I made a bunch of cards while I was on vacation at Sea Ranch. I got this idea on Pinterest and will make more of these. A piece of map for the background stamped with a cute bicycle plus some paper balloons on pop-up foam dots.
Pretty old calendars from Paper Source gave me lots of great card-making material – I used pages from 2012 and 2013 calendars.
Small, sparkly Starform stickers embellish the seeds and serve as Dianne Dots here. I left my little hole punch at home (I was trying not to bring everything under the sun).
Washi tape pennants and a flower cut out from another printed paper finish this card.
The bird page in the calendar has several more birds so I have more cards I can make from that one. A few foam pop-up dots lift the bird, leaves and branch off the background.
I love this peacock feather graphic. I just added some glitter.
For this purple card, I found the pretty, large flower left from a set embellishments. Behind the flower, I used a photo of crackle-glazed tile cut out from a magazine. A little purple washi tape finished the card.
A shopping outing over the long President’s Day weekend included a stop at Scrapbook Territory in Berkeley. I used some of the pretty paper in these cards.
For this card I used orange-striped washi tape to highlight the greeting.
This big pink flower is cut out from a magazine. I glued the picture to card stock before cutting it out to make it sturdier and so it wouldn’t allow the layers of paper under it to show through and make crease lines.
A collaged tag is embellishment for this pretty flowered card.
It doesn’t show well in the photo, but on the card below, I cut the central flower and leaves from another scrap where the design repeated. I put them on foam dots and added some of the glittery Starform stickers. These add have a jewel-like effect but lie flat on the card. Although I love how self-adhesive jewels look for bling on a card, they aren’t the best for mailing and can poke through an envelope.
I also did a few pages in my Art Journal.
I cut out the fabulous circle of people from a New Yorker and have been wanting to use it. It was illustrating a story called “Thirteen Wives” by Steven Millhauser. The illustration is by Balint Zsako.
When I found the rainbow circle quilt picture in O, the Oprah Magazine, I thought I could use the two illustrations together.
A shopping bag from Dianne’s Estate Jewelry in Healdsburg is part of the collage on the other spread I completed on my birthday, “Dianne’s Creative Happy Life.” A rainbow arches over the top of the page and music on washi tape embellishes it.
The word CREATIVE is from an advertising brochure for printing and paper. I used bits from dictionary pages, greeting cards and magazines.
Things I love, including my wonderful Rem, crafting, picnics and chocolate, all found a place in this page.
I included “happy birthday” and “54” since it was made on my birthday.
I hope to spend more time art journaling soon.
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