Sunday, 21 February 2010

Alota Rubber Stamps Challenge 29 - Distress It

Hello on this cold and snowy Sunday. The card I'm about to show you I originally made for the Alota challenge 27 - punch happy, but I forgot to post it DOH. But all is not lost as I had distressed this card aswell so here it is ...

Card size - standard A5 (14.8cm x 21cm)
1. Designer paper by K & Company
2.Both stamps by Alota Rubber stamps - Shed and Garden shelf. Coloured with Derwents coloursoft pencils and Sansador. The Ivy leaves and bottle were gone over with Sakura clear gellyroll glaze pen and a silver gel pen was used on the tools.
3. The "branch" at the top was made with Leone Em ash branch punch and the tiny flower punch was one I bought from a local supermarket. The center of the flowers were dotted with Smooch Gold Lame.
4. Down the bottom the daisy flowers were bought off eBay and the foliage was made with Martha Stewarts Branch and Frond punches, and garden twine used for the bow.
The plant labels were made with a template I found on the internet, and with a graphics program I added the flowers and text then hand cut and punched.
5. the edged of the DP and the main image were distressed using Tim Holtz's paper distresser and his Antique linen distress ink.
Thank you for droppin by and to Emily - yes I am still alive LOL, though not crafting as much as I should be :o)
Take care and keep smiling

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Vintage 60th Birthday card

Hello and a happy New Year, I know I'm late wishing you this, but better late than never :o) I was asked to make this for a friends' sisters' 6oth birthday, she didn't give me much notice so it didn't turn out as I would have liked it too, but saying that it didn't turn out to bad either. Lots of small photo's, but just click on them if you want to see more detail ...

Card size - 6.5" x 6.5" or 16.5cm 16.5cm
Way too many details to go into but here are the basics...
Front of Card - The Designer paper is by K&Co, however I only had one sheet so I did a naughty and cut it to the size I wanted then scanned it and printed it onto some Hessian textured card. I know I shouldn't have but it was the only paper that would do. The photo on the front of the card was sourced from the internet. The February calander is a rubber stamp from Tim Holtz. All the distressing through out the card was done with Tim Holtz's paper distresser and his distress inks - Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Tattered Rose. The 60 was hand cut and tripled heat embossed. The hearts and tag were made with Spellbinder dies.
Card Insert - The photo is that of my friends' sister and mother. I scanned the original onto Ilford Galerie smooth pearl paper (it is quite expensive, but I like to use it on special pictures) I then decided to turn it into a postcard. So on a seperated piece of card I printed the sentiment -
"Sisters. Yes we’re just sisters. Our story is not heroic, or even memorable. But when I need support I sense you quietly by me. I always will.~Helen Thomson~ then I used Clear Art "French Mail" stamps, then stuck them both together.
Card Box - The center panel was made using my Cuttlebug and one of their embossing folders, and the folliage/leaves were made using Martha Stewarts' Frond punch.
If I'd have had the time, I would have liked to have made my own flowers and I wanted to make a bookmark aswell.
I have almost finished another card that I was hoping to enter into the challenge, but I missed it as I had to get this card finished first. Hey ho, when I do finish it I'll post it. So until then
Take care & keep smiling