Another day and another blog. If I keep this up I should catch up with what I have been crafting over the last few months.
Today I thought that I would post the design of the cards that I made for my Mum and for her sister for their birthdays, although not the actual cards.
It was a design that I got from Sue Wilson using mainly Spellbinders and also the wonderful crinkly ribbon and organza roses that Sue has sourced. They can be purchased from Sam Poole's shop at http://www.creative-studios.co.uk/shop/.
Although Sue used hat pins on her card, I decided not to use them as I prefer them without and did not want my Mum or Aunt to inadvertently prick themselves.
I don’t actually have a photo of the exact cards I made for them both, I thought that I did have but only on posting realised that I didn’t. I made theirs in black and white, with white being the dominant colour but I have included some that I made with different colours, including other variants of black and white.
There are so many colours schemes that you can do this card - it is just a question of finding the ribbons that match. The flowers need not be the organza type. On the beige card I used flowers from http://www.wildorchidcrafts.com/.
I definitely think that I went overboard on the red but all three look that little bit different.
I have left the greeting banner blank of these so that I can add the required greeting when I use the card. For the cards that I have sent, I had typed the greeting in a font that I liked and with a matching colour onto some card and then with a Spellbinder die, ut it out and attached it to the front of the card. I just then went over a little of it with a clear embossing pen and then clear embossing powder to make it stand out a little more.