Sunday, 23 February 2014

Lattice Embossed Wedding Card

I can't remember the last time I made a wedding card so when I was invited to go to a wedding party last week I was eager to make a card for the happy couple. I have recently added some new embossing folders to the website including a fancy lattice design which I decided would work well for this card.

The card was very easy to make although it was a bit fiddly getting all the little pearls into place!
I started with an A6 white card blank, embossed a piece of white card with the Fancy Lattice embossing folder and trimmed it to about two thirds the height of the card, I attached a plain piece of white card to it and wrapped the purple ribbon round to cover the join and tied a bow in the centre. I adhered this to the front of the card blank, stuck a gold congratulations peel off in the top portion, a gold and pearl heart embellishment on top of the bow and a 3mm gold adhesive pearl to each intersection on the embossed lattice pattern. I also put an "on your wedding day" peel off inside the card but forgot to photograph that before I gave the card to the bride and groom.

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Friday, 14 February 2014

Stamped and Embossed Valentine Card

Happy Valentines Day! Unfortunately due to illness I am rather late publishing my Valentine card for this year but better late than never.
I was still playing with the Four Roses stamp when I made this card so I used it to stamp a background on the die cut heart shape, which I heat embossed with a clear embossing powder, I inked the edges of the heart with red ink, mounted it onto a white doily and attached a white satin bow to finish it off. 
I started with a white A6 card blank, then cut a slightly smaller piece of red card and embossed it with a heart design. I used double sided tape to attached an offset cross of heart patterned ribbon and then attached the heart and doily.
I used silver peel off letters for the message, mounted on red and white card again with the edges inked with red.

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Thursday, 6 February 2014

Gilded Rose Stamped Birthday Card

This is the second of the birthday cards that I made using the lovely Four Roses clear stamp, the light on the photograph makes the pink card look more vivid than it actually is, but it helps to show up the gilding.

I started with a white A6 card blank, cut it down to a square, and inked the edges with violet. I made a background panel by stamping the "All things grow with love" text stamp (from the Four Roses set) onto green card with dark green ink, I also inked the edges of the panel with violet which doesn't actually show up as violet but just darkens the edges a little. 
I stamped the rose onto pink card with Indigo Blu Flitterglu and gilded it with gold flake, the card is also edged with Flitterglu and gilded, I did the same for the message but used a gold Happy Birthday peel off for the wording. The rose and the greeting are both mounted on white card which is inked around the edges with violet.

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Saturday, 1 February 2014

Roses Clear Stamp Birthday Card

I first received stock of the Four Roses stamp from Woodware just before Christmas and have been dying to try it out ever since. I finally got to play with it a couple of weeks ago once the Christmas rush was over and I had time to make birthday cards for a couple of friends. I have to say I am very pleased with the results and enjoyed experimenting with the text stamps to create backgrounds.

 For this card I stamped the roses text with a watermark ink pad onto cream card to make a background and adhered this to a square card blank, I put a strip of green crocheted lace across the centre and cut a lacey circle with another of our new stock items the Spellbinders Lacey Circle die cutting set. I cut a plain circle from cream card, inked the edges and stamped the two roses in black, then heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I coloured the roses using water colour pencils. I adhered the circle to the lacey circle and attached that to the centre of the card.
The sentiment is also stamped on cream card in black and heat embossed with gold. I inked the edges of the cream card and mounted it on green card then attached it to the card.

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