Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Fun with patterned paper!

I am on a quest to make at least one card from each of the printed papers in the DCVW Spring Flower Shower mat stack I got. A few of them go together really well so I decided to layer them in a new unique way. Here are the latest creations. Click on them to go the full web page if you want to see more.

Also if you can guess what I did for my Mother's Day contest before Monday the 24th, I am giving away a copy of the card in Birthday form. Visit my blog to play.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Mother's Day and Presents

Mother's day is coming up so here's last year's Mother's Day card. It's a fairly simple idea. I used die cuts mostly but you could adopt the idea to whatever letters you have available from punch outs to stamps. You could use this for a birthday card too. Click on the card if you want directions.

I've done a fair bit of coloring with Copic markers recently. In this case, I used the BIC Mark-It Markers which have some interesting colors (even if the caps don't match the actual color) and are much more affordable. Since they are alcohol based you can use water based glitter glue over them without the ink running like I did. Don't get me wrong, if you can afford the Copic markers, Copic Ciao or Sketch markers are the better choice but I wanted to show you can do creative coloring on a budget with the right stamp and markers.

Here is another variant, showing how you can totally change the look by just changing one of the colors. I tended to stay with more nuetral colors so it works for both genders. Click on either card if you want to know the exact colors or any other specifics.