Thursday, 19 May 2011

Simply Cards!

I thought I would concentrate on making some cards, two large 8 x 8 cards and two smaller tag cards. I would like to apologise for the photos but my favourite panasonic lumix camera has given up the ghost on me so I am having to use my old one.

I have finally used my Cherry pie stamps - Leonardo's women on this card. I cut a rectangle of cream card to make my postcard, using three oxford impression stamps, Bella Vita for the postmark, stamp and Carte Postale. Then I used a script stamp from Curious by Design for the message, and the Mona Lisa stamp of course adding a gold corner for embellishment. The main background paper was created using various colours of distress inks and cosmic shimmer mists and some Pink Paislee Butterfly garden stamps. I used some white gesso to tone down the paper as it was rather too vivid. I added a crochet doily and some roses from Orchid Crafts and mini gold tassel.

  This card has really not photographed well at all, the colours appear more bleached, anyway the Crafty Individual stamp I used is CI- 302 which I painted using distress inks, victorian velvet, dusky concord and shabby shutters. This was matted onto a couple of background papers and I added some plum coloured lace. The doily die is by die-dynamics and I embossed this with a cuttlebug script folder and tinted with various shades of dew drop inks. I used a script stamp on some cream distressed paper and those pretty roses from Orchid Crafts again and some cute floral chipboard butterflies.

This is a simple tag card made using a Tim Holtz alteration die. The stamp is from Lost Coast Designs, which I stamped onto glossy card using Archival Ink and the swirls stamps are freebies that I received from Crafty Individuals.

This final tag card was again made using the Alterations tag die which I then embossed in a cuttlebug folder and spritzed with various cosmic shimmer sprays, and then highlighted using Inka gold, copper. The image is one of the many images available from Moonlight Journey, which I added to a chipboard arch that I'd painted and stamped. Finally I attached some german scrap, a butterfly charm, and some more pretty peach roses.  

Looks like I'll be saving up for a new camera now, I will have to put on hold my crafting wish list!

Until next time, ♥ happy crafting 


Anonymous said...

Beautiful projects.
Regards Florence.

Sharon xx said...

Oh these tags are lovely,I have not used shimmer sprays yet, but I am thinking they are something else I need to start buying lol.
Sharon xx

Anonymous said...

I love your style. All of these are stunning.

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Anonymous said...

Congratulations on winning CI May Challenge. Gorgeous project.
Regards Florence.