A little card making

We have several birthdays in March, and of course, I try to make cards for family birthdays. So I have been up in the craft room lately, mucking about with paper and pen…

I can show you one that I finished for last week, it should have arrived at its destination by now.

Diane's birthday 2015

I made this for my sister-in-law, D.  I hope it brightened her day and gave her hope of spring flowers to come.

There are two more that go in the mail tomorrow, I’ll post photos of them next weekend.  I have one more to make for the end of the month, but I got distracted while I was in the craft room, and made these two, which I put up for sale on Etsy.

iris card

lady slipper card

They have some sparkle which doesn’t show – I tried to get good photos but couldn’t, so finally settled for a scan.  That gets the colors right, and sharp images, but loses sparkle.  I’ll try for more shots of them tomorrow if the sun comes out.  These are relatively simple cards – a rubber stamped image on water color paper, then colored with water color pencils and washed with water.  Trimmed, mounted on pretty paper and highlighted with my favorite accessory – Sakura glitter pen in the clear color, number 0700.

I had to give my hands a break from all the knitting I have been doing lately, they were getting achy!  But I think that making cards is a good substitute when it comes to being creative.  And when all goes well, the finished objects come more quickly than say, a lace shawl.  🙂

2 thoughts on “A little card making”

    1. Thanks! When I made that one, I made lots of extra “flowers” so I might make a few different versions of the card in the next few weeks. 🙂 I also am looking forward to some spring flowers. Or even mud….

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