Thursday, 10 March 2011

A couple of cards

Two of my forum friends had birthday's recently.  I'm still not sure what  crafting direction I'm heading in at the moment so have been trying some slightly different styles.

I've been mucking around with this one in Photoshop. It is actually black and white but because it was very dark you couldn't see the layers so I've lightened it slightly (and not very professionally lol).

I do like the stamps that are made to fit exactly with the nestabilities die cuts but you do have to be a clean stamper (hence my full rubbish bin!)

22 comments:

sam21ski said...

Lol re the rubbish bin!!! Lovely sentiments xxxx

Paula said...

wonderfully elegant cards

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely creations, I love the classy colours and the bird is gorgeous. Tracy x

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Great cards Carol! Your Nestie labels look great with the stamped sentiments and the embossing is lovely. Pure elegance!

flutterbycrafter said...

I agree with the previous comments, they are elegant and sophisticated, gorgeous xx

Netty said...

Loving this classic and elegant look Carol. Think you are very brave to stamp on a limited space, its certainly not the easiest of things to do unless you stamp it first and then die cut it. Annette x

Heather said...

Beautiful cards Carol - I love the texture on the first one. You should see the state I get in when I'm stamping - a 6yr old would keep cleaner and probably produce tidier work.

Sid said...

Lovely cards !!

craftimamma said...

They are both beautiful, elegant cards Carol. I'm like Annette and stamp first then place my die and cut otherwise I wouldn't have a wastebin full of rejects, I'd have a dustbin full, Lol!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Darlene said...

both wonderful cards
darlene

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Paula said...

Love the cards & I didn't guess either were yours!

craftytrog said...

Very classy cards Carol! I could never stamp that cleanly! Lol! x

Neet said...

Love black and white myself - so classy - and the second card looks very classy too. Mmmm. might have to invest in some of the stamped sentiments - try stamping and then die cutting.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the elegant style on the first one and the beautiful colors on the second.

Greensleeves said...

Gorgeous layering on the first card, and I love the little birdie, it is fab!

Marilyn Rock said...

Great cards Carol!

Pia said...

wonderful card
hugs pia

Karin said...

Beautiful cards Carol. I love the elegant style of these.

hazel said...

Two lovely cards Carol.
xxx Hazel.

Chris said...

Well, I just have to say that being the recipient of the first card that it is absolutely gorgeous. I love the texture and elegance of it.

Love the bird and card shape of the second one and you used my favourite paper. :o)

Juls said...

these are fab! Hugs Juls