Saturday, 23 August 2008

Suummer Crafting

I'm enjoying lazy summer days making cards to pass the time and really enjoying it too.

This was made with the negative pieces from a peel off medallion sticker. Its a half folded front and there is another circle behind the front one for writing on when the card is open.

The oval here was saved from a shop bought card, I used cuttlebug embossing on the blue panels and cut the sentiment and the flourish with my cricut machine.

This is an unusual fold. Its called a Spring card cos when you open it the front Springs up and stands on its corner as shown here.

I got pretty excited when a friend shared this technique for making Very pretty delilcate butterflies. I love them and they are so easy to do and fun too.

I took it a step further and stamped some of the butterflies in black instead of white to go with this Monochrome layout.

9 comments:

Still a Classy Clown said...

Love the black and white. You did not show that one on the Cricut mb, I do not think? I always love your butterflies! Such a symbol of hope and new life! TFS

Still a Classy Clown said...

Love your black and white butterflies! I don't think you posted them on the Cricut mb. I always love your butterflies. such a symbol of hope and new life!

Kazz said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comments and you have hit the nail right on the head. That is the very reason I love butterflies so much, they are beautiful but also they symbolise the new life I have in Christ. The transformation in me is as dramatic as the transformation that a caterpillar goes through in becoming that beautiful free creature we have grown to love.

I did post this on the cricut message board here's the link. that board has been moving so fast lately I think we are all missing a lot of good stuff.

http://www.cricut.com/messageboard/tm.aspx?m=2814941

Fe-Fe said...

These are beautiful cards Kazz. You have been busy!

craftaddict said...

Love your cards, Kazz. What paper/card do you use when you print, I have an inkjet printer and it smudges when I try to colour things in.

Kazz said...

I just use regular copy paper or thin white card. Maybe you are printing on photo quality which puts down a lot of ink. Give your design time to dry before colouring. I also use inkjet printer.

My Paper Adventures said...

Hi Karen! I got the instructions here:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/swingcard.php

Have fun and enjoy!

shelly said...

stunning karen! i never tire of your creations. shelly

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Kazz I love your butterflies.. your cards are just beautiful.. thanks for sharing your talent with us.