Monday, 23 February 2009

A Vision in Lilac!!

This week I have been putting ideas together to use the fab stamp from Stampotique, Moth Fab – well you either love it or hate it, there must be a weird side of me, because I really love her. The stamped image is quite dark and heavy, so I decided to use rich shades of plum and lilac as the theme. Her dress is coloured with Copics and Pro Markers and then embossed with black sparkle.

I made a matching envelope and used a heart stamp that followed the design through from the front of the card, to the inside, and the matching envelope. On the other side of the envelope I have stamped a swirl design around the edge and placed a heart with a bow in the corner.

The papers I have used are all Pink Petticoat, the main design paper being from Lola’s Boudoir set. Thanks very much for looking – let me know what you think of the stamp xxx

Monday, 16 February 2009

Dressed in Roses Gift Set

The theme for Cute Card Thursday is Spring and the Papertake Weekly challenge was to create a Matched Set, a card and an envelope, or gift box. I decided to create my card with a lovely new stamp called Dressed in Roses and used the theme to follow through with really pretty papers from Nitwits Possibilities and Tea Party from Krista Designs

The dress was coloured with watercolours which gave a very soft dreamy effect as opposed to the harshness of Markers. I followed the theme through with a bunch of delicate paper roses, and ribbons from Ribbon Oasis. I made an envelope to match and lined this with the check paper.

I made a matching gift box to finish off the set.

Unfortunately by the time I finished this off the light was really bad for photographs.
I would love your comments if you stop by to have a look.
Thanks xx

Monday, 9 February 2009

A Valentine with Heart entwined envelope

Well following on from the success of my Valentine card last week, I was so inspired this week to create the elements for another Valentine card. I fell in love with the envelope with entwined heart seal which I found on Splitcoast Stampers. To make this envelope is really quite simple, although it looks quite complicated. To fit my card I cut a square 24.5 cm, then folded all corners into the centre. I then scored another line one quarter of an inch inside the first fold lines. I then cut out the corners, and created a box frame that would carry the height of my card with all the elements. I then stamped Stamping Up Always heart several times and attached this to the flaps, only gluing on the left hand side, to enable the hearts to be locked into each other.

I embossed the frame for the main card and another heart with gold. I coloured my image with a mix of Copic pens and watercolours, just to get the right shades I wanted.

The inside of the card has the same hearts joined with ribbon. The papers I have used are a digital download from Katie Pertiet called Engraved Birds from Designer Digitals.

I made the inside of the card up and embossed and coloured all the elements over the weekend and waited for the Papertake Challenge this afternoon to assemble the front of the card. My design I hope is acceptable, although I did not use the squares for the image and the shape underneath, I used the frame and heart instead - I hope no-one minds!!! The card also links in well with the A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge this week featuring doodles and scrolls.

If you drop by and take a look, please let me know what you think, I really do appreciate all the comments. xxx

Monday, 2 February 2009

Roses and Lace Valentine

I have had a fantastic weekend creating a valentine card. My idea for the card started off with the heart template which I got from Splitcoast Stampers, then I thought how nice it would be to create the heart with a flower effect and with an image inside it, so I chose the cute little image from h'Anglar. This led me to the beautiful Botanist papers from Katie Pertiet which is a download from Designer Digitals, and then my creativity went wild. It was the first time I have put together a card with a fully finished inside and a matching envelope, and I have to say I am really pleased with the finish effect. Hope you like it xx