Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Card with a cake!!

My youngest grand daughter has a birthday this week!!  I laser printed this lovely cake image (credit coming), watercoloured it and added shimmery paint to the fondant icing.  I used an oval Nesties to cut the image and one a size larger to die cut the hole in the alcohol ink background which leaves the image nicely framed on the card front.  I used a decorative punch on the two top corners and a scallop border punch (SU) on the bottom edge. I used a mini hole punch to add holes to the scallops and layered a yellow border punched piece of cardstock below it.  I added the laser printed greeting just below the image using 3D foam tape.  Purple, pink and yellow! The perfect colours for a little girl!!


60th anniversary guest book

I made this guestbook for my Mom and Dad's 60th wedding anniversary celebration!!  Here is the card I made for them.  This paper has come in real handy as I have used it for a couple wedding cards and some cards I made as a bridal shower gift as well.
I started with chipboard covers (packaging from something) which I cut to 8.5" x 5.5" and then covered with this elegant decorative paper.  I lined the inside with white paper and pressed them a couple of days to be sure they dried flat.  I created a cover sheet with details of the event and the pages for signing in Corel Draw and
laser printed them.  I cut them down just a slight bit smaller than the covers, punched the whole lot with my Zutter binding machine and added a 1/2" white wire binding.
To decorate the cover I stitched a sleeve of white tulle, gathered it and tied it off.  I found a beautiful silver toned heart button in my stash and cut off the shank so it would lie flat.  I used heavy weight white thread to attach it to the front cover and used the ends to gather the inside tulle to reflect the outer treatment.   You can see to the left a close up of the button and the beautiful shimmer of this paper.
Super happy with how this book turned out!!


Tulip exchange cards

A couple of cards I created for an exchange I am participating in.
I downloaded the tulip image from CLKER, laser printed them onto white cardstock and gave them a pale blue colour washed background.  Once that was dry, I watercoloured the flowers themselves.  They seemed to need a "bit of something" so I added a script background in a soft green colour.  Just what they needed!!  I stitched them to embossed backgrounds and glued them to white card fronts.  Added colour printed greetings that were punched out using the Modern Label punch (SU) and attached them to the card fronts using 3D foam tape.  I did add a bit of sponging to the embossing on the yellow card and some stippling to the edges of the white card fronts.
Have really been enjoying this card exchange.  I send two cards a month and it is fun to try something new regularly!!