Thursday, May 9, 2013

Embossed and Stamped

I realized that I get brain dead with embossed cards. I cannot figure out how to use embossed cards. Since they create a strong background, in my opinion nothing works. The sentiment or the stamp needs to be subtle. I used Hero Arts leafy Vines - is my favorite now - as a background on the card. Note to self, first stamp then emboss :) It was not very clear image but it is ok. 

Playing with Colors

On this card, I wanted to play with colors a little bit. It was more for learning. I don't have the right tools for some techniques and that resulted in blotchy spots but I liked it. It shows that I was trying to fine what works. I stamped HA Leafy Vines background stamp in blue and purple color. It worked pretty good since I didn't want to have a strong image on the patterned paper. Then I decided to use the sponge applicator to blend some colors but I need to practice more on that. I had a butterfly at hand and adhered that on the corner with birthday sentiment. I think it does not look that bad. 


Simple Happy Birthday Card

I created a clean and simple birthday card today. I used HA Oriental Poppy digital stamp for the background. I printed that image onto Bazill white cardstock. I looked at various stamps I had and wanted to use that white space under the image. So I picked this stamp from Stampendous / Birthday Assortment. I tried different colors but black worked well. Something was missing and I realized I needed to embellish the card a little bit. I used small jewels on each side of the stamp. That was not enough, the line between image and the cardstock bothered me and I decided to to use a pink twine. All worked out wonderfully. It has been seven moths since I started and I am getting better at card making.