Monday, 19 August 2013

Opened Early...

Happy 50th Birthday Anthony!

made another A4 card but this time for family, for my cousin who is 50 on Thursday but was naughty and opened the card whilst we were there on Monday!

I discovered something new at a demo on Saturday called Gentle blends by Pinflair, I also got some Pinflair glitter paste all from my local craft shop, Carshalton Crafts.  I went mad as I had to get the Indigo Blu flourish stamp as only one left in stock!

I used dark blue co ordinations and plain white A4 which I masked off with the clock mask and inked using just cut & dry foam.  I then stamped the flourish over the top in the same Mediterranean blue gentle blends then edged with the glitter paste.  I used another mask for the cogs frame and ran it through my Vagabond then inked in the same way as the background.  The Happy Birthday is a long Sizzix flower birthday die, but I just cut them off!  The 50th is Tim Holtz Carnival letters.

Although most people will not have a card the same as I make all of them different even if they are similar they are never the same, I definitely know this is a one off as I made the background paper!

I loved using this product and said I would see the owner of the shop on payday as I want at least two more colours!


A little birdie...

Well I know I have not posted for a while but I have to wait for the birthdays to pass before I put my cards up just in case!  Here is an A4 bird & cage card I made for work.  

The papers are First Edition, and I chose the colours after someone said they were not sure on pink & green, one of my favorite combo's!  The bird and cage are a Tim Holtz die and the ribbon from Hobbycraft.  The ribbon is just part of my stash and actually tied together the small packs envelopes in the old smaller card packs I used to buy!  I printed out the sentiment and then cut with spellbinders die's.  The button is from a huge stash I have and the hat pins were from create and craft. Last but not least is the bling, from poundland!  They are great for colouring with alcohol markers as well and will show this in my blog tomorrow.

The hat pins, so lovely in glass.

The best way to glue this is with a heat gun, I only got one recently as I was making so many big cards but for £10 I should have got one sooner!