Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Trying some new things

I have two cards to show you today. The first is a Valentine's Day card I've made to give to my daughter. I have used some of the new printables from myscrapchick.com. They make creating so easy!

I've used a paper tole method on the image of the little girl to add dimension. The "love" embellishment was punched out with a scallop punch, and I've added stickles to the scalloped edges and Clear Glossy Accents by Ranger to the heart to make it shine. The ruffle is a wired ribbon. I simply pulled one of the wires to ruffle then glued it to a cardstock circle. Pop the scalloped printable up on a dimensional pop dot and you're done!

I always finish out the insides of my cards. I think it looks nicer that way. The sentiment on the front of the card and on the inside are computer generated. I've also made a matching envelope and adhered another printable to the front.

Another printable that I have punched out with the scallop punch finishes off the back of the envelope. I thought this one was particularly appropriate.

My next card is one that I made following a scrapbook sketch. You can easily adapt a scrapbook sketch to a 6x6 card by resizing and eliminating any elements that are not needed.

This card features some cute felt embellishments. I simply cut two different sized circles, stitched around each and added some pretty vintage buttons. The edges of the circles and the little star shaped flowers have been distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger. The patterned paper is by My Mind's Eye. Again, the sentiment is computed generated.

The inside features some of the same flourishes and the little flowers from the front of the card. I've also created a matching "box-elope". These are great for cards that feature more dimension than will comfortably fit in a regular envelope.

I hope you've had a great day today! Y'all stay warm!


  1. Cindy...I Love all of them..you are so Talented!! christina :o)

  2. Love your Valentine. Love how everything is finished, Inside, outside and an envelope. Beautiful

  3. Cindy,
    I just wanted to say thank you for leaving such a touching message on my blog, life can get super crazy sometimes and I appreciate the kinds words! Again, You made a difference to me!
    Creative Blessings,
    Whim & Fancy Designs

  4. Cindy,
    I love your cards they are beautiful!!!

  5. These are both incredible!! I love the color combos and the layouts! Amazing job with all the embellishments too!