These are 5 of the most recent cards I've made...the first three all have a piece of shaving foam paper used as background! This was the technique I taught at the card classes this month, although we made a different card in the classes.
The presents that are being carried are Christmassy, hence the Poinsettia embellishment.
This little girl has collected grapes in her apron, so I stamped grapes onto the background paper - looks like it could have been scrapbook paper, hey?! I love the white swirl in the top left corner...Paola has this collection of punches 'to die for' and I punched a whole bunch (pardon the pun!) so you'll see them feature quite often.
I Looooove this stamp. She's known as "Willow Dancing" and is one of Paola's that I stamped off. The twirly edged border is a Martha Stewart set of corner and border punches and thanks to Susan Nel's help I knew what size to pre-cut my pieces of cardstock. I used both gemstones and flat pearls, you know, it all depends on what colours I have - I just MAKE them go together!
This card I specially made for my friend, Joey. She just gave me specs that it's for her sister and must have a "60" on the front, as you battle to find appropriate card in the shops with the number you want! When I told Joey what colour and picture I'd used, she exclaimed that her sister's bedroom is done out in Lavender! It must've been Divine Guidance! I'll possibly do a similar card in an upcoming workshop...especially because I've used Flower Soft on the lavender flowers...gives a wonderful 3D effect! As always, I coloured the picture in with pencil crayons. Oh in case you're wondering, the 60 was computer generated, printed on cardstock and cut out with a Creative Memories Circle Maker and edged with purple ink on a medicine sponge. I love the effect of two ribbons, one being bold and the other an organza soft.
I had originally coloured her dress red as well, then realised I needed it to be different from the apron, so used black which now gives it an unusual hue. The lacy border is again a Martha Stewart Punch set.
Paola, I hope you notice the hat-pin...and the bridal garland...and the ribbon...and...lol
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