Sunday, May 16, 2010

Thank you, thank you, thank you - cards

Last week I needed to get a few things done around the house so I didn't create.  But, of course, by this weekend I really wanted to make some cards.  So I did!  I made three cards all of which I made as thank you cards.  The first one was a quilled butterfly on gold swiss dot.  I used fall colors keeping in mind that it would be a masculine card.  I used the Design Runner to put the words at the top of the card.

The second card was made using a new MS punch I found.  It has sort of a seashell look, but when I doubled it, one on top of the other, it made a flower.  So I decided to put a darker purple under the white card for the shells and then cut pink shells to make the flower for the top.  It turned out to be interesting.

The third card used another MS punch that makes pretty vines with a little daisy in the middle.  I used this across the bottom of a white card and put a sunny yellow under it.  Then I cut two scalloped squares.  One in yellow and one in white.  On the white I stamped a dragonfly using white ink.  I used colorless embossing glitter on that and "filled in" here and there with a light brown and yellow color pencil.  Then I decided to give it a bit more bling and added gold embossing powder to the edges.  I added just a bit of green pencil around the outside.  Then I put the yellow square at the opposite angle of the white one, glued them together and put pot dots under it.  Then added a sticker and I like it!

So another weekend has passed us by.  We are working on the house a bit, fixing things that have been too long neglected.  We're gearing up for summer vacation that is too quickly coming.  And of course, I'm thinking about creating for the holidays already.

I hope that you have a fantastic week!


martinaquill said...

Great ideas with stamps and quilling. I love it.

Shelly said...

Thank you Martina! I appreciate you leaving a comment. It's good to meet other quillers too!

Jan said...

LOVE THIS and that MS punch is beautiful!