Sunday, January 27, 2013

Fun with Ribbon

Ribbon can be so much fun, and some if it is so extravagantly beautiful.  Here is a card I made that is so simple in its construction, yet the beauty of the ribbon is enough to make it stand out.  Sorry that the card is turned on its side, but you get the idea.  The ribbon has luscious pink, turquoise and purple flowers and gold edges along the side.  I added a purple butterfly made of feathers, and a sentiment on the side.  This card was easy, and a lot of fun to make.  I entered it on 365 Cards just for fun.


Friday, January 25, 2013

Pretty in Pink and White

There is a challenge this week at Joan's Gardens that I wanted to enter along with many other talented card makers.  The guidelines were that it needed to be pink and white, it needed to have a border, and it needed to have at least one heart.

I made the flower out of many cut out hearts, and there are also hearts in the pink border along the right hand side of the card.  I wanted to include a scripture verse about the heart, so I added Proverbs 3:5 as a sentiment.  I think I will make two more of different styles, and give them to my daughters.  They are all such sweet "hearts".

I entered this card at Joan's Gardens, Word Art Wednesday and at The Sisterhood of Crafters blogs. 

So, now I have added another card following the same guidelines.  Here it is:

The border is white lace along the right hand side; the hearts are the little conversation candy hearts that show up every year around this time.  Another scripture verse, Psalm 33:21 carries the heart theme also.  I must say, working with pink and white has been quite a challenge, but it has been fun exploring the possibilities.  The wheels are still turning.  :o)  Another entry for Joan's Gardens.

I made one final card for the Joan's Gardens challenge, so that I could give one to each of my three daughters.  The third one has a border of pink and white striped ribbon, and lace around a heart that has the scripture from Psalm 13:5.  The bow looks red in the picture, but it is actually a dark hot pink. Little pink rhinestone gems finish the project.  I also sprayed it with pink glitter spray, but it is so subtle that unless the card is in the sunlight, it is hard to detect any glimmer.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Garden Lover's Card with Seed Packet

Made this card for a special friend who loves gardening. It's January, so she will have time to plant the seeds indoors if she likes, and transplant to her beautiful garden as soon as the threat of freezing is gone. The seed packet is for pretty purple flowers that will brighten any garden.  This is my first entry to Joan's Gardens, an absolutely wonderful blog where other cardmakers post their lovely work.  Also entering this in February at 365 Cards for a fun challenge there.

The brown background is from a brown paper lunch bag which I embossed with a Spellbinders EL-009 embossing folder. The leaf is from Spellbinders Shapeabilities package, S4-328; the large butterfly is from Spellbinders Grand Shapeabilities, "Wonderful Wings." This card was so much fun to make.