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Sunday, April 12, 2009

a day of cardmaking

First I cut this cream card using my Cricut and Sure Cuts a Lot . I stamped the image in brown ink using my new Angel company Sea Side stamp and colored it in all sorts of brown pencils for a monochromatic look. I think I'm going to add some fiber to it because it still seems plain to me. I'm thinking of lacing brown embroidery floss thru the holes...I'll see what I come up with and post the updated version tomorrow.

Then I made place cards for my MIL's Easter dinner table. There's 14 of them all together but these three show you what I did. I cut the scalloped circles with SCAL and my baby bug using someone else's Deliah flower file. The folded card is just a 4" by 3" rectangle folded at the 1 1/2" mark. I stamped the new Spring TAC stamp and let my oldest son color them with pencils. He's been begging me to let him color when I've been coloring for my card swaps and this was at time that a grandmother would appreciate the results (but not my swappers). I stamped with a script font (not TAC) the names of each guest in a light blue ink color that matched the scalloped paper (I don't know why it didn't show up but that's fine by me so that I continue the anominity of everyone - inclucing family members).

Below: Cards for an Asain themed swap. I had to ask someone to send some images to me so I could join this swap. I usually do the same thing for each swap, that way no one feels like one card was better than another, but this time I chose to use different images. I still used the same basic layout and colors.

Below is another card made using SCAL and a cut file made by another gal. I stamped flowers using a two-step stamp and masked off the flowers so that I'd have overlapped flowers. I used a sheet of plain typing weight paper but it seems to have been too thick because it didn't allow the second image to stamp close. Inside I stamped Happy Mother's Day inside. I'm ready for Mother's day which is a good thing since I never got my Easter cards made (except for the swap cards I sent).

Since I didn't create any of these, I can not share the SCAL files.


Paula said...

Love your Mother's Day card, just beautiful and the cut out is just wonderful! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

Crafting Joanne said...

Hi Cheri

Wonderful creations and the Mother's day card is beautiful, love all the cut detail.

Thank you for joining the Stamptacular challenge this week.

Joanne x

joey said...

Hi Cheri, fabulous work. The easter greeting for the table is beautiful. thanks for playing this week. Joey.x