Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sympathy Cards

Hi Everyone,

Hope all is well and enjoying your day.

My mother wanted my to create several different cards for some relatives that lost their mother (which was my mother's only remaining aunt from her father's side)

Completed front.


The Hydrangea is from the Walk In My Garden cricut cartridge. 
Sprits the lavender cardstock with two glimmer mists 
Mel's Diner & Puerto Rico

 The little "pearls" are the inside of flowers were done with
Viva Decor Perlen-Pen #201 (I thought it was "pearl pen" but that one is spell like that on the label)
Still working on more cards for her.
She wants them to be able to be mailed plus they're going out of the country...
So I can't make them bulky or too 3D

I've shown this Spellbinders technique that I learned for a couple of gals on YouTube

 Here is the completed front

This is the inside- left some room for her to write something if she wants.

 This is the Calla Lily
araceae stamp from PSX K-1696
I pop-dotted it just for a little dimension- not too much.
 Full front

Here is another card with the same stamp but here I tried
some "real stitching" I love it- still need practice on sewing straight.

I paper pieced the calla lilies to make them "pop" by contrast of color rather
than using pop dots.

Little too much flash but I finished the card at night and had the
worst lighting ever- so I used the flash.

I didn't want to do anything too fancy to the inside but inked a
little part of the same stamp I used on the front of the card and used it
here as well for to add a little interest.

This is my aunt with one of her horses (one of many farm animals).

Thanks for stopping by.
Hope you like them.


Katya Bess

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Thank You Cards

Good evening everyone,

Just wanted to share a card I did a little while ago and haven't had a chance to post it. Hope you like it.

My brother Francisco wanted a thank you card for a counselor/mentor. I used Spellbinders Rose Creations to make the rose. I used a quote and poem by Leo F. Buscaglia.

Front of the card

you can see some of the dimension here from my Spellbinders Roses 
and foliage. The butterfly is from one of my Martha Stewart Cricut Cartridges. so is the lattice fence which I used two to weld together and then had to cut a few little pieces with an x-acto knife.

The front again slightly different lighting

That's a stamp I had which is what you can see through the lattice fence 
from the front.

Added more paper to the back to add more weight 
since the front of the card is so heavy from the roses I made. 

Thanks for visiting. Hope you enjoyed looking around.