Friday, January 5, 1973

About My Labels (Mostly Markers - Cards)

Updated June 25, 2011. I've tried to place consistent and helpful labels on all of my posts. One reason for my labels is to help my viewers find cards they might enjoy. Another reason is to give me a way to sort and view my own cards in various combinations. Some of my labels don't need explanation. "Embroidery floss," for example. Others are explained below.

To view all posts in a label category, click on the label at bottom of post, or in the label list on the right hand side of my blog.
  • Circles: Cards where I used my circle dies or punches to make dots or windows on the card. Sometimes a shape to write or draw in. Sometimes layered for scallops or flowers.
  • Homemade patterned paper: Papers with patterns I created with hand cut stamps, marbled ink effects, hand drawn plaids, or other "home made" designs.
  • Monochromatic: Cards with all (or almost all) one color.
  • No sentiment: I think of the sentiment as a visual element, and not every layout seems to need one. All of my cards for Operation Write Home (see below) are blank inside. Some have a brief sentiment on the card front. Others don't, hence the "no sentiment" label. They can be sent for varied occasions, or just as a note card.
  • Operation Write Home: Cards created for Operation Write Home, "supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them."