Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Two card featuring panels from a handmade card with flowers and a stamped floral border

For these two cards I started by trimming a handmade card with several folds into panels.  For the first, card I used three panels which I layered on to a stamped background (Worn - SU) which I create a while back using green ink on white paper.  I adhered my background onto my pink card front then added my three panels.  I added a dark green seam binding which coordinated nicely and tied on a short piece to simulate a bow.  A great all occasion card.  
For my second card, I used the fourth panel and added a score line and the same seam binding treatment.  The bee has been highlighted with clear dimensional paint.  Another great all occasion card.  These are both headed to my card box!!


Monday, October 19, 2020

Two cards featuring reused card fronts with butterflies and delicate fabric flowers

I have been making cards again and started with a stack of cards that were donated to me by a friend for reusing in my card making.  There were two the same so I made these two cards.  I created a pink card and trimmed the original card front to just fit on my card and adhered it into place.  Done!!

For my second card, I created a pink card in a different colour and trimmed the other card so that it removed the greeting and I added a trimmed piece back onto the right hand side which I had trimmed with a strip punched with the eyelet border punch (SU).  I added a pink ribbon over where they join and glued this large layer to the front of my pink card.  I will be adding these to my stash!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

All occasion cards featuring pieced decorative paper backgrounds, layered focal elements and some blingy touches

 These are my Card Exchange cards for October.  I used large cards and made blue green cards to fit inside.  The one on the left has a pieced background created with some striped coordinating paper.  I simply used regular tape to adhere the pieces to each other on the back.  I added a pink ribbon, a layer butterfly focal element and some faux stitching.  Thinking it still needed something I added six little pink rhinestones and that was much better!!  The butterfly was assembled with double sided tape and butterflies from my stash.  
For my second card I added an orange polka dot paper to my card and then layered on two pieces of coordinating pennant paper adding a gold orange handmade paper in the gap.  I die cut a large circle from the scrap of polka dot paper and watercoloured it to reduce the contrast between the dots and the background.  I die cut green circle and punched a leaf from the middle of it before embossing it with the Swiss Dot (CB) embossing folder.  I layered the two and then added a leaf punchie which I found in my stash.  The leaf is a punchie that was embossed with a leaf embossing folder before being embellished with gold embossing powder and watercolour.  
They are headed to my exchange partners in tomorrow's mail!!


Sympathy card featuring velvet ribbon, a layered butterfly and greeting

This sympathy card is going to a member of our congregation who suddenly lost her husband recently.  They are no doubt grieving the loss immensely.  

I started with a large envelope and made an ivory card to fit inside.  I added a layer of hand decorated paper and then a coordinating blue velvet ribbon on the left hand side.  I cut the butterfly wings from the scraps of the decorative paper, the solid butterfly (SX) from a coordinating cardstock which I watercoloured to give it texture and the body from silver foil cardstock.  I glued the body in place on the solid butterfly and then added the wings gluing them only next to the body so they would be free.  I adhered the butterfly to my card front using 3D foam tape overlapping its wing over the ribbon.  I punched a coordinating laser printed greeting, a larger oval and then a scalloped oval (SU) from blue and layered them after sponging their edges.  I adhered it to my card using 3D foam tape.  

I hope they find solace in each other and peace as they grieve their loss.  Never easy!!   Therese


Friday, September 25, 2020

Anniversary card featuring a layered heart and greeting with beautiful red ribbon

Our son has been married for a year!!  Time flies!!  I started with a red card and added an embossed (heart embossing folder - CB) which I rubbed with a gold pigment pad and then added gold embossing powder.  It was too thick so I used a brush to lighten it up before I heated it.  I like the way it turned out.  I added a red ribbon and then mounted it to my red card.  I added a layered heart - gold die cut (SU) and a red heart punchie (SU) which I embellished with dots around the edges using a gold gel pen.  I mounted it over the ribbon using 3D foam tape.  I used gold embossing powder on the oval greeting as well before mounting it to a red scalloped punchie (SU).  I embellished the scallops with the gold gel pen as well.  I mounted the greeting just tucked under the heart. To finish off my card I tied a short length of the ribbon using a single knot to the one on my card to simulate a bow.    Therese

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Thinking of you featuring a silver embossed flower and greeting with butterfly sticker and some ribbon

My friend has surgery last week and she is home recovering!!  I wanted her to know I am thinking of her as she heals her body and gets back up to speed with her regular life.  I stamped the little flower image and embossed it with silver embossing powder.  I added the little butterfly sticker and the little dots too! I watercoloured the flowers to coordinate.  I trimmed the white, flagged the end and added a piece of orange ribbon to the top.  I mounted this layer to an orange piece and trimmed it to even around the white one.  I cut an orange card to fit in an envelope from my stash and then added the paste paper background that coordinated perfectly with the butterfly.  Love it when it works out so well!!  To finish off I tied a little bit of orange thread to my ribbon to echo the colour of the flowers.  It is off in tomorrow's mail!!



Monday, September 21, 2020

Birthday card featuring a watercoloured laser printed digital landscrap, a paper collage background and a little font greeting

For this birthday card I created a green card to fit inside a large envelope from my stash.  I created another scrap paper collage background with blue paper scraps to create my water and sky.  I added a bit of water colour to my sky to soften the floral pattern.  I added a strip of green to lower the horizon line of my focal element - a canoe on a lake (CLKER).  The image is a digital one which I laser printed and trimmed to size.  I stamped some trees after placing a paper mask to protect the water and canoe area.  Next, I  watercoloured the image, layered it with a black cardstock rectangle and mounted it to my card using 3D foam tape. I flagged and layered my little font greeting and then mounted it to my card front using 3D foam tape on one end and double sided on the other.  


Birthday card featuring letter scrapbook paper, ribbon and a greeting with a paper button

My youngest granddaugther is so looking forward to school so I added bold letters to her birthday card!!  I decided to try the slimline card style using a #8 envelope which are common and available locally.  I created a yellow card to fit inside.  The scrapbook paper was a strip of letters so I cut it in two and stacked them.  I added a yellow ribbon over where they join and secured the ends to the back before adding it to my yellow card front.  I found a coordinating greeting in my stash, sponged its edges and added a little brown paper button (CB die cut) with gold string tied to it.  I mounted the greeting over the ribbon and then tied a short piece of ribbon to the one on the card to simulate a bow.  

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Slow Stitching - my next project

Here are the pieces to my next slow stitching project.  We are expecting another grandchild and this slow stitching project will be creating a little panel that will be part of the baby quilt I am making for its arrival.  The little oval shapes were hand cut around plastic templates - one a little larger than the other. I will reveal what they are once I get started!!  It is a busy time with harvesting of my garden so it may take a day or two to get started!!