Anyhow, with the kids home, I snuck a few minutes and made a card during the day and a few more after they went to bed.
The first three actually have no stamping on them, unless you count digi-stamping. I found this cute label on the Avery Elle blog last week. It has a bit of a vintage vibe, so I downloaded it and printed it out in the original size, as well as slightly smaller and slightly larger. I figured I'd mix patterns here; polka dots and gingham go nicely together!
Here is the smallest version of the digital stamp. It has a very delicate look when sized down, don't you think? I used similar colors for these two cards since I didn't feel like pulling out different Copic markers.
And, finally, with the larger version, I changed the color scheme, but went back to gingham. I also used colored pencils to create a softer look to the flowers. I'm no good at incorporating larger ribbon on cards, especially if I want a bow. I'll need to work on that skill.
Did I say finally on that last card? Well, I lied. I actually have one more. I've been thinking about my brother who has a BIG birthday (one month from yesterday) and wanted to make him a card that would express how he might feel turning 40.
My chevron stripe was not think enough to suit for a Charlie Brown shirt, so I doubled it up. It could not have been a more simple card, really, and it gets the message across just about right, I think. What do you think?
stamps by Avocado Arts and A Muse Studio; die by Simon Says Stamp.
Here's hoping I get around to stamping this weekend. I actually got some new Avery Elle stamps in the mail today using a gift certificate that I won during their March Blog Hop. Fun!