Monday, September 26, 2011

Autumn wedding card

Another card for a co-worker and dear friend. She showed me the wedding invitation for guidance on the colors and theme. Sooooo, rather than, you know, going outside and picking up real leaves, I went to my trusty Cricut!
The leaves were cut at 4 1/2" from A Child's Year cartridge. I then squeezed most of the moisture out of a wet wipe and inked it using various contrasting fall colors which I then dabbed on the leaves. I let the leaves partially dry, then sprayed the leaves with Snow Queen Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels. The spray spread the ink a little bit, giving a nice natural mottled look to the leaves. I then let them fully dry before applying to the card. The sentiments were stamped, and I used various scraps and bits and pieces for the rest of the card.
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Wedding card easel

One of several wedding cards I made for a co-worker to choose from. Of course, I forgot to write any details down. About the only thing I can say is the cake is from Paper Doll Dress Up. The easel card seems to be my new favorite style. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Apple bushel basket birthday card

I made this card for a co-worker who was giving her sister an apple tree as a present. Her only request was that the card have something to do with apples. Well, I thought and thought and finally realized I could try one of those "flower pot" cards I've seen everywhere but never made myself.
I used Doodlecharms for both the basket (cut at 4 1/2", I think) and the apples (cut at 1 1/4") using scrap papers I had laying around. I printed the sentiment on the computer.
It seemed to be a big hit at work and I think it turned out pretty cute. Thanks for looking!