Friday, February 15, 2013

Birthday Star...

Hope you all had a great Valentine's Day yesterday! Mine was even better than I could have hoped for - we had a fantastic day and were even (unexpectedly) able to spend most of it together. :)

The Clean & Simple 2 card class has already ended but I'm still getting ideas from it. And going back through some of the materials a second time too. I desperately needed a male birthday card and - as usual for me - I get really, really stuck when it comes to male cards (though only if the recipient is over 10 years old or so!)

One card from the class, by Jennifer McGuire, with some fun techniques kept sticking in my head. But it had the idea of a sun, all the "wrong" colours and hearts. After some thinking I realised that I could easily convert it to a more male card if I let go of the sun idea completely.

For the card I used some round Nestabilities dies, stamping/embossing, stamping (various star stamps from various sets) and Inktense pencils + water. There's also some dry embossing on there, lines in between the "star lines", though I'm not sure that is so visible in the photos...

Monday, February 04, 2013

Rainbow Animal Card...

Last week I mentioned the card class that I'm taking at the moment. I made a second card last week too but never got the chance to photograph it and get it on the blog. So here I am with it today instead :)

The challenge for "day 2" of the class was to make a one layer card. As in NO extra layers of patterned paper, cardstock etc. Just working straight onto the card blank.

At first I was a bit stuck. I nearly always have other layers on my cards. Then my eyes fell on my Christmas present. My Inktense pencils (I might just write more about these one day as I L-O-V-E them!) and since I needed to make a birthday card for my little niece Agnes, I put the two together and with the help of lots of Lawn Fawn stamps I came up with the card above. Colouring this made me soooo happy! :)