Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Slide Cards

I got to try a new card technique, and it was fun!  It was also a lot of work- whew!  I did these for a card swap with the PBS Swappers Paper Crafts Yahoo Group, and I think I'm glad there were only 4 of us signed up for this one...these were way more time consuming that I expected they would be.  I'm really glad I tried them out though- I love learning new things!

The swap is for either slide, pop-up, or iris fold cards.  I contemplated doing a simple pop-up, since I kind of put off doing my cards and started to run out of time.  But when I watched this video on the double slide cards, I really wanted to try it.  I think I did ok on these, though there are definitely some things I would do differently next time.  For one, I would leave more time to work on them!  I enjoyed making different designs for these, rather than making the same design for everyone in the swap, like I usually do.  I hope everyone likes what they get from me!

This was the first one I did.  I used some of my favorite colors on this one.

This one, I think, is my favorite.  Love these colors as well, and I really love the butterfly pull for the slides!

I used some nice, high-end paper that I've been itching to use on this one.  Love the aqua and brown combination!  You might recognize this paper from a bookmark I posted before.

That's all I have this week.  What- Mother's Day is coming up this weekend??  Yeah...I figured that out just a bit late!  I guess since Easter was so late this year, I just wasn't thinking about Mother's Day, and it kind of snuck up on me.  I would love nothing more than to make handmade cards for my mom and step-mom, but at this point, I will be lucky if I can buy a card and get it in the mail on time!  Next year, I promise!

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