Thursday, 30 May 2013

Perfect Day

I just loved the release by Crafter's Companion of Crisalis Classics  Stamp Sets and just had to use this one which is Perfect Day.  I thought that I would colour it this time using my Twinkling H2Os which I had not done for while. 

I was pleased with how it turned out and  like that fact that I had the colours to give her an olive complexion, which was just as well as I realised that I did not have any other skin colours - which has now been rectified.

I cut my image out using Spellbinders Gold Labels 4 and the coloured around the edges with Spun Sugar Distress Ink.  Using pink card, I cut out using the larger size of Gold Labels 4 and attached it and the image together with pink ribbon and then mounted this onto some card that was first matted with a matt gold and then plaid background.  The plaid paper is from one of my many Crafters Companions CD, I can't remember which one it is from though. 

I then added pink corners cut out from from Shapeabilities Gold Corners One and also the greeting from Gold Labels 4.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

A is for ...

I like the idea of monogram cards as I think that they really personalise the card.  I made this one just really starting with the first letter of the alphabet and that I also have friends with this initial.    Again, it is a really quick card to make with very little whitework or cutouts.This is one of the quicker parchment cards to make.

This was traced with gold ink and coloured with dorso crayons behind the monogram and Perga Color Exclusive for the pattern and between the patterns on the edging.  The colouring was put on the reverse side of the parchment paper and also the embossing of the edging. 

Then, using a two hole tool, I pierced around the edging of the card - except for the spine - and cut the excess away to form the edging.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Blue Flowers

I really enjoyed making this card as it is mainly whitework with a little colouring just to give it that hint of colour. Although it is quite a simple card, it does take a little longer to ensure that the whitework is correct.  I find that you need patience to ensure that you do the whitework correctly as if you rush, you can end up spoiling your work.

The flower pattern was first traced with a very fine line using white tinta ink. It is important that the line is extremely fine so that it does not deflect from the finished work.

I first coloured the reverse of the flowers with a blue dorso crayon and then embossed from the reverse which ensured that the whitework stayed white.
I then drew the outside border in gold tinta ink and then embossed between the pattern and with a two hole tool, pierced around the outside border and then cut away to finish the card.