Again, I’ve been AWOL and yet again, I have a good excuse. I’ve been on a card making frenzy. This past week I’ve produced about 25 cards, 20 of which are for an order. I went onto the internet/pintrest for some inspiration and came up with so many great cards that I want to make them all. My goal: Try to replicate the sample card, adding my own twist. Not easy when you don’t have all the right supplies, dies, papers, etc. Lots of what I needed I didn’t have so I made up some templates and cut by hand, which is fun, too! I hope that if anyone sees something familiar, they’ll be happy that they’ve inspired me! Unfortunately, I didn’t note who the creators were. (sorry) Some cards came very close to the inspiration piece, others varied a bit. All in all, it was lots of fun to see how close I could come to the original inspiration.
This card is very close to the original.
This card was inspired by a die cut card. Too much to hand cut but I did have an embossing folder so that’s what I used. I sanded the embossing to add a bit of dimension and added some pearls. Since I love this little weed/flower, I’ll have to get the die.
This card is too cute and very much looking like the inspiration card I found on the internet. The kitty I traced and hand cut.
This last card is for a friend. Quite a bit different from the original inspiration but the same general theme. All pieces were hand cut from free clipart.
Oh, forgot to tell you. After all this hand cutting, I’ve placed over $100 worth of dies onto my wish list at http://www.ellenhutson.com/servlet/StoreFront just in case anyone is feeling generous! And I got a slab of pretty papers (380 sheets) at Joann’s, like I need more paper.
So there you have it for now. Off to maybe make just a few more cards before I get back into quilting/sewing mode.
Have a great day!