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, January 31, 2019

Kick Up Them Heels Birthday

Hello, everyone!  Masculine cards are ones that I don't make very often....and it's always challenging to come up with a theme. This is one I made for one of my nephews' birthdays. When I attended his wedding this past fall, there was a lot of line dancing done by the young crowd.  That's what gave me inspiration for this card.

I created my card base using GKD Pure Luxury Ivory card stock. This was layered with GKD Kraft card stock and then with GKD Black Onyx card stock. I put this aside to work on my focal panel.

I cut a piece of ivory card stock (5"x5") and scored it at one inch intervals. Next, I swiped Stampin' Up Crumb Cake ink over the layer (pad to paper) and then sponged the edges with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. This would be the front panel on which the die cuts would be adhered.

The boots and guitar were cut with Tessler Crafts Western Cowboy die set in  GKD Tan Leather card stock. Each image was backed with black mirror paper. The greeting was computer generated on tan leather card stock, cut with a die from Spellbinders Disteressed Edges and then sponged with black ink on all four edges. All die cut images were then positioned on the focal panel and adhered using dimensionals. Brads were added to the greeting "sign" and some twine was attached to the sign as an added effect.

Even though I listed the supplies used in the body of this post, here is a breakdown of all products used: 

Card Stock:  GKD Ivory, Black Onyx, Kraft, Tan Leather
Inks:  SU Crumb Cake, Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies:  Tessler Crafts Western Cowboy Set, Spellbinders A2 Distressed Edges
Other: scoring board, twine, brads, sponge dauber, adhesive, dimensionals

This completed my project. I hope you enjoyed this post and have been inspired to create.
Thanks for stopping by and come by often.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Rose Arch Wedding Card

This card was made for my older nephew's wedding which took place this past fall.  The wedding was held in Tennessee. I flew into Georgia to stay with my brother and sister-in-law for about a week. We drove 4 hours to the wedding venue and stayed in TN for 2 nights. It was a lovely wedding and the bride and groom made a very handsome couple.  

Here are the products used in creating this card:

Card Stock  -  GKD Pure Luxury White, Silver, Cherry Red, Black Onyx
Dies:  - Spellbinders 5x7 Detailed Scallops; Sue Wilson's Ornate Pierced Rectangles, The Happy                     Couple, Rose with Wedding  Rings; Die-Namics Garden Gate; Leane Creatief Love Die
Punches  -  Martha Stewart Fern
Other  -  White bows, pearls, adhesive, dimensionals

I hope you enjoyed this post and will stop by often. Thanks for visiting! Any and all comments are most welcome. Have a great day!