Monday, June 2, 2014

Big Thanks

A Great Big Thanks - Masculine

This card was made for a masculine recipient. I like using aqua and brown together so that's what I went with. I admit I made this "by the seat of my pants" meaning I did not have a plan. The card is 1/4" narrower and 1/4" shorter than A2 size and on a single piece of cardstock. Because it was more narrow, I was able to nudge the frame for the sentiment off of the right edge slightly.  I was satisfied with the basic design so a few weeks later I made another for a birthday but placed it on a proper card base in brown, matted with aqua and lined inside with vanilla.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Happy Easter

Happy Easter - 2014
I've been reorganizing my small work space and came across a few old cards that I thought I would post. It's far too lovely a day to stay indoors. Here in the Arizona desert it's warm and windy and the air is fragrant with blooms. My photos were taken outdoors under the shade of a Rosewood tree so the dappled sunshine and shadow is visible on the card face.
At the time I made this, I did not have an Easter stamp so handwrote the sentiment. In retrospect, I should have left the front without the writing and probably made the bunny on the left yellow and the one on the right pink. Live and learn...
Techniques: Stamping, fussy cutting, die cutting, dry embossing
Products are from Stampin' Up! - the die for the label is from Spellbinders.