Monday, 31 March 2014

Men's Card

 I was asked to make a male card for someone who was off on their adventures, a sort of gap year at retirement age!!
I used my collection of urban paper and stamps from Do Crafts, along with my hot air balloon stamp from Clarity Stamps.
I matted the squares onto dull looking mirri board, I felt the really shiny stuff just did not work for this card, each square has been distressed with ink.
The hot air balloon is paper pieced and the gentleman is decoupaged, both have glossy accents on them. I have also coloured the gentleman's sleeves, cuffs and binoculars with promarkers.
This would also make a good Father's Day card.
Hope you like it!!

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Another Box Card

Here is a another box card but in a different colourway, I have really enjoyed making these and have even made a mini one to go with all my other mini's. They would make fab place settings with tiny flowers on!!
 The papers I have used are again from Trimcraft but this time I have inked the edges for the vintage feel. The flowers are cut using George and my cricut, the butterflies are another punch I have!!
The photos really do not do the card justice.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Mothers Day Frame

I love this box frame picture I have made, it looks strong yet delicate. And the inspiration for it came whilst I was tidying away left over chocolate, the chocolate box reminded me of a deep picture frame so I thought 'I could make one of those and put flowers in it!!'
 The frame is made from a sheet of 12 x 12 cardstock which I scored and cut to make the deep frame.
The backing paper is some that came free in a magazine which I then stamped swirls on with distress ink. Next I added glossy accents to some of the flowers and glitter that is not too shiny. Once the backing paper was dry I made up the frame with the paper in place that way I did not have to cut the backing paper to size!!
 The roses were die cut from paper scraps, teased into shape then had glitter added to them. I punched out the leaf shapes but as I was putting it together thought something was missing so I added silver mirri board mini flourishes.
To make the flowers even more 3D I mounted them onto a mini box shape made from the scraps of the outside frame.
Finally I punched out various sizes of butterflies from glitter card and vellum, attached the two together then added to the picture.
As you can see I have also added a Happy Mother's Day sentiment, not sure if this is for my Mum or Mother in law!! Or maybe I'll just keep it for me!!

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Mothers Day Card

This box style card is all the rage at the moment, but until I made this one for my Mum I hadn't quite realised how much. I do not watch Create and Craft on TV very often but when I watched it this week this  style card was on the show being demonstrated. Oh well I still like it!!
 I made the base from white card decorated with Trimcrafts Floral Pavillion paper, the flowers are by Stampin up which I stamped in Distress inks and the butterflies are made using a Martha Stewart punch.
I made the butterflies float by attaching them to acetate before gluing to the card. The Happy Mothers Day was typed on the computer before I punched it out.
I am really pleased with how this card came together, just hope my Mum likes it too.