Yesterday was Mum’s birthday so we celebrated with a meal out.
Here is the card I made for her…
I loved this bold and bright paper from art by Marlene and knew it was perfect for my Mum. I teamed it with the Happy Wishes white embossed sentiment and some light grey cardstock.
I also added in the Happy Celebrations stamp to finish the sentiment and then a scatter of sequins to embellish.
Today I have a swap to share with you which I made for the theme of shades of blue.
I decided to create some butterfly coins using the fab Watercolor wings stamp set.
I used lots of different colour inks all with a blue theme!
I finished off with the blue embossing for the sentiment!
I decided to go a little different for this week’s CHNC challenge of use some red and went fabric based for my card topper.
I started with a square of holly printed fabric and glued it to some paper for stability then used a bit of muslin and stamped the sentiment.
My stayzon is not very juicy though and it didn’t stamp well so I went over it with a sharpie and that worked fine.
Then I layered the piece of muslin onto some Hessian and sewed it together. I also did my usual messy stitching round the square.
Then I cut out one of the holly motifs from another square of fabric and added that and a wooden Angel embellishment to the topper.
A lovely textural card topper and actually quite simple to do… I have quite a few fabric squares so may make some more like this to add to the collection.
But for now I wonder how others have interpreted the red challenge for the CHNC blog.
I am very late with this one… it should have been finished two days ago and shared yesterday… ooops… better late than never though!
The theme for this fortnight at Back to Basics and Beyond challenge blog is Triple stamping and I hadn’t done this for a while.
I used a background stamp and my stamp positioner (platform) for mine.
First I cut the papers and the mats for each layer. Then I stamped just the paper.
I chose to use a few shades of the teal ink for my card.
Then I layered them up.
I decided to finish with the Petal Palette flower image, a band of pink cardstock and a pink card blank I made.
I also added the light turquoise sequins.
Love how the bold background is softened by the image.
This evening I am going to celebrate the marriage of Jayne (one of my raggy doll sisters) and Simon along with a few of my other raggy doll sisters. I can’t wait!
So as by this time I will be partying this is a scheduled post to show you the card I made.
I chose to use Spellbinders dies for the background and then Stampin Up Petal Palette stamps and dies for the floral elements and the Mr and Mrs stamp again from Stampin Up. I kept to a soft pink colour palette using two tones of pink cardstock and watercolouring the flowers which I had embossed in the champagne embossing powder.
I gave the elements some dimension with foam tabs and added some dots of liquid pearls around the focal images.
Love how this all looked. The inside of the card is similar but a lot more simple…
Leaving me plenty of room for my message of love to the happy couple!
So happy for Jayne and Simon. May they enjoy a lifetime of happiness together.
I am a little late with my blog post today for the CHNC challenge. Sorry! But better late than never the challenge is to use silver and I decided to use both some silver embossing powder and some silver sequins to decorate my green card!
I used some patterned paper and green cardstock mats and gave the paper and the cardstock a little bit of edging with ink and then embossed the sentiment from a magazine set straight into the paper and the tree onto some cardstock and raised it up on foam tape to give it some dimension.
Then I added the sequins as a scatter across the whole card. Now off I jog to see what the rest of the team made over at the blog.