Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Finally some sunshine! Would you believe the grass is already green in Michigan?
These are some special order cards I made for a fellow Etsian at Studio 79, she's a computer genius. If you are looking to set up a web site you have to check out her shop, I've added the link to her shop here. I had a lot of fun designing these cards, I was trying to capture her taste based on the MUM card she already purchased. But I really need to work on my photographing skills. I also wanted to make one card for entry into the Heart Hugs Designs Etsy inspired challenge. Card number 3 is the one I found my inspiration from the Etsy shop Make Mine Mud. I have a photo of the set of three garden stakesI used for the inspiration. The garden stakes look like the felt flowers I used with the Cricut cut out around it. The 1st 2 cards have some beautiful Spring Moss grosgrain ribbon that looks like paper in the photos. I do like working with ribbons, but I like to tuck them in behind the top layer of a card. I think it looks more professional if the ribbon does not show on the inside of the card. Sometimes if you have to wrap it around the card itself it can be hidden with an inside paper liner. I cut the letters for all of these with my Cricut Expression. This year I have been using more background papers in my cards. I found that when you buy a set the color combinations are already worked out for you, I like that. I would have to say that is where my creativity lacks the most. I have a hard time incorporating different color schemes into my cards, and the sets seem to address that for me. Well I hope she can find 2 of these she likes.