This first card is for friends of ours 50th anniversary...wow, that makes me feel so old when our friends are celebrating 50's...I had one heck of a time with this one. I changed my idea so many times that I finally just cased a card that I liked. It took me a day and a half to complete this. Course, since I don't have any stamps and next to no dies, I have to create everything.
This is the original card...Dawn McVey .
Her colors are much prettier than mine. I had to print out the plain paper from a color swatch by Pink Petticoat and then designed my banner cut in Silhouette Design Studio. Since the fonts I used were on the desktop and I didn't have SDS installed on it, I couldn't do a print and cut and had to revert back to the way I used to do them on the Cricut...cut a template and then lay my printed piece behind the template and cut again. Whew...print and cut is SO much easier...LOL
I had the flowered piece in my stash from a kit called Sparkling Spring. Then I cut the flower petals on the Silhouette. Finding a font was really tough....that took me the longest and if I remember correctly, the main font was called Respective and I used a flourish from the same font at the end of the T. The plain text font is called Candara. The flourish at the bottom is by Katie Pertiet called On the Edge.
Ok, this next card was for my baby sister...and it shows the flower that I designed as I designed it...all the same. I just used it a bit differently above.
The stripe paper is from The Paper Loft called Easy Breezy. The polka dot is from My Minds Eye called Bloom & Grow and the yellow is from Teresa Collins, Sweet Afternoon. I got some really good deals at the convention. The scalloped border was designed by me in SDS as well as the label thing behind the flower. Buttons are from my Wal-mart stash and twine is from PaperTrey Ink. You see one of the only stamps I owe...it was a freebie from my magazine subscription. And yes, I knows its crooked...lol...now you can see why I don't care for stamping.
I sent this through the US mail. I put lots of packing tape on the back of the envelope to protect the flower. Jennifer sent me a message that it arrived intact and beautiful...whew. I have plans to design a sturdy box to send then in, just haven't got around to it yet.
Ok, I'd better hurry up or you will be bored to death! This next card is my favorite...I love the color combo. I ended up making two of these...one for my aunt and one for my SIL...since my aunt lives in Virginian (not WEST), and my SIL lives here, I don't think they will every know that they got the same card...LOL...
The pink paper is from Teresa Collins, Sweet Afternoon. The green and plaid are from Sparkling Spring. The flower is one I've had forever (always hate to turn loose of some things) and the ribbon...well, I have no idea....but I know I love it and its almost gone now. :( The lace came from Michaels and the pink pearls are from the convention. Yep, I spent a fair amount of money there but the deals were great! The labels were cut and embossed with Spellbinder dies and the background was a Darcie embossing folder.
Sorry, this was so long...you know how I like to chatter with my fingers...LOL