Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Love the Bugs....

So I saw this really cute dragonfly stamp on line, and I loved it, but I couldn't wait to buy it to use the dragonfly idea, so I tried to hand draw a similar design. I drew several large and small versions, and used them in various designs. I used a sharpie to draw the outline, and then colored in with crayon.

I used a word stamp on this one and just tiled it across the bottom.

I really like the bi-fold idea, especially with the inset overlapping, this is just another experiment in that motif. I also tried to brush the edges of the inset on the stamp pad.

On this one, I cut out the little dragonflies and mounted them. I wanted a 3-D effect (like Jules's flower card), but I don't have any mounting pads, so I hole punched out some pieces of thick cardboard, and used them as mounts (just glued them on the back of the cutouts).

This one is also a bi-fold, but I went with ribbon as an opener instead of an overlapping inset.

I also had these really cute bee stickers, but for the longest time haven't been able to figure out what to do with them. I hand drew the "beehives" (not sure if they look right or not), and then cut them out and mounted them on the card. I had to hand draw the wording, so it is not very good.


4 comments:

dot said...

If I could draw that good I wouldn't worry about having stamps!

KarenB said...

Cute cards - love to make them myself!!! Keep up the good work

Roni said...

I like the cards Sandra, I am so impressed by the hand drawing....

jules said...

You went card crazy! I love the card with the dragonflies in the corners. I also love your writing - it's cute and personal!