Sunday, 31 October 2010

Christmas or Halloween Card ? For my brother

OK, so this may not be everyones idea of a Christmas card, maybe more of a Halloween card, but my brother is a BIG horror film fan, and I always like to make cards reflecting the recipients tastes - interests. So here is my brother's Christmas card for this year, and you have been warned this card is NOT nice ... You can click on the pictures to get more gory detail :o)

The Vampire Santa is "borrowed" from Vampire Wars, a game I play on Facebook. Thank you for looking.
Take care, keep smiling and HAPPY HALLOWEEN ^v^

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Double Tri Shutter Card - 21st Birthday

Here is a Double Tri Shutter Card that I made for my Son's girlfriend Pheobe. This card was a lot easier to make than the Tri Shutter card in my last post, but then again this card is a lot less fussy than the last card.

Materials Used -
Stardream card
Bazzill card
Woodware Daisy punches
Brilliance inkpads - Victorian Violet, Mediterranean Blue, and Sky blue.
Crafts -Too Daisy embossing folder.
Nestabilities circles dies - Standard and Small sets
Fiskars border punch - Threading Water
Elusive Designs sentiment rubber stamps
Bling on a Budget gemstone swirls (I got mine from Craft Obsessions)
Rangers Glossy Accents glue.
First of all I cut all the panels for the card then ran them through my Cuttlebug with the embossing folder. Then using the Brilliance ink pads sponged the Daisies and edges.
The 21st center was cut out using a standard size nestablities circles die. I then cut out another standard circle then positioned the small die in the middle of this to get a frame. The number 21 was bought and the gemstone swirls were further embellished with some dark blue rhinestones from my stash.
The daisy flowers were made with Woodware daisy punches and the center of the flowers were coloured using a cotton bud and a Brilliance ink pad. The center of the flowers then had a generous blob of Rangers Glossy accents glue and left to dry for a couple of hours.
The happy birthday sentiment was gone over twice with a Sakura Gelly roll clear glaze pen.
The box center circle was hand cut and the frame was made the same way as the 21st centerpiece.
The acetate was embossed with the same embossing folder as the card.
The edge of the box border again has blobs of Glossy Accents in the holes.
The card is then held shut with some dark blue organza ribbon.
Not sure what my next card is going to be, maybe a double, double tri shutter card :oD Anyway until then ... Take care & keep smiling