Saturday, 30 April 2011

Daisy Easel

It's my daughter's birthday in May - I've been working hard on this design and it has taken me quite a while to get it right. It started life as a 5 x 7 card, but evolved into an easel card. I was pleased with the daisy design which cuts well but needs careful lifting from the carrier sheet. It is made up of several mats, and any of the components could be used on its own so it is quite versatile. I like the large daisy mat very much and thought I would use this design in a photo frame with a photo of my late Mum - I need to get the right sort of frame which will lend itself to this project so I'll have to have a look round for one.
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Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Christening Window

This was the other idea I had for the christening card - again a simple concept of the cross welded into the church window apperture. The filigree cross was tricky to lift from the carrier sheet, but gives it a nice dainty look. The text is stencil cut and the font for this one is Times New Roman

Christening Cross Card

I was recently asked for ideas for a christening card - the cross shaped card is a simple concept and the scalloped edge and lattice give it a nice soft finish. The font is one of my favourites - Fontleroy Brown.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Graduation card

I was recently asked for a graduation card for a nursing diploma. This card is quite simply done with the mortar board and scroll welded into an apperture and the wording stencil cut round the outside of the apperture. The little red crosses are stencil cut along the top and bottom edges. I was quite pleased with the end result. I cut the mortar board, scroll and ribbon in white card and coloured it with pro markers to save faffing about with different colour card.

Butterfly easel

It was my elder sister's birthday in March and I wanted something a little bit different for her. You can never have too many butterflies so I thought I would try my hand at an easel card. I started off by designing a new butterfly which I have cut twice - the upper one is very pale pink card and the lower one is cut in silver mirri paper. I then designed a mat for him to sit on which I cut in pale peach with a pink underlayer. The "stand up" part of the easel is cut in pale peach with a pink underlayer and I have threaded peach ribbon through the ribbon slots. The flat part of the easel has a mat the same as the top part but without the ribbon slots. I have placed a scalloped lattice mat on top of this and have made a smaller mat with the words Happy Birthday stencil cut and lined with silver mirri paper. I was pleased with this one!

One of my sisters was recently in hospital and I wanted something a bit special to cheer her up a little. I chose pastel mauve and blue for my colours and decorated the card with ribbon and beads. The central lettering is done in silver mirri paper - it looks slightly skewiff on the photo, but it was on quite straight!! I was pleased with the overall effect of the card and my sister loved it.