First up, a thank you card for a sweet baby gift I received. I wanted to try out using some ribbon, and I was so happy with how it turned out...UNTIL, my white ink I used on my stamp smeared all over the place. Luckily I was able to peel off the small square and replace it using black ink on white paper instead.
Next up is a couple of birthday cards I made for my sister and my father. I recently purchased a Cuttlebug Machine, and I haven't really been able to use it, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to give it a go. Here they are, and I have to say, on behalf of my family, they loved them ;)
This card was made using my Cuttlebug and my new iRock tool. I pulled the paper from an old stack I had, along with some coordinating ribbon and viola, card created! Super easy, but I loved the look. The only thing I would have changed would be to have used more 3D dots. I only used 2, and the embossed paper sagged in the spots without the dots.
The next card I made was for my Dad. I used my Cuttlebug again to emboss a strip down the side, stamped the center, colored it in with some colored pencils and dazzled it up a bit with my iRock tool. Here's the end result!
Same thing happened with this card, it sagged in the middle where no dots were applied...live and learn I guess.
This just goes to show you that you don't need a lot of fancy stuff on a card to have it still look nice! I think what my family enjoys most is that I took the time to give them something from the heart...sagging centers and all ;)
I've still got some cards to show you, so keep checking back. The next one coming is a get well card I made using a cute new stamp found in the DOLLAR bins at Michael's! Happy Crafting!