My neighbour and friend Dianne had a special birthday today and I loved making her a card which also doubled as a gift card holder and I made a custom matching envelope.
I used my favourite style of stamping at the moment which is 'collage' stamping where you build up layers of stamped images.
I stamped the card blank (Raspberry Ripple card stock) with basic grey ink using the 'Travel Journal' builder wheel which I also used on the tag topper. I've used the 'Collage Curios' stamp set for most of the elements on the tag layer and the larger of the butterflies is from 'Papaya Collage'. I sponged the edges and I used my Colour Spritzer Tool to add a mist of speckles in basic grey. The sentiment I used is from Petite Pairs and I used markers to split the sentiment down to 'happy' and 'Birthday wishes' and I also used the 'th' from birthday to add to the big 40. The numbers were cut using my old alphabet and numbers sizzlit set using the Big Shot and I also used a border edge punch and two butterfly punches. Finishing touches were added with a vintage brad and some of the lovely tulle ribbon which has now retired.
I love making matching envelopes for special cards and this one was no exception. I used Naturals in ivory card stock which is the same as on the card. I love this card stock for more vintage projects as it has natural flecks and speckles in it and is quite soft to touch. I used my Simply Scored board with the diagonal plate to make the envelope and then I decorated it using all the same elements as the card. I finished it off with a big bow as the card also had a pocket inside which I put a gift card in so it became card and present in one. Finally, I spritzed both card and envelope with shimmer spritz in champagne.
Saturday, 27 April 2013
Monday, 10 December 2012
I Just wanted to share the birthday card I made for my beautiful sister. I really wanted to make something with a vintage feel that was feminine and with a bit of sparkle. I'm really pleased with the results. I used Soft Suede as the card blank and the size of the card was A5. I stamped onto very vanilla using a retired wheel for the 'all over' background, then I used the most gorgeous stamp set and my favourite at the moment; Papaya Collage. I was particularly pleased with how the butterflies turned out, I used stamp n write markers to colour the stamp; pink pirouette and crumb cake, then I punched them out using the new butterfly punch - I LOVE this punch!!
For the shimmery finish I used an aqua painter brush and filled it with isopropyl alcohol and then picked up a smidge of shimmer paint and just brushed it across the whole flutterby, I then went round each edge of the wings to give it a slight outline. I loved making this layered look using my paper trimmer to cut out the frames.
I even stamped the inside ready to write my greeting. Hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it. I'm sorry that the pics aren't brilliant quality - I took them with my mobile phone.
Thursday, 2 February 2012
I don't know about you but I'm a big fan of all things choccy! So, when I saw some lovely chocolate blocks from a well known high street store I thought immediately of eating them! ... then I wondered how I could turn them into a lovely gift to give to friends. Here is my first attempt at gift boxing the lovely chocolate blocks. Now I just need to decide who to give them to!