Monday, 30 April 2012

Superquick Hunkydory Wedding Card

Hello again Bloggin Peeps

Me again with a super quick blog of a super quick Wedding card.  As usual an 8 x8 with a gold mirri base.  Then a layer of centura pearl white paper, embossed with the Mbossibility folder from spellbinders.  The topper had a frame all around it which I cut away and mounted onto more gold mirri.  I cut the sentiment from the same sheet and matted it onto blue as the wedding theme was blue.  Before sticking the pearl layer down I tied a huge bow and then stuck the topper in place.

I coloured some hat pins and a heart on a hat pin and stuck them into my bow adding a small blue bead with some collall glue over the ends of the pins so no-one got pin pricked.

As I said this was a super quick card and took less than 1/2 hour to make, longer for the glue to set of course lol.

Anyway all for now

Take care

Cj x

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Magnolia Edwin Easel Card

Hello again another quick one from me before I pop out for the day.

This is another 8 x 8 size card in an Easel style.  To make this card I stamped footballer Edwin and coloured him in and then cut him out.  I then took an 8 x 8 card and scored about halfway across the front of the card and folded it.  I took another of the same card and cut the front off to make my first layer.  I then cut a gold mirri mat to sit centrally.  I then found some pale blue backing paper and cut to the mat the gold mirri and glued it down.  I took a beautiful piece of blue coredinations and cut to a size that left some nice edges and embossed it through one of the Mbossibilities before sanding it back.  I then cut a small gold mirri mat to sit behind it.  I cut a thin strip of blue striped card and glued 1/3 from the bottom of the coredination layer.

I added a royal blue velvet ribbon across the bottom of the base layer and then glued everything into place as above.  I used a blue check paper and a spellbinders die to cut the layer Edwin was going to sit on and then cut a gold mirri circle to sit behind and glued them into place.  Edwin was shaped using a shaping tool and his little arms and legs were really dimensional even though he was only one layer he really popped out of the topper.

I printed two sentiments the happy birthday and the son one and using more spellbinders cut the pieces out for the cards.  I used an offcut of the coredinations and embossed it again before matting onto gold to make the stopper.  I also cut a matching blue check paper to size for the bottom with yet another gold mirri.  I assembled all the remaining pieces as above and glued into place.  I then added a little card candi in the corners.

This was a beautiful card to look at in real life probably because little Edwin did look real.  I have never been able to get such good dimension on a cut out magnolia figure and this is probably down to the quality of the neenah card I stamped onto.

Anyway best go

Take care

Cj x

Friday, 27 April 2012

craftsuprint image 40th birthday card

Ok hi again bloggin Peeps

Another of these comissioned cards, another 8 x 8 this one was a little different for me as I designed one of the background layers myself.

I used a large holographic blue background as a base layer and cut a white pearl card layer to go on top.  I used distress inks to colour it light blue and left it to dry.  I then took two football stamps one from a Kanban kit and a smaller one from a Docrafts kit and stamped randomly with the glue pad adding mica powder to bring out the design.  I then stamped with the glue again the larger football several times and mica powdered again before using the round spellbinder to cut them out.

I cut some more of the holographic blue using a romantic rectangle die and then using labels 25 positioned it over the base piece of the decoupage I found on craftsuprint by Gordon Fraser...  he has quite a few lovely designs on there and I have to say I did buy a few so you will see some more at some point although this one I had to use my craft artist to get him running the other way he originally was running to the right.

I then stuck the piece I had cut to the romantic rectangle.  You will see that part of the foot and arm were cut out from the base as I wanted it to look like he was running off the topper I cut out the decoupage and layered him up.  With the spellbinder borderabilities I cut some more holographic blue to mount my little die cut footballs and glued them on.  I then took some peel offs to the footballs and stuck them down to the card.  I then glued the topper into place too adding a little football  in front of his foot and glued the whole thing to an 8 x 8 card.

This card for me is a bit of an achievement in that this is only the 2nd time I have made a backing piece from scratch.. this is more to do with time than ability I think but I was really pleased with the result.

Anyway all for now

Take Care

Cj x

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Kanban topper 40th Birthday card

Hello blogging peeps another of those comissioned 40th birthday cards I told you about in my last post.

This one is yet another 8 x 8 with a gold mirri base layer and a silk coredinations layer on top.  The coredination was embossed with a Mbossabilities folder and lightly sanded.  Before I glued the top layer down I added a ribbon about 1 1/2" from the bottom.

I used a glue pad and stamped 3 footballs and used gold perfect pearl mica powder dusted over them to bring up the image.  I then used a small round spellbinder die to cut them out and mounted them onto the ribbon.  I added the topper from an old Kanban kit which had been the inspiration for the colours used in the card.

I then used another shapeabilities spellbinder die and cut it twice from cream card.  I inked the edges whilst it was still in the die and layered them on top of each other before adding and 40 cut using the cricut expression.

This is a lovely card with just enough shimmer to look expensive but still look very manly.

Anyway all for now

Take care

Cj x

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Forever friends birthday card

Hello again blogging peeps am trying out this scheduled blogging so if this is up and out there on the 10th April .... Hurrah!   if not arrrrgh. lol

This was one of a set of commissioned cards for a friend who had a family member who was turning 40 and had liked the christmas card I sent her.  She and her sister asked for some cards so I made a few for her to choose from.

This is the first I am blogging today and is an 8 x 8 square... again!

I cut a large piece of gold mirri card as my first mat then cut a piece of whitewash coredinations with a green core and embossed with a spellbinders mbossibilities folder and sanded it back before gluing to my gold layer.  I die cut a piece of green pearlised card using a grand spellbinder die (creative book pages) and then cut another gold mirri layer to go underneath and glued them onto the main piece.  I ran the green ribbon along the edge and decided and second looked better and glued them to the back of these layers before gluing the whole lot to the base card.

I used a forever friend decoupage with a green celebration bottle (which inspired the green tones) and layered him up, shaping him, and gluing with collall gel to give dimension before gluing him into place on the card.

I printed the sentiment out on the computer and die cut using a spellbinder label die and then cut the next size up in the dies out of white pearlescent card.  While the pearlescent was still in the die I used some green toned distress ink to colour the centre which left the beautiful white border making it look like 3 layers when it was all glued together.

I added a few pieces of card candi to decorate the edges and bring it all together.

All for now

Until next time

Take care

Cj x

Monday, 9 April 2012

Spellbinders Easter Card

Hello blogging peeps its been a while again but am hoping to set up a few scheduled blogs while I am online today.  I have still been crafting but not had time or energy to sit and blog.  

Anyway we had some lovely visitors yesterday so didn't get time to blog this pretty easter card which was made for my sister's friends at church.  I made a few of this card in yellow, orange, pink, red and silver so they all had the same design but were all slightly different.

The scrolls with the easter message on she bought from ebay and were silver foiled so that is why they all have silver accents on them.

I took an 8 x 8 card and cut a pearlised white card layer to start.  I used the Sue Wilson Lattice dies and cut 2 borders I also used one of the spellbinders labels and cut the backing to the scroll in the same colour as the borders.  I also cut 2 accents in silver from the fleur de lis motifs and 1 cross from crosses 2 (all spellbinders).

I glued the borders to each side of the card and then glue the silver accents to the label die cut shape hooking two of the little 'arms' over the sides of the label and then glued them into place with collall glue gel, I then used the same glue to stick the scroll in the centre adding extra dimension perfectly.  I then glued the cross underneath with the same glue to give dimension again and added the tiniest little bow tied on the glitter girls bowmaker.

A very respectable Easter card.  

Anyway until next time

Take care

Cj x