There are many great sticker companies. One of my favorite companies is SRM Stickers – they have sheets of Sentiments – usually around one particular subject area – ie birthday, winter, holiday, etc. Their cost is very inexpensive for the number of cards you can make out of a sticker sheet of sentiments. If you check through my blog you will find their sentiments on many of my cards. Penny Black has always had beautiful stickers. It is so easy to make a card using one of her stickers. Great value for your money. Mrs. Grossman has many stickers also.
I made three cards for you today. I had hopes of making more but time gets away from you. Working sure gets in the way of having time to create.
My first card is a masculine card. Golf is a favorite sport for many people – men and women – I chose to take a masculine route with this card. When I first laid out the card – it had no depth or character – so I cuddlebugged the blue background with an argyle folder (argyle/golf – they go together don’t they). I then got out my chalk and chalked the background blue embossed paper, chalked the golf cart (main focus of the card). If you notice I placed the sticker on a piece of paper that also had depth to it. Adds more character than a plain piece of green paper. I added the sentiment to a strip of green paper. A strip of plaid and a couple brads made a great sticker card. I dressed up the focal point (golf card) by using a interesting piece of paper to mount the sticker on and then added some chalk to add some distress (or maybe it was mud) to the focal point. The sentiment (one of the great sentiment stickers from SRM Stickers) was not just stuck on the card but placed on another piece of paper which had some depth. See how easy it is to dress up a Sticker card.
The second card is a more feminine card and could be sent to an adult or younger female. I found this great clear sticker at JoAnn’s – it is by Me and My Big Ideas – the bling is already on the card. I also used some letter stickers for my sentiment – letter stickers can be found all over and by many different companies. On this card – I used a Bo Bunny dots paper for my cardbase – this paper adds depth – you could have just used a piece of this paper also on top of a plain card base. I tried to follow the color palette of the light blue with pink accents for my color in the card. Both colors are in the bling on the sticker. Very simple layered card but I think makes great use of the sticker and the sentiment is simple but effective because it picks up the pink used in the card.
My third card is very simple – I think it needs something to dress it up and that is where you come in. The s tickers on this card are the buttons. I punched holes in the buttons (just like a real button) and then wove a double strand of twine through the buttons – I left a small amount of twine hanging over the edge of the card to add a little dimension. The buttons are pop dotted to give a little depth to them. The card is OK but needs to be stepped up – so this is where you come into the mix – please leave me a comment and give me suggestions on how you think I should dress up this card.
So please leave a comment on everyone’s Sticker Post – this puts you in a drawing for a prize from OWH – I also will have a drawing for a SRM Sentiment sheet for anyone who leaves me a comment (please leave me your e mail address so I can contact you).
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