Cardmaking Contrasts

Hi Everybody,

Thanks for all your lovely comments, they are very much appreciated.

Today I have two completely different cards for you.

Here is my first card, very CAS using some of the free Easter Downloads from the docrafts Creativity Club:

Hi Chicks

I simply used one of my lovely Xcut punches to punch my border, cur a strip of green paper, attached it to my card and added some pink ricrac ribbon (Fantastic Ribbons). I then fuzzy cut some chickens, adhered a wing to one of them (bird builder punch by Stampin’Up!), attached them to my card and added some gems as eyes. I then hand wrote my sentiment and doodled a border around my speech bubble and added it to my card to finish.

On my next card I went a bit ‘bling mad’. I used the lovely Penelope Pansy image be Lacy Sunshine which is on offer here.

Penelope Pansy

I was in two minds whether to post this card or not, but then decided to go ahead with it anyway. As you can see I have used another quirky colour scheme, it was either going to be pink/lilac or the one above with its contrasting colours. For my colouring of Penelope I tried something different to what I normally do and I rather like it.

I also decided to link it up with a couple of challenges

Lacy Sunshine – Challenge #30 add a Flower or flowers

House of Cards – Cute/Fun or Shabby/Vintage plus this sketch 

Wishing you a lovely day and

Happy Crafting!!! 🙂

Fairy Christmas Tree

Hello Again …

… for my second post today …

I have been using up odds and ends in an attempt to make some quick cards … and I got somewhat side tracked. 🙂

Let’s start with card where I used the odds and ends:

Fairy Christams Tree I

I recently tried out my flitter glue starter kit with this Lavinia Stamp.  Normally I would only use it with rubber stamps, but I decided to give it a go anyway. I promise I washed the glue off straight away as I didn’t want to damage my stamp. I wanted to see how it would turn out on white, but I wish I had tried it on darker card instead, never mind. I started making this card by lamplight -not daylight- and the colours seemed to match quite well only for it to have to go into the rescue pile. Above is the rescued version, initially I had used some pink ribbon and no faux stitching. To blend the colours better I used a green fine liner pen and added the faux stitching and changed the ribbon from pink to dark green. To finish I added a few touches of glitter glue.

Anyway, this card inspired me to make the card from my previous post – CAS Snowflake- plus the following two cards too:

Faiiry Christmas Tree II

I want to enter the above card into the following challenges

Lavinia Stamps Blog Challenge – Anything Goes (Hi Eileen, please let me know if you want me to email you any of these for the gallery.)

Stamplorations – Stamps & Silhouettes (Hi Shery & Nonni. I made this just as inspiration. Looking forward to get designing for you!)

52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown – Any Past 2013 Challenge Anything Goes (mine is January 2013 – metallic silver, purple & white)

Fairy Christmas Tree III

Hope you feel somewhat inspired.

Happy Crafting!!! 🙂

embossing folder for the first card: Darice – Crafter’s Companion

pretty papers: docrafts creativity club exclusive downloads

Girl on a Swing

Hello Everybody,

Thanks for all your lovely comments.

Finally the post I promised you for last week … another Gorjuss Girl creation …

Girl on a Swing

I finally joined the docrafts Creativity Club last week and had a play with some exclusive designer paper downloads (more cards to follow later this week). The striped paper I used in this card is one of them.

So, how did I make this card … my folded base card is 5×7 inches. I cut the DSP to size plus a 2.5 cm wide strip for my layer at the top and a 1.5cm strip for my grass border at the bottom. I embossed the tree on some lime green core-dination card and sanded it to enhance the embossing. I stamped the girl on white card using black memento ink and coloured her with promarkers before cutting her out using scissors and craft knife. I then attached the rope from the swing at the top only to my green embossed card before layering it on the paper and my base card. I then punched one edge of my 2.5 cm paper strip using a Scallop Trim Border punch (SU) and the other edge using a Stitched Border Punch (Xcut). I then fed some dark green ribbon through the stitched border, added a large pink button and green bow before attaching it to the top of my card as shown using 3D foam.

I then punched out 3 white small flowers, drew some stems and leaves on my embossed card using a dark green fine liner pen before gluing the flowers in place and adding some small buttons to their centres.

I then fringed one side of my other strip of DSP using some fine tip scissors, added a touch of dark green ink to the underside and curled the fringe as seen in the picture. I added two lines with my dark green pen and attached my grass in place. To finish off I added some shimmery highlights using my favourite gelly pen.

The fun bit about this card is that moving the card just a tiny bit makes the girl swing. 🙂

Hope you like it!!!

Happy Crafting!!! 🙂