Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
For the Duck card, I tried to draw a rubber duck looking shape, and then cut out an orange shape for the bill. I made the bubbles using punches, and coloring them with a white paint pen.
For the Fishing Card, I used a water patterned paper, and a sand colored paper for the "shore". I made a wood sign, and used a Stampendous Happy Birthday stamp. The fish is from a Provo Craft paper pack. I made the pail using tin foil and paper (the handle is made with floral wire). The fishing pole is a twig from my backyard, and I made a reel with floral wire, used clear nylon thread for fishing line, and made a hook (using floral wire) and lure (using ribbon that I shredded).
The other cards are pretty standard design.
This year, on my bid to make all the cards I send out by hand, I did a slew of Father's Day cards for my Dad, Grandpa and brothers/brother-in-law. They were all "unique", but fit the same pattern. I used scraps for making the ties (made a cardboard pattern for it), and hand wrote the greeting, hearts, and line.
This one was for my youngest sister who is graduating from high school this year. Her high school mascot is a tiger, hence the orange background and black stripes. I used scrap black cardstock for the stripes. Same method with the tassle and such on this one. This time I used stickers for the year.
I made this one for my Mom. The picture didn't turn out well, but the background paper is purple from DCWV spring stack. I punched out white dots and made a "pearl" necklace, using silver eyelets and wire for the clasp, and put it on vellum.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
My good friend sent these to me in February so I could post them on this blog. I don't know what happened to my brain, but I completely forgot I had these pictures!! Sorry it took so long, Anna!!
I love your cards!!!!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
I recently received some cute cards in the mail. Here are a few of them. And yes, I know, I'm breaking the slideshow "rule." Enjoy!
A fun, simple idea using embroidery floss - the ink smudge in the middle is from my kids. Cute idea, Catherine!
My Grandma J. (who knows my family loves smiley faces) made this card for my 4-yr-old son. I especially love the rectangle strips.
This is my favorite Grandma J. card, ever!! It is so simple and so elegant.
This is from my step-mom, Jan - I love the symmetry and all the little stamps. I never know how to use my little stamps!
Can someone post the cards from Cami's party? The other Julie said that is great as long as we give her credit. My camera is doing a horrible job at taking pictures right now (that's code for I'm exhausted and going to bed =).
Thanks for looking!