This was my first attempt at a swing card, took me ages to work it out, but was reasonably happy with it in the end. I think it needs to be made with quite a substantial card - I used 250 gsm for this and 160 gsm for the lacy overlay but I did feel it was just a little unstable. As it was for a little girl's birthday I put the rose fairy in the centre. The template for the card and overlay are on the UKS site.
Monday, 17 September 2012
This was a bit of a labour of love! I was quite pleased with it in the end though! It was my second attempt at a swing card - I shall post the first attempt which was a circular swing which I did for my great niece's birthday. I think this oval one will be for my niece who has a birthday coming up in November. Designed in silhouette studio and cut on the cameo, the cutting file is on the UKS site as usual.
Saturday, 21 July 2012
Sunday, 22 April 2012
My daughter has one of those "special" birthdays coming up next month. She doesn't want a lot of attention drawn to her age so I have just popped a discreet "40" in the centre! It would be quite easy to adapt this template to any age or even add text instead of an age. Again the template is on the UKS site.
My daughter asked me to design a card for a work colleague who was getting married at Easter. It took me quite a while to get this one just right and I'm afraid the photo doesn't do it justice because the colours are quite pale. I was pleased with the way it looked in the end and so was my daughter.
Thursday, 16 February 2012
This has to be one of my favourites - it took me quite a long time to get it lined up properly and I had a lot of fun composing the floral text. I was pleased with the end result, I may give this to my middle granddaughter who has a birthday in March, or my sister who also has a birthday at the end of March. I'm working on another of these gatefold designs which I shall post when it's finally finished.
Wednesday, 18 January 2012
This is something a little bit different which I have designed for my eldest granddaughter's birthday next month. The two sides have little tabs which fit into slots so that it has a rounded effect. It was a bit fiddly to get the slots in the right place, but I got there in the end and I am quite pleased with the end result.
Tuesday, 17 January 2012
I designed this card for one of my granddaughters - the front of the card is cut away and has a snowflake edge. The top part of the inside of the card has a star edge so that when the card is closed the snowflakes and stars line up nicely. I did a smilar design for my other granddaughter . I was quite pleased with these two. The snowflake was very simply designed in studio.