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.
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.
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.
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.