Monday, February 15, 2010

Birthday Cards


Here are some birthday cards that I have made recently. The layouts are from sketches and various things I have seen that inspired me :) I print out a bunch of wallet sized pictures of cards, then I take from each what I like about it and combine them and make my card from what just kind of happens! Sometimes I start with a designer paper that I want to use or sometimes it is a stamp. I have found this method to be the easiest for me rather than sitting with a blank desk and a stamp. I have read a lot of different ways people are inspired to create their cards, some use a picture of something like a pretty comforter for a bed, a fancy cupcake, a vase or image of another piece of art, a bouquet of flowers, a color or sketch challenge etc. and it is very interesting what results!

I have seen a lot of of cards lately that look the same though. One main focal image, a bunch of rose flowers or prima flowers around it, a bunch of different matching patterned paper, tons of layers and poof the same card again. So lately I have been trying to do a variety myself and not get stuck in a rut but the above cards look like I have! I have made a lot of easel cards, I will be showing you a couple more of those - hope they aren't getting boring! I tried to make each of them look a little different though :) Until next time, Have a great day!



Deb (dcorder) said...

Love the simplicity of all these florals! Very nice!

Imke said...

The cards are really pretty, Lori. I like the clean and simply style also. Great work !

Jean said...

I love simple flower cards and have plenty of flower stamps Lori. I was a designer before and we did lots of flowers and things like this and had fun... so keep this up.. good for all occasions.
Hugs, Jean