Tag Archives: miscellaneous

Just a note

31 Aug

justanoteThis card was inspired by a one I found in the depths of Pinterest. It gave me a chance to finally try out my super-big stack of corresponding papers – out of from various palettes with musical notes, I decided in the end to go with browns. So, what do you think?

Dream Journey

4 Aug

dreamjourneyI had some scraps of paper left after making Blue Dream card, so I dediced to make a card out of them instead of feeding my “might use them for something” scrap collection. Colours and style stayed the same, but I played around with layout a bit.

This card would probably be perfect for saying goodbye to someone setting off on a journey or moving over to another country, but I can also see some romantic soul using it as an invitation – to take their best friend or beloved one for a truly dream journey.

Blue Dream

1 Aug

bluedreamChallenges are really addictive – no wonder as they stimulate creativity and imagination. This card was inspired by a card map (number 35) from ScrapMap blog. It was simple and although I felt tempted to enhance it, in the end I went with the simplicity offered.

Some years ago I created a several “oriental” cards (you can still see them in my showcase gallery) and Blue Dream is coming back to that style and mood. I already feel like making few more, maybe a mini-series: both in the oriental theme and this cool blue shades.

Love Song

28 Jul

lovesongSo, here comes another challenge-inspired card. I think it might be pretty addictive, as those challenges are very inspiring. This time polish website Craft-Szafa challenged participants to play a “romantic tune”.

I came across some white flowers in my endless stash and decided to use them before I forget again that I have them. I thought of a wedding card, but then I wanted something more “universal”: this card will work as a wedding congratulation, a card for a beloved one (are there any romantic guys who still give their girlfriends cards?) or even a birthday card for this romantic girl, who reads books and listens to classic music all the time.

And since Craft-Szafa asks for a banner of their challenge, here it goes:

Simply Teddies

10 Jul

Did you like the Tatty Teddy card from the previous post? Well, there’s more of them!

As I mentioned, I got inspired by stickers I found in my supplies, but one card simply wasn’t enough. That’s why, following “all pink” Thank You card there are three more, made in a similar style.

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The first one was horizontal and this time I decided to use purple paper for some contrast with pink. The pink stripey bit is actually a leftover from making pink card in the previous post. I hated to throw it away, so I used it in another card – placing it at the edge created a bit of assimetry and an interesting final result. Pictures of teddies were elevated, to add some volume and I also aranged them in a descending pattern, rather than aligning them to the purple self-adhesive ribbon.

I can tell you, I was very satisfied with the final result!

But still, I didn’t have enough ofthe cute teddies, so two more cards followed:

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As you can see, these two are a bit more “traditional” – both in vertical aligment and in the design. Each of them is different, but using the same pattern and stickers makes them interesting series, don’t you think?

Simply Thank You

7 Jul

simplythyWhile browsing through my supplies I came across some Tatty Teddy stickers and decided it was time to use them for something – something cute… Therefore, a pink card with simple stripes and two stickers elevated a bit to make it look more interesting.

Of course, this isn’t the only card I made with this sweet teddy, but I will show you more tomorrow…

You’re My Cupcake!

3 Jul

cupcake1On Sunday I presented you with a birthday cupcake card, but that’s not the only “sweet-treat” card I made. Today – another one, in a little bit different style. It can be a birthday card, but could also be given to a friend, or a daughter, or maybe even that special girl…

I have to admit, I was a bit hesitant to mix pink and blue, but the overall effect satisfied me – the colours blended nicely and created an interesting result.

Butterfly in grey

8 Jun

greybflyGrey doesn’t really seem like a cheerful colour – that’s why every once a while I feel tempted to play with it. Last time it was ornaments, this time – a butterfly and flowery pattern. A simple card that might suit some less joyful occassions.

Silver Ornaments

12 May

The idea behind these cards was simple – to use a single sticker ornament and make it look interesting enough to be the main piece on the card. I stuck it on the black card, elevated it, colour it in, cut out pieces and add shiny stones. I also decided on having grey background – sometimes I think this colour is underestimated, perceived as dull or not standing out enough.

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The second card posed a bit of a problem, because the ornament was a bit too big for my standard A6 size, but then, I though it would be too small for A5. In the end, I found an in-between size, which I never used, as I always perceived it too big or too small, depending on a project. This time it turned out perfect. The idea and technique were the same, but you can see the outcome is a bit different. The little black space at the bottom, ideal for adding a sentiment. I left it blank for now, though.

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The colours of them both are exactly the same, but since I took the pictures on two different days, the light was different and cause the difference you can see in the picture. One day I will have to tackle the art of taking pictures for sure!

Flowery Wishes

30 Apr

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Something different today for all those people tired with purple and with butterflies (brace yourselves, though, more butterflies will be coming!). A very summery card… Did I mention yellow is definitely not one of my favourite colours? But it has some appeal when it comes to card making – I just can’t say “no” when I see this bright and warm shades of yellow among other papers. So… here it is. Best wishes with flowers and yellow.