First Cards of 2009!

Published January 13, 2009 by isisimaginings

For various reasons I haven’t had a chance to post until now & I’m behind with my blog following as well. I have lots of birthdays coming up in the next few months, so I really need to get organised.
I made these thank you cards last week, but I’ve only just uploaded them. As you can see, they’re very simple. I had to make six & I didn’t have a huge amount of time. I had the PP images already printed out & everything is from my stash – waste not, want not is the motto for 2009! The green, spotted paper on these two is DCWV.
I used watercolour pencils to colour the birds, but used them dry to keep the colour soft & subtle. The backing paper on these is Papermania.

The card on the left is made using pieces from a Dawn Bibby kit I got from QVC ages ago. The butterflies & the top piece of paper are from Crafty Individuals .

This card is for my friend Kelly, who celebrates a significant birthday tomorrow. I’ve hidden the number on the inside! πŸ˜‰ So………..

Penny Black image, ‘Cinnamon’, stamped onto watercolour paper & coloured with Whispers pens. I then used lacquer pens to intensify the colours.

Matted onto turquoise lightweight cardstock, faux stitching border made with a finetip black pen.

The flourish was stamped onto the triangular piece of turquoise cardstock with Versamark, covered with Silver Pearl embossing powder, then heat embossed. The flourish stamp is Hero Arts & was a gift from Sarita.

The flowers are Prima & the jewelled brad is Papermania. The adhesive gems are from my stash.

This card & the ATC are for the daughter of a docrafter. The LO of the card is Loretta’s current challenge.

Again, I used Whispers pens & lacquer pens to colour Cinnamon. The floral backing paper is Papermania & the paper beneath that is from the Papermill. The flowers are Prima & the gems, brads, peel-offs, ribbon & butterfly are from my stash. The ATC is very simple. I used the same Papermill backing paper & the striped card is DCWV.

Some of you may remember that one of my New Year’s resolutions was to photograph my cards, instead of scanning them. Well, I tried, but the light is so bad at the moment that it’s a waste of time. I will keep trying tho’, especially as I noticed that at 4.30 this afternoon – IT WASN’T DARK!!! The days are getting longer, hooray!!

Ok, enough of my rambling. Love & light to all.

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