Saturday, 26 April 2014

Happy 8th Birthday for a Girl.

Hi Guys',

Hope you're all well and had a lovely Easter. Thought I'd post a quick card in between washing and drying, yuk. Much rather be crafting.

This card is the other half to the twins' cards I did for a friend at work. The first male one was posted a few months ago, so I thought it was time to post this female one.

It's a pretty pastel coloured MCS picture window card, using an image from the 'Countryside Garden' cd. I really enjoy making these 3D cards and they're so effective. I've adapted the style for many occasions now.  
I printed extra butterflies and decoupaged them inside the card, to add extra dimension and also resized them, to use as embellishments on the front of the card. I love the way you the windows open to reveal the image, by pulling on the side flaps.


The no8 was cut on my cricut, using pink coredinations card.

A verse and a place to write a greeting was added to the back of the card.

And of course, no card is complete without a pretty box to match. I was told the little girl loved it.

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Wedding rocker card with pillow effect embossing.

Good afternoon to everyone,

What a beautiful afternoon it is too. Had my first craft fair of the season last week and I have to say, it was lovely. It was a fund raiser for a choir in my area called 'A Handful of Harmonies.' What a great crowd they were and I had a fairly successful day, but I do think the wedding season may be upon us because I now have three orders for wedding cards.

Although I had three different cards on my stall to choose from, the one everyone went for was my 'Wedding Rocker', which can be found here. So it would seem simple white is the order of the day, so with that thought in mind I decided to design another similar card.

I've had this idea floating around in my head for a while and was planning to do it in double sided printed papers, then the curls on the topper would be a contrasting colour. For this design I decided to use some pearlized card I bought to print on, but it was unsuitable. I have to say though, it's PERFECT for this card. It looks like royal icing. Yum.

The dies I used are the grand large scalloped ovals from Spellbinders. These dies are perfect for rocker cards. I have to admit to going to town a bit on this card, it took ages, but I think the end result is worth it. The largest die was used for the rocker base. It was cut twice, then one was folded lengthways to create the rocker and the second used as the base layer. The second layer, made with die no2, was embossed at 1cm intervals in a crisscross design. The effect is lovely, it looks cushioned, but I have to admit, my favourite part is the topper.

First, I cut two shapes using the no5 die. Onto the bottom layer I printed and embossed 'Wedding' in silver, using my Clarity word chain stamp. This one is in set no1, I love the typography type arty font, I'm so into this style at the moment. I then marked the centre of the second layer and cut the cross using a craft knife. I curled the edges with my bone folder before sticking onto the bottom layer with wet glue to allow a bit of manoeuvrability. Before sticking I cut  the embossed edge from the bottom layer to make it smaller, then you don't have to be so precise.

The flower was made using the spellbinders daisy die and floral flourishes die to add some more detail. It was secured with a large pearl brad from my stash. A couple of pearls on the topper and I decided to stop there. What, no ribbon? I hear you say. I don't think it needed it, I love it just as it is, what do you think?

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