Thursday, 9 July 2020

Butterfly Accordion Card

I can post this Thank You card now I know it's been received.  The current theme for the Butterfly Challenge is 'A for Accordion Fold Card'.  I decided to make an accordion card with all the Butterfly Challenge elements - 'Accordion Style card/ Any Patterned papers x2/Apricot/ Apple Blossom/Aquamarine + your Butterfly'.  I used a Aqua Promarker so I hope that counts as the right colour blue.  The little butterfly is coloured in apricot, so I think I've covered all the elements with my card.  There are tutorials for accordion cards HERE.  This was a 'new to me' fold and the tutorial was so easy to follow.
The digi image is  'Butterfly Globe' from Bugaboo, one I chose with the voucher I won recently over in the Butterfly Challenge.  I added some colour with Promarkers and covered the globe part in Wink of Stella to add some sparkle.   The image was die cut with a Memory Box 'Stitched Square Layers' die.  The two patterned papers are from a paper pad which came with a craft magazine some time ago.  I used punches to make all the flowers.  

The card folds flat for posting.

I always enjoy making cards with fancy folds, so I'll be sharing my card in Country View Challenge.

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Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Summer Flowers

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This was my second attempt at making this card.  On my first card I added tiny black Nuvo Drops to the centre of the flowers.  I stamped the sentiment, layered it on black and as I went to attach it to the middle of the card, I had a Senior Moment and forgot the Nuvo Drops would still be wet.  My hand smudged the black drops over the the top part of the card and the embossed panel!  😞  Why I didn't add the drops at the very end as I usually do, I've no idea. 

So I started again and decided to change one of the flower stamps this time.  The flowers are stamps from the Stampin' Up 'Thoughtful Blooms' set and stamped with a red metallic ink pad, cut out with a punch and raised up on foam pads.  This time I added tiny black pearls to the centre of the flowers, so no chance of smudging them! LOL!  The sentiment is from the SU 'Positive Thoughts'.  The panel is a strip of Anna Marie Design striped black and white patterned paper with a piece of red card, embossed with a Tattered Lace embossing folder layered on top.

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Rather than totally waste the first card, I rescued the only bit worth saving, cut it into a long strip and layered it on a black mat and attached to a card blank.  A sentiment finished off my CAS card.

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Magical Christmas

Another Christmas card to share today.

The background was created with a Sue Wilson 'Starry Night Sky' die using navy blue card and backed with silver mirror card.  I've inlaid the moon using gold holographic card.  The Cheery Lynn 'Santa's Sleigh and Reindeer' die cut had four reindeer, so I chopped off the two so it would fit on the card.  The sentiment is a Papermania stamp. 

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Monday, 6 July 2020

Purple Owl

I was asked to make a special card for a friend.  She requested the card to be purple and if possible include an owl, but no sentiment.   She wanted extra pages so several messages and memories could be written inside.  After some thought I decided to attach three 7" x 5" card blanks together to make a booklet.

The frame was made with dies from the Sue Wilson 'Ornate Pierced Rectangles' dies, using pearlised purple card. The owl is a Tattered Lace die cut.  I inlaid all the apertures in the owl, except for the eyes, with white card. The background was embossed with a Crafts Too 'Feathers' e/f. I trimmed the card blanks down to fit the frame, before adding a purple pearl in each corner.

This shows the card open from above.

As I knew it would become a keepsake because of the messages and memories written inside, I made and decorated a box to keep it in.  I die cut a Cottage Cutz owl to add to the front of the box.  The box is kept closed with a band of ribbon from Crafty Ribbons and I attached a punched heart over the join.  The ribbon slides on an off easily.  As the pages of the booklet are plain, I included a bag of the little purple die cut owls and some punched hearts, so the pages can be decorated if required.

The Country View Challenge this month is 'Do what makes you happy', so I'll be joining in the challenge with my card.  It makes me happy when I can personalise cards with particular colours and images for the recipient.

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