Friday, 30 October 2009

Joanna Sheen's Lilies and a card for Jasmine

Hi folks!
I have another couple of cards to share with you today. The first I made for my friends daughter Jasmine. I had the following challenges in mind when I made it. Cupcake Crafts for the sketch. The Pink Elephant which has the recipe of Black, Hardware (I've used Brads) & Distressing. Papertake Weekly is looking for Spots & Stripes. The Cuttlebug Challenges are asking us to use 'Our Favourites' (mine has got to be inking around the edges...I use it on every card!) Danni's Dreams would like to see butterflies or fairies.
The papers and patterned glitter board are by Die Cuts With a View. I cut the flowers from a glittered sheet of DCWV patterned card stock. I shaped them slightly before arranging and adhering with Pinflair glue gel. I have used my rectangle and scalloped rectangle Nestabilities. I embossed the pink panel with my Cuttlebug and an embossing folder, I then inked around the edges with Black ink. The striped panel is punched with the Fiskars 'threading water' border punch. I cut the letters from Funky Foam using Quickutz Skinni Mini Phoebe alphabet set. The little flowers in the corners are brads. I stamped the image ('Demure' from the Sweet Art Ebony range at Funky Kits) and embossed her before colouring with Copic Markers. I just added a touch of glitter to her posy. I finished off the card with some tiny butterflies punched from a Martha Stewart punch.
I made this card with the Joanna Sheen Lilies stamps set from the recently released RHS Hot house flowers. I sprayed the stripy paper (Papermania) with Cosmic Shimmer mists, let it dry, screwed it up, flattened it out and gently rubbed over with my black ink pad. I covered the bottom part of the card in this paper. The top part is just a piece of white card that I stamped with the single Lily stamp and painted with watercolours. I then used Cosmic Shimmer sprays to spray over the top. I added a large velvet ribbon bow.
The inside of the card is a cut away pop out (please excuse the poor photo) I used the same distressing technique as above for the orange paper and Cosmic shimmer sprays and the 'Love' stamp for the very back of the card. I stamped and coloured (as below) the single Lily and attached to the oval aperture using some sheer ribbon.
I stamped and embossed the image onto heat resistant acetate and 'coloured' it using glitter and a dries clear glue. I backed the acetate with some vellum that I had stamped the pretty corner swirl onto. I then framed the image with a frame I had cut using my Nestabilites.
I got really messy making this card :oD
Ciao for now!
Sandra x


♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Two really gorgeous cards Sandra!! Love all the sparkle and pretty xx

queen-of-nostalgia said...

Wow! What great projects :) I love that first card... so pretty, and the colors are enchanting...

Ann said...

Just love your card for Jasmine. Thanks for joining in the Pink Elephant challenge again - just love what you create each week. Makes going round commenting such a joy.

Have a great weekend.

Ann xxx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Sandra, the card for Jasmine is just gorgeous. I love the cute image and your colouring is fab. Stunning papers and the flowers are perfect. The inked edges and distressing looks amazing. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Fiona said...

Both cards are lovely Sandra, so many gorgeous details. I'm sure Jasmine will be thrilled, she won't get another one like yours.
Fiona x

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Sandra, what beautiful creations once again. The first is definitely my favourite as I love your flower arrangement on this as well as the black cardstock mountings which makes the whole creation pop.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandra WoW your cards are soo` beautiful`..I so love the first card with the beautifl image:)
Thanks for joining in with the Cuttlebug Challenges

Rosietoes said...

Two beautiful cards and such lovely details too. :)
Edna x

Juls said...

such gorgeous cards! Love your style!! Love your 1st card, love all the details, the dimention and how you have used such gorgeous pastle colours with black! such a fab contrast! just Love it!!

Julie said...

Two wonderful cards - I love the flowers in the corner on the first one but the Joanna Sheen is so elegant. Bootiful! Juliexx

cats whiskers said...

Wow dear simply stunning cards, both different but both beautiful love the flowers on the SN card
Hugs Jacqui x

Liza said...

Beautiful cards Sandra. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Kim Piggott said...

Wow! These are utterly amazing Sandra!
Love them!
kim x

Donna said...

Stunning card Sandra, you've done such a great job with our sketch this week, I love the colours and papers and the image is incredibly pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

lisa said...

Both beautiful cards but the top one is my favourite. What a lovely image and your paper flowers are so beautiful.
Enjoy your weekend.


sue said...

Two more gorgeous cards. I'm sure Jasmine will be made up with her card, lovely colours and details.
Hugs Sue x

POPPET said...

This is just gorgeous, what a cute image and the colours are perfect, great take on our sketch, thanks for joining us at cupcake this week, big hugs Pops x x x

Maggie said...

you are like me, I luv inking edges, whether I use chalk or copic markers :)