Saturday, 21 July 2012

"For You"

This is the other card that I entered into Graphtec's competition as it just happened to be one that I hadn't designed with anyone in particular in mind.  The photo is not particularly clear and does not do it justice unfortunately.

Pop up Butterfly mark 2

This was my second attempt at the pop up butterfly and this time I have managed to get the butterfly to pop out by means of a V shaped piece of acetate.  It was such a  fiddle I don't think I'll be doing too many of these in future!  I just didn't want to be beaten by it.  The card itself is quite pretty though.

Pop up Butterfly card

This was my attempt at a pop up butterfly card!  I can't tell you how long I fiddled about with this and I still wasn't really that happy with the result. The butterfly just wouldn't quite do what I wanted it to!  however I did enter it into Graphtec's competition and was pleased to receive an email from them to say how much they liked it and that they would try to use it in the next Create and Craft cameo show.  I did eventually manage to get my butterfly to pop up properly (I don't like to be beaten) by means of using a V shaped piece of acetate - this is on my next post.

Birthday Wishes

I designed this card for one of my sisters whose birthday was in June.  I've decorated the lattice work with beads - took me quite a while to do it, but I do find it very therapeutic!  She loved it!

Lattice birthday

I designed this card for my daughter in law's birthday at the beginning of July - I've deliberately not added much dimension to it to keep it fairly flat for posting!  A simply made card, but quite effective.  The font is Fontleroy Brown which is one of my favourites.  It sometimes requires a bit of reshaping in parts so that it will cut well on the cameo.