Monday, May 29, 2017

Another sympathy card from component cut from another card

Another sympathy card for my stash!!  For this one I cut two butterfly elements from a donated card and taped them together to create one element.  I added a length of white ribbon over where they join and layered it onto a purple cardstock layer.  Each piece had a butterfly sticking out of the main body of the element so I worked that into the design.  I layered the butterfly element onto a white card front which I manually embossed on the top and right hand side before adhering the large focal element to it on the lower left hand side.  I tied a short length of ribbon to the length on the butterfly element with one knot to simulate a knot.  I left it loosely tied to reduce the bulk of the knot.  I very lightly sponged a small laser printed punchie greeting (SU- Word Window Punch) and mounted it to the card front trying not to hide any of the flowers and butterflies.  Really like how this one came together and how it worked out!!


Hand made card for a retiring nurse

I had a request for a card for a nurse who is retiring after a long and significant nursing career.  I chose the nurse digital image from Dearie Dolls and printed it on white cardstock.  I watercoloured the image in pinks and greens to coordinate with the cool dotted decorative paper.  I added the decorative paper to a turquoise card front and added blue seam binding on the left hand side.  I layered the image to pink and then to bright green cardstock to coordinate with the decorative paper.  I added the layered image over the ribbon and then layered on the green greeting strip near the bottom. I added a pink cardstock strip and then layered on the laser printed greeting with flagged ends.  To finish off the card I tied a short end of the seam binding to the length on the front of the card with one knot to simulate a bow.  This is a large card which I created to fit in a large envelope I had on hand.