Friday, 21 July 2017

Rock and records birthday card

Hello there,
this is the birthday card I made for my brother this year, as he was getting a lot of music type presents I thought this quite fitting.

I started with an 8 x 8 black card blank and created a fold back front. I used black card and white card to create some layers in the font and inside. Then on to that layered some record paper from a Vintage Americana paper booklet which came free with a magazine ages ago.

I took an image from the Hunkydory Little Book of Everything with guitars on and matted it on to Limetree Crafts Terracotta Blaze card and black card.

I finished it off by die cutting the birthday wishes sentiment using the Tonic Miniature Moments set, and notes using the Tonic Rococo Musical dies out of white card. I just dotted them about the card.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you like my card, if you've time to leave a comment that would be great.

I'm entering this for the following challenge:
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge July 2017

Monday, 10 July 2017

Summer cornfields

I've made this card for a couple of challenges including Win & Tonic where I've gone for these themes: hot colours, the technique of paper piecing. I will be giving it to a friend for her summer birthday as I thought the bright colours would really cheer her up.

I made it using mainly Tonic products: Sun Ray Scene, Pine Cone Season and September Harvest dies, the tuft of grass is from the Golf Set dies, plus the Layered Leaves embossing folder. Most of the card is Tonic's Craft Perfect card stock plus kraft card. The Sun Ray image is layered on to the Kraft card embossed using the Layered Leaves and then all on to a cream card blank. The centre disc is layered on to the front using foam pads to give dimension.

I'm getting better at paper piecing which I must admit I did find a bit of a faff to start with but the results are worth it in the end.

I hope you like it, if you've time to leave a comment I'd really appreciate it.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Win & Tonic June 2017 Take your Pick
Crafting from the heart challenge 167
Dies R Us 76 Layers
UnstampaBelles Challenge 70 Everyday is Special with a Twist of Colour

Monday, 3 July 2017

I don't do mornings!

this is a card made for one of my close friends and we always joke she really doesn't do mornings! As soon as I saw the image I thought of her.

The image is from a pad of funny pictures which I bought and split with a friend so I'm not sure where it came from, but might have been Docrafts. The co-ordinating patterned backing paper is from the same pad. I covered an A5 card blank with lilac card, then matted purple card and the backing paper on to the card front. I matted the image on to the same purple card and fixed it to the card front at a jaunty angle using foam pads.

The sentiment is cut from the lilac and the purple card using a Tonic Miniature Moments die then drop shadowed one on top of the other, fixed to the card front. I finished the card off by adding some purple card candi from Craftwork Cards.

Thanks for stopping by, if you've time to leave a comment it will be very much appreciated.

I'm entering this for the following challenge:
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge July 2017