Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Birthday Cards

Today I made a couple of birthday cards for friends who had their birthdays on Sunday and Monday. The cards were inspired by this sketch:

I'm pretty happy with how they turned out especially since this is not my usual style. I used ribbon and a bow which I never do. This is the first time I've put any bling on a card and also the first time I've used rub-ons. The flower paper on the blue card is part of a bag I got from some store!
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Thursday, June 10, 2010

crafting again!

On Monday I made some bookmarks for Kalin's class since I'd been reading with them this year. After drawing the design (twice because the first time I made it larger than my available carving material), I carved a stamp:

Carving the stamp took the bulk of the time. I spent about 15-20 minutes afterward using my handpress to stamp 25 bookmarks. I only needed 16 but the pack of bookmarks I had purchased that day contained 25.

Here's a blurry close up:
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