Monday, April 13, 2015

Early Cards

Here are a few cards I made when I was first starting this hobby. These first three were made at Stampin' Up! workshops.
Clean and Simple
Heat Embossing Technique
(This is truly an under-whelming card.)
Pretty Paper - CAS

This next one was made from a 6x6 paper stack I found on clearance at a local store. I liked the paper but was merely experimenting with it. I've never actually used the stack. I may need to get that stack and look at it again. I don't usually use commercially made flowers because I like to keep a low profile for mailing. I bought an assorted pack of these primitive flowers and used the gold one on the card.

And the final card today was made using a Stampin' Up cloud embossing folder and Memory Box dies I had recently acquired. The clouds were dry embossed as far as the horizon and the blue sky sponged. I die cut the tree from brown cardstock and then again from variegated green paper. I adhered pieces of the green paper to the brown cardstock for the leaves. I also dry embossed the tree trunk with a wood grain embossing folder to add a bark-like texture. The fence was die cut from a scrap of distressed paper. The lawn was sponged. I fussy cut and hand printed the sign and attached it to the tree with a brad. The die cut grass strip in front could use a little sponging with some darker green.


  1. Another great group of cards! I love the die cut tree, simply beautiful!!!

  2. Yes, the die-cut tree with the detailed leaves is just gorgeous. I love the one with the leaves and the textured flower too!