Saturday, June 11, 2011

Simple, Bright, and Fun Greeting Cards

The weather in Minnesota this week was a bit off.  We started the week at 104 and are starting the weekend at 53 degrees.  However, the similarity in most of the weather was that the sun has been shining.  I decided to use one of my newly favorite colors, Daffodil Delight,  for some simple cards. 

I have 5 crafting friends coming over on Sunday to help me finish up wedding invitations, and then I can spend more detailed time on my paper crafts again.  I'm getting ready to start my 2012 calendars...Stay tuned.

Here is the first card.  I used the technique of stamping and punching shapes out instead of using pattern paper.  I first shared this look with you in a Thrifty Thursday tip with a square card which you can find here.

 For this look, I trimmed the two outside circles in each row.
 I pop-dotted three of the 1 inch circles, and used a punch for the flowers and embellished them with pearls.
 I decided that I wasn't going to limit myself to stamps that were shaped like circles this time, and I used some of my background stamps and just punched them out as well.

A close up of some of the circles.
Another look at the final card.

Onto card number two.  I made this card for a CAS (Clean and Simple) challenge over and Splitcoaststampers, which was a play on words.

 I used the same Daffodil Delight color for this card.  The stamped image is actually two stamps from different makers, and the flowers actually did have real flower heads that I covered with the buttons and the crochet flower.
Call out to my wonderful sister-in-law, Mary, who made the crochet flower which is the focal point of this card.  Thanks honey!

 The buttons were from my stash...I'm still working on using a giant random bag that I bought at a garage sale almost 5 years ago.

 This is the first time that I've folded ribbon on a card.  I like the look, and was trying to decide if I should continue the folding across the entire card, and as you can see, in the end I decided to only fold a portion of the ribbon.
 I used my Martha Stewart version of the Scor-Pal to emboss a "frame" around my image.
 Here is a close up of the flowers and the sentiment, "bloom where you're planted"

 And one more look at the card.

Thanks for looking!

1 comment:

  1. Love all these cards how great to have crafty friends so close and helpful.