I know it’s not Thursday but I’m feeling a little nostalgic so I’m doing this today, lol. I’ve been a paper crafter for almost 7 years and decided to start sharing my cards on this blog about 5 years ago. Over the course of the past 5 years I’ve shared some cards that, at the time, I thought were pretty good .. but looking back now I can’t help but say, “what was I thinking”, lol. However, there are some cards that I still take pride in and those are the ones I want to share again with you today. Some are clean and simple while others sport a little more detail. Take a look:
Monday, May 16, 2016
Friday, May 13, 2016
Can you believe it's already month five of our year long adventure into different card-making techniques, folds, and paper crafting products. We hope you got the chance to hop with us each month.
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This month we will be creating spinner cards and you won't want to miss the amazing and fun cards we've got for you today. We really love feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in today's hop. Each comment on the 12 hops throughout the year will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Blitsy.com gift certificate. Now on with the projects.
My first card is a traditional spinner card. I cut my circle out of the centre of my card and then cut another small circle and popped it up inside that. This created the track for my bird to spin around on. I used a Cuttlebug Polka Dot Border folder to create the strips of polka dots across the card front. Then I sponged over that with some Tim Holtz Broken China distress ink. I added the birdhouse and sentiment to complete the card.
My second card is also a traditional spinner card. I embossed the entire card front with my Cuttlebug Polka Dot folder and sponged over the top with some Tim Holtz Peeled Paint distress ink. I cut a wonky track for the tractor to slide across. I added the barn and a sentiment to complete the card.
The last card I have for you today is a spinner pull card. The kitty on the shelf is playing with a ball of yarn. When you pull the end of the yarn, the ball spins. I was so very lucky to receive at set of 60 Zig Real Color Brush markers from my beautiful daughters on Mother's Day so I used those to create the soft background.
All the images on my cards are colored with copic markers!
You next stop is the talented and creative Lisa!