Awww! I can’t believe this crop of Sandwich Students have been with us for just under a year already! They have been wonderful – really engaging & outgoing, throwing themselves into the science & any social occasions with gusto, I’m sure the work groups they have been based with will be sad to see them go!
Because the Institute is well known for working on diseases of livestock I wanted to have cows & pigs & sheep etc. on the card, I went to my stamp sets & amazingly I don’t have them in my collection!! But, I just recently got the Mama Elephant ‘Cosmic Stars‘ set & I decidied to use the Aries, Taurus and Capricorn stamps & hope no one would know the difference…
I started with some blue A4 card that I scored & turned into A5 cards. I used the Marianne Creatables ‘Horizon Pinetrees‘ to create the field for the critters to be in from Stampin’ UP! ‘Gumball Green’ cardstock. I attached it to the front of the card with roll-on glue. Then I cut a circle from my Spellbinders nested circles from 10.8 cm x 14 cm Core essentials Cardstock in yellow, cut it to fit in the top left corner & attached it with roll on glue.
I used the Memory Box and Joy! Crafts ‘Puffy Clouds’ dies to cut the clouds from white card stock and attached them with Quicky glue to the blue card base.
The fence was a bit long-winded; first I die cut the Cheery Lynn Designs ‘Victorian Picket Fence’ (B123), then I cut off 4 of the uprights, left the 5th, then repeated so it looked more like a stock fence than a garden fence. I attached this to the bottom of the cards using Scrapbookers Glue (Scotch). I die cut the Lawn Fawn ‘Grassy Border‘ from green adhesive border punch strips (matchmakers, DCWV) ‘Neutrals’ and peeled off the backing to attach it over the top of the fence.
I coloured the animals with Promarkers and fussy cut them, then attached them with Scrapbookers Glue or 1mm foam pads. Last but not least, I die cut the Lawn Fawn ‘A Birdie Told Me‘ from white card & wrote the sentiments on them by hand with 0.5 Letraset Fine Line Drawing Pen. I attached the speech bubbles with 3mm foam squares.
What do you think? I hope they like them – I tried to make them all slightly different so they were individual to the student.
I attended two weddings last year, and I can’t believe how fast the time flies! This is the card I have created for an old school friend’s first wedding anniversary.
He plays guitar in a female-fronted hard rock band when he isn’t being an engineer and she is a craft-aholic in her spare time (just like me!) so I wanted to make them an extra-special card to remember their big day. The colour scheme at their wedding was grey and dark purple, so I wanted to use this colour pallet in their anniversary card too.
I’m a huge fan of Steampunk and I love the Kanban crafts Steam Punk Collection. I started out with a pre-made A5 window card and cut a piece of 12×12 card from the K&Company set ‘Poppy Seed’ to cover the inside panel visable through the aperture. I inked the front of the card with Tim Hotlz distress ink in ‘Vintage photo’, which I think made it look a bit like a wooden photo frame. I stamped the stamps from Kanban crafts set ‘Jasper’ onto white card in VersaFine Vintage Sepia ink, cut them out and then coloured them in Promarkers: Cool Grey 1, Cool Grey 2, Cool Grey 3, Amethist, Blubell, Lilac, Lavender, Satin and Ivory. For the buttons and the stand I used a metallic orange gel pen.
The ‘Happy Anniversary’ sentiment is from the Kanban crafts ‘Time Machine‘ foiled die cut punchout card sentiments, which I attached to the front with roll-on glue. I worked out which bits of the cut-outs would be on the front and which would be overhanging the window, then attached foam pads so the cut-outs would pop out and be the main focus of the card.
Without blowing my own trumpet too much I think this is the best card I’ve ever made – I absolutely love it & hope my friends do too!
Wow! I haven’t done much crafting other than my scrap book for ages and then suddenly lots of important card-worthy events loom up on the horizon!!
I must excuse the photography – the flash on my camera has died and so for some reason it seems unable to take good photos, I must get a new one…
The first card is a birthday card for my step sister – I used a store-bought white square card and cut off two corners. The bakers twine and Kraft label I bought from Different Colors at the BSSBS. I inked the edges of the Kraft tag in the limited edition Tim Holtz Distress Ink ‘shaded lilac’ then I wound a length of bakers twin through the hole and tied it in a bow. I used double sided sticky tape and a brad from the Papermania ‘Beautiful’ Embroidered Brads set. Using the Martha Stewart and small Hobby Craft butterfly punches on a 12×12 sheet from K&Company ‘Poppy Seed’ set of Designer Paper – the purple/blue side up for the larger butterflies and the green side with little butterfly designs for the smaller ones. These were attached with Scotch Scrapbookers glue and left to dry. Once dry I added some Liquid Pearls in ‘Lavender Lace’ to the bodies of the larger butterflies to make them stand out more. I bought a pack of flower shapes at the BSSBS last year from Capture the Magic (CAM) and never got around to using them, so I used my bone folder to score the pettals so they could be shaped to ‘bloom’ on the card, then added a pearl to the centre of each one. These were attached to the card with Scrapbookers Glue – et voila!
butterfly and flower birthday card
The next card is the same step sister’s 10 year Wedding Anniversary card! I used the ‘love is’ stamp from indigo blu inked with VersaColor ink in ‘Rainforest’, cut it out and attached to the front of the card with sticky fixers, then used the lowercase letters from the Daisy & Dandelion ‘Penelope & Percy’ letter clear stamps inked in black. I attached pink and pearl gems (10 gems in total – the number of years they have been together!).
10 year wedding anniversary!
Wow!! I can’t believe it’s been almost one year since I attended my school friends’ wedding!
Because your one year anniversary is your paper anniversary, what better way to commemorate than with a card?
I decided to use my Tim Holtz Distress Inks for this… So I started with a textured white base card and used ‘Mown lawn’ for the bottom, then ‘salty ocean’ for the sky, with bits of ‘picked raspberry’ to give an indication of flowers in a green landscape in the background. Then I stamped Lili of the Valley ‘Wedding Carriage’ in Versafine Vintage Sepia on to white card, cut it out using a circular Fiscars shape cutters, then inked the edges in ‘Vintage photo’. Then I stamped a cherry blossom branch in Vintage Sepia and fussy cut it. Next I coloured the branch and wedded couple in with Promarkers. I saw on someone else’s blog that they had used the blender pen to create texture on one of their cards – I think it was dragon scales on a cartoon dragon, but I can’t remember now – and I love dappled horses so I gave it a go on the carriage horse & I think it turned out lovely! I attached the branch and carriage to the card with sticky foam pads.