Friday, 18 May 2012

A few recent cards

This is a card I made for a good friends birthday.  I wanted to play around with dies rather than using a stamped image as the focus.

It looks quite simple but surprising amount of work,

base cream card embossed with swiss dots embossing folder.

Gold pearl card cut and embossed in a Sue Wilson design spellbinders die edged with black soot distress ink.  Stamped sentiment cut with labels 4.

Black flourish die from Cheery Lynn.

The poppys are my own design cut from red canson Mi'Tientes cherry red paper, inked with black soot before being sprayed with lava red cosmic shimmer mist and a hint of of mango blaze.  3 were layered with black cuttlebug snowflake dies scrunched up to form the centre.  The other three were wound around diamante pins before being shaped.  Leone Em fronds punched from gold card to hide the pins.  And finally in the corner 3 faux pearls using cosmic shimmer gold pearl pva glue.


I was so pleased with Jackies card I decided to make one similar for another friend from Playdays, Lorrs.

This time I went with a patchwork embossing folder from docrafts on pearl card which has been distressed with frayed burlap ink.

I used a spellbinders pendant die, scalloped circle nesties, circle nesties and a sentiment from SU.

Again the cheery lyn flourish die.
The flowers are my own pinwheel design cut in various sizes and inked with several yellow & red distress inks.  Sadly I was in a rush so photoed the card while flat and in the box.

A bit of a break from flower cards, this is one I made for my friend Sandra.  I often use Anya stamps for my playday friends and decided I wanted blues & greens so went with my faber & Castell watercolour pencils.  Sandra's very much into distress so I went with papers from either Bo Bunny or paper cellar.  Wild wasabi & baja breeze cardstock all distressed with frayed burlap ink.  Sentiment from SU, cut with labels 4.  Black taffeta ribbon and a few gems.  With hindsight I'd have used copics to colour in the Anya image but by the time I'd decided that the card was already finished and the image stuck.

Huge apologies for yet another bloomin variation on the poppy card, if you think you're bored with them I'm even more bored lol.  Hubby loved the poppys so much I've had to make an identical one for his dads 80th birthday and today I've had to make one for our friend Daves birthday.

Dave is hugely patriotic and has many many England flags around his house.  For those overseas the English flag is white with a red cross and our national flower is a tudor rose.  So for Daves card I had to go with red and white and I drew a tudor rose for scal.  You can't see if from the picture but I went with a SU lattice folder which looks like basket weave from one side but the side I have facing is lots of tiny crosses.  Real red SU ink & card and white card from Annamarie.


Amanda said...

I love your poppy's!! These cards are all gorgeous. You have some lovely die cuts and I am very impressed with all the handmade flowers. Well done xx

Catherine said...

What a gorgeous set of cards, really love all the flowers, especially the first one.....

annesyme said...

Four fantastic cards all beautifully put together.
Anne x

ChrisAndCat said...

Love these - that first poppy is my favourite - its gorgeous.