Thursday, 6 May 2010

Wedding Day

I made this for Alison and Paul who get married on 10th May 2010.
I used a deep purple pearl finish card blank, and placed a strip of lilac mulberry paper that I tore using the water and brush method, for a rough edge effect.
On this I added a piece of pink ribbon across the length of the card, using double sided tape.
I then used a paper from my store in a darker shade of lilac, and layered on this some pale lilac paper that I had added a peel off to, and cut around for a more interesting finish.
I printed some sentiments on my brand new and totally awesome printer (my last one gave up the ghost at the end of January and I've been struggling along without one until this week!).
Once the sentiments were mounted onto silver card stock I positioned them on the card with 3d foam pads.
The finishing touch was to add the lilac gem stones over the body of the card and on the top left of the card next to the peel off.
I printed the insert in the same lilac as I used on the front of the card.
Fingers crossed all goes well for them on Monday.
Good Luck x

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Good Luck

Paul's sister starts a new job this week and so this one is for her....

I chose a hammered baby pink card blank, and placed a strip of stars background paper down the centre.

The edges of the stars paper were framed with some heart border peel offs.

I took some butterflies from my store box, and having teased the wings of the large silver butterfly to give it a feeling of 3d movement, I then positioned them inside the starts panel.

The Good Luck wording finished it off.

We hope she likes it.

Boats and Bubbles

I fell back on a favourite decoupage for Paul's Dad, as it is his birthday on Bank Holiday Monday.
It is quite appropriate as he owns a little boat called Gizmo, and although it's not a sail boat like this, hopefully he will get the reasoning behind it.
I used an A4 black card base, and embossed it through my cuttlebug along the one side, with my spots and dots folder, to give the effect of bubbling water beneath the boat,then folded it to create an A5 card.
I then then mounted the decoupage onto another piece of black card that had also gone through the same spots and dots folder. All of this was mounted onto a piece of matt gold card stock.
The wording was made from some of my clear stamps, and just finished it off I think.