I made cards for my relations and friends since school time and everyone said they were so creative. But they were only simple cards. Now I'm 25 years old and also a Lawyer. More than my profession I like to make some creative things.
Card making is not the only thing I'm doing. I make 3D origami, amugurami, hand made papers and also sewing.
I am a Sri Lankan and I don't have so many good materials and equipment to make cards.
Normally I use wrapping papers, color A4 papers to decorate and only scissors to cut.
When I found this site I knew I can make them all. This is the best site I've ever seen. So many great ideas.
My mother also a well known craft maker (+ a Home Science Teacher) in Sri Lanka she's holding exhibitions.
In September we ( my mother, elder sister and me) are going to hold a family exhibition together. So these ideas are very useful for me.
After the exhibition I hope to publish my creations to selling places.
Thank you so much for your great ideas.
Christina says ...
Some of the techniques featured on the website have been covered by Madushi here and to great effect. And are those Paper Roses I see added to the Trellis Card????
It is always good to see how others interpret an idea. And these are beautifully done and I am sure your exhibition will go down really well.
I would love to see some of your handmade papers. Perhaps you could add some photos to the gallery and tell us how you make them.
The instructuions for all these cards can be found in the NavBar to your left and most of them are in the Easy Projects section.
You will also find the video instructions for some in the Tutorials section.
I make many cards these days as Mrs Agnes, who is sending me the goods, has sent many things.
Here are some cards I made.
Actually this is a new experience for me to make cards with this stuff.
First one is a Step card I made with a stamped image and dry embossed card boards which she has sent.
The second one is a parchment card I made using the tools she sent.
The third one is again a embossed card and some punched butterflies she sent. I love those butterflies a lot.
Last one is a Penny Slider card I made for my sister-in-law's birthday. She, and all the family were amazed with the card as they never saw such cards. I used an embossed paper and a handmade flower and a butterfly too...
Sorry if the cards cannot see well as I cannot focus them very well.I don't know why.
Thank you again and again for your great ideas Christina. Everybody loves my creations now because of your ideas...
Christina says ...
All the ideas that Madushi has used here can be found on the website and I am sure that you will agree she has done a fablulous job of putting her own stamp on things.
Have a good rummage around the Easy Projects section and then try some form the More Projects, Papercrafts, Novelty and Kinetic sections too.
As your confidence builds you will want to be more adventurous and there are a lot of Video Tutorials to help you get the results you want.
These are just lovely and I particularly love the Butterfly card.
It is so very kind of Agnes to send you the "Goodies" and it really makes your heart melt to know that there are people like her in the world.
I have no doubt that you will make many more beautiful cards and I hope you will continue to add them to the Gallery.
These are the cards I made recently using some of your techniques.
First one I made using the Braided Ribbon tutorial. I used brown and orange colors. I made 3 paper roses by cutting the edges with the shaped scissor...and added the butterfly which Mrs.Agnes sent me with cutting the wings...
The 2nd one is a pleated card....but no Spellbinders as I don't have them. But I cut only a circle and added punched flowers around it.
Then the 3rd one is a Rocking card. As you can see I added white and pink embossed card pieces to the under and cut the edges of the topper....and again made paper roses using scallop edge scissor.
The last one is a Gap card. And no special techniques besides that.
As always I used your ideas and techniques to make my cards and they came up beautifully. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas with us.
Christina says ...
ALL these cards are lovely Madushi and I love the Braided Ribbon card. It looks really good and the techniques is so easy to do and yet creates this fabulous look.
If you would like to try these ideas for your self then you will find a Video Tutorial in the NavBar to your left.
Then you too will be able to get the smae look as Madushi on your designs.