Saturday, 23 July 2011

Another 18th

I made this 18th card using a Tri fold template

The base is black card stock. The background is white paper embossed with a Script embossing folder then used Distress Inks to highlight it. I used silver mirror board and deep pink card cut with Cookie Cutter square ornate dies for the squares and a flourish die to accent the card. The 18 and the key were cut with Tim Holtz dies from mirror board. The ribbon was just some I had in my stash and I added pale blue gems to finish off the card.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Ben 10

I made this never ending card themed on Ben 10 for my friends son
With this style of card you open it up to reveal......

the next layer which then opens up to reveal.....

The next layer which opens up to reveal.....

another layer which opens up to reveal....

that you are back to the start again! 
I Googled  images to find the pictures to print off and found the template here- and found heaps of tutorials on YouTube.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Wedding Star

I was asked to make a Wedding card so decided to do something different
I used the Tim Holtz bird and cage die for the birds, added a heart gem then finished it off with peel offs and a bow.

I used assorted peel offs with a floral theme. To make the white peel offs stand out more I used pastel chalks to give it subtle colours. I finished off with a heart charm.

The pop out inserts are just another card with gate folds as well as a middle fold and the middle is cut out with a Nellie Snellen Ornate die. Stick the outer gate folds to the other card and fold the middle to face away from the middle of the other card.

You need five folded cards to make up the star.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Handbags and Waterfall cards

I made two cards for a friend. First I made a Handbag card.....
I used a score board to get the shape of the card and Distress inked the edges of each layer of card ( there are three - white base, brown layer and patterned layer)

I added a layer to the inside as I feel it gives it a more polished look.

I made a wire and bead handle, added some ribbons and charms, then added a flower using Tim Holtz Tattered Flower die and finished off with a flat pearl bead on the clasp.
 And now for the Waterfall Card...
This style of card usually goes from top to bottom but I made it on the side instead.
I used a flower punch to make the flowers and added small flower gems to the middles (each tab has one) and added peel offs for the messages.

The link for the Waterfall cards is

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Hello Kitty and Pretty Flip Up Card

I made some cards for a friend

I found this wonderful website with loads of card templates. The link is I just Googled to get the Hello Kitty image and used mirror board card and Hologram card.

This style of card is called a Circle Flip Up card and the tutorial link is I used a Sweet Things Paper stack and peel offs to decorate the card and Glitter Gems Letters mounted on circles with flower petals behind. I stamped the base with a Swirl Stamp.

Monday, 4 July 2011

Skater Dude!

My nephew is a skateboard fiend so when his birthday came round this is what I came up with

 I downloaded the images from a Google search and mounted them onto a gate fold card. I added chain and ribbon to the front. The embossing was done using Tim Holtz and Sizzix embossing folders.