This is a card made with just stickers and a white feather. Simple, but I like it.
Three cards, all basically the same idea but with different backgrounds.
This is a card I made for my mother’s birthday… I think? I can’t quite remember.
“Happy” and flowers are rub ons, grey stripe cut with jagged edge scissors from cardstock. Double flower is from large daisy punch and layered with a button and thread. “DAY” is stickers with micro holes punched down the side of the tag.
Second picture is the inside of the card.
Another one from my work computer. Black card with sanded background paper, along with a large black circle. Flower is a large daisy punch from ivory cardstock and an old book, layered with a red circle, button, thread and a ribbon.
Found some cards on my work computer. Since I don’t have the original cards any longer I don’t know when they were made or what was used in the making of them. Posting them anyway!
I have long had a fascination with bees, honey and bee skeps. As near as I can tell the floral paper was simply background paper and I sanded the edges. The bee skep I drew by hand, cut out and added the shading and the lines. The bee is two different sized circle hole punches with line drawing added by me. And the flower is two large daisy punches, one on plain ivory paper and the other from an old book and layered with a second, smaller flower punch. A ribbon, jute and a button all finish it off. Stitched lines drawn by me.
Donut Queen, 1950s
Yeah, reblogging this for a friend. You know who you are.
He would start at one end of the blanket and not stop until he reached the other.
Asian Golden Sun
This is more of the same printed paper that was used in the Brown Asian Bunny card, but in a different color. I am actually a little impressed with myself — the Chinese symbol in the center and the sun are two different stamps, and I managed to get the symbol dead center in the sun.
Sun and symbol were stamped and embossed in gold on gold vellum paper, then cut out and attached to a gold print paper. This was squared and attached by gold grommets to the patterned print paper, which was in turn attached to green cardstock. Both papers were trimmed with paper edger scissors.
For a little while I was fooling around with tags, just to see what I could do with them beyond simply attaching them to the front of a card. Most of them wound up being bookmarks.
This is at least one result. I cut out dark blue cardstock in the shape of a tag and then layered a slightly smaller sized piece of wrapping paper in a batik design over that. A Thai design was stamped in dark blue ink on white cardstock and layered on silver paper before being attached to the card. Finally I punched a hole in the top, through which I threaded some boucle yarn, white string and silver string.
Brown Asian Bunny
I always loved this bunny stamp. The design reminded me of Japanese brushwork so once or twice I paired it with an Asian motif.
This fella was stamped on brown cardstock and embossed with gold powder, then cut out and attached to a piece of print paper that had been cut to fit a lighter brown cardstock card. Asian symbols were stamped with black ink on a piece of dark gold vellum and attached to the printed paper.
Another oblong Asian card, this one has a tri-fold opening. Green card stock was cut and folded so that the edge reached partway down the card. The front was stamped with a kind of lattice background in watermark ink with random flowers in the same ink. A piece of tan cardstock was stamped with Asian lettering in black ink, another Asian character in red ink, and then cut to attach to the bottom of the card so that it reached midway up to reach just under the green edge.
A manila tag was smudged with rust-colored ink and stamped with the mountain/dragonfly stamp in black, with a green ribbon and some gold string threaded through the hole in the tag. This was then attached only to the green part of the front, so that when you opened it the green card plus the tag flipped upward and then the tan part flipped downward, revealing the message written inside.