Saturday, May 11, 2013

Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Butterfly Shaker Card

Hello! Hope you're not having the heat wave that we are here in northeast Ohio. Needless to say I am ready for favorite season. Crisp air surrounded by the beautiful hues of autumn.  Ahhh... I can almost hear the sound of fallen leaves crunching under my feet, creating a colorful path. I love all four seasons but I think autumn is the most beautiful season of all.

Anyway, back to summer.  This summery card was made for my daughter's birthday. I decided to make a shaker card using a butterfly window to showcase the glittery particles. It wasn't a difficult card to make but required time and patience.

I began with creating my focal panel. I used some floral patterned paper from my stash and cut a butterfly "window" with a Memory Box Darla Butterfly die. Next, I adhered a clear acetate panel on the backside of my focal panel to create the "window" which I would be filling with glittery pieces to create the shaker card. I needed to frame my "window" before filling it. I used foam adhesive strips around the butterfly window to make sure that the shaker contents would be isolated only to the window. After filling the window with tiny glittery shapes I adhered a panel of card stock to the back of my focal panel with dimensionals in order to prevent the shaker contents from spilling out.

With my focal panel complete, I then created my base card in white. added a layer in wisteria and another layer of white card stock before adhering my focal panel to the base.

My sentiment was computer generated and then cut with a die from Lil' Inker Stitched Rectangles and popped onto the card with dimensionals.  As a final touch, a tiny butterfly, cut with a die from Avery Elle Butterflies set, was added to the sentiment. 

Hope you enjoyed this project and will take a stab at making a shaker card, if you haven't already.  Until next time, make it a great day!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Smart Phone Birthday

Hello crafting friends! Today I'm sharing a birthday card I made for one of my nephews. Since today's young adults are so tech savvy, I thought I'd make a card with that theme in mind.

I began by creating my base card in GKD white card stock.  I layered it with GKD Soft Sand, followed by a layer of GKD Black Onyx and finally a plaid patterned paper layer that came from my stash.

Next, I created the phone using Marianne's Smart Phone die. The die comes in 2 separate pieces.  I used (unknown) silver card stock to cut the "base" of the phone and GKD Black Onyx card stock to create the phone itself. The "screen" was personally created on my computer and then attached in the opening of the phone. The completed phone was then adhered to my card using dimensionals. Black pearls were added in opposite corners of the card as a final touch.

This was a fun card to make and can be created for just about any age or gender. So, I hope you enjoyed this post and will stop by again soon. Thanks for visiting my blog!