Monday, 30 July 2012

Art Deco Lady

This is the recent card that l have entered into the Docrafts Challenge......
The base card is a scalloped 8 x 8 and l have inked the edges with Tim Holtz, Fired Brick distressed ink.....The next layer is made from Ebony and Red co-ordinations, put through a swirl embossing folder, and sanded back to reveal the red.    The main image is a Debbie Moore stamp set and coloured with Spectrum Noirs, also a Gold Sakura pen.    I used spellbinders dies for the scrolls and cut them out of gold mirror board, finally l used a large flower, tinted with the same Fired Brick and embellished with a red gem.   There was quite a lot of work involved making this card, hopefully you will agree it was well worth it......ideal for any occasion.
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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Crafty trio

This card I made as a challenge with my two friends Kandis and Sheila. To start off Sheila chose the backing paper and layout and we all were too make a card with those choices. For my design I matt  the chosen backing paper onto my base card leaving a border. My two smaller matts were cut out of contrasting card and one layered with the same backing paper as placed onto the base card and then layered onto the card. I stamped my image and coloured before using a nestie die and inking the edges. Finally to finish I put on my topper and used twine, card candy and a sentiment to embellish. To view Kandis card click here and Sheila's click here
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My base card is A5 and I started by placing a blue matt onto it leaving a small border. I then placed my chosen backing paper onto the first layer again leaving a small border. The smaller matts are done in the same way, I feel this creates dimension to my cards. Before placing them onto the card I used twine as an extra dimension. After stamping and colouring my image I cut around the wheels of the bike and placed my die over the top leaving the wheels outside the shape. Once the shape was cut I used a distress ink to colour the edges of the shape, and to finish I used some contrasting card candy.
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Christening wish

I was asked to make a christening card and thought white on white would be the ideal way to go. I started with an A5 base card and used my all in one embossing folder to emboss lovely ornate corners on my first layer. My second layer I used a scalloped oval die to create the aperture and trimmed it to make a frame, I then put the frame through the grand calibur with a dots embossing folder for a more dimensional effect. For the stamped image after stamping and light colouring I used a die shape ensuring to leave part of the image outside the die shape to create the final look. To finish I added a simple sentiment
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