I've been taking yet another class at www.onlinecardclasses.com and I'm finally posting some of what I've been doing. I'll have more in the coming days (lots more!) but the photos have been a little slow on my end. I took these quickly with my iPhone so I could get them out there!
Jennifer McGuire made some quick cards using a technique she hadn't done before. I decided to do the same! I've been seeing lots of punched and die cut shapes with ribbon strips or pattern papers behind them. While I guess technically I have done this, I wanted to see what I could come up with. Here goes!
First is a card made by Julie Davidson. Mine's just a little different, but I knew I wanted to use the striped papers from the Orchard Harvest collection as I had some left from a different project (to be shown later). I also wanted some apples! I have the Perfectly Preserved stamps and framelits, but haven't used them yet. I'll be making a bunch of these cards for Christmas for my Market Day representative (their corporate logo is an apple :-)) Thankfully, it's a tiny apple so I didn't need much ribbon:
Next I saw a card on Diana Gibbs' blog that she CASE'd from Dawn Olchefske. Another one I had to try with Be of Good Cheer paper for my Christmas Card classes! I also had seen a lot of people layering the same color card stock on top of a card base with a little dimension. I've been meaning to try that too, so here's what I got:
And then my dh came home asking for a get well card for a friend (a VERY physically fit, healthy friend) who just had a triple bypass! After getting over the shock, I realized I needed something more masculine than what I had in my stash. So I used my same techniques and created this card with some of the zillions of yards of retired grosgrain ribbon I have in my room, plus a Sizzix die that we don't currently carry. Here's the end result:
Looks like a good combo for Halloween too, right? The darkest ribbon looks black but is actually Early Espresso. Anyway, you see how I actually have 3 layers of More Mustard cardstock - the card base, the 4.25"x5.5" piece with ribbon strips and the top piece with the die cut leaves.
What fun! I need to do more of this! I'm working on my Etsy store these days and need to post photos of some of the cards from there to here as well, so look for that soon. If you want to just go to my Etsy store to see them now, click here.