I have never been much of a card maker, but since I've been blurfing, I have come across so many cards that has just inspired me to no end. One blog I enjoy visiting and seeing how creative she can be, is a fellow consultant, Kathi Carlson. You can visit her blog at http://kathiscreativecorner.blogspot.com/ I look forward every evening to see what fun cards she has produced to share with us. I don't know how Kathi does it...she works full time, has a couple of grandsons that she spends alot time with. Kudos to you Kathi, if you happen to be reading this!!
I decided to give my hand a try at making a couple of cards. Now, I came across a blog, http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/ and every Monday, the post a card sketch. So, I decided to give it a try this past weekend. Here is my results. I used "Let's Get Together" paper pack, along with "Delight in Everything" stamp set. I used my nesties for the scalloped circle and my Making Memories circle cutter for the inside circle. I embossed the flowers using Buttercup embossing powder and the biggie brads, I had in stash, but they came from my good friend, Jennifer, at http://www.just4funcrafts.com/, along with the white gel pen that I made the stitch lines with.
I think I may be too critical of my work, but I think this card could have been a bit better. But perhaps, with practice, my card making will improve.
Did you know, that Jeannette Lynton, our founder and CEO if Close To My Heart, has a new cardmaking book out? Its absolutely wonderful. This book is full of artwork in full color, and gives you creative stamping tips and techniques galore. It has 3 bulk card instructions for making 8, 12 or 16 cards in a jiffy. And it helps you make the most out of your papers and time. I can't say enough about this book. I have the Original Card Confidence Program hard cover book, and this new book is just the thing to add to my creative library. This card I am sharing with you, comes from the new "Wishes" book. It was originally at 4 3/4" x 3" card, but I enlarged it and made a few tweeks and made it into a 5" x 7" card.
I use to frown on my customers, who would change a card I was presenting at a workshop or a gathering. I would think, why can't they follow instructions? You know, I should listen to myself more often. Never will I question my customers creativity! And until I get a bit better at card making, I will not try to tweek perfection. LOL This is the card I also made this weekend. I used "Unforgettable" paper pack along with "Treasure Life" stamp set and "Say It With Style" stamp set. I also used my Fiskars border punch.
I have three birthdays coming up this month, 2 of them are this week. So, stay tuned cause I'll be sharing them later.
Thanks for stopping by, until next time....