As every good scrapper should with the hoard that we all know we secretly have, it is near a travesty to go ahead and buy a card when there are more than abundant supplies readily available at home.
Making cards for me is somewhat of a dilemma, especially when I make a card that I really like and then have to give it away. It is also a challenge to balance between the fine line of the card being too simple or overly embellished. So here is my version of the cards that I needed over the weekend and thus quickly whipped them up.
Yes I used my silhouette for all the titles of the the cards as they were all similar and using up the same letters The miser in me didn't want a pack of thickers to disintegrate and be "useless" due to the 'S' and 'E's being used up.The Crate Paper rose is a classic, I feel, and can be used for any card or delicate feminine project.
Next up , another birthday card, this time for a boy.
As the white words were not standing out from the background behind as much as I wished that they would, I layered the birthday word on a teal patterned paper and cut around it, while inking the other title with a teal chalk ink from prima.
Again I used banners as it's a birthday (: and I absolutely love the camera from echo park, that whole piece of paper, my only comment being that I wished that the cameras were bigger on the patterned paper.
Last, but not least, a graduation card.
My obsession with the wooden veneer stars lives on, and I think that they are really appropriate for a graduation card. I'm still loving woodgrain and this particular woodgrain from the Crate Paper Christmas line of 2011 has my heart. I used it to cut out one of my favourite butterfly shapes from the silhouette store.
That's all I have to share today and I'm liking the card making, so I might make more to store and share them too.