Thursday, 18 July 2013

2 for Mum

A couple of the cards I made while I was trying to distract myself from starting more knitting. ;-)

They are both for my Mum and made using Kanban toppers and sentiments.
This first one is for her birthday, rather obvious really. 

I've used a textured pearlescent backing card with a lovely punched edge and trimmed it with bright pink ribbon salvaged from a tee shirt onto which i've stuck pink gems.
I've got to think of a witty insert as she was diagnosed type 2 diabetic last year and won't be allowed to eat much cake.

This next one is a 'thinking of you' card. It is her wedding anniversary 2 days after her birthday and this is the 4th without Dad by her side. I've continued to send a card each year just to let her know we still recognise the date and are thinking of her.
This is a cute design which i'm sure she'll love as we had a little Yorkie like this many years ago.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Feathery & fluffy

It was my daughter's birthday last month and when I asked her what kind of card she wanted she told me something feathery and fluffy with glitter on it - something different.
Luckily I had some feathers and remembered a card i'd done some time ago using skeleton leaves and a peel-off bodice to make a ball gown type thing.
This is what I came up with and she loved it even if it was a little worse for wear after the postman tried to bend it to force it through her letterbox while she sat in full view of the window, he had a hard job what with 2 layers of card stuck onto the main cardstock ;-)
It's a large card - 8 inches square -  with 2 layers of pink pearlescent textured card punched at the edge with a Martha Stewart punch and held together with glittery brads. 

The bodice shape is cut from a piece of pale lilac glitter card and has cream feathers attached to the underside and a strip of white lace with silver thread attached to the lower edge. The top edge is decorated with liquid pearls in a pale pink shade. The words are peel-offs.