I have two birthday's coming up soon so I thought I'd better get on it and make a couple of cards.
Now, I will readily admit, that card making is not my strong suit. In fact, it's not something I'm good at at all, but I figure these kids will be more interested in what's in the gift wrap than the card, so I don't mind giving them these.
I used my Silhouette to cut out a big "8" shape, smothered it in Mod Podge, and then gave it a good layer of glitter. I used a mid weight cardstock (in fact, it was from a pantyhose package...yes, I still wear pantyhose from time to time).
I kind of figured my goose was cooked at this point, but I just let it sit overnight and it flattened itself right out!
Inside, I went overboard and used as many craft supplies as I could fit on one page. I tried stamping, using cut outs, a flag, inking, you name it it's there. I think this is my problem with cards, I try to put too much into it.
So, for my niece I decided to play it simple.
I don't have an embossing machine but I do have some folders, so I just stuck my card inside a folder and pressed down as hard as I could, and I got some lovely impressions!
Then I just added some 3D butterflies from Silhouette.
This time the inside is pretty plain.
I keep trying to tell myself that I would not be any better at card making, even if I had an embossing machine that does die-cutting. But I'm still dreaming of getting one some day. I guess I'll just have to prove myself wrong~
Do you have any card making tips and tricks or good sources of inspiration? Leave a comment below.