I have been making cards for about a year and a half. I have made over one-hundred so far, and yet I still have those times when I finish a card, inspect it, and go....yuck. I challenged myself to take one of my "yuck" cards and try to salvage it. This is one such project. I am overall happy with the result. I do recognize there are certain flaws left, but ones that I can live with.
1. The ribbon is too dark
2. The ribbon is too high
3. The embossed image is upside down
4. The stamping on the embossed image is hard to see and it's not visually appealing.
I think that's enough to start off with.
So here's the revised card.
Textured card stock - tan
Patterned Paper - DCWV variety pack
Stamps: Autumn Leaves - Flowers by Rhonna Farrer
Ink: Stampabilities pigment dye - purple
Until next time!
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Today's CAS (Clean and Simple) card is the result of my attempts to reduce my scrap pile. It's easy to make and only uses a few materials. I used a 1 1/8" square punch and a corner rounder to make the 3 patterned petals. The final petal is simply traced right onto the paper with a black marker, then text stamped in the middle. Thanks for stopping by! Please feel free to leave questions or comments!
Cardstock: The Paper Studio - white
Paper: DCWV - variety pack
Stamp: American Crafts - Thanks
Ink: StazOn - Jet Black
Until next time,
Saturday, June 18, 2011
I've always been a science geek, so it's really only natural for me to come up with some microbe-looking critters on a love card. Noted: this card is not for everyone. Eccentricity and good sense of humor required. Also note, when trying to work with teeny tiny googly-eyes, use liquid glue on the paper, and then position the googly-eyes with an exacto-knife. (or if there's an easier way, I would like to hear it :). Feel free to leave questions or comments!
Cardstock: white-the paper company
Text: printed from Microsoft Word
Misc: 1/8" googly-eyes
Thanks for stopping by!