One of my other hobbies is to make cards using rubber stamps. I get a lot of my ideas from the rubber stamping and scrap booking magazines (they have so many great ideas!). Here are a couple of cards I've made in the not too distant past:
This one was more of an experiment. I got the basic pattern from one of my many rubber stamp/card making magazines. I think it's something that I'll have to experiment with a little more. The sprial thingys (love my technical term? lol) are made with cardstock and embroidery floss with a brad in the middle holding them all together. I think I might use more strands of the floss to get a thicker, darker line. Also, I wanted to try the whole 'brown and pink' colour scheme as I've seen it on purses and clothes and some of it looked good. I would have never thought to use those two colours together. And with with any card (or any craft item), you can use the same pattern and use different colours to get different looks as well, so that is something to experiment with too.
The next one, to the right, is one of my favourites. It's a very simple card that I used a blueish purple background with a different shade of purple 'stripe' down the middle. The background is stamped with a small stamp that has butterflies on it, and I used the Versamark ink. For the 'stripe', I ripped both the left and right edges and left the top and bottom smooth so that it matched with the top and bottom edges of the card. Next, I took a white bookmark (I purchased a pack of them at Wal-Mart for a pretty good price) and stamped on the butterfly image. I coloured in the butterfly images using chalk. I am happy with the results of this one. I had also done the exact same card in two shades of pink (and I think I used different colours on the butterflies as well), and it turned out really pretty too. I sent that one off to someone before I could get it scanned.
I have a couple of other cards scanned into the computer so far, and will post them in another post so that I won't make this one too long. Let me know what you think of the cards!
Have a Christ filled day!!