Friday, October 17, 2014

Assemblage greeting cards with tatted embellishments

 One thing leads to another, so I've been making greeting cards, with tatting on each as an embellishment. The main features are from digital photos, sometimes my own, sometimes purchased. I'm having a load of fun with paper, scissors, glue, and thread!

What I do to get pretty paper is open a blank document and insert a photo, and re-size it to cover nearly the whole page (my printer needs at least 1/4" margins) then print it onto cardstock weight paper. It can then be trimmed to the size needed, resulting in the picture covering all the way to the edge.

A document file is also how I print off other photos and clip art in a variety of sizes to choose from, for featured pictures and embellishments on the card.

The antique car photo is from JantasticPhotos, the steampunk digital paper is from TheArtBoxDesigns, and the vintage camera image is from GraphicVariete, all on Etsy.

Here's a shout out for Tatting Days Nov. 6 - 8 at the Tatting Corner - I'm one of the teachers there! My class is the "Rotation" pendant.


tattrldy said...

Great idea, they look great!

Margarets designer cards said...

I do quite a bit of this with odd bits i make from the left overs in the shuttles, Picture of flowers with two of three butterflies on seem to sell well. I do use a little bit of glue to put them on the card, naughty but I found this is a quick way and they do stay on.
You cards look great and I love you little bits to one side of the photo.

Marilee Rockley said...

Margaret, your cards are spectacular and very professional!
What I do is just dabble a bit as a learning experience.