I thought I would share this tag that is beautiful on its own or would make a wonderful card. With Mother's Day quickly approaching this would be a great way to show Mom just how much you care. I created this tag as kits that I will be offering for sale at a fundraising crop that I am participating in. I donated my time and supplies to create a make and take with the ladies. This is not the make and take - still working on that one, guess I better hurry up and get it done. This project is created with a shipping style tag. The Sizzix postage stamp die paired with coaster board was used for the frame and book print paper for the flower which has been die cut with a Spellbinders die. The music score background from Stampendous was stamped onto kraft color tissue paper and then layered onto the tag. Some brown and copper craft acrylic paint distressing and wire tendrils were added along with a stamped mini domino. Three different styles of fibers are the finishing touch. Hope you like it!
Well I think I am getting ahead of myself. This is the card that I made for my DH for our anniversary. After taking a second look it would also be great for a Father's Day card which is the part I am getting ahead on-- posting Dad's day cards before Mom's day cards. I assure you that Mother's Day card samples will come, I promise.
This guys card uses metal duct tape that has been attached to cardstock and then embossed with this masculine embossing folder (gears and things). From there acrylic craft paint was applied and once dry the panel was lightly sanded.
Just a quick post today - hope you like the card.
Sharing another card that we created in the wedding inspiration class. This one combines the ease of pressure embossing using a Cuttlebug embossing folder and thread wrapping techniques. The scalloped hearts were cut using the Spellbinders Nestabilities classic scalloped heart. The beautiful metallic thread is from Wonderfil. The use of embossing folders and die templates on assembly line style cards makes the process a whole lot quicker. The thread wrapping is not difficult at all -- you could put the entire wedding party to work on these, both the guys and the gals! For the thread wrapping be sure to work from the spool of thread if you cut a length of thread it will be tangled in no time. Tape the end of the thread to the back of the scallop shape. Wrap thread around the front just right of center then across the front and between the scallops at the bottom just left of center. Continue wrapping the thread in a clockwise manner until complete. Cut the thread from spool and adhere to back of piece. Adhere one of the hearts with double sided tape to the card front and the other with foam mounting tape - two of my favorites are the Scotch foam mounting squares and the Tombow power tabs. I find that both of these products allow for my designs to have dimension but usually do not interfere with the mailing process. This card is a great style for a wedding invitation, shower invitation or an anniversary. Enjoy!
I recently taught a class to a group of ladies who were looking for ideas and inspiration for different styles of wedding/shower invitations. This pocket card is one of the cards we created. The pocket style enables you to generate the information on a seperate piece and insert it into the pocket. Or, it could be used as a Thankyou card as shown here. Just stamp, write or computer-generate your sentiment or note on the insert piece. Two pocket bases can be created from one 12 inch piece of paper. The beautiful sentiment stamp is by the ever so talented Suzanne Cannon of Quietfire Design. She has many wonderful quotes and sayings completed beautifully with calligraphy as well as other images such as flourishes along with a variety of paper-crafting supplies. I encourage you to check out her web site. The roses were created using the spiral technique, you can find some step out photos in my CardMaker newsletter about creating flowers. The leaves were created using a Martha Stewart punch. As you can see this style of card is very versatile and would be perfect for thankyou notes, wedding invitations and save the dates, shower invites both wedding and baby, baby announcements, Sweet 16, and for almost any reason or season!
My intention of this blog is to provide inspiration and share my creative adventures with you. I am a freelance designer, teacher and author working in the craft and hobby industry. It is my sincere hope that through this blog and my work that you will be inspired to create!