Monday, 23 July 2012

On Your Engagement - Third Commission

Hello there. Great to have you click in and read my post. I am really excited as tonight is the last sleep before we venture on our 2 month trip away in the morning at 7.00am when we get picked up and taken to the airport. I have a few cards (after this one) to share with you which I will do when I am away. I'll also add a few pictures of what we're up to and where we are when we are overseas in future Blog posts too!

The card I have ready for you today is the third of the three commissions, I promised to show you before I go. It was created for a lovely lady who has asked me to make cards for her previously. This time she needed an Engagement card for some of her great friends.

Here it is:-
Why not grab a cup of a hot beverage to partake of,  as you read on . . . why not!

This is another step card - I am obviously into this particular style of card at the moment. This card is 6" high and 8" long. The left side panel is 41/4" wide and the step panels are 33/4" wide.

I used Kaiser Craft Liquorice weave card stock for the card base and the design papers are from HOTP 12 x 12 Pizzazz Joy's Vintage papers. Once these were cut to shape and layered together it was time to add all the embellishments.

The stamps I used are fast becoming one of my favourites. They are called Feminine Charm from Flourishes. I stamped them with Memento Rich Cocoa ink pad and fussy cut them out, then coloured them with my Copics, a few small crystals from my stash and some feathers.

I created the "On Your Engagement" on my Computer and cut and embossed it with Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two S5-030, whilst still in the die I used Copic marker BV00 to add some colour to highlight the message.

I also used Heartfelt Creations Tattered Blossoms (and distressed leaves) stamps and dies for the flowers (stamping them on another sheets of paper from Joy's Vintage lilac design papers). 

Having cut them out I layered different sizes together and used a brad to hold them, then used Clear Snaps BEAUTIFUL glitter and Glue to make them glisten!

I used the Flourishes stamps for the sentiment too and once stamped and trimmed stuck it to Kaiser Craft Hanging Plaque wood flourishes then highlighted with Copic BV00.

Likewise for the "If the shoe fits" quote I cut and embossed this using Spellbinders Floral Ovals S4-356.

On the back step I added one of the Kaiser Craft Mannequin wooden flourishes added a little organza lilac ribbon and a wired lilac butterfly (from my stash).

For the back of the card I added a piece of white card stock then used Spellbinders Lattice Accents S5-106 to add small frames in the corners of the writing panel.

Details about most of the ingredients I used when making this card:

Thanks for looking at my post.  It may be a little while before I make my next post. I will however be in Nairobi when I do catch up with you again. So until them be safe and take care.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Just for you Elaine

Hi again, how're you? As promised here is the second of my card commissions. I was so excited yesterday when I handed all three of these cards over to their commissioners, and got to see their immediate reactions and get such lovely feedback.

This was particularly the case for the card I'll show you today - for Elaine.
Here it is . . .

It is a side step card and is 91/2" high x 8" wide.
The card base was made by using Kaiser Craft Card Grape and Liquorice Weave card stock.I glued two sheets together of the Grape card stock to make the base piece of card 19" x8". Then I created the side steps of 11/2", 21/2", and  51/2" using my Scor-pal..

The Design Paper is also from Kaiser Craft - Timeless Collection Music sheet.

I made panels with the Liquorice and Music DP and covered the large side panel on the left as well as the three steps on the right.

So the card is ready for the fun stuff. The "Bling" and Embellishments.

Firstly I used JustRite stamps - Musical Notes Labels Twenty and layered three of the stamps together using different coloured  Marvy Stamp ink pads. I cut them out using Spellbinders Labels Twenty Dies S5-026.
The smallest image I covered with Diamond Glaze to create an enamelled effect.
I stuck a few decorative feathers into the layers to add some additional  impact.

The letter E is also a Kaiser Craft Alpha Product, which I added to the remainder of the recipients name "E-laine" (produced on my computer).

The Flowers and Butterflies are from a Hero Arts and Sizzix set of matching stamps and dies. I coloured them with a range of Copics and used ClearSnap Glitter and glue.

The back and largest step, I stuck a decoupaged image of an Upright Piano on this step. Elaine plays this so it was an important feature of her card. I googled the image, printed 2 copies and fussy cut them out. I layered them on top of each other with foam pads; then added "80 Today" in gold Peel-offs.

The middle and bottom side steps; I used the word "Music" and the "Clef" note from the JustRite Musical Notes Labels Twenty stamps (with Memento Black Tuxedo Ink pad) and cut and embossed "Music" with Spellbinders Lacey Ovals S4-314 and the "Clef" with Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG S4-110, I used BV00 and BV02 to stencil some colour onto the images whilst they were still in the dies.

For the "Happy Birthday" sentiment I used JustRite Spring words stamps using Memento Rich Cocoa Ink pad on a piece of scrap Design Paper, cut out and embossed with Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Three S4-347. I layered on top of a piece of Gold Mirri Card stock also cut and embossed with this same die.

I added a few feathers to add dimension as well as a butterfly from the Hero Arts and Sizzix set of stamps and Dies.

For the back of the card I cut out panels of white Neenah solar card stock and glued them to the card with some DST.

The dies used are:
Papertryink filigree border die
Memory Box Tilda Swirl Poppy Stamps Craft Die
Spellbinders Blossom Tags & Accents S5-072
Spellbinders Ribbon Buckles S4-362

All were cut out on Kaiser Craft Grape Weave card stock and  layered onto the card back with DST and foam pads.
I added a little Lilac Organza ribbon to finish off the Buckle die on the largest back panel.

More details about the main ingredients I have used:

Thanks for stopping by to see the Second of my Three cards - Hope you liked it!

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