|Black card with a wallpaper sample and grey embossed cardboard. I coloured in the chandelier.|
I have been inspired by Annabel's Christmas Challenge and Wendy's card making .
I went through all my craft supplies and made a list of what items I have on hand to make gifts. I aim to use what I have before buying anything. One of the things I have a lot of is card stock, scrap booking papers and stickers. When the teens were young some friends and I would get together for scrap booking sessions. I no longer do this craft, but many of the supplies are perfect for card making. I have a friend who makes fabulous cards and has a Sizzix machine, so I decided to invite her over for a pot luck lunch and card making day.
We had a great time sharing supplies, ideas and made lots of cards ready for the year. Mr 14 thinks card making is a "Nanna hobby" but I love it and have already sorted though my papers and have folded cardboard ready to make more!
I found I was a bit slow to get started but once I did, I made heaps! I like to first find what colour card I'm going to use and then add at least 2 other elements like layered paper in a similar tone and wording or a sticker.
Here are some of the cards I made:
|My basic first card. A green card with yellow corrugated card and a cut out tag.|
|I added scrapbook paper to the front, a stamp and then a border sticker in the middle.|
|This is one of my favourites. A silver card with red scrap booking paper an Alice in wonderland cutout and frame sticker.|
|A grey card with black corrugated cardboard, brads and a printed quote.|
|Purple background with yellow chevron card and a cutout.|
|Pink card with vellum paper, a ribbon, mini peg and embellished tag.|
|Orange card with a printed scrap book paper and a pre cut quote.|
|A brown background with embossed cardboard, and layered pictures.|
|White card with textured scrap booking paper & embellishments.|
|Orange card with scrap booking paper, orange brads and stamped white card.|
|Blue card with scrap booking paper and a cut out quote.|
|Brown card with, layered scrap booking papers and a sticker word.|
Do any of my readers make cards?