Sometimes the only way you can get the card you want is to make it (or have it made for you) by hand. I was asked to make a birthday card for my friends daughter to give to her Grandad who she calls Granda.
I knew that the person it was for had his own boat so asked my friend if she had a picture of it, the following card is the one I made.
I used the Cathedral Background die in coconut white card which I laid over a rich red piece with an oval cut from the center. The greeting was created on my silhouette cameo using the white sketch pen and then I used the Expressions Ornate Frame – Just Because to mount it onto the card above a strip created with the border from the Scandinavian Collection – Corner, Border & Tag
Here is the set I created. Unfortunately I couldnt capture the shine on the backgrounds that the Pixie Powders create.
The card I have up today is made with Sue Wilson’s paper pad teamed up with a stamp from John Lockwood
I stamped the Especially for You stamp from Johns Lily of the Valley Sentiments – Clear Stamp Set onto wisteria foundation card and used a circle punch to cut it out, I then mounted it onto a scalloped circle in a darker purple. I cut the New Zealand Collection Hamilton die out of some white card and glued this to a piece of purple paper from Sue’s paper pad which I mounted onto the darker purple card cut with the noble pierced squares.
I used the wellington die and cut it into 4 which I glued behind the center square and mounted this onto a piece of the purple paper that is the reverse side of the piece used in the middle. The whole thing was finished off with a mat in the darker purple and some pearls for the 2 opposite corners.
Today I have a card I made using one of Sue Wilson’s striplet dies.
I took a piece of coconut white card and cut out the Mini Striplets Intertwining Circles 3 times across, leaving the die in place each time in order to ink through the circles. I then cut the outside of the square with Noble – Double Pierced Squares. The middle is the Expressions Ornate Oval – Just For You.
Today’s post is a lot about stamping and a little die cutting. I took an 8 x 8 scalloped card and stamped the Filigree Peony stamp (by John Lockwood) in Brilliance copper ink all around the outside. I used the stamp twice before reinking it giving me the faded look with some of them.
I used the Ravello striplet die which I cut 4 times around a piece of pearlised card to form a square backgrounds and backed this with a copper card cut with the double pierced square dies to leave a small border. I stamped the Tuileries Frame Stamp in perfect medium and embossed it with copper embossing powder. I cut it out with the Auckland die (outside and centre) and trimmed around the stamped part in the centre. I used the decorative centre from the die in the copper card.
I finished the card off with a few gems coloured with copies to match with the card colours.
Today’s card uses one of Sue Wilson’s Perspective collection dies – the Happy Birthday circle. The set comes with the little cupcake and candles so it is quite a useful one.I cut the die from coconut white card and honeydew card and used the outside coconut white with the inside in honeydew (the opposite piece I kept for a future card)
I mounted the circle onto a piece of honeydew card cut out with the Grace Frame die. I cut the Petite Peony cluster in coconut white and backed it with honeydew then mounted it on foam pads on each side of the frame. I inked through the the cupcake die with colour cloud ink to create the lines that represent the wrapper and I topped the cupcakes with iced snow to give them a little sparkle.
Todays post is a card that John Lockwood made a back in February, I decided to make one myself.
I cut out the outside die from the heart of heart die set and leaving it in place I embossed the dark card with the illusions embossing folder and then used some silver gilding wax over the top. I made the rest of it pretty much the same as Johns one.
I have a wee canvas for the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Craft group challenge over on Facebook. In honour of St Patricks day this month, the challenge is to create a project with green in it.
I started with a canvas that i didn’t particularly like and took the Swirled hearts texture sheet from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts which I scraped some texture paste through. I then used different colours of Colourarte silks to get the green colours of the bacground. I printed the quote onto a piece of green paper and then cut it into seperate words before I stuck it onto the canvas. The heart is from the Waterworks shape set and it was painted with Vintage mint silk acrylic glaze from colourarte. I used a stabilo all surface pencil to outline the words and make them stand out against the background. I finished the whole thing off with some prima flowers.
Today I have a spring birthday card to share with you. I think I am in love with the Honeydew card colour, it is so fresh looking.
I cut the New Zealand Collection Wellington die out of some coconut white card and then rotated it 45 degrees and cut it again. I then backed this with some Honeydew foundation card. I used a tonic die to cover the hole left by the Wellington die then circles to matt the Perspectives Collection Happy Birthday Circle. The outside frames were cut using the noble pierced squares and the 3 flowers in the middle using Finishing Touches – Perfect Peony Complete Petals and Finishing Touches – Perfect Peony Open Petals. The finished card measures 6.5″ square.