Saturday, March 12, 2011

My First Card!! (Well, sort-of)

This was my first attempt at cardmaking.  Well, actually I made some Valentine cards for my grandchildren that were cute but very simple so they don't count. LOL 

I fell into this wonderful craft quite by accident.  I am a quilter and have been for years.  For Christmas, I ordered a Sizzix Big Shot Pro so that I could cut fabric strips.  However, while researching the Sizzix machine, I started seeing all of these wonderful cards that people were making.  I thought to myself that I should get some of those cute dies so that my grandchildren could play and make cute cards and pictures.  Man, did that ever open a can of worms!!  Here I am 2 1/2 months later with a card making station in my quilt studio and spending a whole lot more on stamping and card supplies than on my quilting stuff!!  But oh, it is so much fun. 

Now, back to my card...  I made this card for my best childhood friend's birthday.  The stamp is Sugar Nellie's Sitting Joy.  Isn't she beautiful!  It is a digi stamp.  This was my first attempt at coloring with Copic Markers.  I've been taking Suzanne Deans' Copics Class on-line.  It's wonderful, by the way.  I didn't write down the marker numbers that I used but I'll try to do better in the future. 
Here's Joy close-up. 

I found a u-tube video from Splitcoaststampers that showed how to make an easel card.  I love how they work and you can display your cards.  So, this card was a multitude of firsts for me.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, Cardstock from GinaK, dies from Spellbinders. 

I loved this sweet sentiment but couldn't find the stamp for it, so I printed it from my computer.  Even that was a learning experience as I had to search the Internet for fonts.  But, I am very proud of how the card turned out.  I hope you enjoy it, too.


  1. Beautiful, stunning, absolutely gorgeous! Hugs, Rosemary

  2. Very nice! Welcome to the world of card-making!

  3. You sure don't look like a beginner to me - wonderful cards!
    Hugs, Sandy

  4. Wow! Your coloring is amazing! Are you sure you haven't done this before? Your coloring looks so experienced! Wonderful card!
    Hugs, Iulia

  5. Wow I wish my first attempt was this good you really do have great talent for this!!!!!!!

  6. Absolutly beautiful Rosamond! You've done an excellent job on your coloring and layouts and your blog is adorable! Hope you keep having fun with cardmaking, you're very talented!
    Judy K.

  7. This card is absolutely beautiful! I can't believe it's your first one!! I think I need to take some Suzanne Online classes if they can turn you into such a good artist! :o)

  8. Amazing! Hard to believe this is your first attempt with Copics. i just signed up for Suzanne's beginning class. i hope i can do half as well as you

  9. This is stunning. I agree, hard to believe this is your first attempt. Wonderful job!

  10. Your first card! You must be joking...LOL It is absolutely fabulous, I can't believe it's your first attempt. You obviously have loads of talent. Well done! hugs Sharon

  11. Rosamond, your cards are beautiful! I am amazed at your creative abilities, should say God given talent, but not surprised as I have seen the most beautiful quilts you have created and know you can get those creative talents going!!!
    I love this card .... A card from the heart for sure .... I will definitely be following your blog!!! I give you * * * * * rating on your coloring!
    Love you my friend and congratulations on your new love! :)

  12. Me too, found out about cards watching the net. I'm going to start making them too.
    Yours is simply GORGEOUS!
    I'm going to look for instructions for the easel card on you tube right now!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Greetings from Portugal