For a special friend

For a special friend

I’m awaiting a hospital appointment to have some hand surgery so I decided I’d better get my birthday cards done ready for the next few months. I hope to keep posting here every-time I complete a new one. I’d better not label them just in case the recipient sees it on here before receiving it :).

For this I used some Tapestry Stamps to make the floral base which is high-lighted here and there with some glitter glue. The frame is a Joanna Sheen stamp which I embossed before cutting it out and again high-lighting a little with the glitter and using 3D foam pads to raise it above the stamped focal image. I used my Wizard to make the Spellbinders flowers, layered the whole thing onto a couple of different coloured pieces of card and then pierced around the edge using my Tim Holtz ruler (got to use all these tools :)).

Closer view

Closer view

The Dragonfly card is layered Nestabilities, dragonfly brads and Beadazzles around the main image.

Dragonfly Card

Dragonfly Card

Alternate view

Alternate view

LaPashe

These decoupage sheets are cute and I used this one for a sister who owns her own horse – she isn’t anything like this shape though :). I don’t like to use those huge cards which the manufacturer recommends so I took a 3-panel card which had an oval aperture and cut-out a matching oval in the second flap. A piece of acetate sandwiched between these and glued down gave me the base before I stamped around the oval with various Tapestry Stamps. As you can see through from the front to the inside I decorated in there and put the sentiment on the back instead. The fence is made with cream card and a Sizzix die, I then ran the pieces through the Wizard in a Cuttlebug folder which looks like wood. Lightly sponged with Distress Ink and they make a pretty good fence. I sponged the sun through a punched circle and then covered it again with the card circle before sponging the clouds around a card shape cut with a Spellbinder Nestability.

Front

Front

Close up

Close up

Sunny skies

Sunny skies

Inside

Inside

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