Friday, 18 August 2017

Birthday Blossoms Aster Cards for September Birthdays

Hi Everyone, the birth flowers for the month of September are Aster and Morning Glory, when I looked for Morning Glory craft supplies I drew a blank, so have made three Aster cards,  I used different supplies and techniques for the cards to create some variety, I hope you like what I have come up with.

For my first card I used an Aster print which comes from a sheet of 6, that you can cut out however you want. The color and style of the print has a bit of an antique or vintage feel to it so I used that as the basis for the design.


I started with a piece of white card cut slightly smaller than A6, scruffed up the edges, inked them with Tea Dye distress ink and layered this on to an A6 blank card. 

Also from white card I die cut the largest shape from the Majestic Labels 2 die set and inked the edges of this with Tea Dye distress ink too.

I die cut one of the Aster pictures from the sheet using a Decorative Rectangle die, inked the edges with Violet pigment ink and stuck this on top of the die cut label. Then I tied a length of purple organza ribbon around the two die cut layers, tied it in a bow and stuck the whole thing on top of the card layers.

I used a copper colored Sharpie pen to color some 5mm adhesive pearls and stuck them around the die cut layer as shown.

Finally for the birthday greeting I die cut two tiny tags, inked the edges and stamped the greeting with Tea Dye distress ink and tucked them up under the bow and glued them in place.

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For my second card I used some of the Mulberry Paper flowers that we recently added to our stock and a couple of sheets from the new Sweet Nothings paper pad. I love the peach and turquoise color combination and I think the gold foil sets it all off perfectly.


I trimmed a piece of turquoise card from the Sweet Nothings pad to be slightly smaller than the square blank card, then cut a corner piece from the peach colored card using a border die to create the shaped, decorative edge and attached this to the bottom left hand corner of the card.

I die cut flourishes from gold mirror card and attached these and the paper flowers in the bottom left corner too. 

The greeting is from a sheet of gold foiled greetings on white card which are die cut and pop out of the sheet. Sometimes when you pop them out little notches of card remain on the shape, you can smooth these out with a fine sanding block. I inked the whole greeting with Tattered Rose distress ink to soften the white background and added a small turquoise bow.

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The third card uses an Aster stamp and cut set and some fussy cut plant pots from our collection of free downloads.




The brick wall background was stamped onto cream card using Tea Dye distress ink and trimmed to fit onto a square white card blank.

The flower and butterfly were stamped onto white card, die cut and colored with marker pens. The two plant pots were fussy cut from a download sheet, the bigger pot was attached using foam pads to raise it up from the card and positioned over the bottom part of the Aster plant. The second, smaller pot was also attached with foam pads and positioned on it's side and slightly overlapping the larger pot.

The greeting was stamped with Violet pigment ink.

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Thank you for visiting, I hope you like the cards, please leave your comments and let me know what you think.
Debbie x

Thursday, 3 August 2017

2 Ways to Make Cards with a Gifts Peel Off Stickers

Hi Everyone, here are two ways to use the Gifts peel off stickers to make eye catching cards. The first card couldn't be simpler and is a great way to whip up a card in a hurry. The design would work well for male birthday card or with a different color scheme and greeting would make a fab Christmas card.


Obviously the instructions for this card are brief! The white card blank is a tent fold A6 card, layered with black card with the peel offs applied directly to the black card. I have overlapped the parcel peel offs slightly to add a bit of interest but otherwise that's it 😊😊.

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My second card uses the same Gift peel off but in a different way to achieve a completely different effect. 


For this card I stuck the gifts peel offs onto colored card and fussy cut them to create the centre piece for the card. (Sorry about the photo quality, I can't find the original so this is all I have at the moment).
Again I have overlapped the two peel offs to add extra interest, they are mounted onto colored card. A strip of gold satin ribbon and a bow, coordinate with the gold peel off design and the greeting.

The greeting is also made using peel offs, this time the peel off Lower Case Alphabet to spell out happy birthday. Again with a different color scheme and message this would make a lovely Christmas card.

Hope this has given you some ideas for your own cards, please leave a comment to let me know what you think. Thanks for reading.
Debbie x

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Tulip Vase Peel Off You're The Best Card

Hi Everyone, here's a lovely bright card using a peel off to create a unique card topper. The Tulip Vase peel off in silver was stuck to white card, colored using marker pens, and fussy cut leaving a tiny margin all round to create the card topper.




The cut out card topper was mounted on white and green card using foam pads. The card base is a white A6 card blank with a layer of red card on top. The red card has been dry embossed using a leafy embossing folder which is now discontinued, the Spellbinders Flowers and Leaves embossing folder would be a perfect replacement. 

The greeting is stamped in black on white card and heat embossed in silver to coordinate with the silver peel off. The white card has been edged with silver ink and mounted on green card to match the layers under the card topper.

This design could be used for all sorts of cards, it would be ideal for birthdays and Mothers Day.

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