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.

Friday, October 13, 2023

Autumn Cupcake

Hello fellow crafters!  I absolutely love the fall with its hue of colors and crisp air. It is my favorite season. And I also love to make fall cards. This one was made for an old college friend whose birthday falls this month.

I began with die cutting the cupcake using orange card stock for the cupcake holder, brown for the cupcake top and glossy white for the frosting. Some shading was done on the cupcake holder and the cupcake top. The cupcake was then assembled and put aside. Next, the leaves were die cut, using several different leaf dies. These were all colored with various inks. Finally, the acorn and pumpkin were die cut and colored with inks. 

The base card was prepared in ivory card stock and layered with brown, followed by orange card stock. The focal panel was die cut in ivory using a punch around the page punch and adhered to the prepared base. At this point the elements were positioned and adhered to the card using dimensionals and other adhesives. My project was complete.

Here are the products used:

Card Stock:  GKD Ivory, Sweet Corn, Sweet Mango, Kraft; PTI Dark chocolate; SU Garden Green; Glossy White

Dies:  Martha Stewart Skylands Snowflake Punch-Around-the-Page punch, CottageCutz Autumn Sweets, IO Fall Icon Wreath, Spellbinders Welcome Fall, Spellbinders Mini Fall Blooms, Honey Bee Fall Bouquets

Inks:  Distress Oxide Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Candied Apple, Wilted Violet, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo; Memento Morocco.

Other:  adhesive, dimensionals, glue pen, Scor Tape

Sunday, October 8, 2023

Fall Jute Floral Wreath

 This cards was inspired by one I viewed on Etsy sold by Egartscrafts. I just loved the autumnal elements on the navy background.  I felt it would make a lovely fall birthday card.

My base card was made in white card stock and layered with pearlescent gold paper. Navy card stock was layered over the gold. Next, jute twine has adhered to the card in the form of a wreath. Fall elements were die cut in various colors of card stock. Some, such as the fall leaves, were colored using various inks. I used several different flower dies, dies of fall leaves, berries, an acorn and wheat to decorate the wreath. The happy birthday sentiment was die cut in the pearlescent gold paper and adhered to the center of the wreath.

Here are the products used:

Card Stock:  GKD Pure Luxury White, In the Navy; PTI Chocolate Brown; Pearlescent Gold; Various colored card stock for the elements

Dies:  IO Wheat, Fall Icon Wreath; Poppy Stamps Layered Pointy Petals, Rubbernecker Mixable Flower Stack, Spellbinders Garden Builder, Cottage Cutz Autumn Sweets, Spellbinders Mini Fall Blooms, Sue Wilson Foliage Pieces, Memory Box Sentimental Happy Birthday

Inks:  Yellow, Orange, Green, Red (various brands)

Other:  Adhesive, dimensionals, glue dots   

Thanks for stopping by. 

I will be making one more fall card before I begin my Christmas cards project

.Hope you'll stop by again. Until then, make someone smile today!

Friday, October 6, 2023

Vellum Hearts Anniversary

 I received a request from a gentleman for a 49th wedding anniversary card for his wife. He also added that he would like the card to have purple in it. So this is what I went with.

I prepared the card base in white card stock and layered it with purple. An embossed layer in white was then adhered to the purple. This was put aside to work on the focal elements.

Heart dies were used to cut out 4 hearts: one in white fun foam, one in purple vellum, one in white card stock and one in clear vellum (the sentiment was computer generated on the clear vellum and then die cut). The fun foam was adhered to the purple vellum heart and the the white vellum was adhered to the white die cut heart.

Next, flowers were die cut in white card stock and then the edges sponged with purple ink. The flowers were assembled and branches were added using green card stock.

The hearts and flowers were then positioned and adhered to the front panel using dimensionals and glue dots. This completed this project.

Here are the materials used in creating this card:

 Card Stock:  GKD Pure Luxury White, Wild Lilac, Grass Green