Homemade Cards

Mike prefers homemade cards for occasions rather than store bought cards. So I try my best to give what he likes. I prefer store bought cards because I have a hard time coming up with just the right words to convey my feelings.

Well, Father’s Day is just one such occasion. Within two weeks of that is our anniversary, another such occasion.

I got my tangle on!

I started with Father’s Day, since it comes first. I looked on tanglepatterns.com for some heart patterns. I really like how you can find all the patterns with certain characteristics on that site. (It’s a drop down menu on the left sidebar.)

I found Heartstrings by Helen Williams at a little lime. From there I found a variation turned new tangle, Heartswell, which I also liked. I decided to put Heartswell on the outside of the card and then Heartstrings on the inside. About the time I got three-fourths finished with the line work, I realized it was more appropriate for our anniversary card than a Father’s Day card. Don’t you agree?

Homemade Cards ~ Lifeofjoy.meHomemade Cards ~ Lifeofjoy.meWhen I realized this, I stopped working on it and began to figure out what to do for the Father’s Day card. Back at Linda Farmer’s site, Tangle Patterns, I continued to browse the heart patterns but realized I needed something else.

Then I remembered Footlites by Carole Ohl, and decided to put his name and footlites on the front.

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I decided to write on the inside and ended up filling both halves with sentiments. So I simply put LoLo by Hsin-Ya Hsu down the left side. There are several variations but I just kept it simple.

I ran low on time and did not shade the anniversary card hearts as well as I should have, but I think they turned out okay.

I did not participate in the Diva Challenge. The only tile I considered changing was one where the challenge was actually to do just a little tangling, so if I changed it, it would no longer be a correct response to that challenge. :D

Then I got busy and decided that I would not go seeking out other challenges or focuses but just post what I’ve already accomplished.

I’m going to run for now. Have a great week.

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

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