Calendar illustrations make great cards! This bird was trimmed close and the colors echoed in three tones of cardstock. I added a band of satin ribbon and a bow.
Clear stickers were added as flowers and text.
I picked up these rough amethyst at a store in Skagway, Alaska. The owner picks them up when he is out hiking and tosses them in a box by the register. I tried to get ones that matched well in three sizes.
I used wire-wrapping to connect them and create this pendant. I had the silver chain on hand to finish it off.
This is pretty close to life-size.
These stitched pansies are my own design. When I prick out designs I often layer and prick through 3-4 sheets at once. This allows me to stitch several cards without the tedium of all the prep work.
In this case I used scrapbook paper with a faux quilt pattern.
Stitching stickers are used for corners in this Kanji character card. I designed the character for stitching and worked it in blue metallic thread on green card. The tassel is created using more of the blue thread and all the elements are mounted on cream cardstock.
These clear stitching stickers were placed on a green background and stitched with green metallic thread. Green holographic stickers are used as accents in the medallion.
The stitched stickers are mounted on cream cardstock.
I borrowed this illustration from my d-i-l's blog, turned it into a 3D card, backed it with plaid to mimic her blog background, and added a text sticker and silver peel-offs.
This made a perfect card for the family's house-warming.
One of my own patterns was used as a challenge on one of the lists I belong to. Several ladies stitches it up using their own interpretation. This is my work-up of the design, which I have done in at least 8 different ways.
This stitching design from an online friend was open to interpretation due to the minimalist layout. I combined colors and used some left-over serendipity squares as a centerpiece.
I love stitching up this pattern that I adapted from an old string-art pattern from the 70's. I play with the colors every time I do it up and it reminds me of all the 'painted ladies' in the local area.
I brought out the fishbones rubber stamp again to make this card. I found that I had this fish hook sticker so I hooked it up.
I used the same plaid background as last time.
Instead of using this little corner pocket as designed I used it as a corner element on this calendar illustration. The borders of the cranberry cardstock are cut unevenly and serve as a background for a greeting sticker. Green cardstock is used to bring our the background of the leaves.
A watercolored stamping of pansies was the jumping-off point for this collage card. Postage stamps echo the theme introduced by the 'postcard' element. Vellum stickers of pansies frame out the bottom border and a plastic text sticker finish it off.
These two cards are more of the 'caught in crystal' techniques with reinkers. I made these backgrounds while doing the technique for the A-Z challenge but sued different colors and stamp.