Handmade cards

Cards I made for the “CardMaps Challenge” at Scrapbook.com

This is a challenge for which you have to “Create a new, never-before-published card that includes a unique twist on the CardMaps sketch provided”.
The sketch is this:


And here are the cards I made.
Except for the last one, all of them are hybrids. I printed the background on a white cardstock, sometimes including the elements, some other times I printed the elements separately and then assembled everything together. I also added other embellishments like washi tape, lace, pearls, etc.
I’ll explain the last one below it’s image.

In this case I flipped the original paper scanned copy horizontally because I wanted the photo camera to be on the left.
I decided to enhance the sentiments with gel pens and they look great in real life but can’t be read in the pic.
They read:
Be spontaneous
Be true to who you are
Don’t be afraid of how awesome you really are

The butterflies on top are stamped. Added are the ribbon, lace washi tape, pearls, and the enamel dots. Everything else was printed together.

In this card absolutely everything is printed on the background, I then added some lace and pearls.

The only elements printed separately are the umbrella, the “BEACH” sign, and the three shells on the bottom right, everything else is printed on the background. I added them using foam dots for a 3D effect.

The birdcage is also a reduced scanned copy of the original paper and I adhered it with foam dots.

Here’s the last one. The trick is that, yes, I printed the bottom part, along with the banner and borders, but for the top part I used that piece I got from the cover of the kit of Websters Pages “Make a Wish” collection I won last month.
I made a post with this tip then (here) but this is the pic that accompanied that post, so you can see how useful it is to use “everything” you get.


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2 comments on “Handmade cards

  1. Ellan, these are wonderful! You are very creative! They all look terrific!