Coming of Age

Double Pocket Card

Double Pocket Card Tags
Oops! Just tried out my new WordPress app and hadn’t realized that it immediately posted rather than saving to draft. Also tried to upload the pictures fro my mobile, but couldn’t turn them, will do that tomorrow.
Back to the card. I made it for a friend’s 50th birthday, got quite a few of these this year. Last week it was Dianne, next week it will be Jan and so on … and of course mine will come along at some point too … a sort of coming of age I guess … or is it just time to get younger … hmmm … I might need to muse over this for a while longer.
The card itself is made from a piece of strong double sided paper 12×12″ and that’s including the tags, only the flowers used to embellish the front were stamped on white card. 🙂
Hopefully this edit will post ok, still not too sure about this app.
Anyway will finish the post off tomorrow and treat you to the tea party card I didn’t get round to posting last week for the hatters challenge … see you then. 😀

Well I am back for editing. had to delete and re-insert pictures as I was only able to edit them in the ‘Media library’. there is always something new to learn every day! 🙂

Well here is what I used to make the card: Double sided designer paper (sorry can’t remember the name, but it is a retired Stampin’UP! one), Outlined Occasions Stamp Set from last year’s Sale-a-bration, Everything Eleanor Stamp Set, Concord Crush and Peach Parfait Inks and card stock (both retired) all from Stampin’Up!; Tim Holtz Typeset Sizzix alphabetic strip; Memorybox Classic Number Set cutting dies; Glamour Dust; the sparkling ribbon from my stash

Happy Crafting!!! 🙂

Brayer Creative

Hello Again!

Going to Aintree last week, inspired me to try using the brayer a bit more often. In my last post you saw the background I created by simply applying ink with a brayer to a sizzix texture plate, placing a piece of card on top plus the ‘sandwich’ to go with it and then putting it through my Cuttlebug. For today’s card I’ve taken this a step further by blending the edges in, using a brayer. It is faster and less messy on your fingers than using sponges. See for yourself:

Sorry about the long shadows on the picture, but I had to be quick, work is calling in a few minutes and then we’re off to Wales again for the weekend.

If you wonder how to make one of these, the class in june will be on using the brayer to create backgrounds, blending etc.

For the card I used:

white card blank and card stock, ribbon, glitter glue and perls from your local craft shop; island indigo and pool Party ink & cardstock, Island i digo Stamp’n’Write Marker, Butterfly punch, Flight of the Buttterfly and Just Believe stampsets from Stampin’UP!; texture plate from Sizzzix; Sentiment ‘with love’ from Craftwork Cards

for the tag I used: Everything Eleanor stamp set, Island Indigo and Pool Party inks from Stampin’UP!; white card stock and ribbon from your local craft shop; sentiment stamp from Dimension Stamps

Hope you like it. Have a great Bank Holiday Weekend!!

Happy Crafting!!!

🙂