It was my Auntie Margarets 70th birthday at the beginning of the month, but she didn’t want a fuss so I decided not to emblazon her card with a number!
Instead I made this pretty and delicate card.
I used the stamps from last month’s Creative Stamping magazine to create a subtle background on the card and for the focal image which I coloured using watercolour pencils.
I then chose some tiny stamps from another set in the stash to add the little flower in Crisp Cantaloupe ink and the little heart in the pale Soft Sky ink just to add a little colour in the background. The hearts I added some wink of Stella to as well, again subtle but there if you are looking at it.
Next I chose the die cut window and the sticker onto which I embossed the sentiment from my box of embellishments. I love how the added dimension of the window just adds some thing special to the card.
I finished with sequins in the pale blue and the stamped green Happy which if I am honest I would have preferred as a die cut, but I don’t have the word happy as a die cut, so need to add that to my shopping list.
Super happy with this pretty card for my lovely auntie M.
I promised yesterday to take some better pics of the cards I made yesterday for the arty play session… and here they are!Be warned there are a lot!And the ones I made as samples…Love these! And all so easy to make… a 12×12 masterboard with lots of layers, some embossing and cutting out, and then some die cut panels and frames.Happy crafting!Catherine
Tonight I had lots of fun creating painty layers for Christmas cards with my friends. I made the background a few days ago but finished these sample cards just before my friends arrived… and then I got to make more tonight.
I haven’t got the best of pics for the finished articles tonight so will take those tomorrow and post again then!
So let’s start with how I made them.
First I made a background… layers of paint brayered and scraped on, then stencilling and stamping and doodling and more stencilling.
Next I cut that into panels… this 12 x 12 can make 9 backgrounds but I chose not to do that many… I instead have 2 ATCs and 7 backgrounds.
Next I painted panels onto white cardstock and then heat embossed the images using white embossing powder.
Then I chose how to layer up the card, matching images I fussy cut to the panels…
And that is where I got to before tonight.
Well then I added some die cut frames and panels and sentiments to finish them off before adhering them to white card blanks…
I also added sequins… which was the inspiration for the colour scheme originally.
Sorry that I don’t have a close up yet… but will do that tomorrow morning and upload the photos then.
Also I have the panel and cards i made tonight… then same colour scheme and stamp set…
The only difference is rather than the pink cardstock for the die cut frames I used pearlescent cardstock instead… so lovely.
Some of the ones I made tonight need sentiments to finish… but pleased with them all! I’ve got three not quite finished and on card blanks to go too!
The challenge this week at CHNC is “no stamps”. So this challenge is always difficult for me as I rarely make a card without using stamps…But I did it!I used die cuts, stickers, patterned papers and the fab Tim Holtz paper dolls as the focal image instead!So something a little different but I liked it!