I had to wait awhile to post pictures of this so my daughter wouldn’t see her birthday card ahead of time. I’m having a lot of fun using my mono prints and stamps to make impromptu cards (anyone else out there boycotting purchased greeting cards and all they stand for? UNITE!).
So here’s what I made to celebrate my daughter’s offspringing…
I really enjoyed adding beads to my embroidered patterns and I suspect that technique might make another appearance. I especially enjoyed finding a use for my needle lace pattern AND avoiding the greeting card industry. It’s evil y’all. Buy card stock on sale and draw a picture. Your loved ones will love it even more than that $7 card that sings.
P.S. I used my mono prints recently to create a thank you card (plus two bonus bookmarks I included…that could be used to create two new cards…). It’s the gift that keeps on giving, as well as a gift that’s fun to give. I highly recommend purchasing a cheap gelli-plate and going to town. It’s kind of a “no wrong answers” situation: even your least favorite print can be turned into your favorite bookmark.
4 thoughts on “Bringing It All Together: I’m Making Cards!”
I began to make my own cards years ago, however, only recenlty have I taken on making one of a kind art greeting cards. What started out as playing, has now become a passion that I really enjoy. So far I’ve resisted using my felting techniques to add to the cards, I’m having too much fun with stamps and dies, I like what you’ve done.. I used my machines to do stitching on ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) Life is Art!
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Wow – thanks Dymoon! I am looking up ATCs and it sounds really interesting! I’m also enjoying stamps and printing at the moment. What kind of machines do you have?
Love the colour of the paper and I particularly like the embroidery on the back. Really nice idea, how long did it take you to finish the card?
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The card itself didn’t take too long to pull together, but I had created all the elements previously. The needle lace took quite a long time to stitch up (I wasn’t sure what I would do with it so this worked out nicely! 🙂 and the stamp took about 3 hours to carve (I love how fast those work up!). The mono print was also created separately at a class (I think I stamped it right before I made the card). I love all the raw materials mono print gives me! The other day I used some to make a thank you card for someone, along with a couple of bookmarks. Very fun.