Friday, October 26, 2012

Greeting Cards

Friday, October 26, 2012

Now I've found some photos of cards I made some time ago.  All are already sold, but can provide inspiration for new cards.

Where do you get your ideas for card-making?  I sometimes use a layout I've found in a magazine, but rarely do I mimic the entire card.  I will either utilize the color scheme OR a layout, but rarely both.  Sometimes I will use a favorite layout several times for multiple occasions. 

The card layout is simply a skeleton upon which to place the creative bits I want on the card.  I will add charms, ribbon, stamped and embossed accents, brads, buttons, glitter, stickers, and so much more!  Don't be afraid to add household items like a paper clip or safety pin to the layout for interest.

Hope you enjoy these!

Cala lily sympathy card
Jennifer DeSimone at
 The serene card above demonstrates several techniques.  You'll notice the fancy edging on the papers at the bottom, as well as the use of two sizes of antique brass brads.  The calla lily stamp is from Stampin' Up.  I also added dimension with pop dots under the crimson layer.

Bird rustic birthday card
Jennifer DeSimone at

I love the casual feel of the card above.  The edges are inked with brown ink for an antique feel.  The lace flower IS an antique!  (From my husband's grandmother's collection.)  The patterned papers play very well with this theme.  See how a safety pin can add interest to an empty section?

Silver snap birthday card
Jennifer DeSimone at

Imagine the smile on the face your friend or sister if they received the above card!  The nickel snaps down the middle add a shiny focal point.  I love the patterned papers too.

Friendship greeting card
Jennifer DeSimone at

I just smile when I see this card!  The bubble gum pink, robin's egg and tangerine tones are just happy!  The paper punch used for the white lacy edging is from Martha Stewart.  The addition of rhinestones to the sentiment's flowers is just enough bling.

Banner greeting card
Jennifer DeSimone at
Who would you give the "Enjoy" card to?  Note the adorable pennants in the corner with hand-stitching.  A little bling adds just the shiny touch this card needed.

Martha Stewart craft punch card
Jennifer DeSimone at
The Martha Stewart paper punch came in handy on the above card as well!  The lovely papers don't need much enhancing, and play together nicely.  The dimensional flower sticker is a lovely focal point.

Think about using the layouts shown above for holiday, milestone birthday, thank-you or even an invitation.  The possibilities are only limited by your imagination! Pin It Now!

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