Friday, 29 May 2015

A Wedding Card - Congratulations

Hello there, how are you my blogging family and friends. The weather is certainly working its way towards winter here in Australia. It's getting very cool here in Dorrigo.Winter officially begins on June 1st.

Today I have a Wedding card to show you. I was asked to create it for a couple who live in Canada, although the groom is Australian.

I took lots of pictures of the card and will show them as part of today's post.
Here we go:

I was hugely inspired by a card I saw Sue Wilson make using her Eternal Rings striplet die. I used the die three times over and once done I just went banana's with pearls - I think the card called out for them. I also paper pierced the edges of the matted layer of the card, and then covered the centre of the matting card stock with a piece of Elizabeth Craft Design double sided sticky paper which I sprinkled with Cosmic Shimmer "Iced snow" and then burnished into the cardstock to ensure it adhered to it. The piece of lace is beautiful, it was a piece I bought when I was in Holland.

The central medallion was made, again using Sue Wilson dies - I'll add their names to the ingredients list below, I cut the dies out and overlaid them together. The Congratulations sentiment is a gold rub-on.

Here's a close up of the top left corner of the card. The Double Wedding rings with the doves on were from a wedding cake decorating shop.

On the lower right on the card I added a lovely little sterling silver embellishment of two little Bells - so pretty.

Here is the inside of the card. (opps I have just noticed the photo is upside down as the initials are the wrong side up - apologies!)  and for the inside of this card I used more Sue Wilson dies - the Austrian background die and heart lattice striplet die. The silver and white card I bought from OfficeWorks.

The central panel I cut and folded in such a way that when the card opened, the central panel moved forwards. I used the same silver and white card stock behind it.

Here is a close up of one of the side panels, I used a strip of silver to cover the join between the white cardstock and the patterned cardstock.

Here is the back of the card, I added a tiny little charm with a heart in an envelope.

I knew that the card would be shipped to Canada, so it would need a little protection. Hence I made a light card envelope.

Pretty boring picture but you get the gist! I added a Spellbinders die cut out as the writing panel of the envelope.

Flap at the top and a wedding bells peel off at the bottom.

Here the card is again on top of the envelope.

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

Thanks for stopping by to read today's post, have a GREAT weekend everyone

Sunday, 24 May 2015

A Birthday card for my Father

Hello my blogging family and friends; how are you?
No doubt that winter is on its way as the weather is getting colder and we have had some amazing winds in recent days.

I have managed to get some time in my craft room and created a card for my father's birthday. I was having a crafty day today as well and created a lovely wedding card - one I'll show yo on another day.

The card I have to show you today I made last week to get it sent off to the UK for the 22nd May.

Here it is:

I decided to use some Art Journalling techniques as well as my new Dylusions spray ink.

I used Dirty Martini,  Black Marble, Pure Sunshine and Slate grey,

I also used a Want2scrap shifting gears and a few metal embellishments I have collected over time.

I also used  the craft workshop stencils and a sizzix blueprint embossing folder.

I also used some Adirondack stains and gold and silver embossing powders.

I've shown the main ingredients that I used at the bottom of my post.

Here's a close up of the shifting gears. The clock face I bought in a little craft shop in Athens when I was there recently.

Here you can see how I have used the inks and layered the stencils with them - you can also see the embossing I did with a sizzix folder.

For the sentiment inside the card I made something on my computer and printed it out adding it to a Sue Wilson Best Wishes Die.

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

Thanks for stopping by and reading Today's post - I hope you are having a great weekend

Monday, 18 May 2015

A 21st Birthday - Foliope Card

Hello I hope you are having a great day!
Today's post is short and sweet - it is because I have no idea what happened to all the photos I took of this card - they seemed to shrink and were only saved because Google had them stored on my pictures from my phone!

Firstly I need to point you in the direction of Laura Denison and her YouTube video which is what inspired me to make this card for someone in the first place you will find it  >>>>>HERE.

All I have been able to salvage is contained in this montage of photos - I at least can remember what I used as ingredients so I can add those - not that there are too many - the video is really great at showing you how to make this project.

So here you go - you can get an idea of it. I had a clear plastic box (it held a Sizzix die at one time in its life!) which I used to provide a home for my project. The card stock was a Kaisercraft "Timeless" 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad. I also used just regular white envelopes that I had at home.

I used a few Quietfire Designs >>>>> HERE rubber stamps for the sentiments which I heat embossed onto tags which went inside each of the envelopes. In addition a couple of Martha Stewart punches and that was almost it.

Here are some of the main ingredients that I used:

Thanks for stopping by, I hope your day is going well
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