Monday, 2 November 2009

Two more cards to share....

Afternoon folks! I have two cards to share today. The first is a card is a commission for a work colleague. I had the following challenges in mind when I made it: Moving along with the times for the sketch, Charisma Cardz is 'No backing papers', The Cuttlebug Challenge 'Favourite Things' (one of my Fav cute stamp ranges are Hanglar & Stanglar). I stamped and embossed that background (Debbie Moore stamps) with gold embossing powder. I'm happy with the parts that were missed off too, doesn't look too uniform. I cut the aperture with my square Nestabillity. I made the red frame out of card stock and covered it with red velvet paper giving a really luxurious texture. I adhered the frame to the card front using Pinflair glue gel. The text is cut from brown funky foam using my Cuttlebug and Go-Kreate 'Amsterdam' alphabet.
I inked the edges using gold and black ink pads. You can just about see the sentiment (under the aperture) which I printed out using my Xyron Design Runner and the 'Engraved' font. I used my large scalloped square Nestie to cut the panel behind the characters which I embossed with the Cuttlebug. I then rubbed some gold metallic rub on to the raised areas. I stamped the sweet Hanglar girl then again onto a 'post-it note'. I cut the extra image out carefully and masked the original stamped image so that I could stamp the little boy (overlapping slightly over the masked image) so he would appear to be standing behind the girl. I removed the mask and coloured them in with Copic markers before cutting them out and adhering to the embossed panel.
I used Prima flowers and painted the middle layer with copper cosmic shimmer paint. I inked the edges with black ink before gluing the stacked flowers together. The leaves are also by Prima and have a beautiful velvety texture. I added red gems to the centre of the flowers.
With lashing of artistic license, coloured my Hellebores in red using Copic Markers. I carefully cut them out and adhered them to an acetate panel to strengthen the piece as I wanted them to stand proud on this free standing pop up card, sometimes called a 'Trophy' card. There is a fabulous tutorial here detailing how to make one. I printed out the leaf panel from Crafter's Companion Flower Fairies CD rom. The base of the card is randomly stamped with the lovely little ladybird that comes with Joanna Sheen's 'Hellebore' Garden Flower stamp set which I painted with cosmic shimmer watercolours.
I cut a little barn door out of the leaf panel so that I could showcase the sweet little birdhouse that also comes in the stamp set. For the top of the pop up I cut a small scalloped circle using my Nestabilities and folded it over the top. A large eyelet and some ribbon continued the effect of a tag. I added a large ribbon bow and the stamped image on acetate to the front of the card.
Ciao for now!
Sandra x

22 comments:

Tess said...

fabulous cards. The hellebores are stunning. Tess x

Tracy said...

Wow fantastic creations, and gorgeous colours. Love all the images you've used on both projects.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Craftypagan said...

Oh my! These are just out of this world beautiful! I especially love the hanglar one, the colours, the light inking, the accents, well everything! Stunning hun! Love Ro

Juls said...

wow!! I just don't know where to start! These are just both absolutly stunning! amazing work girl!!

Fiona said...

Beautiful work Sandra. Love the colours of both cards. What a great idea to make a door to showcase something behind.
Fiona x

Claire Ellen Designs said...

Stunning, love the card so very much, great colouring and details, hugs, Claire xx

Kim Piggott said...

Wow!
Two amazing cards Sandra!
I just love them both!
So very gorgeous!
hugs
kim x

Lisa Lou said...

Your mum and dad card is fantastic!

pinky said...

Flip me pink Sandra, stunning cards are what, you customers are so lucky. Those stamps are totally devine, how i wish they where available over here. Keep up the good work, truly inspirational.
Pinky

Julie said...

Wow Sandra - two such different cards but both stunners!!! So much work in both - you must have the patience of a saint!!! Juliex

clare said...

Hi Sandra
wow..such gorgeous creations..bot lovely.
Thanks for taking part in this weeks MAWTT a great take on the sketch..Good Luck and hope you can join us again..Clare W DT x

Julie said...

Two totally fab cards Sandra, I absolutely love the Hangler one.

The twins mum said...

WWWOOWWW! These are gorgeous so much detail. I love the image and the colours are beautiful
Maree
x

iReneM said...

Both of these cards are so very beautiful

x

Yvonne said...

Oh what a wonderful card, the image is so beautiful just as your card. the colours are so stunning x

cats whiskers said...

OMG girl these are just 2 stunning cards, what an awful lot of workk has gone into both of them but so well worth it, I am gobsmaked!!!!
Hugs Jacqui x

debby4000 said...

Stunning, stunning and stunning.
luv
Debby

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! :)

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Sandra, wow these are just gorgeous! Thanks for taking part this week in our challenge, hugs Heidi (DT - MAWTT) xx

Maggie said...

This is beyond fabulous.
Wow luv it..
Maggie
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thread-bare said...

OMG Sandra this is just beautiful. Thanks for joining us over at MAWTT x Clare x

Margaret de Witt said...

Absolutely beautiful Sandra. Your use of colours and design is absolutely fantastic.