Thursday, August 11, 2011

Card-making...

For me it is therapeutic to make cards. I just love gathering all the pieces and materials for making them. Beautiful and intricate, or elegant and simple; making cards is a form of expression so personal and endearing to the recipient that the maker derives a gratifying satisfaction from the knowledge the his/her creation will be loved and well received. Here is my very own latest creation:


The design is simple and easy enough and I used some paper scraps I had on hand to come up with the concept. The first thing I did was raid my little box of keepsakes from pen pals to find the flower I was going to make.

Box where I keep little trinkets sent to me by my wonderful pen pals...
Once I'd found it I traced it onto an index card to make a template and not ruin my little bit of paper joy...

Original and template from index card...
I used the template to make my large orange flower and also to trace flower "silhouettes" onto my linen card for added effect. The silver "ribbon" is a paper band that came from some stationery I'd exhausted; just measured it, cut it to length and pasted it right onto the card. The center of the flower was made from some scraps of scrap-booking paper I had and I just dotted it with various colors to give it that effect.

Template and scraps of paper used...
Pens, markers and some creativity aided in the end result...

Ready to be sent out...
I wrote the message by hand and drew the smaller flowers by making series of dots...

The little details make all the difference...
Isn't it darling? I need to make some more fun ones! Enjoy!

Focus is on the flower...

2 comments:

Maria said...

No sabia que te gustaba hacer tarjetas artesanales! Y esa que do colorful, bien bonita. A mi tambien me gusta hacerlas, te enviare alguna :D Abrazos amiga

Nadders23 said...

Gracias por tu comentario Maria! Me alegra que a ti tambien te guste hacer tarjetas artesanales! :-)

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