dinsdag 28 februari 2012

Birthday cards

Last Sunday we didn't have any plans and my mother suggested we could make some cards. I think I succeeded in my mission to turn my mother into a cardmaker :) It's really so much nicer to do this together!

The first card is my try to make a simple birthday card. It seems easy to create a simple card but I'm having difficulties to find the right balance between simplicity and decoration. I think this card is heading in the first direction and still misses something.

The second card is my mum's creation. I think she can be proud of the third card she ever created.

donderdag 9 februari 2012

Three in a row

Another card my mother and I created this weekend!

I have to admit my background almost ended up in the garbage bin. It was the first time I created a whole background with a smaller stamp. Luckily my fourth attempt was usable. I really should practice more with my stamp positioner. My mother kept is easier and the script background stamping was based 'on her feeling'.

woensdag 8 februari 2012

Another simple card

This card didn't turn out the way I wanted, but I guess that happens sometimes. Maybe it's because I'm not used to this simple style. I used Colorbox ink for this card. The flower stamp is from Prima Marketing and the sentiment is from Penny Black. It's not good visible on the picture, but there are two lines created with a needle.

dinsdag 7 februari 2012

My mother's first card!

Because of the real winter weather in whole Europe, it was to cold to go outside this weekend. I tried to convince my mother to make some cards together. And because this week a friend of her celebrates her birthday, she agreed pretty quick.

To get started we watched examples, I let her choose some ideas and we tried to lift these. My mother's style is best descibed as 'clean and simple'. This is the first card we created. There are some details we'll have to work on, but I'm pretty proud of my mum :) If you should doubt: the card with the rose is from my mother.