Monday, 18 March 2013

Hunkydory topper sympathy card

Hello crafting peeps

Today a super quick 8 x 8 with a Hunkydory topper from a recent kit.  

To make this card I cut a layer of black card to fit the base card blank and then cut a smaller silver mirri layer to sit upon it used a corner rounder punch on both and glued these two layers together.  I cut a piece of white pearl card to size and ran the top half through my calibur with the tied together embossing folder.

I then cut  a piece of silver mirri and used the grateful lattice die on it ( I did need to extend it a little as I wanted the rounded part of the lattice upwards) and glued it to the bottom of the pearl card.   I cut a small border of pearl card which you probably cannot see too well as I placed the ribbon on top of it.  This ribbon is quite see through and I didn't like the pointy ends of the lattice showing through.

I rounded the ends of the pearl card and then glued it to the black and silver base layers I had prepared before.  Using glue gel I arranged my topper in position and then made a small bow from the same ribbon.  I bought these little pearly gem things from Wild Orchid and love hiding the knots on bows with them you can also colour them with your alcohol markers which is great.  To finish I glued to the base card blank before dotting the creative expressions glue in the centre of the embossed knots and added some small pearls to tie it all together.

I do like this card but think the smaller lattice die from spellbinders would have a better result so will have to try it at some point.

Anyway all for now

Take care

Cj x

Monday, 11 March 2013

Joanna Sheen Dog Stamp Birthday card

Hello bloggin peeps

Just a quick 8 x 8 from me today.  I found some old stamps in a drawer from way back when I started crafting of some dogs from Joanna Sheen and stamped a few out in memento Expresso truffle onto some centura pearl card.  This gorgeous little one is the one I decided to use as it looks exactly like my Pippin (He's a jack russel/scottie) sat amongst the bubble envelopes that he loves to pop the bubble wrap in... bless him.

I cut the image out from a labels 22 and then blended antique linen distress ink around whilst it was still in the die. I also cut a gold mirri die from decorative labels 8, a brown labels 20 and a from a piece of coredinations card with the heartfelt layered elegant swirl on two sides with a small piece attached and uncut inbetween.  I also cut a gold mirri tag from the ribbon tag trio spellbinder set.

I cut a large piece of gold mirri to fit my card leaving a small border and then rounded the corners.  I then cut a smaller piece of centura pearl which I embossed using the new grand mbossibilities folder graduated dots.  I then coloured it to match using the antique linen again and after leaving it to dry for a minute or two rounded the corners to match the gold.  I accidently picked up the wrong rounder which cut some way into the card but It looked quite nice when I put it against the gold so I attached the brown ribbon at the bottom of my card and threaded a small dog charm which I coloured brown with a spectrum pen and also the tag I had cut before securing it at the back.

I then layered my swirls, then the label 20, decorative label 8 and then my topper before adding to the card putting some height in using collall glue gel.  I then centrally glued it onto the base, added the base to the mirri and the whole thing to the card blank.  For the greeting I stamped a whimsy sentiment and die cut it and added it to the tag on the ribbon.  I did add some card candi to create interest in the corners too.

Anyway that's all for now...

Take care

Cj x