Thursday, April 19, 2012
Roaring Good Day
Two very similar cards today. I told DH that I needed some intense paper therapy after surviving DS's birthday blitz. I took down all the birthday decorations and only one corner of the dinosaur tablecloth had some chocolate stains on it. However, none of the picture parts were damaged. The images are so fun that I decided to try the felted napkin technique with them. I ironed the thin paper tablecloth to some freezer paper to give it a bit of strength and then die cut out the image the way I wanted. I would have preferred to have the whole dinosaur in the images but T-Rex is too large and the steggie was cut off at the edge of the tablecloth. I'm so totally thrilled with how this old purple card stock and Costco DP match the colours of the tablecloth. Neither are papers that I would normally choose at first glance but they really work. I liked the result so much, I used a few more from the tablecloth to make all the thank you cards. I had the cards made and written to give out before the end of the night! Yeah me.
I still have tons left over and am trying to decide whether I should accept there is way more than I can ever use or just make a ton of quick cards because they are so EASY and look so great for very little effort. We seem to need LOTS of little boy birthday and thank you cards but when is enough, enough?
Challenges these Cards Meet:
Cards for Men - Spring Colours
Everybody Art - Card for a Man
Milk Coffee - Bold and Bright Colours
Paper Sundaes - Anything Goes
Secret Saturday Crafter - Man's Card