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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Australian Birthday Card (no, not an upside down one)

Here is a card I have made for a lady who is 40, lives in Australia and likes gardening & is girlie.

I think I got it all in quite well, don't you?

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Thursday, 20 February 2014

2nd male birthday card of the evening ...

As per my last post, it's a good job I don't mind doing male cards, 
because here is my 2nd one of the evening!!!
Be warned though, I have 'crossed the streams' and used products from more than one company 
(just to show that you can) :-)

To start, I used a template mask from Ali Reeve and inked up a distressed edge rectangle in the centre of a piece of stamp & colour card. The using the inside piece as a mask, I twisted the outer piece and inked the 2nd and then the 3rd rectangle to give the layered effect. I cut the topper out with deckle edge scissors and inked around the edges (Phill Martin will be so happy). I then used a 0.1 micron pen to outline the 3 layers.

The vintage car topper is from Sam Poole, Creative Expressions stamped with black archival

For the crackle background, I used a stamp from Little Claires Designs and again, used black archival ink.

To finish, I stuck from sticky mesh tape stuff across the card before sticking the topper on.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today x

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Male Birthday Card

I seem to be making a lot of male cards just lately, good job I don't mind doing them isn't it lol

Anyway, here is the first one I have made this evening (I shall be starting the next one once I have written up this blog post)

As you can see, it's for 'Andy' 
I began with a piece of pearlised card that I inked over with fired brick distress ink before using a mask and running it through my big shot

Whilst the mask was still in place I inked through a Tim Holtz mask with gathered twigs distress ink on one edge to give the 'blobby' effect (technical term there) and then used the same colour distress ink through the mask on the other side.

Then I measured the size of my topper and created a square of the same dimensions in my Silhouette software. By doing this, I knew that the resulting music frame I added inside the square would fit my topper perfectly. I cut the frame from black card stock

Before deleting the frame, I added the word 'ANDY' and sized it to fit in the frame. 
I cut the letters from the same card stock and whilst in situ, I added some perfect medium and dusted over  reddish brown perfect pearls to add a sheen suitable for a man.

And that's it - finished :-) 

Hope you like it and thank you for stopping by my blog today x

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Tuesday, 11 February 2014