Just before christmas it was my mums birthday so I obviously needed to make her cards it was just a question of deciding which stamp set to use and what to do. Well at convention in November we all were given the Creative Elements stamp set. This is a beautiful set and is very versatile (you can find it on page 67 of the main catty) Well not only did I make one card using this set but two, one for me and one for my daughter. Here is the one I gave to mum......
For this card I have used quite a few new products from the main catalogue. The base card is elegant eggplant, then whisper white followed by wisteria wonder, one of the 2012 In Colours. The top layer is whuisper white and I have stamped the swirly image in wisteria wonder before embossing the left hand side with the new embossing folder. I have them stamped the flower image in wisteria wonder and the butterfly image in the darker elegant eggplant ink. On some spare whisper white I stamped the flower image again using versamark and elegant eggplant ink. I them added heat and stick, heat embossed that and then added dazzling diamonds. As you can see I mounted the flowers on top of the stamped images to give a 3d effect but have gradually reduced the flowers to show some of the original image underneath. The Sentiment is from the hostess set Tagtastic and punched out using the large oval punch. The wisteria wonder frame is from the new emobossing folders and cut out by hand. I've then added the lace ribbon and bow and attached the topper to the main card.
Here is the second card I did and Kirsty chose to give this one to her Nan....
This one was a little easier than the last one. The colour scheme is Pool Party and Island Indigo and I have stamped the swirly images in both inks colours . I stamped the butterfly image onto pool party cardstock in both ink colours and cut out by hand. I then stamped the label image twice, once on whisper white and once on island indigo and cut both out by hand . I then cut the darker label in half and attached it to both ends as shown. The sentiment is from a set called Easy Events (pg43) and I used my markers to highlight the sentiment only and stamp a ma jig to position it in the frame. The little flowers were punched out using the Boho Blossoms punch. The card was then embellished with pearls.
Mum liked them both which is always a bonus...lol. I'm going to be re-creating these cards for my class in February. If you would like to join me and my ladies please get in touch for more details.
I'll be back soon to show you the other card I made for mum that Nicola gave her. I also hope to show you lots of projects over the next few weeks as I've been signed off work for another 3 months, however if I recover sooner then I can go back sooner. |I'm already going stir crazy after 6 weeks so need to occupy myself with something and its going to have be be crafting as I can't do much else....lol.