Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Kick Stand Card

Here is my first attempt at a Kick-Stand card. I really liked this style of card when I saw it on Bev Rochester's fantastic blog and I've added a link to her post  HERE  which includes a video tutorial.

I'm also loving my new Memory Box die which is so intricate but well worth the effort. Just had to use it twice!!  I managed to salvage the LOTV image from a previous project that didn't work out and have 'hidden the join' by framing it with Labels Eight. A bit of Martha punching, some ribbon, roses and Glamour Dust to finish off.

and a sideways view

White Base Card - Core'dinations Linen
Lilac card, ribbon & flowers from Stash
Image - LOTV Cute Square
DPs - Dovecraft Back to Basics II
Gems - Papermania Mosaics

Tools used:

Memory Box Die - Valerian Flourish
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Eyelet Lace
Nestabilities - Labels Eight

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenge:

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Sunday, 13 November 2011

Jules' Crafty Snippet Challenge - week 45

I thought I'd join in with Jules' Snippet Challenge again this week as I had some pieces left over from a commission card I made last week. Guess who forgot to take a photo of it before it went!

The original card was 8x8 ins which I cut from an A3 piece of card. So I was left with long thin strip of card approximately 16½  x 3¾ ins. I folded it so that the back of the card was slightly longer than the front. I then covered the front with two scraps of DP and used ribbon to hide the join - (forgot to say that I Glamour Dusted the butterflies first). Front RH edge was 'Martha-ed' and words matted and layered onto scraps of pink Bazzill. Pink leaf die-cut and pearls added.

DP & Sentiments - offcuts - K & Co - Best of K&Company Too (360 sheets 12x12)
White & Pink card - offcuts
Pearls & Ribbon from Stash
Glamour Dust

Tools used:
Martha Stewart Vintage Floral border punch
Marianne Designs Creatables - Leaves-LR0192

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

LOTV Challenge 118 - A Sketch

Here is the card I made at the weekend for this week's Lili of the Valley challenge. I stamped the image using Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with Promarkers. I inked the edges using a Tim Holtz distress ink - Brushed Corduroy (I need to practise more with the blending tool and foam) which I also used to stamp the sentiment straight onto the DP. Very brave for me!

DPs - Dovecraft Masculine (8x8)
Image - LOTV Zooming Along
Sentiment - Papermania
White & Copper card from Stash

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Thanks for looking!