Archive | May 2012

LOTV Birthday Card

The image on this card was a Lili of the Valley freebie with a magazine recently but I can’t remember which one.  I coloured with Promarkers and cut it out with classic oval nestabilities.  The backing paper was from my stash but was also free with a magazine (but I’m not as much of a cheapskate as that makes me sound, honest!)

Craftwork Cards 15cm blank, LOTV freebie image, paper from stash, Papermania pearls, greeting created in Craft Artist Professional.

Little Claire Poppies again!

My sister loves poppies and she was the reason I bought the Little Claire Poppies die in the first place, so of course I had to use it for her birthday card this year.  I decided to keep it pretty simple and based this on a sketch I saw somewhere, but I forgot to note where.

This time I used Poppy (of course!) Promarker with some paper from my stash, mounted onto black Bazzill basics cardstock.

Stamp – Little Claire Poppies, Poppy Promarker, greeting stamp by Elzybells (no longer available), flat back gems to finish.

Gardener Dad

It was my father-in-law’s birthday a week or so back & to say he’s an enthusiastic gardener would be the understatement of the century!  So, of course, a garden-themed card is always a safe bet. This time it’s a Paper Nation shrink plastic gardener with matching paper, and rather than using baker’s twine I used gardening twine.

Paper Nation shrink plastic motif & backing paper; blue card from stash, gardening twine.  Greeting 
Penny Black Salutations.

Little Claire Poppies & Cosmic Shimmers

I had to have this stamp as soon as I saw it as I love poppies, and this was my first attempt using Cosmic Shimmer watercolour paints.  I couldn’t find any suitable matching backing paper and I was, of course, last minute making the card so I improvised and was quite pleased with how it turned out.  The card is 15cm x 15 cm and I discovered that, stamped twice, the stamp fitted perfectly as a border.  I inked part of the leaves 3 times as the corner decoration on the main image.

Little Claire Poppies stamp, Cosmic Shimmer watercolour paint in Lava Red on Royal & Langnickel  essentials watercolour paper, mounted on card from stash, greeting stamp by Elzybells (no longer available).

Wedding Hearts

I’m rather late posting this, the wedding was a couple of weeks ago now.  As usual it was a rather last-minute rush to make it but apart from the dodgy stamping in the top left corner I think it worked out ok!

Hunkydory cardstock cut with Nestability Hearts.  Background paper & greeting stamped with Hero Arts Two Hearts wedding stamps, small hearts were free with a magazine.