Card making

A Cluster of Cards

It’s been a bit of a busy week or so for card making, with Father’s Day and birthdays. Luckily I’d been planning them out well in advance so it was just a case of finding time to make them. (Sometimes easier said than done when unexpected things crop up!)

The first card I made was a good luck one for a friend who was moving business premises. I’d seen designs like this on Pinterest and had all the bits and pieces there to make it. The four leaved clover is 4 punched hearts with a gem in the middle, I embossed the card first for a bit of texture. A heat embossed greeting (with glitter added carefully using a Sakura glue pen) and a ribbon with gemstone brad just about finished it off. Quite clean and simple, especially with it all being green.

The next card was for a friend’s birthday. It is a really simple one layer card, with a heat embossed image and greeting. I then chalked the rainbow over the image to add a bit of colour. (Confession time here-I made it about 4 times before I was happy because of the black glitter embossing powder being so messy and even smudging when I added the chalk.) This was the best it was going to get. I like the effects you can create with heat embossing, though it’s definitely a case of more practise needed.

The final card (that I can show!) is another Father’s Day card. I was again inspired by Pinterest with a nice simple design. I cut the lettering using the Cricut machine and used paper from the Docrafts Mr Mister range as the backing. I used Kraft card as a background for the lettering and embellished it with blue baker’s twine topped off with a button that picked out the orange from the backing paper. I also added some blue domed stickers to the corners of the Kraft panel. It was quite quick to make but I think it looks quite effective too.

My next cards are a bit more complex to make, with designs needed for two little girl’s birthdays cards. Both like different things so they will be quite challenging but fun I think. The bits for Dave’s Father’s Day card from the kids are still drying but we will assemble them later!

15 thoughts on “A Cluster of Cards

  1. Wonderfully artistic.. Card making is something I once went to a class to learn, when I was supporting adults with learning difficulties, I was amazed at the talent in creating beautiful cards.. A true gift.. But I have not taken up this hobby at home.. ( Only to help my 5 yr Old granddaughter stick cards together 😉 )
    Love the Dad one..
    Sue 🙂

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      1. Sometimes I feel the simple ones are very eye catching.. I have seen those who put lots of work into their cards, and sometimes over do it by adding too much..
        I can see I will enjoy following your blog.. You may have to take me when you see me though lol, as I too am busy but try my best to catch up with all whom I follow, usually in one big catch up 🙂

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