In yesterday's giveaway post I mentioned sharing a few more of the cards I've made using labels printed from the Vintage Image CD which is the giveaway prize. [p.s: did you see that Jean is now offering 3 CDs as prizes now? So you now have 3 times as many chances of winning.]
And here are those cards, using the floral labels from the disk which I resized and printed using the techniques detailed in the Printing from Image CDs tutorial I created.
I love using rose designs in mywork, so this is one of my favourites:
|My collage cards are now available through my etsy store. Is this subtle-enough self-promotion?|
I completely fell in love with sifting through the 'bits' and pulling something one-of-a-kind together from items which might otherwise be thrown away or left lingering in craft-limbo:
Hello and here's Enjoy] I discussed how, when I'm making throwing lots of eclectic items on my cards, it's hard to pin them down to one theme, which is why I use such generic messages.Hopefully, the general sentiment leaves enough room for whoever buuys the card to read into, or add in their own personal meaning to the card.
For example, this one could work as a 'New Home' card ... but just as easily be given to celebrate the opening of a new shop:
As for those super-useful postage and note themed stamps I've been using, well you might be surprised at whose brand they are. I know was, because they're from Forever Friends. Yes, that Forever Friends. The Forever Friends of the cute teddies cards and stationary of the 80s [which I think is now considered long-enough-ago to be 'retro'. Oh dear.]
I was given them to use in a project for Creativity Magazine last year and have been using them on my own projects ever since. The set is extremely versatile ... and surprisingly contains no cute teddies:
|Click photo for more info on this set. And no, I'm not getting paid to promote it. I just really like it and thought you might too!|
Thanks for stopping off here today.
Things to do if you're bored / avoiding housework / procrastinating:
- Enter the 3DJean Vintage Image CD Giveaway;
- Enter the Wild Olive embroidery patterns/printables giveaway AND/OR
- Enter The Ribbon Girl Divine Twine giveaway;
- Check out my Printing from Image CDs tutorial as the techniques used may be helpful to you even if you don't have this particular image CD.
- Drop by my etsy shop 'Julie Kirk + The Carousel Zebra' as it's actually looking quite spiffy and colourful right now. And I'm adding new collages to it every day this week. Starting today.