Monday, March 31, 2014

March BD Cards

This is a larger than usual square card. I copic colored it and realized that my sight is finally improving a bit. It was still a challenge. I chose my colors from the card stock that I used for the inside. I loved that paper with the celebrate and thought this was a good use for it. I cut waves of grass and layered them. This was so far the best idea I have had for grass. Not so many stickles, but they are still there. My son said he thought I was good enough to sell cards! Thought this was so funny - I know he hasn't a clue how much time and money we spend making one card. And I took it as the compliment he meant it to be.
 I can assure you I will be looking to use more of my 6 x 6 card stock as cut outs from now on. It has been so long since I have gotten to buy something new - have to make a bigger dent in what I have first.
 This one is for a young grandson. I had never made him a pirate theme so it was his turn. The ship came directly from a 4 x 6 paper pad. The ocean came from a 12 x 12 paper that I have been hoarding for something special. I cut the letters out on my Cricut - actually they are from 3 birds on parade which is where my pirate bird came from. He is 3 " high. I finally figured out that any smaller and its super hard to glue them together for me. I have this lovely stamp that does beach grass and on the kraft background it looks great. I embossed the stars on the front and there are stickles here and there. I adore this Edwin.
Had so much fun with my "bird" that I may be making lots more of them in the future!

I managed to get rid of some more "stuff" that I will never use. I can't believe how much nicer it is to do anything now. I know where everything is and I am using everything I have. I am really looking forward to buying new paper, however that is way off in the future! Hugs to you all, Barb F


Karen said...

Beautiful cards Barb!

Loz said...

Fabulous cards Barb.Loz

Barb Hardeman said...

Great job, Barb. I love how your using dp to create wonderful backgrounds. Very cool. Hugs...Barb...HE>i

Ellis said...

Fantastic birthday cards you made, both has great themes and with pirates you can never go wrong! =)
Hugs, Elenor

cathylynn said...

Two fabulous cards. Great job!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Paper Tails said...

Your cards are awesome! The pirate is way too cute.


Nancee Purdum said...

What cute male cards! Nancee :)