Creative Bliss

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Two Simple Paper Lace Cards...

I didn't have very much time to play today, but managed to create two very simple cards! I think you'll understand my giddiness when I saw these in the booklet.
 I've been seeing images with the line around the edge in the blogosphere. I think they are actually stamps, and I like the look.  Initially I thought I'd use a Nestability die to trace, but it was too small as this card is 5x7. So, I took a piece of the Amber Autumn paper, turned it upside down and carefully traced it. With a Micro Pen. Because I did go out to my room and find one today. No need to repeat a previous goof.
Look at all those lovely butterflies!

When cutting the second one, it takes a bit of time as these are pretty intricate cuts. While it was cutting I did a few prep things for the card. On both cards I used textured cardstock from Hobby Lobby, mainly because it's not a white core cardstock. The texture might not be the best for the details, though. I may have to look into finding more solid core smooth cardstock, that isn't too thick. With the detail in the cut, you need to select a larger size to get that detail, without it messing up. I cut the shadow for the second one, but didn't like how it looked, so I opted instead to adhere it to some Amber Autumn pattern paper. Oh and I have a Xyron 900 (a purchase from many years ago and it's been waiting patiently for me to use it again-I'm glad I never donated or tried to sell it), which makes adding adhesive easy peasy. Unfortunately I cannot find my medium sized stylus, so there's glue snot sticking out. 

I'm glad I was able to play for a little bit again today. There are so many cuts I want to try!

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8 comments:

Laurel said...

Beautiful! You are making me think I need that cartridge!

Sharli said...

Sooo pretty! I love both cards - the lace butterflies are so elegant, and the card with the trio and the nice micro-pen border is stunning! How fun, Jeanne! I'm LOVING the pretty things you are creating!

Sparkle said...

Such pretty cards!

Kim Burmeister said...

Wow, Jeanne! These cards are fantastic! BEAUTIFUL!

Carolyn said...

Your cards are gorgeous!! I think i need that cartridge! I love butterflies!

Alanna said...

Oh wow! I love these cuts. The butterflies are simply gorgeous.

crochetwithtamara said...

Oh Jeanne I love the butterflies and I love all of your cards that are making. Looks like fun.

Kathi C. said...

Glue snot. I wish I'd known that term a couple of weeks ago when trying to explain the remnants of Xyron adhesive.

Your cards are gorgeous. It's becoming more and more apparent why that is a great cartridge. Fun cards, Jeanne.