Saturday, March 5, 2011

I made cards!

I know, WEIRD huh? I'm by no means a card maker actually I suck at making cards but I wanted to challenge myself to do better.
I had so much beautiful left over product from my DT packs from last month that I thought Id put it to good use rather than add it to the ever growing pile of scraps in my stash.
 The one above is made using the Echo Park Line "Be Mine"

These 2 are made using Cosmo Crickets "Circa 1934" line. Yep, still not sick of it.
Ive also used some of my decorative tape as an accent to frame the ribbon and ric rac
as I wanted to create some thing to play along with the current MOXIE FAB challenge.
You can find it HERE and join in too.
Thanks for the heads up NATALIE.

 I decided that Id take a close look at some of my favourite card makers blogs and try to work out why it is that I cant make cards to save myself.
I discovered that I like a simple card with strong design elements and a focus on beautiful embellishments.
So I set to work with that in mind and here is the result.
Hey I know they are all pretty similar but, its a start right? and Im fairly pleased with how they turned out.
Who knows I may even get to like this card making thing.
Thanks for stopping by. TFL.
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9 comments:

Lisa Amiet said...

Oh I can see just how badly you suck Shell lol, if I sucked that bad I'd be happy. They are all fabulous!!!! Silly you are xoxo

Sue said...

LOVE your cards Shell! (Like Lisa, I wish I sucked at card making half as much as you...LOL) I have found making cards growing on me too. My only problem now is that I have to actually start giving them to people...hehe XXX

Kim said...

these are so lovely Shell, what ever yo do you do so amazingly!!! gorgeous goregoos goregous!!

Marelize said...

Your cards are fabulous Shell! love them all! :)

Heather Jacob said...

WOWZERS !!!! all three of them !!! wooooeee!!! they are spectacular... I think cards are fun I make heaps of them .... people love receiving them .. I have already begun making my xmas cards so I can take it easy and not have to rush at the last minute LOL !!! hugz x

Kim Strother said...

I love these cards! I wish I was as bad at making card as you are! lol!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous cards Shell. Love that you have just been creative with paper and haven't had to use heaps of embellies to make them look fab. Good job!

Sara said...

I think they look great Shell. My favourite is the 1st Cosmo card.

Cath said...

Hey Michelle! Thanks for entering the Get Daring with Decorative Tape challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)