Okay, so I went a bit crazy with the flower – it will definitely not fit into an envelope… P.S. The flower was a trial to make, but I am getting the hang of it.
Again, this card is made with paper from the Ebony and Ivory range from Kaszazz – I just love it!
I added letter stickers to chipboard half circles, and attached them to the twine to look like a banner.
Maybe this would look better as a gift box top rather than a card. Many options I suppose.
And I am sure this will not be the last card using these papers. I’m addicted (can’t you tell?!).
So the photo doesn’t do it justice – why I keep taking photos when it is bad light I don’t know! Actually, I think it is because with an infant any chance I get is used quickly… 😉
Again, there is space left for a sentiment to be added when needed. The teal and purple flowers I made using a flower punch and layering the punched pieces together after folding the petals and using a lot of glossy accents. I popped a pearl in the middle of the teal flower.
The fake stitching was achieved using a paper piercer (to create the holes equal distances apart) and a distress marker (fine tip) to join every alternate set of holes. I distressed the edges of the purple fern paper with a pair of scissors as I had lost my distressing tool – improvisation works a treat!
I tried to add embellishments which matched the Garden Party colours, as I knew they worked well together. If I get time (or better yet, if I remember), I will take better photos which will show the pop of colour better).
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
This is a card I made a while ago, challenging myself to opnly use specific papers. This range is from Kaszazz, and from memory the paper is called “Ebony and Ivory”. It’s my favourite! The bird is a stamp from the new stamp range that came out in May – loving it! The flowers were a bugger to make, but I am starting to get the hang of it, and like the effect it creates on my cards.
I have 3 more cards that I made from the same papers that I will show in a later post when I have finished them (the craft room is out of action for the moment while repairs are occurring…).
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!
Well hello there.
My twin sister announced she was pregnant 6 weeks ago (yay 🙂 ), however we weren’t allowed to spread the news just yet. Her and her husband have already told those they see regularly, and given it’s 12 weeks today, I thought it was okay to share the card I made for them 5 weeks ago… teehehe:
The stamp is from Pure Innocence ‘You’re So Sweet’ set, and I coloured it in with a variety of inks: Garden Green, Soft Suede, and various watercolour pencils. Here’s a close up:
I’m not sure what happened to my watercolouring – I think maybe I have some cheap paper, – can you see the ring around the green in the middle of the dress? It was a bit odd, although did add some texture… I can pretend it was on purpose right? Well, I will keep practicing!
Paper: Bazzill yellow and green, watercolour paper, the yellow and red are from Stampin’ Up!
Inks: Garden Green and Soft Suede, various watercolour pencils, Stazon black
Embellishments: Pewter brad