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Monday, 15 December 2014

2 more bespoke cards

Evening everyone. Had a nice evening colouring and making up a card and will show you that one later on in the post. For how, here is a card I did for a friend's friend. As soon as my friend gave me the details of the lady the card is for, I immediately knew I have to use 'Blanche' from Saturated Canary for the card - she just fits the bill so well. 

I used promarkers as the base then highlighted certain area's with spectrum noir pencils. The embossing folder was a freebie from a magazine. I used dark purple card then three shades of Treasure Gold to bring out the detail of the embossing. 

The ivy die is from Joanna Sheena and I also used a swirl die but can't remember the manufacturer (sorry). The purple flowers are from my stash.

When I had finished colouring, Blanche, I put the card stock onto a pixscan mat and after scanning and tracing the image, increasing the border by a mm or 2, I cut her out on the silhouette cameo.

And now for the second card that I have made this evening. It is for a man to give to his wife.
The digi stamp is called 'Christmas Shopping Emma' from Pink Gem Designs and I know the lady likes to shop so again, the image fitted the bill perfectly. 'Emma' is coloured entirely with spectrum noir pencils
along with 'zest-it' blending solution.

I started with her face and the hat and kept popping back to add a few highlights as I went along.

I then moved onto her coat. I wanted it to look like a suede coat so added lots of light layers of colour rather than a heavy layer. I also used the same colours for the sleeve cuffs and the boot tops.

The boots were coloured with the same colours as the coat.
The bags were simply coloured with 1 or 2 colours.

I used a red and an orange for the flowers both on the bag and the hat.

To finish the card, I used a snowflake stamp onto an 8 x 8 blank card using 2 shades of 
adirondack ink pads.
Matted the image onto a piece of light blue card and used another piece of the same card to emboss. I used an ink duster and an adirondack inkpad to bring out the embossing. I then die cut 2 snowflakes from the same blue card stock and once attached to the card, added a card candi to the centre.

I created the tickets in Serif Craft Artist  - note the number of the tickets :-) See what I did there? lolo

Small blue gems added to the coat for the buttons gives it a nice bit of bling. 
And finally, I used a clear Wink Of Stella pen on the flowers and the snowflakes on the bag.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today x

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