Sunday, April 10, 2011

Latest card creations

Wow! Nearly three weeks since my last update...that's what happens when work gets in the way of our hobbies!  My crunch time in my consulting business is often March 31st as I have a number of government contracts requiring that all work be completed by that date.  So it is always a mad, mad rush to get everything in order and then the first week of April is recovery time.  So back to my card hobby....

I'm working on a number of Easter cards which I will get to show you really soon as well as my dear son's card whose birthday is on April 12th. 

I've continued to explore the Paper Dolls cartridge and made this card for our dear friend:

The card is a trifold.  On the front of the card, I embossed and inked the first layer then added some ribbon. I then welded the "Bonne Fete Paul" and layered the wording on a frame for effect.  The letters were also outlined.  For the third fold of the card, I made a golfer with the cart, green and flag.  The top portion includes a coupon and balls and tees to finish the embellishment.  It was a very personalized card and I'm pleased with how it turned out.

The next card was again a request from my daughter, this time for a synchronized swimming friend that helped to organized the team activities for the season.

I was trying to capture a number of things in this card with the synchro swimmers, the bake sale and of course the main person.  I stamped the face with a Peachy Keen Princess Face and added blush with chalk.  I added glitter to the cupcakes and stamped a quick "thanks" near the water splashes.  The finished card when opened is 12 x 12 as I needed to include enough room inside the card for the 16 girls to sign.  I then made this huge envelope for the card.  All in all, this creation turned out very well too. 

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