Thursday, 28 January 2016

Royal Mail

A friend of mine asked if I would make a photo card for her dad's 70th birthday.  I've given the photo  the royal treatment with this Fleur de Lys and Crown DP, and a Tim Holtz crown and framed with a glossily accented Spellbinders Postage Square.

The crown, "7" and "0" were triple embossed in gold and then UTEE'd.  Sometimes you get a cool reaction between the embossing powder and the UTEE - the UTEE separates the embossing powder and you get a marbled effect.  It didn't work with this embossing powder but I'll keep experimenting though.

I used the die cut negative of the crown as a stencil to decorate the envelope and inside of the card.

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Wednesday, 6 January 2016


My second son has just said good bye to his teen years, not that I expect much to change.  I still expect him to ignore his untidy bedroom, his studies etc.  Luckily he's really clever and too sweet to ever really get angry with.  

I bought the Poppy Stamps Stunning Spectacles with him in mind as he wears the Buddy Holly Ray-Ban Wayfarer specs.  I didn't leave myself much time to make this card and it came together by itself.  A friend of mine gave me a bunch of paper stacks for looking after her cat during the Christmas break so I went through them and found an appropriately masculine plaid.  I cut a few pairs of specs and was going to remove the inner piece when I thought the sunglasses looked way cooler and the plaid began to look like pjs (which is what he wears much of the time) and this is where I ended up.   

The sentiment was computer generated using the Almonte Snow font which I filled in with puffy snow marker.  His older brother appreciated the twist on the inside,

I'm entering this card in the current Seize the Birthday challenge, the current Male Room challenge and Cardz4guyz challenge 101.

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Monday, 4 January 2016

Marbled Arch

During the Christmas break I had no time to blog - either making last minute cards or wrapping last minute presents -  so I'm going to try and catch up over the next few days.  This is a card I made for a wedding, though it would also work for an engagement, anniversary or even Valentine's.  I die cut the WMS My Heart heart and triple embossed it with pink embossing powder and UTEE.  It's the UTEE which gives it the marbled appearance - I think it reacts with and separates the pigments in the embossing powder.  In any case I love the effect.

Here's the whole card - no stamping on the card front just pretty papers and ribbon.  I did however stamp on the inside (WMS Fancy Phrases) and on the envelope (WMS Big Day Additions).

I added an insert to the frame to personalise the card with the names of the bride and groom.

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