Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Bear on Motorbike

I wanted to make a card for a young boy's birthday which had a cute image and also an iris folded design, so this is what I came up with.

I made a card blank from Ivory Centura Pearl cardstock and attached blue Moondust card.   The scalloped square was already embossed with dots and had an aperture in the centre, although I made it a little larger so it was the same size as my iris folding template.   The iris folding papers were scraps of beige, gold foil, red and blue sparkle papers and the iris centre is a piece of gold holographic card.  This was attached to the card front and I placed small gold peel-off dots in each corner of the square.  The Bear on Motorbike is from a Craft Creations die cut sheet.  I layered it with silicone glue so I could shape the pieces and, when dry, I attached it to the bottom of the card.   The greeting was from the same sheet and I mounted it onto blue Moondust card to match the layers on the card.

I'm going to submit this for the third card for Unit Three, so would welcome any comments or suggestions for improvement.

Kath x

Monday, 16 April 2012

Floral Doodles Woodware Challenge

I made this card to enter the Woodware April Sketch Challenge and am also going to submit it for the second card for my Unit Three assessment.

I attached Hot of the Press Icy Rainbow papers (a magazine freebie) to a white Centura Pearl square card blank - yellow at the top and spotty paper at the bottom of the card.   The join was covered with a strip of lilac Moondust card which had lilac spot ribbon tied around it.  To follow the sketch I stamped the the top image onto white Centura Pearl card - this is from the Woodware Floral Doodles stamp set.  The image was embossed and coloured with Promarkers.  I used the Woodware Squared Corner cutter punch and then attached the image to lilac Moondust card.   The lower image is stamped with Woodware Salutations 'Birthday Wishes' stamp and leaves from the Floral Doodles stamp set.  This was embossed and finished in the same way as the floral topper.   Both were attached to the front of the card with double sided tape.   Two small lilac pearls were attached to the top right and two to the bottom left of the top half of the card.  The card was finished with an insert of white pearlescent paper.

I would welcome feedback on this card, or suggestions for improvement, as I am going to submit it for my Unit Three assessment.

Kath x

Sunday, 15 April 2012

It's a Girl - or Boy!

A friend's daughter is due to have a baby next week and we're guessing she will have a girl, so I made this card.

I covered a square card blank with pink stripe at the top and green spot paper at the bottom, covering the join with a strip of pink heart paper.   The elephant and sentiment images were matted onto pink Moondust card and attached to the card front with double sided tape.   All the papers and images were magazine freebies. I used a Woodware daisy punch to make three small flowers and used tacky glue to attach them to the top left of the card front.   I then added small pearls to the centre of the flowers and made a small white bow to decorate the image.

Even though we think she will have a girl, I'm taking no chances of having to make a last minute card - so I made a similar card in case she has a boy!

The card was made in the same way, although I matted the image and sentiment onto turquoise and dark green card before attaching them to the card front.  The small bow was attached to the elephant image as I was using a scrap of card and there was a small cut in it - so the bow covered it up!  To finish, I printed a greeting onto white pearlescent paper and attached it to the inside of the cards.

Kath x

Monday, 9 April 2012

Get Well Soon

I have recently made this floral Get Well Soon card and am going to submit it for one of the cards in my Unit Three assessment.

I cut a square of pink Moondust card slightly smaller than my pearlescent card blank and then matted a layer of pink rose paper from the Pink Petticoat Vintage Rose Collection (a magazine freebie) onto the pink card.   I attached a strip of green/pink/white stripe paper from the same collection onto pink Moondust card and attached it to the left side of the card.  I stamped the Hobby Arts Floral Display image onto white pearlescent card, this was coloured with pink and green coloured pencils.  The image was cut and embossed with my large circle Nestabilities.   I used large scalloped Nestabilities to cut and emboss the pink Moondust card.  The image was attached to the card with double sided tape.    The Woodware Salutations 'Get Well Soon' sentiment was stamped into the bottom right corner of the card.  I then attached three small white pearls to the top right and three to the bottom left of the card.

As I am going to submit this card for my Unit Three assessment, I would welcome feedback please.

Kath x

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Lili of the Valley Easter Cards

I've just finished making my Easter cards and these are two of my favourites.  This one of the rabbit jumping over daffodils was for my mum:

And this one of the rabbit with Easter eggs was for my sister:

I used two Lili of the Valley images, which were magazine freebies, to make the cards.  The images were coloured with Promarkers, matted onto coloured linen card and then onto a white linen card blank.  To finish, I printed an Easter greeting onto paper for the card insert.

Kath x