The other week I printed off and coloured some digi images that I have had for ages - this one (and it is one of several) was in the file labeled Daisy Doodles, but I cannot find anywhere to link you to the original source. I suspect what I have were freebies.
I coloured the image with pencils, diecut around it and sponged with a pale blue ink before removing the die. This was matted over a cork die cut, which was sponged with espresso ink.
The image has lots of whimsical wee details like this bee, with his glamorous Kindy Glitz wings,
and the snail on the side of the pot, also sharing the glamour with a glittery trail,
To finish the card I stamped and gold embossed the sentiment, cut it using a labels die and threaded it on gingham ribbon.
A gingham bow was added to the stem of the flower, and embellished with a rhinestone
Clear rhinestones were added around the card, and it was assembled on a multi coloured polka dot background, then layered it onto the orange base.
The majority of my cards are fairly CAS, and I particularly like sympathy cards to be CAS.
I started with a piece of silver card, and embossed it with a Cuttlebug folder It is an old one, called Ironworks if I remember rightly. I discovered when making this, that if the folder has a geometric design on it, I can lengthen the embossed pattern to cover the full length of the fractionally longer A4 cardstock that we work with.
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This card was made for one of my Great Granddaughters 😊, using a decoupage set from a magazine.
I assembled the main panel , and ran a line of Kindy Glitz around the edge of it
Stamped, embossed and die cut the sentiment on matching blue card, threaded ribbon through it, and added the rhinestones and Kindy Glitz.
This view gives an idea of the dimension on this card.
I had not meant to be absent from blogland for quite so long, but my computer, camera card and external hard drive were not talking to each other - they got over their hissy fit this evening, and now I can show you what I have been working on.
I have had this layout on my mind for several days, and this afternoon it was just a case of sorting out which materials I would use to create it.
The die cut is one I used as a trial when I received some CCD's recently - (Cheap Chinese Dies),
The thread is some glitter machine embroidery thread. I put three coats of WoS over the die cut to get the sparkle.
I deliberately tore the ends of the washi tape, and layered a narrow lace under the edge of the lower piece.
The sentiment is an old one from Kiwistamping, which was embossed in blue.
The final detail were some flat, blue holographic sequins.
I finished the inside of the card with more washi tape.
I stamped and cut the fat cat of the set on a snippet of card, and coloured him with chalks. Next I stamped the sentiment, and added some grey chalk to ground the cat. To add some subtle dimension I added two layers of card under the cat before positioning him. The orange twine, which tied the pretty packaging the set came in, was tied across the top to finish.
Please pop over and have a peep at her beautiful work, and say hello.
These were the thank you/memorial cards that I sent to acknowledge the love poured out to me after my husbands death. I received many cards and well wishes from so many people, that I was like a one armed paper hanger in tornado making these - well, a slight exaggeration, as I developed a 'system' that worked for me and was quite methodical!! - even if I did take over part of the kitchen bench for several days, but as there is 'just me' now, it was not an issue.
I made a selection of designs in this batch, but all the same layout.
These were all stamped using the Misti - what a gem of a tool!! The images were all from a NBUS Your Next Stamp set called Framed Flowers.
All images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink, and the flowers coloured by painting with a mica based Semco set of paints,
and the Thanks was a stamp from the Duck set by Kiwistamping.
I made nearly 70 of these cards - it was quite a marathon, but by working systematically I got through them in relatively short time. I am sharing them now as I know the majority have now arrived at their destinations - all around the globe!!
This card was made for a young woman who is best described as minimalist, so I needed a fairly simple "unfussy" card, yet I wanted it feminine.
I started with some paint chips, which I cut apart, as I didn't want the white strips between them and the colour names showing, and then held them together with removable tape while I randomly stamped flowers over them and then gold embossed the images.
(Be warned, paint chips can bubble when heated!!)
I then separated the chips again and mounted them over the layer of lace on the gray card base.
The sentiment was stamped directly onto the base and gold embossed - quite a simple card, but I was really quite happy with it.
I don't often make cards with many layers, but this was the exception to that 'norm', and I was very happy with the results.
I was inspired by scraps on my desk, and the fact that the recipient is quite feminine, and loves the Lord, so a scripture stamp was appropriate
The scripture was stamped onto a journaling card (by Prima) in Espresso ink, and the panel had the ribbon and clear rhinestones added before I layered it over the scrap of pink the same as the base, and a scrap of embossed card that I had tried to colour and it hadn't really worked... the smudges don't show with it being layered like this!
I used a neutral coloured paper on the base, and wanted the colour of the sentiment to blend in, and tone with the ribbon - it did that a bit better than I thought it would, but as it does not detract from the overall look of the card, I let it be, and did not try to redo it before assembling the layers.