Saturday, April 11, 2015

30th Birthday card

It was my daughter's 30th Birthday yesterday.  I can't believe that the time has gone so quickly!! it only seems like yesterday that she little running around in the garden.
I've made many types of cards for her in the past and didn't really know what to do this time until I saw a cool idea for a card on Pinterest.. so I did this one for her.


This is the card flat before it is curved around the narrower card beneath  the topper.

 I selected 10 patterned papers that I knew she would like and cut 3 strips of each measuring 2" x 3" approx. then roled each one up and glued on the card. The 'flames' are the waste from a large border punch I have.  I added a pretty gem on each flame just for a bit of bling.

 The pretty lace along the bottom is one that I designed for Joanna Sheen called Samantha Lace Ribbon.  The curved front is because I left a flap on the right to tuck onto a smaller card beneath.. using velcro tabs to hold it there.  I wanted it to give the impression of a top of a cake Lol.. not sure it does but it looks quite good curved.  My Daughter really liked the card when I gave it to her yesterday :) .. and that's the main thing Lol.
Thanks for visiting today I will be back soon!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Locket Card

I designed this locket for Joanna Sheen.  I am really pleased with how real it looks once die cut.  I cut it from an old pie foil pie dish., I then dry embossed it a bit more to highlight the pattern with an embossing tool on a soft mat and then brushed some black gesso over the whole locket leaving it to dry for  a few minutes before rubbing most of it off, leaving the black in the pattern to look like old silver. I domed the locket front a little bit and also stuck the front onto another die cut from card for extra stability.
I used the Signature Josephine Lace die on each side and the Favourite Lace Apeture Signature die in the middle.  The lovely Rose background paper is from the beautiful Joanna Sheen Jane Shasky Heart of the Garden CD Rom
I added a piece of vellum over the background paper to create a softer look. The bows are cut from the Signature Ribbons and Bows border

Thanks for visiting today.. :)


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