Toast and buttons.
Not together, but those are the themes of the cards I made shown here in today’s post!
These are cards I made by request via my Etsy store (that’s a thing I do by the way, just in case you liked my card making style but didn’t see anything in my store that fitted the occasion).
The first request was for a birthday card along the lines of the baby cards I make with the button balloons so I ended up making two different styles – one with just a single button balloon and one with a many:
I quite like making these cards. They look simple but special! As I was making these cards, I was thinking about button balloons and then the idea of a button hot air balloon popped into my head so of course I then had to go make that card while it was on my mind (that’s often why I make several cards at a time – I start with one idea and it morphs into five different cards!).
I had been messing with watercolours before and had this blue page lying around so I used it for the sky, added some white pigment ink with a sponge to create some clouds and cut it down to size. I used a variety of yellow buttons for the balloon part, some bakers twin for the ropes, cut a basket shape from wood pattern paper and stamped the rabbits and banner. I think it came out really cute!
This flower button idea also popped into my head while I was making the first two cards. I didn’t actually have a flower punch or die though so what I did was use my heart punch and turned the hearts into petals! I then hand drew the stems and leaves because sometimes something hand drawn really works (also, not like I had a stamp that looked like that!). Obviously, having a flower punch would have made this card a lot quicker to make but sometimes you just gotta work with what you have!
The next request that inspired a card making session was for cards featuring toast as the theme.
Toast isn’t a typical card theme so I didn’t exactly have any stamp sets featuring toast that I could use so I had to brain storm a bit. I didn’t have any stamps so in the end, I opted for hand drawing slices of toast…with smiley faces on them (because why not!).
The first card I made was this shaker card because shaker cards are just fun and actually, this was the first shaker card I’ve made! It was fun. I cut out a bunch of the toast slices I had drawn and coloured and mixed them in with some orange, gold and brown sequins.
I kept things much more simple for second toast card I made, just hand drawing and colouring the toast along with some hearts to make my own pattern paper. It doesn’t show up well in this photo but I also added some shimmer to the images, just to make them stand out.
Finally, I just quickly made these two small and simple kraft cards, again featuring hand drawn toast:
I mean, I had to do ‘a TOAST to you’ because well…toast…seemed obvious!
So, one set of cards inspired by something I knew I could do and another with an unusual subject – have to say, don’t think I would have made toast cards if it wasn’t a request but it was a lot of fun doing something unusual like that!
To fellow card makers out there, what’s the oddest themed card you’ve made?