Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Homemade cards

I was running through the Photos Folder on the computer and found these pictures I had taken of the 3 cards I made last year. Thought that I might as well post them on my blog too. (Note: I took these photos myself and did not 'clean' them up on Adobe as The Hubby would do...so I guess I'd better put in a disclaimer now to say that he had nothing to do with these photos that i have posted. Hehe...yes I did them all by myself!)

1. Love, honor, cherish

Materials: Textured Cardstock: Bazzil Basics Paper; Rub-ons and Card making template: Making Memories; Chipboard Heart: Heidi Swapp for Advantus.

This was my first attempt at card making. It was a really last minute thing for my Uncle (James and Christina) who were getting married the next day. Slapped on a few rub-ons and the heart and voila...done. I used a vellum phrase for the card sentiment on the inside (sorry no photo) which was inked on the edges with pink acrylic paint. Really basic stuff.

2. To Have and To Hold

Materials: Textured Cardstock: DCWV Card Making Stack; Patterned Paper: Chatterbox; Wedding Die-Cut: Ann Skelly for Lifetime Memories; Rub-on '&': Scrapworks; Alphabet Stamp: Hero Arts; Ink: Versamagic Chalk Ink by Tsukineko.

This was the 2nd wedding card that I made (for Steve and Wei) and again it was rather last minute. Both my Uncle and Wei did a wedding gift registry list with Innerspace and because I bought both wedding couples their gifts from there, I had to make an accompanying card. Usually, The Hubby and I would just give angpows with our names scribbled on the back.

With the 2nd card, I decided to rummage thru my stash of scraps and decided to make a simple border. The wedding die-cut (the book) is from my wedding scrapbook stash. Yes, I'm still in the process of finishing my wedding scrapbook...The Hubby reckons he will be old and with grandkids by the time I finish it. Hee.

For the inside sentiment, I just scribbled an appropriate message as I really had no time to try and do more.

3. Thank You

Materials: Textured Cardstock: DCWV Card Making Stack; Patterned Paper and Brad: Making Memories; Flower: Prima; Circle Punch: EK Success; Ink: Color On Pigment Ink by Ranger; Pen: ZIG Millenium.

This card was done at the behest of my 9 year old nephew who came by the house for chinese tuition one fine Sunday morning and asked me to help him make a Thank You card for his teacher in conjunction with Teacher's Day. I thought it was for his chinese tuition teacher so I rushed the production.

Again, paper and green cardstock are from my scraps stash and once I had decided on how to arrange the elements, it came together pretty quickly. I got my nephew to handwrite the 'Thank You' on the 2 punched circles for a more personal touch. Oh and after the card was completed, said nephew then tells me its actually for his class teacher in school. Grrrr!!

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