Handmade cards are special to make and special to receive. Our Crew comes together to show you a variety of card ideas that we know will inspire you to make a stash of your own cards, so you are ready when that special occasion comes along. If giving gift cards, money or a check is your type of gift, a handmade card makes a gift like that much more personal and you can even find a place to tuck your little gift.
We kick off this creative card journey with –
Card by: Pamellia Johnson
The Color Palette – Pamellia choose greens, blues and yellows to create her mixed media card – choosing a color palette makes the process go more smoothly and helps you make decisions along the way. Altered Art is great, you can color your accent pieces to match your color palette so you can use up little goodies and add different textures and elements that you may not have been able to due to color or style.
For all the details on this beautiful card stop by Pamellia’s blog My Little Craft Things.
Cards by: Erin Reed
Cards for all Occasions – Erin likes to create cards to have on hand. What fun to create cards all year for different seasons and occasions. The colors and elements you choose can quickly transform your cards from bright and cheery to warm and masculine. Add a fun little tag line or leave it blank until you know who your special card will be given to. Erin created this video to show you how she created her cards.
Start with a Canvas Corp Stitched Card to create your card. This gives you a great surfaces with built in texture. Available in 3 different styles – burlap stitched, canvas stitched and denim stitched.
Canvas Corp offers papers and embellishments in color stories like this great yellow card Dream that Erin created. Mix and match papers and embellishments from one color story or blend a few. To see the entire collection of Canvas Corp Papers. The papers are all 80# weight and great for layering, matting photos, die cutting, punching and more.
Create you own color stores by choosing papers and embellishments you love and accenting them with Tattered Angels Paints, which will adhere to virtually any surface allowing you to transform embellishments to match your cards. For all the details visit Erin’s Blog – Scraps of Reflection for full video tutorial and list of products.
Card by: Sanna Lippert
Here is a fun misted and stenciled card that Sanna created using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Colors; Sun Sisters, Kiwi, Tea Cup and Marmalade. In addition she added some Green Glimmer Glaze to the cards. The colors on this card really pop like a starburst of skittles candy, its just so happy. Sanna created this card for the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog´s March challenge reveal.
For all the details on how to make this fun and flirty card stop by Sanna’s blog Papierstau
Card by Lisa Kettell
Here is a card that Lisa Kettell created using a variety of left over paper scraps from 7 Gypsies lines: Wanderlust, Order Du Jour and Gypsy Moments. We love how she randomly layered the scraps on a Canvas Corp Kraft Card and aged the piece with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist; Tattered Leather. Finally adding some shine with glitter die cuts and lettering. Such a vintage piece. Visit Lisa on her Instagram or at Canvas Corp Brands.
Thanks for stopping by and we hope that one or all these amazing cards inspired you to create cards of your own.