Oh wow! It has been a very long time since I last posted! My craft room is still out of action and we are also in the process of packing to get the house ready for sale. However lucky me, I found a post I wrote a while ago but never shared with you all….whoops…
This card I made for one of the girls at work. She loves dancing and the beach, so I tried to incorporate elements of both on the card:
The image is ‘tiny dancer’ from Tiddly Inks (I think) and I downloaded it as a digital stamp as I didn’t have time to buy a dancing stamp. As my printer isn’t able to print on thick paper, I had to print the stamped image onto copy paper and the colouring didn’t turn out as well as I would have liked. I coloured her using watercolour inks.
I really like the mixed use of textures and embellishments. The brown and blue flowers I made myself using flower punches and Glossy Accents to hold them together.
These are chipboard letters/numbers which I sponged with ink to match the colours of the card.
You can see some music washi tape I have haphazardly added to the top corner, as well as a metal photo edge to finish the image off.
Ahh it’s nice to be back, and I am so very sorry I have not posted. Hopefully we will be moving into a new house soon. I have already told my husband that the first room I unpack is the craft room!
Until then, xx
Hi, here’s three different cards using the same sketch/layout:
It’s amazing how you can make very different cards using the same layout!
Don’t you just love the vine mesh leaves?! I bought a roll of it from e-bay a while ago while looking for embellishments for our wedding invites. Surprisingly it was easy to cut the leaf shapes out.
To give the above card a bit more of a grungy look I inked the edges of the blue flowers with Walnut Stain.
This one below I made for my bestfriend Bee for her birthday (yes, it was a while ago – that’s how long these cards have been sitting here ready to post!):
I’ve layered a piece of ivory lace over a border-punched piece of paper (all three cards have the same border-punch with the same paper), and positioned some embellishments on the left hand side. There’s some flowers, vine and twine I’ve attached under the butterfly. The mesh leaves are the same as those mentioned previously, and I’ve added a layered butterfly for added effect. This was achieved punching two butterflies (one out of patterned paper, and the other out of white paper). I inked them both with Walnut Stain to created some dimension. The butterfly is folded down the middle, and I’ve attached both together using mounting tape to create the added height.
I’m quite a fan of this one – I love all the textural components!
Coming up with titles for my posts that adequately describe my cards is proving difficult. What do you think – does Shabby in Pink describe these cards, or can you think of a better name?
Alas, it’s only a name; a card is a card, and I think I like these two (even if they are pink…):
I distressed the edges of the paper with a distressing tool to give it more of a ‘rougher, shabby’ look. The two cards are the same, I have just swapped the background paper with the paper used for the die-cut leaf.
Paper: Pink, white, pink background paper from my stash, the vintage flowers paper is from the Timeless Classics collection by Kaisercraft.
Tools: Framelits Secret Garden (leaf), paper distresser
Embellishments: White paper doilies, various coloured paper flowers
Adhesives: double-sided tape, mounting tape, glue dots