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Topic: My first card!  (Read 869 times)
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« on: February 24, 2011 07:55:50 PM »

So I know this is late but I didn't make it till just this past weekend. My friends and I had a "late" Valentine's Day Card Exchange. I was randomly given the name of one of my guy friends. So rather than just buying a Valentine's Card I had the opportunity to make one of my own. I've never made a card before so it was really hard for me to decide which techniques and styles to choose since you can get such different results depending on which techniques you use. Plus, all the different cards I've seen people make made me want to try a little bit of everything. It took longer than I originally anticipated but it was well worth it. I had a lot of fun making it. 

For the Cover I tried my hand at an Iris pattern. I did not use a template; I just sort of eyed it. I also used lace and I cut out little hearts from another piece of patterned paper.

For the inside (remember it was for a guy). I made little gift card holders; one for my zombie pal and one for a gift card to Whataburger. Then on the opposing side I had to include paper cutting (since it is my favorite of all crafts). I wrote a small note and glued a couple of premade flowers on and *poof* done!

« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2011 09:16:57 PM »

This would be an awesome card to get on valentines day!
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2011 11:53:03 PM »

I love the overlapping triangles on the cover heart!
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2011 08:06:17 AM »

i love it! very creative, very thoughtful. wonderful job henryswatts!

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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2011 02:18:32 AM »

I love it, and it's great to combine techniques, at least you get to try everything Cheesy love the zombie parts  Grin

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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2011 04:54:12 PM »

LOVE this card!  It looks awesome!  Keep it up!  Start on the next holiday now!!  Wink

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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2011 10:48:56 PM »

Thank you for all the supportive comments! I suppose the next holiday for me is Easter. There's probably some cool stuff I could do for that. I really want to try that stitching technique that I've been seeing around these parts lately.

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