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.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Aging and Wine Birthday

Based on my previous wine themed card, here is one requested by a client who wanted to give her mother-in-law a birthday card along with her favorite bottle of wine. I thought this would be perfect.

This turned out to be a large card (7"x7"). Here are the supplies used in its creation:

Card Stock:  GKD White, Cherry Red, Kraft; PTI Dark Chocolate;  SU Garden Green, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum; MFT Tiny Checks Brights; digital wood panel paper.

Dies:  Sue Wilson Merlot, Grape Vine Border, Triple Column Set

Other:  Copic Markers, adhesives, dimensionals,

Hope you enjoyed this post and thanks so much for stopping by. 
Until next time....make it a great crafting day!

Monday, February 3, 2020

Good Friends and Wine

Hello!  Hope you're having a great day.  Here in my neighborhood the sun is finally shining after several days of cloudiness.  There's something about sunshine that perks me up. And there's nothing like friends and wine to make a day even better. Hence the theme of this birthday card that I made for my best, oldest and dearest friend.

I began my cutting a piece of white card stock for my focal panel. (This card turned out to be large, 7x7 inches, due to the die cuts I used.) Next, I die cut two (2) wine rack images, overlapped the ends  and adhered them togther in order to fit the panel. The grape vine was cut and paper pieced and then adhered to the top of the wine rack 

For my next step, I die cut the wine basket image in kraft card stock and then cut the bottle out of the basket. The basket was sponged with ink along the edges.  I cut another wine basket image in white (without cutting out the bottle) and then colored just the bottle part with Copics and then adhered it to the back of the basket image.  In doing this it gave the wine basket some dimension. The completed wine basket was then adhered to the wine rack.

The wine glass was die cut, colored and shaded with Copics, and adhered to the wine rack. Finally,  the large grape bundle image and the sentiment were positioned and adhered to the card. The focal panel was then matted with purple card stock and then adhered to a white base card.

Here are the products used in making this card:

Card Stock:  GKD White, Green Apple, Kraft, Lovely Lavender, Warm Cocoa; SU Elegant Eggplant
Inks:  Distress Oxide Vintage Photo
Dies:   Sue Wilson Chianti, Grape Vine Border
Other:  Copic Markers, adhesive, dimensionals.

Next time you craft, invite some of your crafting friends,
 open up a bottle of wine and craft away!

Thanks for stopping by!