Friday, September 10, 2010

Card Gallery - blank cards

This card has Botanical Blooms stamp on it from SU.  I used an overstamping technique on it.  The scalloped edge is a SU punch, sentiment is computer generated and punched with the SU Word Window punch.

Another Botanical Blooms card.  The sentiment is from SU.

This is one of a series of cards that I made using the same three papers.  I had found a drawing on Splitcoast Stampers with the dimensions to stack and cut three sheets of 12 x 12 paper and get multiple cards from them.

This card turned out prettier in person that it appears in the photo.  I used SU punches for the scallop, circle and heart.  The red, white, and black combination is one that I enjoy using.

The image is a digital image of a SU stamp.  The diagonal cut on the paper was done with a shaped blade.   As you can tell, I've started putting my cards inside acetate sleeves.  The sleeve holds an A2 sized card with envelope and opens up so that the sentiment inside can be read.  This way the cards stay clean when being shipped and handled once they arrive to an overseas unit.

This one actually has some Cricut cuts on it!  I used a Cuttlebug folder on the turquoise solid paper to add some texture and then used the Signo pen to do some dots on the letters and hearts.
The next gallery that I'm going to post is going to feature CHERRIES!  I love my cherry paper and stamps and am trying to use them without running out of the paper.  It's always hard to use the last sheet of a a paper that I really like.


quilt4fun2 said...

Nicely done cards. Paper selections are great together. I need to get better at deciding patterns.

lguild said...

quilt4fun2 Thanks for your compliment!

Something that's helped me is buying paper packs from SU. The cherry paper that I so love comes with some stripes and other patterns that all coordinate.

The majority of the paper I buy comes in stacks so the colors go together too.

Even with my color wheel I still have trouble deciding what goes together. But, now I'm getting to the point that I just lay sheets out and if I like it I use it.