Apr 30, 2010

Another Mother's Day Card

My coworkers were very pleased with the birthday card that I made.  I was a bit nervous because the idea I had for it was something totally different than how it turned out but I wasn't able to get the vintage images printed.  Stupid printer didn't want to cooperate.  So, I just went with what I had.

I was still very pleased with how it turned out but there's one thing I should really work on... my calligraphy.  The tag that says "Life Laugh Love" I actually had a different tag made with 2 stickers, an "H" and a "B" and I was going to right the rest by hand, "Happy Birthday".  Well, it looked pretty sloppy ad I just wasn't having it.  

I NEED YOUR HELP...
I am really enjoying making cards and if you have any tips on a better way to do font like this, please, comment me or email me.  I'd love to know some secrets.  I don't have the money to invest in stamps right now but I do plan on doing that one day.  Until then... what can I do?

Just in case you missed yesterday's post here's a pic of the birthday card I did...

And after showing this to another coworker (not the birthday girl) she asked me to make a mother's day card for her to give to her mom.  Here's the outcome of it and I LOVE IT!  Again, I got my vintage images (sheet music and birds image) from The Graphics Fairy. Please, go visit her blog.  She has so much to offer!

6 comments:

Cindy said...

Oh, your cards are beautiful! I went through the same thing you did with lettering wondering what to use...Hobby Lobby had a 1/2 price sale on kinds of stickers and they work great for cards...I got one whole sheet for a dollar that says Happy Birthday...enough for several cards. I use them for all sorts of projects. I got several different themes so they come in handy...They are stickers but are like card stock. I hope that is helpful...One sheet that is my absolute favorite is all about the Lord.
I know you'd love it too!

Your cards are fabulous! Happy Mother's Day!
Hugs,
Cindy Adkins
www.recoveryartist.com

BLISS angels said...

Love this card,so cute. I have a cricut machine which is easy to use and it will cut out letters but the only down side is the price but you can find deals. I brought mine at walmart and it was cheaper. They have a web site cricut.com. Also I like looking at walmart, target and the dollar store all sell lettering stickers which you can pick up cheaply. ~Wendy

Marie L @ Stitch in Time said...

Beautiful card - love the combination of the sheet music with the flowers.

Tammara said...

Beautiful cards!

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Such gorgeous cards! You really have a great eye for color. These are beautiful! Thanks so much for linking these up for Brag Monday.

PetraB said...

Hallo Ashley, Your cards are really lovely, I love the colours. With regards to the lettering you could print the sentiments, this is what I do a lot because I don't have that many sentiment stamps or I just don't have the one I need! There are quite a few free downloadable fonts online. These are the ones I have used: dafont.com and <a href="http://www.1001freefonts.com/>1001freefonts</a>. These fonts are free for personal use and they work well.
Happy Mother's Day, Petra.x

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