Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Something Different from me.

Hello there

Sorry been missing for a couple of days, had the dreaded lurgy. Hoping that I have seen the back of it for now.

Today I would like to share with you a card that I have made recently. 
Someone was asking me about making up a card and where do I start? Hmmm tricky as I don't have a formula as such. Sometimes I start with the image, sometimes I start with the papers and sometimes I start with an idea of how I want the card to be before I sit down.

So I though back to when I was first starting out making cards and what I did then.

Most of my cards were just an image coloured in or a topper stuck onto patterned paper.
Then I found nesties and fell in love with them. They cut, emboss and stencil the edges of your die cuts. So I started gently inking through the die to give a softer finish to the topper.
Then I started getting a bit braver and experimenting with contrasting panels as a border or just as a feature. Here I used two strips from coordination papers within the range. I tend to do this as I know then that all the colours will coordinate well.

Then I started adding flourishes and other bits and pieces like the green organza ribbon. The green flourishes were die cut using a marianne die.
The I put the finishing touches on, usually flowers and leaves if it is a girly card or, twine, ribbon and maybe buttons for a more masculine version.
On this one I have also added the smallest of the die cuts as a place to add a sentiment.

Well there you have it, how I build up my cards. Or at least how I did this one :)

Thanks for stopping by. 
I appreciate all comments you may have on my creations.