Thursday, March 8, 2012

Catch a bug?

I knew I wanted to do this little buggy in yellow so I did one in purple too! Thanks to Lynn Pratt. She offers a free tutorial and template for this card. If you're looking for some really clever 3 D projects Lynn has dozens of tutorials for sale. Cars, trucks, tackle boxes, brief cases, pianos and so much more. Take a look you'll be delighted with the possibilities.

I had some fun jazzing up these buggies with silver bumpers and headlights. I added an acetate windshield, a lady bug  and side view mirrors and a license plate. I put tires on the top and bottom of the card, so that it will stand up. For some added dimension I did some dry embossing on the hood and headlights then added dimensional dots. The paper has a  shimmer to it making it sparkle. I think this will cheer up anyone feeling under the weather.

I 'm preparing for a show and tell demonstration at our monthly Woman's club luncheon. Along with months of cards created for challenges and my blog, I've made several Easter cards to offer for sale. I will decorate all the tables with the paper roses I've been making for weeks. I can only make 2 a day because texturizing them is so hard on my hands. Copy paper works best but I had card stock in red, yellow and pink so I used what I had. I just love these flowers, to turn flat paper into this rose amazes me.

The distressed music paper roses show up poorly in this picture but they are really unique in person.

 I will also showcase the lanterns I made for Spring and Halloween   This show and tell will help me be prepared to present at craft shows.
I plan on giving a rose to each of our members that attend. The roses can be used to decorate a gift instead of a bow to make it extra special.

Now to complete this post here's another card inspired by one I saw on Pinterest. So fun and feminine. The paper cracked on the fold so I will try again with different paper.

Be cheerful. Of all the things you wear,  your expression is the most important. Anonymous

Be well and thanks for stopping by. Comments or questions are welcome.


  1. Those card cards are amazing! Love your paper choice for them. . .it reminds me of some of the paint finishes I've seen on cars. Love all the detail you added too. Your roses are over the top beautiful! I can't imagine the time that you have given to these, but they are stunning. I know they will be a huge hit and a source of amazement. Love your last dress card too. I hate it when the paper cracks! LOL Best, Curt

  2. Carole your roses are gorgeous!!!! I have tried and tried to make paper roses. Do you share how you make those or is it a secret? I would love to know how you do it.

    Your cards are so cute! I just love them!!!!


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