I’m going to post several different cards I’ve recently made here, under this one heading – most of them don’t have a lot of photos or descriptions but if you click the thumbnails you’ll get to see a bigger picture.
This first one is for my eldest sister, it was made for a sketch challenge and I used some designer paper for a background mounted on black card. The band across the middle is some lovely sparkly ribbon from CostCo with a layer of silver ribbon over the top which I coloured pink with ….. sorry, I can’t remember! It was found in my ‘pink’ box of embellishments and I must have coloured it some time ago. 😉 The stamps are mostly Chocolate Baroque Punky Romance and the ‘sister’ stamp is from a freebie set off a magazine. I used some gold sparkly paper to bling-it-up a bit – she loved it.
The masculine card was also for a sketch challenge. I embossed a background using a Tim Holtz folder, extending it to fit the card base I’d chosen. I rubbed over it with gold ink and embossed with clear powder to make it shine. The doily is a die from Cheery Lynn which I cut in half and layered behind the ‘ribbon’ of card. An antique car for my ‘antique’ friend, a tag with some twine and a button and it was finished.
Golden Wedding Card
This card was inspired by Sheila Weaver on the Joanna Sheen website and is definitely a ‘special occasion’ card …. so much measuring and cutting to do! I used A4 pearlescent cardstock for the base and the same card for the hanging heart in the middle and the bird and heart on the embossed panel on the front view. There’s also a more masculine side to the card (for my brother-in-law to appreciate) with the metal-tape-covered panel. I glued some letters and numbers to a piece of heavy card, covered it with metal tape pieces well burnished down around the shapes and then coloured with alcohol inks. There’s a ‘Love’ charm hanging from the top eyelet – I used eyelets as a ‘belt ‘n braces’ measure to add to the adhesive holding the panel in place. It was quite heavy so I wanted to make sure it stayed stuck. They are hidden on the other side by the verse which I printed out and layered onto gold card which shows through the punched heart corners.
I apologise for the state of the photography – I had to get the card in the post and my personal photographer (DH ;)) was busy working at the time so I didn’t like to stop him just to take some piccies. I really should have!
Chris and Amy’s Wedding
This was made for some GoldWinging friends of ours who married a couple of weeks ago. I stamped the ‘Love is Patient…’ stamp (Rubbadubadoo – no longer in existence, I think) onto white card and then covered it with double-sided sticky paper. I die cut it and then peeled the backing sheet off and covered it with clear micro-beads – it’s a lovely way to add texture. I traced around the die onto some pink mulberry paper to back it with (the same paper as I used for the flourishes). I cut a large wavy rectangle out of the front of an 8×8 card and used the cut piece for layers inside the card. I did stamp that same verse inside as I was concerned it wasn’t as readable as it should have been once micro-beaded. 🙂 On the front I have a panel of cream card which I die cut with Botanical Swirls and backed with some pale pink mulberry paper. On the reverse of this is a peel-off of a ‘wedding couple’ which does show through when held to the light.
There’s a letter ‘P’ on a fancy paper-clip hanging from the inside verse – their surname initial – and I raised that panel on 3D foam to allow room for a banknote to be clipped in there for safe way to include cash in the card without it falling out (I hope!).