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, December 26, 2013

Blue Car Christmas

I really enjoyed making this masculine Christmas card which I designed for my daughter's boyfriend who just recently purchased a new car, blue in color.

Starting with white card base, I layered it with blue mirror paper, followed by a layer of silver embossed card stock. I added one more layer in white on which I created my focal point....the blue car (which was die cut).

I stamped some ornaments in blue and snow flakes in silver. I came up with what I thought was an appropriate "sentiment" for the theme and had it computer generated. On the inside of the card I added that ..."too bad, you already bought yourself one so maybe this will help to accessorize it" and then attached it to his gift.

I was so pleased that he liked his card and loved his gift!

Daughter Christmas

Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends and that Santa was good to you. I haven't posted any of my work for a while because I was busy making my personal Christmas cards and getting the house decorated and doing everything else that comes with my favorite holiday. And this Christmas turned out to be one of the best...nice cozy atmosphere, good food, great gifts and best of all...great company.

I couldn't post all the Christmas cards I made (each one was different) but I did showcase some of them in my last post. But I did want to post this card I made for my daughter which I gave to her on Christmas day.

The photo doesn't do it justice. I used white card stock for the card base and layered it with denim blue card stock which I had embossed with Spellbinders Adorning Squares dies. The words Merry Christmas and Daughter were created with Cheery Lynn individual script dies. And the snowflake burst in the lower right corner was cut with a Memory Box Snowflake Corner die.

The poinsettia was created with a Just Rite Festive Poinsettia stamp, which, by the way, is an absolutely stunning stamp. Various size poinsettia leaves were stamped on vellum, embossed with white EP and then cut out with Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia dies. Finally the cut leaves (petals) were layered to create the flower and a white pearl was added to the center.

My daughter loved her card, especially the poinsettia flower. I hope you like it as well.