Monday, February 22, 2010

I made cards!

I'm trying really hard not to buy cards (but sometimes, when those cards at Michaels are on sale, I just can't say no! Here, they are 10 cards for $1.50 and they often go on sale for 1/2 price -- I can't even buy envelopes for that!)
Anyway.....
I bought some very cool hand carved foam stamps from Alisa Burke -- I love foam stamps because they take acrylic paint so well!I stamped them on white paper -- but the 3 heart ones looked really boring so I used some Shimmer mists and Twinkling H2Os to add some colour. Then I cut them out and layered them onto some coloured papers and sewed them down. It's amazing how different they look with different background papers and thread. Alisa has an online class about carving your own foam stamps. I plan to take it very soon (Spring Break?) It's only $30!!! She has lots of other classes too. At ArtUnraveled last year, the work that I saw being carried out of her class was AMAZING. Of course I have her book too -- Canvas Remix -- it's wonderful!!
Next time I make cards I'm going to try a more messy coloured background with black stamps.....

11 comments:

Patti G. said...

Beautiful cards Martha!!!!!!
Love the hearts, you be sure and share when you are carving your own stamps! :0)
Hugs,Patti

Joanne Huffman said...

Great cards! And, I am reminded that I forgot to thank you for the beautiful valevtine you sent me. I got it when I returned from my California trip and it made my heart smile.

me again said...

I love these; they're gorgeous! And thanks for the heads-up about the "Canvas Remix" book; I must check that out :-)
==lennie==

Elizabeth said...

These are wonderful Martha!!!
Your sewing touches ALWAYS add so very much to all of your work!!!

Sonia ;) said...

Those look great. Have a wonderful week.

Smiles

vivian said...

Love your cards. Great idea to make them. Cards are so expensive in the store, and I hate looking through them all trying to find the perfect one!
have a sweet week Martha! OH! and love the hearts your sweet heart made for you!
hugs
vivian

Heather said...

Yay, I just spent a bunch of time pouring over Alisa's site the other day. I took a class from her at AFF a couple years ago and it was FUN!! I might want to do that class with you, so let me know. Yay cards!!

Contessa Kris said...

Your cards are adorable! Love them all and I think the sewing really gives them the final touch needed.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm wishing for spring as well.

Karin said...

I love the heart cards. Simple yet perfect!

grrl + dog said...

I have a tattoo of the heart with wings on my butt...so I love the design already, very strong.

audrey h. said...

Those cards are gorgeous! Love the hearts ones at the bottom with those pretty colors :)