LINDA TRACE DESIGNS

crafty adventures of a makeup loving Japanophile!

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Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Valentine's cards (part II)

Hi there!!

Here is a follow up couple of cards I made for Valentine's day MONTHS ago but we've been having computer issues and I haven't been able to see my photos properly (like when you open up your 'photos' file and you normally get the little icon/thumbnail size picture? Yeah, we haven't had that for weeks so I've been going through DOZENS AND DOZENS of photos...I only just found these, I hadn't filed them properly yet!

Anyhoo, here are my two little love cards

 Super Duper Simple--I was channelling Joy Taylor lol! ALL Hero Arts. Soft Shadow Inks, Ribbon, Blush notecard & pearls, stamp too :)  To create the 'line' border, I just used my scoring board and did lines the entire length and width of the card, half an inch in from the edge, then another 1/8 of an inch in from that.

I love the effect.
This was just a bit of playing around for me, a few different sets, a few different styles. I really just wanted a chance to play with my new Chalks`.

I really like the hearts and the sky that the chalks created.  The little hearts were done by stamping the hearts with embossing ink and then rubbing the chalks over the top--immediate resist!

The bird is coloured with copics and distress stickles, I wanted him to be super sparkly and special lol (and a little bit silly :))

Anyhoo, neither card is particularly "my style" but they are all I managed to get done in time! 

Talk to you soon sweeties!!

Linda

4 comments:

FP said...

Your blog is interesting, has left a great impression.
Best wishes
Jonas

Maria said...

very nice cards Linda!!!
i always wonder how i can use stamps in a way to make such beautiful cards..

Ayana Posadas said...

These cards are too cute. :)
I love the heart banner in the second one!

sideoats + scribbles said...

These are both really great Linda! LOVE the heart garland in the second one, though! What an awesome idea! HUGS! :)