I think I’ve been bitten by the Challenge Bug! Over at StampTV they had this rather appealing sketch so I decided to give it a go. I swapped the rectangle for a circle and cut out the stamped and embossed image with a nestability – I took the starkness off the white card with a little red ink sponged over it whilst still in the die. I layered this onto some green cardstock (using a scalloped circle nestability) which is a perfect match for the green in the designer paper I used.
A very simple greeting stamped on the same green card and highlighted with a pink pen, added three little pink brads and rounded all corners with my Corner Chomper and that’s it, finished!
I think it looks pretty much like the sketch:
Butterfly Birthday Card
Here’s an easel card I’ve made for an upcoming birthday. I used the Tim Holtz Sizzix Die Fanciful Flight and cut the metal layer from an old soda can which I’d carefully cut apart. After die cutting the shapes I laid them into a Cuttlebug folder and embossed the texture onto them (this also helped to flatten them!). The outer orange card is an adhesive backed one especially made for die-cutting – much easier than trying to glue all those narrow bits!
I used the Eyelet Square Nestability for the background and the same paper was used to make the stopper for the easel card using a Tim Holtz Decorative Strip Paper Rosette Die which is soooooo easy and so very effective.
And yet another Birthday Card
My great-niece is feeling soooo old – she’s counting down the days on FaceBook until she reaches………20! Maybe she’s just reminding me about the date so I don’t forget to send her card 🙂 Anyhow, I have posted it today and hope she likes it.
I’ve just received my Spellbinders Fallen Angel dies so had to use them. I cut them out of an old cereal packet and then coloured the raised bit with some red ink whilst all the pieces were still in the dies. I embossed them all with a sparkly green powder and then layered them onto the aperture card. I have a pack of snakeskin papers which I seem to be hoarding (what is it about craft supplies that mean you just have to look at them, stroke them and then put them away again without using any?!!)
Looking at it I decided it was a little lacking in something – plus, sending a sword through a heart to someone who thinks her life is ending ‘cos she’s 20 might not be such a good idea :). I seem to be rather taken with this female face stamp at the moment – I chose it as a prize for entering an online contest (see the stamp here) at De-stempelwinkel who have taken over Non Sequitur stamps. I stamped and embossed in a green powder and then cut it out with a flower-shaped nestie adding a little ink to soften the white card.