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.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Soccer Birthday Card

Hello, crafters! One of my nephews turns 31 this month. When he was a young boy he played soccer and that gave me the idea to create a soccer themed card for his birthday. 

The first thing I did was to create the soccer ball image. This was made by cutting several hexagons in black and white card stock using the smallest die from Spellbinders Hexagon dies. I assembled the hexagons in a circle to determine how big the soccer ball would be. Next I cut a circle smaller than the assembled soccer ball using a Spellbinders Standard Circle die and adhered the black and white hexagons to the circle. The black hexagons on the outside of the circle overlapped so I clipped them off to fit the circle. I put this aside to work on the focal layer. 

I cut a panel in GKD Grass Green card stock and embossed it with a Stampin' Up Square Lattice folder. This would represent the grassy playing field. Next, I used a Cheery Lynn French Lattice die to create a "net" in white card stock and adhered it to the green panel. 

The score board, as well as the sentiment, were created on my computer. The soccer shoe, which is a graphic image, was printed and cut out. I added some green color to the shoe stripes with Copics. This was all adhered to the focal panel which was matted in black and then layered over  GKD Creme de Menthe card stock and adhered to a white card base. This completed my project. 

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you were inspired to create something today. 

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Until next time, make it a great day!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Happy 40th Birthday

 Hello, crafting friends! My daughter has a milestone birthday this week.........she turns the big "40" and this is the card I made for her, along with a 3.5 x 2.5 inch mini paper purse which, when opened, can hold a small gift. It is so darn cute!

 For the card here are the products/materials I used:

Card Stock:  GKD white, GKD grass green, vellum
Dies:  Spellbinders Opulent Ovals, Memory Box Floral Delights, HFC Sun Kissed Fleur, Provocraft Numbers
Inks: (for sponging) Memento Bamboo Leaves and GKD Ocean Mist
Stamps:  HFC Sun Kissed Fleur
Other:  embossing folder (unknown), white EP, glitter, sponge daubers, adhesives
(Wording on front of card was composed and computer generated)

For the mini paper purse, here is a link to one of many videos out there....Paper Purse.  It is not difficult to create and lots of fun.

Hope you enjoyed this post and will find time to create.  
 Remember to make it a great day!