Category Archives: cards

Shaker card mania!

Earlier this year, I experimented quite a bit with Papertrey Ink’s Sparkle and Shine kit. Here are some examples below.  
  
The Silhouette is now my favorite tool for making shaker cards because it enables me to customize sentiments and the frames. I love those witch and ghost sequins–so darned cute!


Hand Lettering – First Try

In an insomniatic haze last night, I decided to ditch the blog hopping and decided to look up some lettering tutorials. I took an awesome modern calligraphy class last year, but sadly failed to practice with diligence. So at 1am, I stumbled on an awesome tutorial by MadebyMarzipan.

Step by step, made by MadebyMarzipan broke down the process and it was so much fun!

I started with the quote and then played with different shapes. After, I watched this video about lettering accents and started sketching the image, focusing on spacing and kerning.

It was so cool to see this sketch turn into the outline on the grey card…

… And even cooler to see it outlined with a white Sakura! Finally, a good compliment to the outside of the card!

Happy Mother’s Day 

Designing the cut out was simple enough but it’s been so long since I cut out something with such small delicate pieces that it took me forever to make five cards.

After a lot of manual effort, I think they turned out okay, if a little less polished than my other recent cards. I added the embossed paw prints to the yellow card because I was born in the Chinese zodiac year of the dog and my godmother calls me puppy.