After making my own cards for about a year, I have now decided I should scan them so I have a record of what I have made. Did this one last night for my sister in law and hubby who are moving into a new house. This is the front. I used corrugated paper on the top bar with a fiber rope.
I have an aunt who is turning 90 in a couple of weeks. Here is the front of her card. I have started using ribbon quite a bit now for the fronts of cards, and love this one. Got a roll of it at Costco for next to nothing.
Those are the only two I have scanned, but I am going to continue to scan as I make them, so I keep ideas to use again. Sometimes it takes me a long time to get ideas!!!! Anyone else out there make card?? Let's see them.
Anniversary card inside. The red/yellow glow you see is weird. That paper is actually silver metallic, so it did some weird thing in the scanner. It has a bit of blue fiber attached to it, under the saying, which is raised with pop dots!!!
I especially liked the last two cards. I like the mulberry paper with the dried flowers. Very pretty. I have a couple friends that are really into the "Stampin Up" thing, this one gal designs her own paper and everything! Way to complicated for me. I just slap my pictures down in a album and hope my spelling is correct. (grin)
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You people are so talented, recently i tried to make card with batik hand made paper, and it was looking good, i think hand made papers are nice option for making cards. You can get hand made papers from http://www.coniferhandmades.com/ they have a nice collection of handmade paper.
ggd Love your cards. I am new to scrapbooking. I am trying to do albums for my boys who are now older. I have tons of pictures and it can be very overwhelming. I don't have alot of time and that can be fustrating. Scapbooking I have found takes alot of time. I bought and bought a ton of stuff last year to get started. There's a store here for scrapbooking that always has "garage sales" and you can get some cool stuff very cheap.
Finally getting back to doing some cards. I think I will be like other people and make a whole pile of cards at one time, so I'm not in a big panic when somethign does come up.
First card of 2009: I edged the card with gold ink but am not really a big fan. Would have been better on a different colored card.
Inside: I like using the matstack papers that are a bit textured. They are so nice to work with and a great size. The hummingbird is a rub on, and is set up with pop dots. Just a sticker border that I used there. I love those fine sticker borders, and I can't hardly find them anymore. The greenery is also a rub on. I like rub-ons but they are expensive. So I stock up when they are sale!
HI ladies. (by the way, my name is Glenda, not Marsha! : - ))
The hummingbird rub-on came from Michaels, I think it is called Royal E-Z Rub-on Transfers. I have some of birds, sunflowers, and some beautiful butterflies. I like them a lot.
The IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY is a rubber stamp, but I have used a Marcy Uchida marker on it, rather than ink. I love using the pens, since they stay wet longer, and you can use more than one color at a time. I often find that ink pads do not do a great job, although I do use them sometimes. I did a card this week with the same stamp, used a copper ink pad, and even though I pressed really well, the whole design did not come out clean. Hence...the pens!!
ggd - Glenda,
Well, it took me a while -- life and work intervened, but I did get the Marvy Uchida markers and they are awesome! I really like them and now understand how people are able to do multiple colors on stamps. Thanks so much for telling me (us) about it. Funny that as much as I look at magazines and websites on scrapbooking, that DG was my source for this tool!
I decided to give card making a try. I am having trouble with verses. I tried printing them out and pasting, but I don't like the way it looks. I tried cutting a verse out of another card and pasting, but that looks worse.
Well, most of my verses are done with rubber stamps, but I have been know to print things out on vellum, then attach with eyelets or brads. Both work well. If you don't have stamps, then printing verses out will be okay if you do it on a nice paper, and maybe add another color behind it, then glue on , or use brads, etc then glue on. Gluing vellum does not look good. It needs to be attached by other means.
Hope this helps.
Ask more questions if needed!
ggd is right on re: gluing vellum -- even the special "vellum glue" shows through.
I do what she suggests also: printing off the verse on nice paper and matting it. I just bought a Crop-a-dile, so I may go back to vellum (colored vellum is very nice) and use eyelets more often.
You can also, with some planning, print your verse directly on the cardstock before you score it into a card. This takes some fiddling (for me at least) with your printer and Microsoft Word to come up with a template that works so that the sentiment prints where you want it to. But it makes for a nice look since you can choose your font style and color.
And thanks to this thread, I've started scanning or taking a pic of some of the cards I've made. Good idea, ggd -- Thanks!
I went to Hobby Lobby this morning and bought a few stamps and some ink pads.
I have a card making program for the computer, but you have to fold the stock in quarters. Most cards aren't made like that anymore. I used to print the pictures and make cards, but that uses up a lot of ink and gets expensive.
I will try experimenting with scrap paper and see if I can get the verse where I want it. I run Microsoft Works, but maybe I can figure it out. Printing verses wouldn't take that much ink.
This whole project began thinking I could spend less by making cards. It has turned into an art project instead - lol !
I sent my first home made card out today to a friend in Kentucky. It is her birthday. I am pleased with the outside of the card. I stamped Happy Birthday and signed my name on the inside, but I wasn't real happy with the way it looked. It was nice and neat, but...
Is just Happy Birthday and a signature enough ?
I saw a card with the signature stamped. I searched online, but could only find custom signature stamps from office supply places. Do you know of any sites that are more artistic ?
Countrymom, I don't know about more artistic signature stamps, but I think (just MHO -my humble opinion) that a special card, made with any non-standard things, is special enough. Signing it for real is a good thing! No signature stamp required.
that's just me... :)