July was a difficult month for some of my friends, so I had an opportunity to make a few cards of encouragement or sympathy. I used some new products and techniques for the cards, so I’d like to share them with you.
This first card was made using ribbon for the flowers. At the Scrapbook Expo, I bought 7 different yards of ribbon for $3 total and some of the ribbon I selected was a seemingly endless row of little flowers. All I had to do was snip off a flower from the monochromatic strand and then decide where to place it on my card. I purchased two of each of the flower ribbon available: bright green, magenta and turquoise. Next, I added a little button for the center and finally had a chance to use the vine ribbon I got in a grab bag I bought from Impress Rubber Stamps in April. The sun and sentiment were done with CTMH stamps and I used a decorative brad for the center of the sun.
The next card was made using special white paste and a brass template from The Stencil Collection. This is the first card I made using these fun new (to me) products I bought at the Scrapbook Expo! I also used the clear beads in the corners with glitter glue from my Stencil Collection kit.
This final set of cards was made using stamps, ribbon and paper from CTMH plus my Copic markers. Just like the adult twins I made these cards for, they are similar but look a little different from one another.
Here are some of the supplies used in my first two cards:
I hope I’ve given you some new ideas for card-making. Thanks for reading my blog!