Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Birthday Card for my Father

Hello. How are you today? Didn't manage to make it yesterday regards posting about the birthday card for my father- so today is the day.

This card was HUGELY inspired by Sue Wilson and a technique she shared called Bargello. You can see her instructional video below:

It's a little fiddly but worth the work and I was in desperate need of some inspiration and thought I would have a go, the card I am sharing today is the result.

With it I made an Elizabeth Craft Designs Easel to stand the card up in, I used silver mirror card and embossed it with the same folder I used for the card. All details below as usual in the ingredients list.

I used a mixture of Kaisercraft and American Crafts weave cardstock papers which I cut into one inch strips and then squares, as shown by Sue in her video. I used the embossing folder shown in the ingredients list below.

OK! Huge lessons learnt here. I die cut 3 of the dies shape and sprayed with adhesive to glue them together - so far so good.

Then I spray glued the top one and sprinkled glitter on it and it all went furry! Yikes.

Next time I'll find another way to add the glitter - not with spray adhesive!

The flowers were easy to make just gluing them together using scraps and cut offs from making the background of the card.

These are the Open and complete Camellia dies from Sue Wilson.

The details for the leaves are in the ingredients as offhand I cannot remember their name.

I used Prills, adding them to the centre of the flowers and a little blue Tulle.

I used the Quickutz English Rose Alphabet set  to create the letters for the front of the card in silver mirror card.

... and here's the Easel Stand again - SO easy to make, I die cut one in silver mirror card and one in cardstock, adhered them together and then ran the complete thing through the Grand Calibur with a Sue Wilson A4 Embossing folder (again details below).

On the inside a couple more Sue Wilson dies. The ECD gift was added to cover a little boo boo I made trying to lift the side strip.
It's correct the 5 second rule works anything after that and things stick REAL well!

.......... and that's my card. It is winging its way to the UK now and hopefully will arrive either just before or on the date required!! Cross fingers!!

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

Thanks for stopping by today to look at this card. I hope you like it!

Monday, 9 May 2016

Wedding Card for S & V

Hello, how are you? I hope since last I posted that you have been keeping yourself well. I have been really busy at work and have also just taken a weeks holiday to celebrate our 26th Wedding Anniversary. It was actually meant to be for our 25th but we postponed from last year until late April this year because our work commitments meant we were out of the country.

Today I have a Wedding Card to show you that I was asked to make. WARNING! I have lots of pictures to show so grab a cup a cup of what you like to drink and take a browse!

Here we go!

Yes, it's a box! I made this from American Crafts white card stock to fit the card. When you know the principle of how a box is put together it can be simple to make them.

The Heart you see on the top is a Marianne Designs Anja Heart Die.

The satin ribbon I think I got from Really Reasonable Ribbon or Spotlight - one or the other!

This is the side on view of the box. It measures approximately 8" x 8" (20.5cms x 20.5cms) and 1/2" deep (1.5cms)

OK here's the card!

I am really pleased with how this card came out. It is the second Wedding Card that I have made for this lady who requested that I make this one for her other Granddaughter. So it had to be different from the first. (I made this first one for her back in May 2015 a year ago SEE HERE).

The card is a fold back gate card.

I used the Heartfelt Creations Regal borders dies for the top and sides.

Silver Mirror or Mirri card was used for the panel each side of the top flaps. I used one of Sue Wilsons embossing folders (Rows of Bows) to emboss these silver panels.

Here's a closer view of the top of the card.

Here is a closer view of the Sue Wilson Heart of hearts die that I used with the flower stamp that goes with it.
Although you cannot see in the picture, I stamped it with versa mark ink and heat embossed it with white powder.

The flowers were made by using vellum and a white gel pen and tracing over the packaging image that comes with the stamp as it is actual size, then fussy cutting them out and sticking them back over their twinned image.

At the centre of each flower I placed a gorgeous button, cutting the shank off with wire cutters.
No idea where I got these - I think it was a bead store based in China, that I found on the internet.
I used cosmic shimmer dies as clear glue to stick them onto the vellum.

When you open the card out fully this is what you see. I have more pictures showing all the parts of the card.

I folded back the flaps underneath the front of the card. You can see the initials of the bride and groom shown on these inner panels also embossed with the same Sue Wilson embossing folder that I used on the front.

This is the centre panel of the card. I used Marianne Designs Anja Heart and the Tiny Love Birds dies cut out of American Craft white cardstock backed by silver mirror card.

At the four corners I used creative expressions white bead corners.

On the back of the card I used the Cottage Cutz wedding car die and the Sue Wilson New Zealand Tag die, as well as the lower case alphabet dies called English Rose.

A Closer view - these are fun dies to put together. I coloured the white card stock used with my copic markers.

............. and there you have it! I hope you like it. It was fun to make once I had got the idea in my head of what to do. That's, for me the bit that often takes the longest to think through.

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

Thanks for stopping by today, if time I will share the card I made for my Dad's Birthday tomorrow!

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