Sunday, 20 June 2010

Vintage Fathers Day Card

Hello and welcome to my new card. It's Fathers Day so what better card to show you than the one I made for my Dad...

All papers used were made by me on the computer and printed on hessian embossed card..
The picture used on the front was sourced from the internet and is called La Scapigliata by Leonardo Da Vinci. Her hair is "highlighted" with very small gold stitches ( I apologise for my stitching. Sewing is not one of my strong points)
"DAD" was first stamped using Anna Griffin "Elegant Engraving Alphabet" clear stamps and again hand stitched and rhinestones added.
The hinge, lock and key were made using Tim Holtz Alterations Hardware Findings die, thick grey cardboard that was inked with Tim Holtz Distress inks - Frayed Burlap, Vintage photo and Firebrick red. Then they were inked with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Tim Holtz Distress embossing powder Black soot. I used the die in my Cuttlebug using the sandwich - B plate, die (cutting side up), card then B plate again. I ran it through twice to make sure it went through the card.
The flourishes on the inside were made with Tim Holtz Alterations Elegant Flourishes die and hand stitched on.
The passage was printed on Jacquard Inkjet Silk, and the word love was again hand stitched. The font used is FranciscoLucas llana, a free font from abstract fonts.
And here's the present I gave to my Dad

Thank you for looking and Take care & keep smiling

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Happy Tilda 18th birthday card, gift set

Tilda strikes again :o) This time for an 18th birthday. I was asked to make this card for a girl who is girly but loves football AND she absolutley adores the husband of Belinda (lady who requested the card). The snag to this is the birthday girl and the husband both support different teams, who happen to be bitter rivals in the world of football. So how to combine all those facts into a card... well here's what I did (lots of photo's, click on them to see more detail) ...

Bazzill card stock - Flowers, covering picture frame and picture mount.
Stardream pearlescent card - base card, square, star and circle Nestabilities,.
Creative Imaginations Samantha Walker Die Cut swirl card
Glitter paper - flowers, Tilda's top.
Shimmerz paint - "Angel Wings" on champagne flute, "Poinsettia Pink" on footballs.
Smooch paint - champagne flute ribbon.
Atyou glitter pens - Football badges and sentiment.
Tim Holtz - flowers
Rubber Stamps - Happy Tilda and Champagne flute by Magnolia Rubber Stamps - coloured with Derwents Coloursoft pencils and Sansodor.
Printable acetate.
Bling on a budget rhinestones.
K&Co paper lace - inside card.
Numbers 1 and 8 - bought from Hallmark Cards.
Pink cotton lace and ribbons.
Metal key and heart bought from eBay.
Cherry Blossom multi punch by Woodware.
I'm not going to go into great detail as to how the card was made, but the insert backing paper was made by me using a football image sourced from the web and then changed to pink. I then painted over the pink parts with Shimmerz paint. The football badges were sourced from the web changed the colours to various pinks and then coloured over with Atyou glitter pens.
Tilda's top was my first try at paper piecing, I used Stazon Rocket red ink on pink glitter paper and then went over it with a Staedtler fine red pen.
Thank you for looking and take care and keep smiling