Tuesday, 2 June 2009

3 x 3 Cards with Envelopes

Our England Stamping Yahoo Group recently had an art swap featuring some really cute 3-by-3-inch cards with matching envelopes.

If you are interested in the envelope template, you can find it on an earlier post by clicking here.

Once I got started making these cards, I couldn't stop, and I had to try out all kinds of combinations.

One card design features a Cuttlebug butterfly die cut, which was then sandwiched into an embossing folder colored with ink. The ink sinks into the low areas of the embossed image.

Another card features a Stampin' Up flower stamp, which has been colored with Copic markers and cut out.

Another is a bee from a Close to My Heart set, and it has been embossed with thick UTEE embossing powder to give it a glass effect.

And finally, I used Spellbinder's dies to cut a window into a card and used a Lost Coast dictionary stamp and Stazon to stamp on acetate. The flower on this card was handmade by cutting out Spellbinder's scallop circles.


fairymadjo said...

hi hunny,
wow they are soo stunning, i'm soo lucky to be getting 2 :) huggs jo x

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

fabulous kathy, I really love making these too, it was a great idea for the group mingle, I just love the butterfly you have added ju x