Sunday, December 04, 2016

Cute butterfly for a kid's card

For this stash card I went for a different look for a kids card using brown, blue and yellow. I started with a brown card front and added an embossed (SU) dots layer which I watercoloured to coordinate with the greeting and sponged the edges a bit too.  I stamped it all over with a bit of blue using my stipple stamp (SU) to keep the theme going.  I watercoloured the little butterfly (meljens) with shimmery paints and layered it onto blue and then glued this element to my card front.  I layered my little laser printed greeting to a little brown label die cut which I found in my stash.  Changes it up a bit which I most appreciated.  Therese

Simple Sentiments - quick and easy cards with images from a photo calendar

I was needing a gift for an exchange and thought I would work with calendar images from my sister's calendars.  She produces several every year - this year she created a nature, black and white cityscape, owl and tea one! They have wonderful photographs and it seems a shame not to reuse them.  I used photos from the past two years from a Nature and Alberta Road Trip calendars that I received for Christmas.  You can check out her Simple Sentiments cards sets with a similar format.  She also has several sets listed here.  
I started by downloading frames - the scrolly one is from Clipartkid and the oval one is from Graphics Fairy - which I positioned at the bottom four quarter pages in my layout program, added the greetings with a nice font and printed on white cardstock.  I laser printed the letter sized pages and trimmed them apart to be 4" x 5.25".  I trimmed the images from the 4" x 6" calendar pages to fit above the greetings leaving an even margin.  I glued the images to the greeting layer and then added a bit of watercolour to the greeting to coordinate with the image and then glued this larger focal element to the front of a coordinating card.  Quick and easy greeting cards and a environmentally friendly reuse project!!   I am off to get them packaged for the party!