Hi everyone, and happy Saturday to you! Just in case you missed it I wanted to tell you about the Craft Critique article on Squigglefly. You'll be glad you went if you read all the way to the end! :)
I plan on spending quite a bit of time in my crafting room today. I am getting behind on sending out cards to people! Seems like on top of Christmas cards I'm always making birthday cards. In fact today I have both a Christmas and Birthday card to show you!
First is the Christmas card.
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I used the cute little Gift Spoiler image from Squigglefly and colored it with copic markers. I chalked a bit in the background and then used a circle nestabilities to cut it out and matted it with a scalloped circle. I added some glitter to the tissue paper. Don't people use the fancy stuff for Christmas presents? LOL! Really, I just wanted to give it a bit of sparkle.
I printed out some striped paper that I got from Shabby Princess and used it on the lower part of the card. I printed the words on my computer in a font called Stereofidelic. I thought it kind of Christmassy. You can get it HERE free if you like it too!
I used a provocraft snowflakes die and cut some red and some white ones. I added a little glitter to the white one, and popped it on the sentiment. Then all I had to do was tie the ribbon and mounted the image on with pop dots. I cut a little slit on the fold to run the ribbon through. I like how it turned out,although I may add a red jewel in the center of the snowflake. It was a pretty quick card to make!
Now for my birthday card
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yes, I used the same image! I love when an image can be used for more than one occasion and this one surely does! I once again colored with copics and used a little chalk. This time I left the glitter off of the tissue! There is however, glitter on the designer paper!
I printed my greeting and then cut it out in a banner and flag cut the ends. I curled the flag into the shape I wanted with a pencil and sponged around the edges a bit. Then I glued a piece of foam core board behind the part I wanted to be raised. This way I can mail it without it squishing my flag. I used a little yellow rain dot to make it look like a brad was pinning the flag to the card.
Well, I am off to see what great challenge Vicki has for us on the Saturday Spotlight Challenge this week. I hope you get in some crafting time today, but however you spend it I hope you have fun! Thanks for visiting me today!