretty confident with my cursive, but I'm still nervous with my print writing -- it needs work. I love the colors and the paper piecing.
I should mention that I get a lot of my card ideas from this blog. Kristina is a very gifted paper crafter and shares my style. I find a lot of inspiration on her blog.
I used chipboard on this one and dyed it with my ink pads. The 8 I also used heat and stick powder to attach some glitter.