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.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Dotted Swiss in Pink and White

 This card was made for the wife of one of my nephews. Only 2 colors of card stock were used....white and pink. It didn't require a lot of work and I was very pleased with the result. Listed below are the products used to create this card.

Card Stock:  GKD Pure Luxury White, Innocent Pink

Dies:  DIY Scrapbooking Nested Scalloped Rectangle Frame, Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Fleur, Rubbernecker Tiny Flower Buds, Spellbinders Stitched Flower (for the leaf branches)

Other: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF, Fun Foam, adhesive, dimensionals, glue dots

This was a quick and easy project which resulted in a very lovey card suitable for many an occasion. 

Hope you enjoyed this post and will stop by often. Until then....happy crafting!

1 comment:

Gail said...

This is very soft and pretty!


Hip Replacement Recovery Card


Hello, crafting friends!  This card was made for an individual who had hip replacement surgery and is now recovering. Wishing them a speedy recovery!

Here are the steps taken to create this card:

I began by die cutting all the images that I had planned to include on the card. The most tedious was the wheel chair which included many small or tiny parts for assembly. The wheelchair frame was created using silver mirror paper. Black and silver mirror papers were used for the wheels. Red velour card stock was used for the seat cushion and black velour for the arm rests and push handle. The crutches were die cut in kraft card stock with red velour for the crutch pad and black velour for the crutch tip. The cane was also die cut in kraft and red velour used for the handle and black velour for the tip. The red cross was die cut in red velour and adhered to a white shape created from a Spellbinders die (listed below). The band-aid was die cut in pink card stock and the sentiment was computer generated. 

Having die cut and assembled all the images, these were set aside to prepare the base card which was created using white card stock. A burlap layer was added followed by a red layer. An embossing folder was used to create the textured focal layer. At this point the die cut elements were positioned and adhered to the focal layer using adhesive, dimensionals and foam tape. This completed my project.

Here are the materials used:

Card Stock:  GKD Pure Luxury White, Kraft, Red Velvet; SU Blushing Bride; silver mirror paper, black mirror paper, red velour and black velour paper, burlap

Dies:  Frantic Stamper Nurses Gear, Jumbo Bandage; Spellbinders Decorative Labels Thirty Four

Other:  Spellbinders Plaid Company EF, adhesive, dimensionals, score tape, fun foam


Thank you for visiting my blog! Hope to have another post very soon.

Until then.......happy crafting!

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Coral Floral Birthday


This card was requested by a gentleman who wanted a birthday card for his wife. I never met the gentleman but he was employed at the same place as my daughter and had asked my daughter if I would create a card for his wife. And so I did.
He had said that his wife's favorite color was coral and that she loved flowers. And so I went with that.
Having an idea of what I wanted to create I began with an ivory base card and layered it the navy. For the focal panel I used ivory card stock, die cut it and then sponged the edges with navy ink.The birthday greeting was computer generated. This was then adhered to my prepared base and put aside.
The closest color of coral that I had in my card stock collection was GKD's Peach Bellini. I die cut several images of the flowers using Poppystamps Stitched Poinsettia Trio dies. The tips of the flowers were sponged with GKD Coral Reef ink. These were then assembled, positioned and adhered to the focal panel. Spruce stems and leaves were added to the floral images and a pearl was adhered to the centers. This completed my project.

Here are the supplies used:

Card Stock:  GKD Ivory, Peach Bellini; SU Night of Navy; SSS Green Leaf

Ink:  GKD Coral Reef; SU Night of Navy
Dies: Spellbinders Eyelet Lace Frame, Poppystamps Stitched Poinsettia Trio, Leane Creatief Small Flowers and Leaves, CottageCutz Spruce Stems

Other:  adhesive, dimensionals, sponge daubers, pearls

Thank you for stopping by! Hope you'll come by again real soon.