I love handmade cards and I’m often amazed by the wonderful creations of my friend Flat Katt, Lil Sis and my scrapbooking buddies on the scrapbooking and cardmaking forum I’m a member of.
Flat Katt was the first person I knew who was into cardmaking in a big way and I’d always look forward to getting my birthday card from her each year, to see what beautiful creation she had come up with. Now Lil Sis is doing it too and hers are wonderful too – she made the most adorable baby card for juniordwarf that I’ve ever seen. And now I know my forum friends, I get to look at their stunning work as well, and sometimes I participate in the cardmaking challenges on the forum (and for me they are a real challenge!).
Scrapbooking is one of my things, but I’m not much into cardmaking. I like to look at cards and I love to receive them, but when it comes to making them, I’m a bit of a novice. I find cards too intricate and fiddly. Where it’s fairly easy to cover up most mistakes on a scrapbook layout, the smaller scale of cards makes it much harder to do.
Even so, I do sometimes make some cards. I make one each year for juniordwarf’s birthday, and for other special people in my life more occasionally. Usually if I remember with enough time to get organised to actually do it!
Well today was Slabs’ birthday and I had forgotten to get him a card. Heading back to the office after lunch on Friday I couldn’t face going into a newsagent and sifting the birthday cards to find an appropriate one, so I decided that, as I was going to scrapbooking at our local shop that night, I’d enlist my scrapping pals to help me. I wouldn’t even need to be organised because I could buy everything I needed at the shop.
Well, help they did, and this is what we came up with:
I’m pleased with it. It’s very much my style, simple and to the point. I hope he likes it!
For the people who are interested in this type of thing, the material list is:
coredinations – ‘nightfall’ cardstock
bazzil – some shade of orange cardstock
imaginisce – live loud collection (paper & ‘World Tour’ rubons)
kaisercraft – mini alpha stickers (black & white)
kaisercraft – droplets (blue)
versacolor – charcol ink