15 September 2010
I've not made cards in so long! I used to be friends with someone long ago. She would have "card making" parties at her house. We would stamp & emboss/thermo & works ourselves ragged but have fun doing it too. (Some of her friends would do scrapbook pages rather than cards.) We would pool our stamps & have lots more options than when we worked alone.
Unfortunately, that friend disappeared from my life. I have never known why. Because she had more room at her house, i'd stored most of my stamps there, & my other supplies. When she disappeared, i didn't care all that much. I wasn't going to do it alone. What i had left i sent to my mom.
Making cards is so much easier now! I doubt if it is much more expensive. Many of the things we used to spend so much time on: Embossing, glitter, cutting out detailed tiny bits of paper, etc, are now done for us & all ready to stick on a card. Yesterday i bought a packet of cards for $1 at Michaels. I spent much more than that on the stickers. I've some notes i need to write, & i wanted something different than run of the mill cards. Here is what i did:
The gold foil embossing in the card was there already. I thought i was buying blank ones, but i was wrong! The others i made i covered this up, but for this one i left it alone.
Now, i know these aren't particularly extra special, but i sure had fun doing it. Now i need to write the letters!
Oh, calligraphy has been one of my special joys. I had fun addressing these letters. Of course, you don't really get the full effect for privacy sake, but they turned out ok.
It is quite a debate these days of which is more expensive: Store bought (nice) cards which can run $5 each, or ones you make yourself with expensive materials. Of course, usually you can find some fairly nice ones without spending too much. I found some embossed with a "D" (our last name, i couldn't find "K"), 8 for $1.
What do you like to do for creative sake?