Saturday, June 21, 2008

Another first....

Finally, the moment we've all been waiting for

I made my FIRST card using stamps and heat embossing. After throwing away a significant amount of *tests* I managed to have these 3 flowers that could be used, even if they are far from being truly OK. :)

I have stolen the card layout (most of it anyway) from Do Crafts "Creativity" magazine. So I stamped 3 daffodils on white card, one on a (sort of) yellow card and another two on orange and sienna. The scan doesn't show the colours very well, they are a bit livelier.
I sprinkled gold embossing power everywhere :) and heat embossed all the stamped images. I then cut three flowers and three centres. I used a light green ribbon on the left and added the three decorative tokens (they're handmade paper manufactured in India - love them!). I then glued the three daffodils directly on card and layered the centres with foam pads.
My cards can have English or Romanian wording on them depending on which of my friends get it, so I didn't add any sentiment yet but there's room for it in the lower right corner.

Now all I have to do is exercise more (and more and more) and get to master stamping and heat embossing. They are great fun to do and give a card a special look with that shinny contours.
I'm off to stamp a Christmas card now, the first Christmas card for this year - I'm hooked on firsts it seems...

Thanks for looking!


2 Worlds said...

great job !

Mada_Ro said...

Wow Jana! :)
Coming from you, that comment means lots and lots.
Thank you!