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!