A really quick card because my son is going to a party this afternoon to say goodbye to a friend from Scouts who is emigrating to America and – last minute as ever! – asked me to make a card for her.
Along with 2 of my friends, I celebrate a milestone birthday this week. This card is for a friend from work whose birthday is tomorrow. He’s 3 days older than me, and I never let him forget it!
The numbers were created in the Silhouette software then cut on my Craft Robo Lite using Papermania Capsule Collection Textured Premium cardstock. The backing paper was from a digikit in Craft Artist Professional which I recoloured using the software, the words were also created in CAP and coloured to match. I wasn’t very happy with the base card, which uses the same cardstock as the numbers. Although it was great for cutting on the Robo, it’s not strong enough for a base card but as I didn’t have any other black cardstock I had to make do.
. . . since I last posted, but also since I got married! Tomorrow marks 24 years since my husband & I got married. The inspiration for this card was from something I saw on the web but unfortunately I didn’t save the link to it.
The words & hearts in the bottom corner were created in Craft Artist Professional, then I stamped the different sized hearts using Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy and added a few confetti hearts for some understated bling (my other half doesn’t do bling!) The word Husband is raised on foam pads.
Today is Father’s Day in the UK, and one of my husband & son’s favourite pastimes is watching superhero films so that had to be the theme for this year’s card. Most of this was created in Craft Artist Professional using the Comic Book digikit and an image from the internet.
To add a bit of dimension I cut out the letters to spell Dad then used Anita’s 3D Clear Gloss, and although it took me 3 attempts to get it right I felt the finished result was worth it. The eyelets were from the original kit which came with my Crop-a-dile and proved to be a lucky find as they were a perfect match.
Created on my Craft Robo Lite using a beautiful template made by Anne (Fuschia from UKScrappers). Don’t look too closely at the antennae as they refused to cut properly on my Robo so I drew them in by hand & I’m useless at drawing!
I coloured the mat with Promarkers, scanned it then imported the photo into Craft Artist Professional so I could colour match the word art. Oh, and it’s from my Mum to her sister – I’m not THAT old!!
This was a very quick card to make because I cheated! My mojo had deserted me but then I saw this card created by Michelle Short, a cardmaker whose work I’ve admired for a long while. I already knew which stamp I wanted to use so the rest was easy. What is it they say? Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?