Thursday, 6 July 2017

three simple cards

Hello friends, thanks for dropping in! I don't make cards very often these days, but when I do they tend to be multi layered mixed media ones, which are not always suitable to give to more traditional friends. So today I am sharing three more "traditional" cards, needed for some up coming occasions:
I used my Tombow Markers and the Misty stamp tool for the flowers and Distress Inks for the backgrounds of all three of them.
For this one I used a Chocolate Baroque stamp I have had in my stash for ages.
The next one uses a rose stamp, and I can't remember who made it....

The last one uses a couple of Paper Artsy stamps and the butterfly is from a Tim Holtz set.

Not my usual style at all, but I had fun making them, digging out some rarely used stamps, and may well make more in the days to come.

Thanks for your visit like always and I hope the sun shines for you!!


Glennis said...

They are lovely Astrid

Brenda Brown said...

Traditional style cards are still lovely to make aren't they and fulfilling in the design sense. These three are gorgeous and I'm sure will fit the bill for three lucky recipients xxx

Valerie-Jael said...

One lovelier than the other. I usually make traditional cards if I need to send them by post. Have a nice day, hugs, Valerie

brenda said...

Three really beautiful creations Astrid, as a lover of all things floral each one appeals to me in it's own way but probably no surprise that the first Poppy one is my absolute favourite.

B x

Maryann Laursen said...

Just as beautiful as everything you use to make, and sometimes it really is great to do something completely different too isn´t it? You did an awesome job as always on these, and as you said, we need to do different for different recipients,. I also always try to make my cards exactly for the one, it´s meant for. And these are beautiful too.

chrissie said...

Little works of art for people to keep Astrid. The sort of card you could send to anyone.

Love Chrissie xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Utterly beautiful cards Astrid! All you make is unique and just BEAUTIFUL!

Annie said...

Fabulous cards Astrid beautifully stamped and coloured with love xx thanks for sharing xx

Huge hugs
Annie xx

Dorthe said...

Astrid, they are all beautiful, and your coloring so very gorgeous, my friend.
Hugs, Dorthe

Sandy said...

Beautiful cards Astrid!
Sandy xx

Redanne said...

LOL, I have been doing the exact same thing, not finding it easy, but your more traditional style cards are beautiful Astrid, especially the poppy one! Hugs, Anne xx

Meggymay said...

They are all beautiful and flowers are always great for a special card.
Yvonne xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

This kind of cards are a necessity sometimes as they go thought the post so easily! They may not be the style you prefer, but they are beautiful and sure to be loved! I once made what I thought was a really special card for an elderly friend and she dismissed as "Oooh! That's bit fussy isn't it!" She didn't thank me so I was never sure whether fussy meant she liked it or she didn't! Hugs, Chrisx

Let's Art Journal said...

Lovely cards! You have created such beautiful designs that I'm sure the recipients will be delighted with them 😀. Wishing you a Happy Friday and Weekend! J 😊

Diana Taylor said...

Beautiful cards Astrid, and it's a great idea to give old stash an airing now and again - something I don't do nearly enough. Loving your elegant and traditional style.

Courtney said...

The lucky recipients will love these cards! They are beautiful. :)

maria's knutselplezier said...

Beautiful ,traditional handmade cards, totally out of your confortzone, but very gorgious, you are an artist Astrid and what you do yu ou always do with a good hart and that you can see, so go on with the things you love, you will always create special Art!
Have fun!!

Helen Wallace said...

Three gorgeous cards and what fun to use some things that have not seen the light of day for a while. Lovely to have some things that are post friendly too. Especially love the Chocolate Baroque stamp.

Team Clark said...

Well, you certainly do traditional well! These are so beautiful! I love the coloring and large mat. So beautiful. Hugs, Autumn

butterfly said...

Such pretty, gentle cards. I especially love the leafy one at the end.
Alison x

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