My nerd card

I am a Lab Tech during the day so this set CALLED MY NAME!  I am going to give it to my husband.  I rarely make cards for him, I don’t know why.  He likes what I do.  I think it came out pretty cute.  I need to work on my coloring skills more but it gets the point across.  I got to use my Stampaholic on this one.  If you don’t have one of those, please check out my Favorite Sites page and get one from KatScrappiness.  She offers fast delivery and fantastic packaging.

$20 for 10 cards

Lakeside cheat card

This is another card I made about 4 years ago.  Sorry for the resolution.  It’s a complete copy of Michelle Zindorf.  If you remember my earlier post on her card, this uses the same method but you just cut that card front in strips. I used a script background stamp on the cardstock base and framed the tree image with brown.  I think I got 3 cards out of that one card front.  This was a birthday card for my husband.  It made me happy, he was so proud of it he showed it to all of his family.  He’s not the type to do that so I know I had done well that time.

half mz card
$20 for 10 cards

Glitter Balloons

Ok, I will be honest and say I just hate this card.  The more I tried to do to it, the uglier it got.  I only think its fair to post my failures as well as the cards I like.  I tried to give the balloons “real” cords and that didn’t work out.  I wanted the washi strips to be random and fun but it just didn’t hit the mark.  Not my best work.  I don’t know if a bigger sentiment would have done better or a different color combo.  I give up on trying to figure out why I don’t like it.  glitter balloon.jpg

Scored flower sympathy

This card is intended to be a simple sympathy card.  I scored most of the card except for where the sentiment will go and added a black and white punched flower.  It’s a little too plain but I don’t know what else to add to it.  I hate when I have those moments with cards, when I know it needs something else but I’m not quite sure what it is.  You be the judge. flower sympathy

Triple threat

I have been dying to use this stamp set from Fun Stamper’s Journey.  My previous attempts were a hot mess.  I aimed for gender neutral colors so I can give this to anyone.  Same reason there is no sentiment.  Just letting you know now that it will be rare to see a sentiment on mine unless I already have a plan for where it’s going.  I put a large rhinestone on each of the stamps but the angle of the pictures have the bottom two looking kind of wonky.  Baker’s twine and rounded corners to finish everything off.

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Dandelion and sequins

I had my first experience with sequins on this one.  I must admit, they beat me.  I have a bad need to “group” things together so making the sequins look random was soooo hard for me. LOL.  I love the colors in this one and the white washi on bottom.  I had to add that because I kind of stamped the bottom stamp slightly downward.  I LOVE washi.  It will correct so much.  Let me know what you think about my sequin experiment.


New Orleans Saints theme

This was a birthday card for a male co-worker.  We live about an hour and a half from New Orleans and my co-worker is a HUGE Saints fan.  It makes it very easy to make him a card. Throw yellow and gold in there, add a fluer de lis and he is happy.  In case you can’t tell, this is variation of my go-to card because of the strip on the side.  My fleur de lis’s are kind of tilted but I didn’t care.  It would hardly be noticeable to anyone else.  He really liked it so that made me feel good.