With not much else to do, and ideas still bouncing around in my head, I got the kit out this afternoon and set to with pencil and ruler.
My idea of cutting out half squares/circles a bit like a maze was going great guns, until I put on a coloured strip of paper which was far from straight and I couldn’t remove or disguise it. It looked awful.
Used to the occasional cock up, I try not to waste materials and managed to salvage most of it only to cock it up a second time by putting it on a new card the wrong way round.
I could only save the coloured part, but ripped up the rest and binned it.
The idea has promise though.
A neighbour in the next road is 60 next week, so I thought I’d make a special card today rather than utilise one I already had. I had some trimmings from received cards given to me and was able to use those to make that one and another birthday card.
I also experimented with some leaves I bought the other week. I thought they were paper, Hubby thought they were real, but they are actually fabric of some description.
Four leaves were too cramped on the smaller 6 inch cards, but worked well on the 7 x 7.
This is what I did with the coloured part of my aborted attempt:
Again three leaves worked better than four, and I have room to put something on the bottom right hand corner.
Hand made cards are so much nicer than store bought. You put love into it.
Wonderful work Di! 🙂💜🦋
Thanks Jen. I get a lot of pleasure making them, and I’m learning all the time
I feel the same with my drawings.
Keep up the great work Di! 🙂
Very professional looking cards.
You’re welcome ☺️
They look beautiful, Di. 😃
I was pleased with the results.
They are all really pretty cards! I do like cards with roses but that’s because I like roses!
Me too, which is why I’m so pleased with ours. I’m hoping I might be able to print off some of my pictures.
These cards are so amazing!
These are beautiful. Far nicer than those in the card shops.
So talented 💜
I was quite pleased with them.
I should think so
Handmade cards are just the sweetest. I am sure your neighbor will love it!
Thank you. She did like it, even more so because I’d made it. Her husband is 70 next month so I’m thinking about one for him now.