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Warm Goodbye

27 Jul

A time came to make yet another goodbye card. I wanted this one to be special, so I took time thinking of what I want to do and how I want to do it. My coworker loves pink and at first I thought I’d make a pink card, but I couldn’t pick a shade that would appeal to me and give me inspiration. Quite to the contrary, I felt like I wanted something in warm browns with a bit of yellow and gold.

Then, browsing through the net, I came acroos another Szuflada’s Gold&Vintage challenge: this time they were encouraging users to make a vintage card with a gold element and this finally got the cogs turning! It took me two evenings to finish this card, but I think it was totally worth the effort and time, don’t you?


The buttons I made myself, using the same paper you can see on the side – I wanted to add a little bit of contrast to the card. I also decided to add bigger buttons at the bottom to break a bit a monotony of this simetrical cards. Those buttons were fun to make and I can’t believe I haven’t used this technique before!

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And in the end I couldn’t resist little joke and added a little piece inside the card:


So that there still was some pink in the end…


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.


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.


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!

Pink Orc Will Miss You

11 May

bye17Another goodbye card for a coworker. This time it was more of a joke, since he likes orcs and hates pink. The card might look simple, but took two hours to finish.

And Some More Purple…

28 Apr


Still in a purple mood as you can see. But yesterday I had more of a simple approach. So, just three shades of purple (not counting the background), a bit of white, stones and one puncher. Looks easy, but it actually took a while to finish – I played around adjusting the size of the background squares to get more appealing result.

Also, I pondered on putting some sentiments on the card, but then I decided against it. This way, I either can leave it be, or – depending on the circumstances – I can quickly change it into “Happy Birthday”, “Get well soon” or “Good luck card”.

Come Home Soon

15 Apr

comehomesoonWhile looking through my countless art supplies, I came across those stamp-like stickers. They gave me an idea to make this card – reminding of letters we once wrote to people far away. Therefore the paper, looking like a hand-written letter (a rare thing nowadays, isn’t it) and a “Come home soon” text – something that we would write to the loved ones being far away. I like the old, maybe a bit “vintage” feel of the card that bring memories of times, when we used to find handwritten letters and postcards every once a while…

Spring Faerie

28 Feb

springfaerieThis is the first time I decided to take part in a “challenge” – making a card with a given theme or colour pallette. The particular challenge, “Wyzwanie Szuflady” from a Polish website, encouraged crafters to use a very interesting colour set – green, brown and pink. I have to say that green and brown was an easy one, but I had trouble with pink… In the end I decided on matching stones that lightened up this spring like card.

Journey Farewell

10 Feb


After holidays, moving flats and waiting for the Internet, CoreCards is finally back and catching up. This is a good-bye card made for my co-worker. As he was considering leaving not only us, but also the country, he got a map on his card…

This card too ages to make, as the hand-cut letters were embellished with brads, and then stuck onto rather thin pieces of paper that was fixed to the card with foam pads. But I think the effect was tottaly worth the pain!

Saying “good-bye” once again

1 Sep

Another “Good-bye” card I made for co-worker. The idea for it was a keyboard with the message bits slightly elevated, but I didn’t try to make it look like a real one (although I had the thought of making the card in vertical alignment and adding a computer screen).

For the “keys” I tried to find papers that would be of similar colour, and still slightly mismatched to make the card look more interesting. By the way – I rarely sketch out the layout first, but making sure that the squares would fit in, with the message and no spaces left on the side or bottom, required some math and planning on paper.

And, since it’s a good-bye card many people would sign, I made it twice the usual sice, which gave me more space (the size of this card is A5, and A4 when unfolded).