Saturday, 11 February 2012

Come to my house ~ Card!

I’m really extending myself making cards for the Card a Day Blog. The neat thing is how much easier it is getting to come up with an idea, using things I have around my craft room!
This is the last card of the theme – invitations.  Most of the invitations I’ve made in the past were just posters advertising luncheons at work and such. The only official invitation I’ve ever made was for my sister’s wedding (I’m saving that one for an upcoming post).  
I’m hoping you like this easy to replicate card. It’s a digital one, done with a twist.
The card base is 5” x 5” folded. I chose a green patterned scrapbook paper that matched the print I made.
In Craft Artist (or the graphics or word processing program of your choice), design your card front and insert. You could even opt for to use similar stamps if you have them.
Here is what I came up with ~ I used the Birds digikit from Daisytrail for my elements:
Invitation print
Print, cut out and tape on the appropriate sides of your card base.
The twist in the card is to use mod podge or dimensional clear glue to highlight the bird houses.
I couldn’t find mine in time to finish the card, so I quickly used regular glue and applied clear embossing powder on it. It didn’t turn out exactly how I envisioned it would, but I’m happy none the less Smile Every card is a learning experience!
Visit the Card a Day Blog tomorrow, when Diana will have something inspiring for St. Patrick’s Day for us!
Remember to enter in the Card a Day Blog challenges! You can enter a card in for every theme we have running in the month! Your cards inspire us too!


  1. Very nice Shelley and it's good to see card done digitally too besides the traditional way. I've seen alot of this dimensional glue late and will have to remember to use it more often. TFS

  2. Nice card, Shelley. I think the glossy finish on the birdhouses turned out great!


    1. Its one of those things that really doesn't show up well in a picture (at least with my camera) - when you touch them in person, it feels like it is a stick on embellishment you bought!