Monday, June 16, 2014

Variations on a Theme...

I've been doing more paper crafting lately, snipping and layering away.  On my last post, I showed the little springtime ATC I made for a swap.  I liked that pretty floral illustration a lot, so I decided to use it again for a friend's birthday card, since it was already scanned and in my photoshop files.  Here's the new card:

This is the ATC I had done earlier:

 The flowers were originally on the cover of a seed catalog from the early 1900's. 
Such a great, vivid illustration!

For my friend's card, I photoshop'ed her photo in the midst of the bouquet. I tried an old-school crafty decoupage trick from long ago: I printed out another copy of the flowers, fussy-cut the two tulips and layered them on top, elevating them with a little foam lift for dimension.

So a little later, another friend was retiring....and since I really liked the summer-y look of the yellow dots with the colorful flowers, I kept with that theme for this card, too, using different flowers:

I did the 3-D layer trick again with the large roses and the butterfly wings:

My husband's birthday is coming up.....somehow I think one more variation 
on this flowery theme 
may be a wee bit too 'girly' for his birthday card!  


  1. here I am looking at your blog post before it's 6 months old! wow, I love these cards, so inspiring, so joyful! xoxox

  2. Oh, I can imagine your friends were THRILLED!

  3. Lovely atc's! I'm glad you like the atc I created for Kimberly's swap!