Beardie Bows

Wednesday 20 June 2012

50th Anniversary Card

Hi everyone

Apologies for anyone who has been waiting for my next creation ~ I have had a busy couple of weeks and we were away this weekend on a Beardie ramble, which was most enjoyable ~ even the weather favoured us.

I have a 50th Anniversary card to share today, which was made for a couple of dear friends who we know from where we used to live.

I have used a white card blank (I do not know where these originally came from ~ but I sure wish I could get some more as they are lovely quality and texture and come with cute brown envelopes which look like brown parcel wrapping paper), onto this I have printed the sentiment using the 'Fabulous 50's' font and then used a paper pricker and my Tim Holtz ruler to prick tiny holes either side ~ I was totally inspired by THIS gorgeous card that Michelle Short made ~ thank you for the inspiration Michelle {hugs}.  I then used a piece of kraft card and used the QuicKutz Sweetheart embossing folder (I am not sure this is still available ~ but it can be purchased off eBay, but mostly from the USA) to emboss tiny little hearts all over it, this was then mounted on to a piece of red Bazzill Basics card and the same card used to cut out the three hearts using the MFT 'Hearts a Plenty' die.  The hearts looked a little plain, so I came up with the idea of stamping them with the Papertrey Ink 'Fancy Flourishes' stamp using Memento Brilliance ink in 'Platinum Planet' ~ oohh I do love this ink pad ~ it is simply gorgeous, I have taken a slightly sideways photo of the card (getting clever now!) to show the pearlescent shimmer this ink has.  The hearts were mounted onto the kraft card ~ two with a tape pen and one with 3D fixers.  To finish I used three self adhesive pearls from my stash.

 Well that's me for today ~ thank you for stopping by and for any most welcome comments you may make.

Friday 8 June 2012

Bella With Balloons

Hi everyone,

Just popped on to share a card that I made for my Step Mother's birthday which was on Wednesday.

I couldn't resist using this 'Wild Rose Studio Bella With Balloons' stamp, I have been waiting for an appropriate opportunity to ink her up!  I stamped the image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto a piece of Craftwork Cards Digital Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock and then coloured it in using Copics.  I have then cut a mat out using some pink docrafts Papermania Textured Cardstock (the pack it came from is called 'Sizzling Red Hot'), the base card is again one of my cut down hammered white card blanks which I have layered with another piece of the pink Papermania card and then layered again with a very pretty paper from the First Edition 'Dreamcatcher' paper pad.  To the side I then stamped the balloon from the Stampin Up 'Crazy for Cupcakes' set and although it is hard to make out on the photo, I have stamped the actual balloon out again and then coloured with copies to match the other balloons in the image and attached with silicone glue.  The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat and this is mounted onto another piece of the pink cardstock and attached with 3D fixers.  I sat the card on my desk for a day or two and decided it needed an 'edging' around the patterned paper, so with a ruler and a Marvy Le Plume pen in colour no 57 'Rose Pink' I drew faux stitching all around the edge ~ hope you like it.

Woo-hoo ~ I have found out how to make my photos bigger on blogger ~ purely by accident.  They look so much better now.