Sunday, 15 April 2012

Patchwork Card #2

I enjoyed making my first patchwork card so much that I thought that I would continue with that theme but use a different size, pattern and colourway to complete this card.  I thought that this would be an ideal card for a male in these colours.

I have used the pattern King of Crowns for this and used black, dark grey and light grey to make it.  This was a four-patch patchwork block.  I first embossed the paper using  Patchwork M-bossabilities and then with a square spellbinder, cut out the amount of blocks that I needed. 

I then cut the blocks - apart from the four centre blocks and the four corner blocks - diagonally. 

This was then attached to some white card and then I pierced around the edge of the card using the Tim Holz ruler. 

I stamped an greeting on some white card and using one of the Spellbinders Lattice motif dies, cut it out and mounted it onto the centre of the card.

This was then matted onto black card to finish.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

White and Gold Parchment

This is a fairly easy parchment card to make with just whitework and gold tinta and can be made very quickly. You do not need much in the way of tools to complete this card - just a nib, white and gold tinta ink and an embossing tool. It is also a good card to practice white work on but to get something at the end that you can use.

I first drew the pattern onto the parchment paper on the front of the paper with white tinta ink and a nib.  You could do this with a white pencil instead but I prefer the ink method.  Then on the reverse side I embossed the pattern.  If you use ink, never embossed on the same side as the ink as you will get grey marks on your embossing that you will not be able to turn white and will ruin the look of your work. 

Once all the white work was complete, I went over the flourishes with tinta gold ink.

I drew a border in gold about a centimetre inside the outside edge of the card and then finally I embossed a white border on the outside edge of the card to finish.