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Monday 20 February 2012

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 62 - A recipe

The challenge this week at Crafty Cardmakers was set by Kim, and it is to use a recipe 1 2 3 - 1 image, 2 design papers, and 3 embellishments, one of which must be a heart.

I decided to make my card a valentines day card as a colleague had asked me to make one.

For this card, I used a 6 inch square card base, and to this I added two designer papers, the top one from Papermania's Nostalgia Warm collection (DP1), and the bottom one from a K & Company 6x6 scrapbook designer paper pack (DP2).

I wanted to cover the join, but had no ribbon that matched, so out came my trusty burgundy promarker.  In no time the yellow grosgrain ribbon from my stash was transformed!  I made a small bow out of the same coloured ribbon, and attached it (embellishment 1) using pinflair glue gel.

The image was from a sheet in my stash which I had printed off from a cd I belive, but unfortunately, I have no clue which one it was!

I then stamped two hearts (embellishment 2 and 3) from a See D's ready to cling stamp set using my flitterglu, and covered them with metallic gilding flakes.  As this was a bespoke card, I put the happy couple's initials in the centre of the hearts.

On the ribbon I spelled out the word Valentine using gold peel off letters.  Finally, I cut out two shapes using my nesties from the off cut of the top designer paper. I coloured the edge of the larger of the two shapes using the burgundy pen, and stamped the sentiment (from the same stamp set) in the centre of the smaller.  Before I layered them up, I used the flitterglu and flake combination around the very edge of the larger shape to gild it and make it stand out.  When layered, I attached it to the card using pinflair gel.

The very final touch was some gold peel off photo corners attached to the corners of the card base.

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Monday 13 February 2012

A quick Valentine...

Some people really do leave it until the last minute...

I was asked to do a quick Valentines day card yesterday, and it was for a man!

I never know what to do for men's cards, but especially not a Valentine card!  They don't go for cute as a rule, do they? I sat and stared at a blank piece of card for ages and then finally came up with this.

I used pearlescent card as the base, cut to six by six inches when folded.

On the front cover, I embossed some hearts using my eazi-score board, and put a small peel off heart in the centres.  I used a "lipstick kiss" stamp from my collection, and stamped it with aged mahogany distress ink in between the embossed hearts.

The final touch was the "I love you" sentiment, which was a peeloff put onto the same card as the base and layered with gold mirri card.

It didn't take long and I was really pleased with this one.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Cards for men challenge - Valentines Day/Love

 Crafty Bloggers network - "Love is in the air"

Crafty Boots Challenges - Valentines

Monday 6 February 2012

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 61 - Monochrome magic

The challenge this week at Crafty Cardmakers has been set by Beth, and is "Monochrome Magic"

For my card, I have chosen to use a digistamp from Digi Doodles called the Waltz, which has been coloured in using promarkers, and a background paper which has been made using the flitter glu from IndigoBlu and some silver gilding flakes with a Glitter girls floral flourish stamp.  
The card itself is an easel card, using black card as the base.  I cut the digi stamp out when coloured and mounted it onto black card, leaving a small edge around the image.  This was then mounted onto the top part of the easel. 
This is the card in the display position (black background)
This is the card in the display position (white background)
Card folded flat ready to post
Detail of the background paper
The final touches were some pearls and a sentiment on the top (back) half of the easel and a stop plate that said Happy Birthday.  The flowers in the bottom left hand corner of the base of the card were punched from a tonic punch, and the centre beads were from my stash.  The ferny leaf was punched from silver paper using a Martha Stewart punch.
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