Monday, 14 September 2015

Pretty New Home Card

This card is based on one I saw while browsing online for ideas and inspiration. It's made from scratch using just plain coloured cardstock. I drew a template for the basic shape, then used punches, die cuts and embossing folders to decorate it. I finished with a hand-written sentiment. It's not a folded card, by the way - it has a little stand on the back, with a panel to write the greeting on.

Monday, 31 August 2015

Print 'n' Doodle Notelets

I had some scraps of paper with circles of colour (old block printing experiments!) which I wanted to do something with. I decided to use them as the basis for some doodling. I just got out a pigment pen and went for it...

Before and After Doodling....

Doodling onto Printed Shapes

 Then I scanned and printed the image, and made some notelets.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Pink and Kraft Birthday Card

First time I've used Kraft card with pink, and I think it's a really fresh, modern combination. I just used some scraps of patterned papers, a stamped greeting, a few die-cut flowers and some ribbon and gems.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Wedgewood Blue Birthday Card

A simple but pretty summer birthday card. Just some patterned paper, paper flowers and die cut elements.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Birthday Cards for Younger Men

After a very long break, I'm back to blogging!

Here's a couple of custom-made easel cards for younger men. I made these for my two brothers-in-law, who are both into music. I found images of an iPod and vintage record online, and used a graphics program to put a photo of the recipient to the iPod screen and add personal messages to the iPod screen and the centre of the record.  I then cut out the pictures and teamed them with patterned paper, holographic cardstock, and punched 'Happy Birthday' greetings (using a really useful Martha Stewart border punch).  It's difficult to make cards which are 'hip' enough for younger men, so I'm pleased with how these turned out.

Vintage Vinyl Easel Card
iPod Easel Card