I've been making a few ATCs lately and quite a few quick notecards to send out with ATCs/swaps and also a few occasion cards...
Let's start with the cards:
This was a card made for the DT call over at the Ribbon Reel blog. I didn't make the team (check out the cards of the lucky ladies selected - they're scrummy!!) but I was really pleased with my card. The photo inspiration provided was gorgeous - really delicate and vintage - and resulted in this pretty, lacy card. :)
This next card was one I put together fairly quickly to give to my DD1's physiotherapist who was retiring. I love this cute stamp from Penny Black.
I made this steampunk-themed birthday card for my uncle's 70th birthday. :) The background is done with alcohol inks and stamped over with Tim Holtz steampunk stamps. The 70 is chipboard numbers heat embossed first with copper embossing powder and then unevenly embossed with Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder.
And now some notecards:
The butterflies are cArtUs stamps and are coloured in with alcohol inks.
This was one of a set (all the same design) that I made for a swap on UKS. The background is Distress Stains splashed with bleach and the main image is a PaperArtsy stamp which I then masked and stamped over with a Tim Holtz steampunk stamp.
This is another doodled ATC. The flowers were doodled in fineliner pen and the background again filled in with marker pen. The flowers were coloured in with Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Drawing Inks and I added dots around the edges with a white gel pen.
And finally... the background for this card was inked with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and then I used the same ink to dab through a circle pattern mask and to stamp with a Tim Holtz steampunk stamp. The flourishes are another Tim Holtz stamp and the butterflies are cArtUs stamps and I've filled in the wings with Stickles.
Right. *Phew*. I think I'm up to date now! :D