This may sound lame to you, but I'm excited. See I don't
make cards. I've tried to in the past and they just came out terrible. I have created a new blog list on my side bar for all my friends who make cards so that I can hopefully learn from their expertise. If you haven't checked out Sarah's blog The Handmade Card Blog give her a looky. She's from Scotland and makes the cutest cards. I love the ones she's been making lately with the fibers in lines for a background. I made a comment on one of her videos and she sent me a load of encouragement in a few little sentences. Her philosophy is "simple cards = maximum impact". I gave it a shot and I was pretty happy with the results. Thanks Sarah!
I used a white notecard blank from a pack I picked up on sale at Hobby Lobby. The edges are inked with Dusty Concord Distress ink. The center panel really doesn't show up very well in the picture. I couldn't get the lighting right to see it well, but it was just a piece of white CS sprayed with Garden Fairy Glimmer Mist. The flower is stamped using a Papertrey Ink stamp. I colored it with watercolor pencils and added some glitter to the center. I cut it out, covered the whole thing in Triple Thick, and popped a bling in the middle. The sentiment was from the same stamp set. At the bottom I added a little border punched with a Martha Stewart punch and a little polka dot bow.
It's definitely simple, but I'm pretty pleased with how it came out. Maybe I can do it again. :)
Til next time.