Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Sorry for the lack of posts ...... things have been a little busy in my world .....not complaining you understand ...life is just like that some times ...as we all know .
Above are some simple but elegant cards that I made using a Design Team package from HANDY HIPPO. I have done design team work for a good while now . There is no financial reward .... just the pleasure of promoting goods sold by Handy Hippo. The "GO TO" craft shop in my mind.
They have an amazing selection of craft goods from many of the Top ranking companies .. at great prices .
Postage is good, special offers come up very very regularly, fast and speedy turn around on orders which cant be bad All the Crafter's I know love a bargain, so do check it out ! . :)
The cards above are "Occasion cards" . Everyone needs a little stash of cards like this for last minute events that perhaps have been put on the to do list and then over looked. Or indeed forthcoming celebrations of family and friends . I must confess to being a bit of a last minute wonder more often than not these days .
Working on the "Less is More " principle and indeed letting Design papers speak out and do their work the cards are quite minimal.... I adore Graphic 45 which is what the colourful papers are . From "St. Nick "..this years Christmas pad ....a must have. I very often use mirror board when card making . Not only does it make paper and embellishments pop it also adds a touch of Luxury to the over all look of the finished card.
Matting and layering a technique whereby, card or papers are layered with a small border between each layer is a great way to make cards look interesting and of great quality . The border is usually 1/8th of an inch wide ... but obviously it is down to individual choice and materials used .
There are no "HARD and FAST " rules in card making . No right or wrong .... individual perception is everything . A well thought out card is a winner every time . In my opinion ....as long as you love what you are doing...... it shows in your work and is appreciated .
As always the link to my You-tube channel is in the top right corner ... seeing the cards in more detail is available there .
Happy Crafting .