Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Happy 55th Birthday Card for Dave

Hello it's good to be with you on this last day of July! Wow! Really seven months into 2013 already??
I have another commission to share with you today. This is another one for Dave who was 55 this month, last year I did the Red, Black and white Handyman look.
This year it's the Blue look ....

It was hard to find a photo of Dave, however perseverance paid off.

Gail gave me lots of hints for his card so I used them all. I did experiment with some metal work for the card as I was aiming for a bit of the Grunge Steampunk look.

The base card was made from an A3 Quill 210gsm sheet of card stock. I added a sheets of blue design paper from my stash.

I cut a small sheet of silver metal with Spellbinders Circles die, then embossed with a Tim Holtz metal rivet embossing folder. From the waste ( in the centre) I used Spellbinders Sprightly sprockets to make some more gears.
On the corners I used one of the Spellbinders Parisian Accents, for the sentiment I used a Just Rite stamp and Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two die.

I used the cut circle as the frame behind which I added some blue feathers, then created words on my Computer, then fussy cut them out and distressed the edges with some Tim Holtz Faded Jeans blue distressed stain. I added these with glue dots around the edges of the metal as well.

I added some great metal charms that I bought from My2Angels, like this one here, which I decorated with some fine blue ribbon from my stash.

Although this image looks like it's upside down, this is the way it looks on the card, you can see some of the metal gears I added and another of the metal charms from My2Angels.

On the onside of the card I used a variety of stamps from Tim Holtz - Stampendous and also a Hero Arts Clear Stamps FIND JOY 2011 CL497

I used a couple of Peel Offs in the right hand corner (and hand wrote the word 'Today'.

I really like these stamps so here's a close up.

Here are the main ingredients that I used to make this card:

Thanks for stopping by and reading Today's Post, have a great day

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Red, Black & White Wedding Card

Hello my Blog Friends and Family. I hope you are having a great weekend and using the time to take a little R & R if this is possible for you. We have been madly trying to get flights organised at the very last minute for a business meeting in Athens - Greece. This is not an easy task and Frits has been at his computer and talking with an endless list of Travel organisers for the last two days to see if he can get the best deal that is possible. This is always something we work hard to do when our customer is footing the bill! The dilemma is that you think you have a fight and by the time you get the go ahead from your customer the flight has gone. I must admit though we have not tried to book flights so close to the flight date before! The good news is that we now have flight Tickets.

Today I have a card to show you. It was another commission and also a Challenge! A Wedding card that connected to the Beach and the three colours of Red, Black & White! I did a video of the card and because you cannot see it in its entirety I also took some photos.

Here is the card in its entirety.

The couple are called Sarah & Steven.

I was a little vague on the YouTube clip about the ingredients so I have shown the actual ones I used below.

I used a sheet of 210gsm Quill A3 white cardstock that I purchased from Office works as my card base. I cut this to size once I knew the size of the top layer once I had completed it.

Here's a closer view of the top of the card. I created their names on the computer and die cut them out with a Spellbinders Tags die.

I used Spellbinders Floral Ovals as the base of the central medallion, then used Just rite stamps Sea Shell Bay Labels Twenty Two - cling CL-02220 which I stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink then used Copic R27 & R29 to colour in some of the elements then added red kaisercraft Rhinestones.

The label at the bottom is from the Botanical Medallions & Banners CR-03705 which I also stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

The background stamp in the glorious Festive Berries Tim Holtz ink pad is Just Rite Secret Garden Background Stamp CL-04490.

At the bottom of the card I used shells from the Sea Shell Bay Labels stamps. I covered them with Diamond glaze for a glossy hard finish. I added this little label created using Spellbinders labels Twenty Two and the Just rite stamp set called Oceanside Oval Medallion Cling CL-03645.

The edges at the bottom were made using Spellbinders Classic scallop Edge E8-001 as well as the Classic Decorative inserts four E8-012 in Liquorice and scarlet Kasiercraft weave cardstock.

This is the inside of the card, I used Spellbinders labels Twenty Nine to cut out the sentiment that I created on my computer.
The sentiment is a Gold Rub on and the couple is a cake decoration I purchased at a cake decorating shop.

Here is the video clip I promised:

The main ingredients that I used to make this card:

Thanks for stopping by and reading my post today, hope you continue to have a great weekend
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