I know, I know...it's been a LONG time since I blogged! I just got into learning to make cards, and while I did take a few photos...I forgot to get them off my camera, so I didn't think to blog either. *giggle* I DID finally get some off my camera...so hopefully in the next few days I can do at least one update post. *sigh* We will see how things go though. LOL
This post however, will be about a card I made, as I want to enter it in a challenge I saw on the Cherry Lynn Designs blog and I think I have to blog with it not just post it in a gallery...so if you aren't into paper crafting, you probably won't care to read this post...so catch ya later!! ;-))
I made my first step card today!! I've been seeing them a lot, on my journey of learning to make my own cards, just hadn't gotten around to making one yet. They even have dies out there that will cut out and score the step cards...but I don't have any of them, so did all that myself.
I'm still not as good as a lot of people are with this card making thing...and have trouble "arranging" things on my card at times...but have made several I really like, and have a lot of fun with it anyway. :-))
One of my favorite things to do, is make paper flowers and use them on cards. I don't use them on every card...guess that would get old after awhile...not to mention, making them different since I suck at arranging them would be hard for me to do...but I do have fun with them when I can.
I got several dies for my birthday this month from Cherry Lynn Designs, and used several on this card along with a wood grain embossing folder from Sizzix. The dies I used were: Sunflower, barbed wire, tiny fanciful flourish & mini butterflies. I got lazy, so instead of cutting the middle of the sunflower out of brown cardstock, I just colored the yellow one brown with a bic marker, it seemed to work quite well. LOL
While I may not be the best at creating "to die for" cards, and don't have much hope I'll win this challenge prize...I'm still learning, and having lots of fun at it, so guess that's all that is important! I've learned a lot in the last three months that I've been doing this about making cards. I'm sure I still have LOTS to learn...but that's part of the fun!
If you made it this far...thanks for looking! I'll try to do a post or two of catching up with photos...we've had a lot going on, it's just my free time has been spent at my craft table, or if I'm on the computer I'm watching card making video's or reading about making cards...and totally forgetting about this thing I used to love called blogging! *giggle*
Hope everyone has a great week!!