Monday, September 24, 2018

A birthday floral handmade card with a decorative paper focal element and a gauze tie

Another card for my stash!!  For this one I used an element which I found in one of my boxes of unsorted bits.  It had this wonderful piece of decorative paper which features watercolour and a stamped resist technique.  I love the colours.  It was framed in a neutral cardstock layer with swirly punched corners.  The bottom edge was ripped but it was mostly covered by the elements that I added.  I started by adding a sponged border on the bottom to which added the width I needed for this card front.  I chose to mount this focal element to a pink card, added a stamped & sponged label (SB) greeting attached with a gauze tie with a double knot on the left hand side.  This gauze is so soft that it ties beautifully and adds much texture to the card.  To finish it off I added two little rhinestones to the greeting!!  I love this colour combination and it was good to use this little bit from my stash.  Not sure what the original intention for it was but it worked perfectly for this card.  Therese

Birthday card for a special little girl!!

Our youngest grandchild is having her birthday soon and I made her this card!!  I used a fun card front that features flowers and a little bird!  I mounted it on an embossed green card front and added a little laser printed greeting on the lower right which I embellished with my pattern tracing wheel!  Little girls like bling so I added two coordinating butterfly embellishments and a little heart on the greeting. 
We look forward to seeing her later this fall!!


An anniversary card that features a chalkboard greeting and a flourish!

Cards for my stash continue!!  I have been experimenting with large greetings for a while and this is one I printed a while back using a chalkboard background and a chalkboard font.  I laser printed it and trimmed it to size.  For this card I glued a laser printed digital background which I trimmed to fit on an A2 sized card.  I added the yellow flourish (SX) and nestled the greeting into it.  Worked very nicely!!  The two hearts are part of the flourish die which worked well for the anniversary theme.  After gluing everything into place I added yellow dots to the flourish using a gel pen.  Therese