Saturday, October 2, 2010

Cards that Care (cont’d.)

The last creative crew member I’d like to show you for the handmade Christmas Card drive I ran for the Southern Ontario Animal Rescue this year is Claire.  Claire takes great care when making her cards.  She also has a box full of “bling” and finds the nicest accents.  Like me, Claire's style seems to ensure everything has its place in the design.

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Here are a couple of poinsettia cards.  The stacked ones are just gorgeous and the green rhinestone centres were mirrored by Claire under the stamped sentiment.  The green glitter strips were done ingeniously by layering solid cardstock over glitter cardstock.  (If it were me, I’d have my glitter powders out making a big mess for the same look!)

Her second card used a technique from one of our workshops: make a scalloped edge on the front and have a decorative strip on the inside that shows through.  This trick adds interest to the inside of the card while still contributing to the outside design.  Easy and effective – my favourite way to embellish!

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