Today I thought I would share with you some of my cards from back in the day, when I first started creating. I used to work in a large office and colleagues would buy cards from me so I always kept a stock of cards with me. I now wish I'd taken photos of them all because I can now only share the ones that nobody wanted! :)
I was a bit scared of stamping back then so used to use many peel-offs. I still have hundreds which have now been pretty much abandoned since I've discovered how beautiful cards can be when using stamps. That said, these cards are quite handy to look back on as I really like some of the layouts.
So here we go:
I actually love this little card.
I used a slim pearlescent card base and glittered transparent peel-offs which I adhered to clear vellum and coloured from behind and matted on mirri card
Same peel-offs as No. 1 matted onto a mottled base card, with yes you've guessed it, more peel-offs behind the mats to add interest. I secretly quite like this one too!
A bit of ripping and tearing, metallic peel-offs coloured with permanent pens and a few quilled toppers
I trimmed the edge of this card and overlapped the topper over the outside edge. The image is a glossy embossed rub-on
This is a textured silver card base with a debossed panel. I added a topper, gem, bow and of course a peel-off!
Simple slim card with die cut shapes and peel-offs
A peel-off matted and layered over mulberry paper
Another glossy embossed rub-on as in No. 4, layered over adhesive ribbons
Embossing using brass stencils over a light box then basic matting and layering, and vellum secured with brads
This is a tiny little notecard and on this occasion not a peel-off in sight! I stamped with black ink and embossed with clear embossing powder before colouring with glaze pens
Coloured metallic peel-off and again, the edge of the card was trimmed to show the back inside edge
An attempt at creating a masculine card. The ribbon on the tag was tied through an eyelet
I was shown how to fold this little shirt by a demonstrator at a local craft exhibition. I have my 'master' copy in a safe place so I can always refer back to it. I used brads to create the shirt buttons. And yes, more peel-offs!
Well there you have it, I hope you didn't find these too cringeworthy!
I still can't part with my many peel-off sheets, perhaps they'll make another appearance on my blog, watch this space!
Thanks as always for visiting.