Thursday 21 June 2012

Thanks a bunch!

Today I made a card for my friend. Although, it's the longest day of the year, in Ireland today, it feels like the shortest day! It hasn't stopped raining for very long, nor is it very bright :( But maybe it might pick up for later?!

I found these beautiful felt flowers on a recent sort out (one of many sort outs!) They are about 2-3mm thick, so they add a lovely depth dimension to any project. For a bit of diversity, I added a button on one flower as the centre, instead of the felt. The Autumnal colours just lent themselves to the cream base card. AGAIN, I couldn't resist the desire to emboss something! With the general layout decided on in my head, I knew that any of the side borders/ribbons wouldn't have enough space to show the embossing.

For a variety in the feel of the card, I chose a ribbon and paper border. The ribbon came from my sister in Germany (Thanks Liv :D )  and the paper came from a pad of marbled paper I bought a few years ago. All the colours gelled so well together.

For the message, I used my stamped the message, "thanks a bunch!" with an embossing stamp pad, and then used the gold embossing powder I have. Using my heat gun to heat it up, it gave the message a beautiful glitter to it.

I used foam pads to stick on the message to add extra 3D affect.

This is how the card turned out finished. I love the colours and the dual types of embossing.
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Happy Summer Solstice!

Wednesday 20 June 2012

Baby Boy Card

This was a quick make! I recently purchased an embossing machine, and this is one of my embossing folders. (I have to say, I *LOVE* love, love, love, love my embossing machine! Every scrap of paper I can find is being embossed!!)

I embossed the phrase "bundle of joy" onto a light blue card, and then inked it with a silver ink pad. I wasn't happy with the look, the light blue and silver were too close a colour to really notice them. So I went over the raised image with a teal coloured ink pad. It gives a nice two tone effect.

I stuck that onto a larger piece of dark blue card, and did the "stitching" with a silver pen. I stuck down the tartan strip centered on the 5" square white card, and used foam pads to give the sentiment a real 3D life.

Hope you like it, thanks for stopping by!