Sunday, 4 September 2016

Festive Birthday Shaker Card

Hi everyone, 

I hope your all having a good week. Tomorrow is my friends daughters sixth birthday and I wanted to make her a special card.

The Festive Birthday designer series paper is so much fun! The sombreros and pinatas are just adorable and the bright colours make it perfect for a summer birthday.  

I used a Crushed Curry card base cut at 5 3/4" by 8 1/4", scored and folded at 4 1/8". The designer series paper is cut to 5 1/2" by 3 7/8" with the oval cut out using the largest straight edge oval from the Oval Layering framelit dies.

The new foam strips make shaker cards so easy, I used one strip around the oval and two strips around the edge of the designer series paper.  This gives a professional finish when you look at the card from the side. I used silver sequins for a touch of sparkle. 

The number 6 is die cut using the Large Number framelit dies and colored in with the Wink of Stella for added glam. 

The sentiment and banner are from the Banners For You stamp set and the banner is die cut from the Bunch of Banners framelit dies. These can be bought as a bundle saving you 10%. 

I hope my friends daughter loves this card as much as I do.


Fairy Celebration Thank You Card

Hi everyone, today I wanted to share with you this beautiful card I made using the Fairy Celebration stamp set.

A friend asked me to make a card for her five year old daughter from the tooth fairy and I immediately thought of this stamp set, its perfect!

I stamped the image in black onto some watercolour paper cut at 3 7/8" square then used watercolour pencils to colour her in. I absolutely love it!

I used Melon Mambo card stock cut to 11 1/2" by 4 1/8" and scored at 5 3/4" as her favorite colour is pink and added a little sentiment using the Banners For You stamp set and Bunch of Banners framelits.

I love the idea of watercolouring in images and am definitely going to try this with other stamp sets.

Hope you've had a lovely weekend.


Floral Background Number of Years Card

Hi everyone,

Well it's been a while... I have been so busy with work I haven't had much free time to blog but I am back at this week. 

A friend requested a card for her sister for her sixtieth birthday and I knew the Number of Years stamp set would be perfect. With the coordinating Large Numbers thinlet die set the design possibilities are endless.

The backgrounds are made using the stamps from the set. The foliage is stamped in Mint Macaron with varying colours for the flowers. As the stamp set is photopolymer it is easy to place the flowers among the foliage.

The card on the left uses a blushing bride mat embossed with the petal burst textured impressions embossing folder. The six and zero are stamped in blushing bride and die cut using the Large Numbers Framelit dies. The blushing bride stitched satin ribbon is added to ground the card. 

The card on the right uses a Mint Macaron mat that has been stamped all over with the small dot stamp from the stamp set. The corners of the white card stock have been punched with the triple curvy corner punch which unfortunately is now retired. The six, zero and banner are stamped in Calypso Coral and again cut with the Large Number Framelit dies.

Which one is your favourite?