February has arrived and I would like to share a few cards I have created for Valentine’s Day.
The first card is a pop-up card, which are fun cards to design!
Most Valentine’s Day cards are usually made in shades of reds and pinks. Since there are no rules in creating handmade cards, I have designed a couple of cards ‘outside the box’ in terms of the colors I used.
These cards can be given to men or women who like natural and muted colors.
This final card is one of my favorites. I wanted a simple design and decided to use white and gold as my color scheme. Once I created this card, I realized it can also be used as a wedding or anniversary card!
February 14 is a special day for many people, not just couples. Valentine’s Day cards are not only for kids to exchange in a classroom, but older folks like them too! Remember to give a card to friends and family to brighten their day!
I would love to create a card, or two, for you! Contact me at email@example.com for special requests or information.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog. Enjoy your day!
Today I am sharing a couple of cards I have created using some two-sided floral papers. I have had these papers in my stash for a few years, so it is good to use several sheets of these nice papers to design these cards.
Floral papers can be used for some many types of cards. I will be creating more cards using this paper ~ then I can buy new papers! Isn’t that what it’s all about?
I hope you take some time and check out my Instagram page for other cards I have created!
Enjoy your day and thank you for stopping by for a visit!
I hope you had a good year and find time to do some extra crafty creating in 2020! I am planning to add a new post to my blog at least once a month. (I do post regularly on my Instagram and Facebook pages! I hope you get a chance to check them out!)
I decided to have my first post of 2020 be about colors, since that is so important in any craft project!
My creative room is almost overflowing with colorful markers. When I am at a craft store or happen to catch myself in a certain aisle in another store, I can’t resist looking at the extensive selection of colorful marking pens and pencils. A few years ago I would have had several in my shopping cart, but today I realize I own more than my share.
On occassion, I will use a marker for a small section on my cards. I do not have the talent to ‘blend’ the colors of markers so I can use them on large spaces of paper. (I continue to improve this skill, but even the best ‘blending’ pens and I don’t seem to get along. 😦 ) So, because of this flaw in my skill set, I use pencils (and chalks) to add color to my cards.
When I apply chalks to color images on my cards, I use a tiny cotton ball held with tweezers and hold it like a pencil. I like chalks as I can blend them more easily than markers.
Other items I used to purchase quite frequenty, were colored gems and stickers to use on my cards. I have since realized that I can just purchase clear gems and color them myself! This makes it much easier to match the colors to the papers! (I do find that the Sharpie markers are the best for this. They dry on most surfaces and don’t smear.)
I think my love of these colorful tools dates back to my childhood. Colored pencils and crayons were my favorites. Coloring in books was something I was always doing, even in my teen years when I was babysitting. Once the little ones were tucked in their beds, I would enter my coloring world until the parents came home. I guess some things never change!
Thanks for visiting today! Enjoy your creative day!