Thursday, February 28, 2008

Sunday, February 3, 2008

New Cards

I made a few cards yesterday. I don't know, it always feels so hard to make cards. Perhaps I just don't do it often enough. :) They are all colored in with either colored pencils or markers from Crayola. Here they are:

First, this card took me HOURS. I was going to try for a sketch template on Split Coast, but didn't think it out enough ahead of time. So, this is what I ended up with. It looks pretty good, for my cards, I think. I used the Relaxation Tree for All Seasons from JessicaLynnOriginal and a Card Quote.



Next I made a birthday card using another stamp from JessicaLynnOriginal that I ordered at the same time as the Relaxation Tree. Again, I used a Card Quote. I just bought a hole punch, so this was my first time using that also.

And last but not least, I tried out the burned batik techique from SCS.

With this one, I used a couple stamps that came with the Relaxation tree for the burned batik part of the background and one of the JLO Doodle Bugs stamps for the foreground. I wanted to add a sentiment, but it would have blocked one of the bugs, so I left it as they are supposed to show a progression. I scorched the card and didn't have clear embossing powder, so I think the burning part could have gone better, but I'm looking forward to giving it another shot.

Naked mole-rat cam

I just noticed the naked mole-rat cam has a new angle and better color! I haven’t gotten to watch it too much, so I haven’t seen a lot of mole-rats, but it's exciting. To me anyway!

2007 Christmas Cards


I made a couple cards for last Christmas. The first one is the Christmas Corgi from JessicaLynnOriginal Stamps. We used to have a Corgi, so I sent this card to my sister. After making this, I wondered why it didn't look like other cards and I realized I need to work on my matting! :-o (Or my measuring! LOL!)



The other card I made is actually a Halloween stamp (Penny Black's Brown Bag Monster) but the inside said "Don't let the holiday's stress you out!" I got some suggestions like I could have added Christmas lights to the cat to make it more Christmasy, but I think it's cute. :) He obviously just got back from the mall at Christmas time!