Hi, my name is Carmen. Welcome to Beyond The Fringe!
Here you'll find sewing, crocheting, card making, painting, doodling and more. I offer digital stamps and vintage graphics, many for free. Enjoy your visit!
Check out my Etsy Digi and Card Shop!
Jan 26, 2017
I haven't had time to make a lot of cards lately, and the ones I make seem to be real quickies, so I haven't posted many of them. Then I thought that you probably have to make quick cards sometimes too...so here are a few I've made in the last week. They're not my best work, but they say I care.
This first one is for my son. It's an extremely easy card. I used the ready made cards and envelopes from Michael's.
(I usually buy a package of black cards and envelopes, and the cardstock set. I have the off-white too, but find that I rarely use it).
Basically, I cut a piece of Black and a piece of designer cardstock for the background.
Then I added this little car from the "A Proper Gentleman" paper stack. I may have placed it on the background a little too quickly! Lol...
I wrote "Happy Birthday" on it. I only have 1 or 2 good birthday stamps and I'm bored with them.
I thought I'd show you the inside. I covered the more personal sentiment, but wanted to show you that sometimes I add little sayings, words of encouragement, or whatever around the edge of the inset. My sons probably go "oh mom!!" but I can't help myself. Forever a mom of little boys, I guess.
Here's another simple card I made up. This one I used some little houses I made up a while back. I thought I had shown you these, but I guess not. They were a fun project.
The background of the houses was overspray from other projects. They were shiny at first, but it's dulled a bit. Still cute though. I just drew all over them and literally played. So fun.
In keeping with that theme, I decided to use black cardstock and a white pen and drew up the card. I hope she likes it.
Then there's a little card I made for my grandson. He's just turning 3, so I wasn't too worried about detail. I used an SVG cut from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs, whose cute little designs are adorable and completely affordable. I hope you'll check them out. I fussy cut them out because my cutter isn't working with my laptop right now. It was also a very quick card.
It's hard to see here but I carefully rubbed on some light blue chalk for the sky.
This set is called "Little Buggers."
I drew in some grass.
And I used pop dots for the glass jar.
Now to send it all away. I have a gift for him, blankets for the other kids and a little bit of Valentine candy. Nothing too much, but something to let them know we love them. :-)
Well, that's it for today. The skies are still a bit somber, and the snow is on the ground, although melting - ever so slowly. Lol. The sooner spring is here, the better in my opinion.
Have a good day~