Monday, 12 May 2008

This card is a big variation on one I saw in the latest Hero Arts catalogue. HA have some really lovely stuff out there now, which is so pleasing to see. I wanted to showcase the flower and the stem and also play with the Nestabilities (seen here with the wording). If you haven't seen or played with Nestabilities then you are missing out on something quite special in the world of card making. I am lucky enough to be able to offer them through my shop!

Isn't this card just so clever? You open up the front panel (which is the one with the stripes and flower), the open up the left panel (which is the one with the dots only), to find the message inside.
I did this using Kaiser papers...purposely nice and bright! I was trying very hard NOT to wander off and use my favourite colours...sigh...always hard to keep me from my favourite colours!
This little fellow is designed to be used using scrap card (of which we always end up with ...let me see....just a little weenie tiny pile...yeah right!). It is made with 3 x 10cm squares with one side tucking into the other so it will stand alone. There is enough room in the middle to stamp a small wording and also to jot something down!

Lastly, good old pink and brown...cannot beat the combination for creating a great effect! Again using the Nestabilities and the flower stamp which was being showcased today.

I am hoping all the ladies who attended the class today went away with something they were pleased with.

Thanks for looking.


Jean said...

Love your cards Michelle! Especially the top one!! Wonder why - hmmmmmm!!!!!!!! Lucky lucky girls up your way to be able to do your classes. The Nestas are great aren't they.

Cheers, Jean

Leigh said...

Yep, I had a wonderful time. I usually do. lol Thanks for the class Shell. Your pics of the cards are heaps better than mine. Can't wait for next month's class.