Tuesday, 10 March 2009

A Glimpse of Spring


I really felt this week that Spring was just around the corner – well I hoped it was!!! My entry this week for the Papertake Weekly Challenge therefore has a springlike theme. My build up to the card this week followed my receipt of a newly purchased PSX retired stamp from America and could not wait to find an excuse to use it. I decided that I wanted to sit Tilda in the Clematis Heart vine and found that she fitted in beautifully. The papers I chose were a digital download from Designer Digitals, Katie Pertiet, Botanist No. 16. So I had the papers, the image, and now all I needed was the sketch!!!

At the moment, due to my work commitments I am only managing to put together one card a week!! – not very prolific I know, but I put all my energies into the one card. My cards just recently have been quite heavily layered and embellished and were getting to the point where my usual handmade envelope was stretching at the seams – so to speak. So I played around in the week and managed to make a really cute little box style envelope, which perfectly fits a 6 x 6 inch card that is quite thick. I have put the detail below of how to make this.

So now armed with my image, all coloured and ready, my papers, and even my matching box, I was really pleased to see that the sketch from Dawny P fitted in well with my image. I layered the papers up, cut out the vine stamp and layered that again with a cut out Tilda sitting on top. The flowers are Mulberry, the ribbon from Ribbon Oasis and the butterflies are made with a Martha Stewart punch. The inside of the card features the lovely papers from the kit, and another Tilda sitting on a matching frame.

Dimensions for Card box envelope : I use the Enveloper Pro. I printed out my card on A3 paper, setting the paper dimensions at 26cm x 26cm. On the Enveloper Pro, score the card at D and again at D1 on all four sides. This then forms into the 6 x 6 box with a height of over half an inch, perfect for the embellished cards. On the other side of the envelope I punched two holes in the flap and a corresponding pair in the bottom part of the envelope and threaded ribbon through to make a pretty bow.

I would really welcome your feedback if you visit my blog - I love to read your comments. Thank you xx

23 comments:

Sue said...

Oh WOW Ann
what a stunning card hun, sooooo very pretty, scrummy colours, she looks fabulous sat in the flowers, stunningly coloured,gorgeous papers, fabby box, you are so talented. If i could make just one card a week n it looked like yours i would be happy. i luv it hun, sue.x

Tab said...

Well Ann you have left me speachless, and believe me that is a job in itself LOL! What a truly delish card you have made and I just adore it. Little Tilda looks so sweet inside that totally divine heart. Well you may only make one card a week, but it is defo a show stopper of a card,me thinks! Fabulous envelope too.
Hugs Tab xxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

This is amazing,what an amount of work you have put into it. It is just divine, Brilliant, Hazelxo

Julie said...

Each one of your creations is a fabulous work of art and this is no exception, the card outside and in and the matching box are just fantastic. I love it all! I hope you don't mind me asking but what paper do you use for printing?

Desire Fourie said...

Ann, this is absolutely stunning. What a master piece. Your attention to detail and combination of cardstocks are just exceptional. Hugs from Desire

My Little Space said...

Absolutely stunning, I love your creations Ann.

Mandy

Debbie said...

What a totally stunning card the colours are lush, the image is soooo cute and WOW

Debbie
x

Riet said...

oh wowww Ann,what a beautiful card,l love the colours and image.
so beautiful details.

hugs Riet.x

Rach said...

omw!!!!!!!
what a fantastic creation Ann, i am gobsmacked this is a true work of art. just got to go and clean the dribble off of me keyboard now. thanks for the eye candy hun. hugs rachxxx

Bev said...

Anne you've done it again - another amazingly stunning work of art. You always use the most gorgeous colours and papers and the details are sheer perfection! x

Julie said...

Monica just shared your site with a Magnolia group, and I must say you do beautiful work. I love how ornate your envelopes are. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards with us.

Julie

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Wow, wow, wow Madge!!!! what a gorgeous card!!!!! i just love what you've done here, its truly the most stunning card i've seen. I love everything about it, those gorgeous papers, the image the detail and what a stunning inside too!! its gorgeous, i wish i was receiving this! Love all your work but this one is particularly gorgeous!! thank you for sharing. Have a great day, you've certainly brightened mine! hugs Linda x

steph said...

Gorgeous card Ann! The box is fab too - it's all so elegant! Thanks for joining us for the PTW challenge! x

Dawny P said...

I'm gobsmacked - this is just fantastic. You just get better and better Ann. And if it is only one a week and they are like this, then they are well worth waiting for!!! Awesome xxxxx

Steph said...

Oh my goodness! How utterly beautiful!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so stunning and absolutely gorgeous.

aardvarkpest said...

Stunning card. So many details it must have taken you ages.

Glenda

Ruth said...

This is stunning! I just love the detail you have included. There is an award for you on my blog, Ruth x

Cardmaking Galore said...

This is just stunning! I love all the details on it and the colours are so pretty!

Jenny said...

Oh my goodness! I just found your blog and WOWZERS! Truly a work of art! Beautiful!

Cathys said...

This card is stunning! I love everything about it, Each element compliments the next, thanks for sharing.

One more thing can you tell me what the name of the flowers are you used and where to get them.

Hugs Cathy

Bev said...

I have the vine stamp and would never ever have thought to combine it with cute iamges but what a fabulous idea and it works so well. You really do make the most amazing cards hun - your attention to detail is beyond compare!! x

curlywhiskersandtwitchingnoses said...

Gosh-the most beautiful card I have ever seen. I am in awe of you-you are so talented and it's truly made my day finding your blog!