So, I said I was going to get better at this and here I go... My family has always been super supportive of my crafting efforts. Every year at the family reunion I take the samples I have and they place orders. I've been busy, busy, busy getting these samples ready over the past few weeks and that is (partly) why I have been so absent. So I thought it would be fun to post some of the cards I have made over the past month or so. For the next week or two I will post a few cards at a time so you all can see what I've been up to.
This card I affectionately call "Hello Mr.Snail." The patterned paper is Chatterbox (sadly, a discontinued style) and the green cardstock is Bazzill. The white cardstock is Strathmore vellum finish bristol board. The large brass brad and the brown grosgrain (I believe) are from American Crafts. The snail is from Stampendous. I colored him in with various colored pencils and highlighted his shell with Ranger Glossy Accents (I love that stuff!). I also used some 3-D tape to make my little snail friend "pop."
The next card is one of this year's "Trees-Covered-in-Rhinestones" cards. I seem to really like these, as I do at least one every year. The little trees are from the Quickutz Campsite die. They are popped up with a little 3-D tape just like Mr.Snail. I cut off the trunks and replaced them with narrow brown satin ribbon from May Arts. The green cardstock is Bazzill, but I'm not sure where the red linen came from (I know I bought it at Archiver's). I used pear ink from Paper Salon with the "Happy Holidays" sentiment from Inkadinkado. I stamped on the same Strathmore bristol mentioned above. The red ribbon is Offray (found at Joann's). The red rhinestones are from Darice and the brass snaps are from Making Memories.
Well that's all for today. I hope these projects (and the promise of more to come) make up for my bad behavior lately. I really am going to get better...