It has been a bit of a slow week here for card making. We are in the process of renovating the stairway down to the basement and you know how that goes……S–L–O–W. And messy. I have spent the majority of my time trying to keep ahead of the cleanups. Weather not cooperating, all the cuts of wood had to be done inside which creates a huge dust mess throughout the living area. My living room looks like a discount flea market where I have had to move and box everything that I store on the shelving along the stairway. And no sense beginning spring cleaning until all the major work is completed. So here I stand, swiffer in hand, waiting to attack and destroy the next mess.
I do, however, have cards to share with you.
This hedgehog stamp I purchased several months ago. I tried several times coloring in the hedgehogs using several different mediums. I’m not a colorist, do not have copic markers or any other good medium for coloring. I finally used my water color pencils and had some success, although not perfect. All in all, I think this card was my best effort.
These next two cards were inspired by a video my Maymay Made It. The front of the card is typical but inside is where the action is. This one is Asian inspired for New Year’s. Here is the link if you would like to check out the video.
The inside center panel has stamped vellum and behind the vellum is a battery operated tea light. Really looks nice when the lights are dimmed and the candle shines through the vellum.Another tea light card, with a floral theme.
And this last card is super fun. I made this card using instructions via a video my Maymay Made It. Maymay has some great and fun ideas and I couldn’t resist this Polaroid type card. This is the font, obviously birthday themed.Open the card to reveal the camera. Pretend click and out comes your picture below. However, there is yet another hidden secret.The ‘picture’ actually has a hidden message below the ‘scratch off’ section. In this case it was a childhood photo of my cousin, Diana, and myself when we were around 10 years old. How fun is that! I also attached a penny with a glue dot to scratch off the top layer to reveal the picture beneath, just like a scratch ticket. I was fortunate to find this scratch paper at Joann’s….how lucky was I!!! The possibilities are endless. Here is the link to Maymay’s video if you would like to give this card a try. It was not very hard at all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzBqplRk6Iw&feature=em-uploademail
So there you have it. Some fun, interactive cards that you could try out.
See you all next week,