15 August 2010

Penny Black Easel Card

Easel card made from a Penny Black transparent stamp and Promarkers - can't remember which set (I have so many!!) mounted on rectangle nestabilities. The sentiment is cut on my cricut and the little flowers are my QVC punches. Paper from DCWV. Ribbon, pearls and stickles finish it off. I think this was Squirrel's birthday card!

14 August 2010

Unusual Golden Wedding Card.

The card in its box
The verse on the little book.
The inside card insert
The spine
The box and matching tag
Open to reveal inner card
Homemade seed packet with real seeds.

This was a real challenge - a golden wedding card with the themes: fishing, cinema, gardening and reading!!! A challenge if ever there was one. So this is what I did:

Firstly the card is like a book, the main image is the poster from the film 'A river runs through it' for the fishing/cinema aspect. I photoshopped the blurb to read Golden Film Productions and changed the director's name to the card recipients. The front of the card closes by slotting into 3 hearts one of which has a bouquet made from flowers from Hobbycrafts. Inside I attached another card. I made a little bookatrix book with a verse about a garden by Thomas Moore. I made a sunflower seed packet and called it 'Golden Anniversary' which I filled with sunflower seeds. I thought they could grow them next year. The letters were cut on my cricut as was the little sunflower on the packet. This card is fixed inside the first and opens to reveal the insert. The spine of the card reads Golden Wedding. I then had to make a box as it wouldn't go in an envelope! I think I covered all the briefs!! The friend who it was made for was thrilled with it and it's going to her partner's parents next week so I hope they like it too.

12 August 2010

Double Slider Card (Don't look Helen!) xxx

Although I'm on school holidays I haven't made that many cards! Here's one I made using instructions from Splitcoast Stampers. Mine doesn't slide out as far as theirs as I had to cut my slits by hand and as I hadn't made one before I wasn't sure how long to cut them. Mine were 1.5 inches long but could have been longer. I used my Docrafts See D morsels stamps for the flowery and dotty background. These are gorgeous little stamps which I've had for years and are really unfashionable now but I love them - I don't think you can buy them anymore although they are sometimes in the sale section of craft shops. They're similar to Tapestry peg stamps without the wooden peg! The image is from a Penny Black clear stamp set (Bubbly) coloured with Promarkers and decoupaged (the first image underneath went a bit wrong, the cat looked a little ill!) and the sentiments are both Penny Black too. I decorated it with punched flowers, stickles glitter and pearls.