Sunday, 27 February 2011

Metal flower birthday card

This one is for my friend Elly, who celebrated a 'big' birthday recently.
The background was made in the same way I described the faux metal of yesterday. Metal flowers were stamped with Stazon, then I played with them, making them 3D. Glue was added to the edges of the big flower en thin metal foil was applied. A Paper World pen was used to add the green spots.

Stamps: Stampendous ruffled bloom, Darkroom Door
Bronze ink, Cuttlebug type embossing folder
!0 seconds studio Kadoodle mould
Lace from Schwitzner's

Love card

I made a non traditional Valentine / Love card for xxxx (can't say yet)!
Background: Cuttlebug folder covered with bronze pigment ink, sprayed with water and then run through theCuttlebug. It makes a lovely faux metal finish on the background.
 MS hearts stamped with Versamark and embossed with bronze, coloured in with yellow and orange Tombow markers. The hearts on the card were embossed with bronze as well. I added 2 ribbons from my stash and reinforced the inside of the card: the wet ink mixture makes it stretch!

Stamps: Michael Strong small heart, Cuttlebug type embossing folder, bronze embossing powder

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Template cards

I went to a workshop at Joan Gevaert in Ede where we made a number of cards using template sketches. I don't find this easy to do, so was quite pleased with the results. No stamping: also something different for me! We used all the dies from the shop, so I had a ball trying out Tim's designs!

Used/ Gebruikt:
Tim Holtz: Tattered Florals, Sizzix butterfly, patterned paper and lace. I cut out lace wings for the butterfly too!

The next card has much the same elements as the first, I liked the colour scheme!

  The last card has different  patterned papers and I used a white gel pen to"'stitch' a line around the red card. A bit of ribbon and it's finished. I won't tell you how long it took to decide what I was going to do!


Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Magnolia Birthday Card

My friend Ineke, loves Magnolia and Tilda, so I made her this for her birthday last week. It's rather different to my usual style! My sister Tricia was here and helped me with the patterned papaers, I have very little experience with them! I made canvas flowers with Tim Holtz's tattered flowers die and stamped on them and inkend them with distress ink. I then distressed them by hand - picking at the edges

Happy Birthday Ineke!

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Little boxes 2

Here are some more boxes I made, just trying out different styles.
 This one is dark brown cardstock, stamped with the Hero Arts lace background and colorbox white ink. Paper lace, distress ink, a stamped cricut flower and ribbon complete the box. I also stamped the inside of the box
Cream cardstock, the same Hero Arts lace background, Versafine sepia ink, a stamped butterfly and a Cricut swirl
Dark brown cardstock stamped with the Hero Arts Florentine swirl, distress ink, cricut flower and ribbon

Monday, 21 February 2011

Little boxes

I won this box design for the SCAL from Carla's blog. I made the box for her blog but with a friend in mind. I put her birthday present into it :) First I stamped and coloured my paper with glimmer mist and distress ink, then cut it out with the cricut. I then  folded the box pieces, stamped and embossed the top and inside and then matted them.

Stamps: Best rubber stamps
Glimmer mist: Autumn leaves, Versamark ink, pumice distress ink

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Calligraphy birthday card

A birthday card for a calligraphy friend. Cuttlebug background, coloured with distress ink. The pens and ink pot were cut out. The latter I stands up when the card is opened. Finished with prima flowers coloured with distress ink


Stamps: Art Impressions,
Distress Ink: Spiced marmalade, dried marigold, wild honey

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Butterfly - poppy collage

This card was made on an ecoline background following the instructions on Godelieve's blog. I then stamped the Poppy collage with Versafine and made a butterfly to match. I used a white gel pento accent the butterfly.

Stamps: Elusive Images Poppy Collage,

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Rose Birthday card

Another birthday card for a friend. Brown cardstock stamped and embossed. Cuttlebug scalloped circle with rose

Stamps: Hero arts Florentine swirl, Mariette Verhees rose and text

Butterfly Birthday card

I'm finally posting some stuff on my blog again! Here's a card I made for a friend
I stamped on velllum and embossed it with silver pearl for the background, same for the one butterfly. I coloured the back of the vellum with ink. The other butterfly is embossed on cardstock

Stamps: Best rubber stamps, My Paper World, Just Rite