Thursday, March 25, 2010

Demonstration cards and more

We had a very good meeting of interested card makers (and one scrapbooker!) on Tuesday night. It was great to meet a couple of the NZ Cardmakers from the Card Making World Forum too. We talked about designing cards. The first two cards here are ones that I made to show some of the elements of design and the use of a sketch as a plan.

This card was a very simple one using a wide green strip layered with a lemon based patterned paper. The scalloped circles were cut with Nestabilities from green and lemon card.

The stamp on the circle was a Tanda stamp which I coloured using Tombow markers. I edged the circle with yellow ink to provide a little more contrast.

The sentiment is from my favourite Hero Arts set.

The second card was based on the same sketch but has more decoration. The green strip layer was embossed with the swiss dots folder (CB) and the lemon layer edged with a Fiskars edge punch.
I overlaid that with a purple ribbon.

The edge of the card was topped with the lemon background paper which has touches of the green and purple. The sentiment was stamped on the leftover bits of the edge punched card and layered on a piece of the embossed green. To finish the card off, I added three purple brads.

Next time we are going to look at step cards.


crafty creations said...

Great cards with good layouts Janet

Web-Wahm said...

Thanks for having the Card Making World badge on your blog :-)

I really like the sentiment behind your 'Appreciate What Is' card - is it uploaded to CMW by any chance?


sam21ski said...

Looks like you and your fellow crafters had a good time xxx

mommabear said...

Great cards Janet