Monday, October 14, 2013

Bright Spring Birthday Card

I made today's card over a year ago, but never got around to posting it.  My friend Kristin asked me to make a card that her and her husband could give to a family member for their birthday.  I had settled on the stamps and colours I was going to use, but wasn't sure about the layout of the card.  I played around with a few different options as seen below:

In the end, I settled on the following layout:

I love the bright colours, and how the butterflies seem to just flutter off of the card.  The result: a pretty, bright, cheerful birthday card.

Monday, October 07, 2013

World Card Making Day 2013

Saturday, October 5th, 2013 was World Card Making Day.  Since it has been approximately 6 months since I last made cards, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to break out my supplies and get crafty!  :)  I figured it would be a good way to ease myself into making all of my Christmas cards this year. 

I think I did pretty good for myself.  I made a total of 8 cards at the end of the day.  Different variations on the three designs below:

Card #1: Boy birthday card
I've been wanting to create a card on which I could use some colourful Star Wars stickers (purchased at the dollar store).  I've also been itching to try out the 'chalkboard' technique... two birds, one stone.

Card #2: Scripted birthday card
I made the purple background for this card a few months ago, playing around one day stamping with water.  I've been holding on to it, and decided to use it to make a simple birthday card for my niece.

Card #3: Hoo-hoo-hooray! for birthday(s)
Wanted to create a simple, fun, cheerful card for another niece's birthday.  These owls are the cutest, and the colours are so bright and vibrant.  The googly eyes add a touch of whimsy to complete the card. 

That's all for now.  :)