Making Progress With Card Making
(This post is part of my Onwards and Upwards Blog Event)
You may have noticed more and more cards appearing on my blog lately. I hope you enjoy looking at them even if you aren’t a cardmaker yourself!
I like making cards, because I love it when I receive a handmade card, so I want to spread that joy! I also find it therapeutic. Like I mentioned in my last post, sometimes I fuss too much over my work. I find it easier to experiment on a card, as I’m not trying to do justice to a special photo or story like I am when I’m scrapping. Plus the bits I’m using are smaller, so it doesn’t matter so much if I end up having to throw them away!
To help me progress with my card making I took a class at Studio Calico called ‘You’ve Got Mail’. I didn’t have time to join in while it was live but I did get lots of ideas from it, and tried a few techniques out, like heat embossing with clear embossing powder to make a resist pattern for misting:
Another thing I want to progress with is making more male cards, hence the blue and grey one above, and this one below:
All this experimentation means I’ve been accumulating cards, as I’ve been making more than I send. So I’ve started selling cards too! At a couple of local fairs, and on my Jennifer Grace Crafts Facebook Page. I’ve had some custom orders which are a fun challenge!
Create a resist pattern for some misting or painting
Make a project with boyish colours or products with a male theme
Add a border/flag across the bottom of your next project with stickers or tape!
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