Friday, August 21, 2009
I enjoy scrapbooking but I just dabble in cards. Every once in awhile, I will make a couple. The other night I made two. I needed one for my sister and one for a sweet girl, Chelsea, who is away at college. Chelsea's birthday is today. The great thing about 8 1/2 X 11 cardstock is that when it is cut in half, it makes two cards that are called an A2 size for envelopes. Envelopes can be bought almost anywhere that are perfect for these cards which end up to be 5 1/2 by 4 1/4. I always weigh up how I think people would feel about receiving a home made card versus a bought one. My thought is that they probably receive a lot of store bought cards already so it is different and different is good. I love them when I receive them, so occassionally, I have to make a couple. I am not a big fan of glitter. It is just messy and anyone who knows me knows that I am obsessed with washing my hands to the point where they are red and cracked so glitter isn't me. With that said, I have just learned about "stickles". Stickles is a glitter glue that doesn't put that fine powdery stuff everywhere, it is just liquid and then it dries and there are sparkles in it. I can do stickles. Since I am just starting to use them, I am going with the old saying that "less is more" so I am very conservative with the amount of stickles I use. On the two cards, I put yellow stickles where the flame on the candle would go. I was so pleased with how it turned out. Here are the two I created the other night.