Sunday, 29 January 2012

'So Special' Birthday Card

I made this card for my niece - a very special person!

To make the card I cut a square of purple card slightly smaller than my card blank and attached a piece of Country Diary flower paper to the purple card - I don't know the make but they were a magazine freebie.   I cut a strip of cream card and used the heart cartridge with my Crafty Edger to decorate the edge and attached this to the left of the flower paper.   I wrapped a purple organza ribbon around the cream card and tied a knot.   This was then attached to my card blank.   I used a 'So Special' chipboard on the bottom right of the card and decorated it with two small lilac pearls.

Kath x

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Clematis Birthday Card

I was asked to make a pretty birthday card with flowers and decided to use these pretty Magenta clematis peel-offs.  I had made one of these cards in a workshop at Japonica last year and liked the finished card, so decided to make another one.  I'm thinking of submitting this card as one of the items for Unit One of the Certificate in Papercraft, so I would welcome feedback, please.

To make the card I put the main clematis peel-off onto a piece of white linen card and rounded the corners.   This was attached to a larger piece of pink linen card which had been embossed with Swiss Dots and also had rounded corners.   The other clematis flowers were stuck onto white linen card for the decoupaged image.  I used the reverse image of the peel-offs to decorate the square white linen card blank and also some of the small dots from the peel-off sheet.  I coloured the image with coloured pencils as I wanted a 'soft' finish.  I rubbed the wrong side of the flowers to give them shape and then attached them to the main flower with foam pads.  The clematis topper was then attached to the left side of the card blank.  I attached a peel-off greeting to white linen card and attached this to a piece of pink linen card which had also been embossed with Swiss Dots and had rounded corners.  This was attached with foam tape as I wanted it to be raised from the card blank to offset the decoupaged clematis image.   I then attached a small pink bow, this matched the coloured pink card and the white spots highlighted the embossed card and also the peel-off

Kath x

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Red Wedding Card

A wedding card with a difference:

I attached a square of red card to a white square card blank.   I then matted a square of love bird backing paper to the red card - these papers were a magazine freebie.   I cut out a poem and used an inverted punch on the corners, this was glued to a slightly larger piece of red card and the corners were shaped with the inverted corner punch.   I then attached this to the card front.  I attached a large heart to the front of the card with double sided tape.   I then attached one small heart and one floral stem to the card front with 1mm foam tape to give a 3D effect.

Kath x

Birds and Flowers Anniversary Card

I made this card for my in-laws wedding anniversary.

I die cut a circle from Kate Knight patterned paper (a magazine freebie) and attached it to a pink die cut scalloped circle.   The remaining patterned paper was glued to a piece of pink card.   I attached the die cut circle to the main card, ensuring the pattern matched.   I tied a pink spotty ribbon around the card and then attached it to the front of a square white card blank.   I finished the card with small pink pearls to the top left and bottom right of the card.

Kath x