Saturday, January 14, 2012

Cards, Cards, and More Cards

I did something today that I haven't done in a looooong time.  I played with my stamps!

I have been so obsessed with sewing lately that I have completely neglected my stamps.  I needed to make a thank you card that is way overdue, and I ended up playing for most of the afternoon.  And it was fun!

You will have to excuse the poor quality of my photos.  The editing in iPhoto is nothing compared to the Photoshop I am used to using.  Looks like a purchase is in my future.

I wanted to play around a little more with my Modern Basics set from PTI.  I have never been able to do much with it, and sadly, that hasn't changed.  The following cards are hardly blog-worthy, but they're all I've got!

This was the first card I made, and although I like the tulip I made with it, this is a great example of knowing when to stop.  I don't like the leaves.   They look so out of place.  Maybe it's because they aren't tulip leaves.  Who knows, but I should have stopped before I added them.

Next up, another card fail...

Boring.  Not much else to say about this one!

This is the best of the Modern Basics cards I made, and I actually like this one.  The photo doesn't do it justice, so just pretend it is really pretty!

This is the thank you card I set out to make today.  It is for some friends of my parents who were kind enough to give me some antique cups and saucers they had when they found out I collected them.  I scoured my stamp collection for a tea cup, and this was the closest I could find.  I like the repetition of the small image on this one.

And finally...

I bought the candle stamp on clearance the other day, and it worked out perfect with the large sentiment on this card.  I used a Spica pen on the flame, but I'm sure it doesn't show up in the photo.

Even though these aren't the greatest cards, my New Stamp Basket now contains fewer stamps, and I am happy about that.  And I can finally send the thank you card that is long over due.

Have a great day!


1 comment:

Susan Raihala said...

You're waaaayyyyy too hard on yourself. These cards are great! Not a boring one in the bunch!