Sunday, 16 November 2014
Project 190: Some cards just for family
I am lucky enough to be able to go back for Thanksgiving this year and so I wanted to give my mom and sister cards to top up their supply.
For my sister I made the headline card in a set of 4. These feather dies were in a sale, I bought them before I knew what I was doing and they arrived and I thought um....what now?! There are so many, I knew there would be a load of ideas I just had to see how they looked once cut.
I die cut the feathers from a Cherry Blossom paper stack by Recollection. I tried loads of patterns and found the sutble papers and plain papers really looked best. I opted for these neutral colors and then added some brown and white baker twine with some natural string as a bow. Simple stamped greeting, no bling - I opted for a very minimal style so that the cards would be as versatile as possible.
This one is one of two, as my mom is going to a lot of weddings and engagement things. I liked the Bling card I made a few weeks ago and stuck with it as a style. This time I tried it on black card with a velvet textured paper that I've found tricky to use.
I couldn't find any sparkly paper in the right shade so I die cut a pale color paper into a ring and then colored it dark grey to make it more metallic. Big bling, a peel off greeting and that was it. Again, I didn't add any extra bling or embellishment because I'm keeping things a bit CAS this week!
I also made a handful of baby cards so they would have a mix of greetings. No challenges this week - just wanted to make what I wanted to make!