Monday, 11 January 2010

Two Cards With One Stone …..

Emily Pearls
My sister in law asked me to make three cards for my niece Emily's 17th Birthday on behalf of various relatives, this is the first, the other two will be featured in the next week or so.  For this one I have gone for a very plain, elegant look, using only ivory card and flat back pearls.
Emily Pearls 2
I cut the letters out on my Quickutz Silhouette, which is a brilliant tool, but I don’t use it half as much as I should, despite having a monthly download subscription with Quickutz.
Emily Pearls 3
The flowers are made using a medium daisy punch.
Robbo Punch & pearls
Punch drawer
This is my punch drawer,  What a mess! 
Patchwork Emily
When I had pushed the letters out for the first card I was left with a stencil type frame, it seemed such a shame to throw it away, so I put patterned paper from a K & Co Christmas Cheer Mat Pad behind the cut outs and  then mat and layered the frame on a matching burgundy paper, yellow flat backed gems complete the effect. This is the card I will give my neice, so in fact she will have 4 of my cards for her birthday!!  Bet she wishes someone would go into Clintons!
Emily Patchwork Equip
I didn’t pay £4.99 for the pad …. far too expensive, I got it for half price from Gardenlands sale, much better! The flat back gems are from Anitas's, about £2.99 for a wheel of assorted colours.


Paula Gale said...

love the card - I have a silhouette too and have never regreted buying because of the versitility it gives. One of my first cards with the cutter was for an Emily - I have the card on my do-crafts gallery I think!!!!

I love the funky papers you've used - are you going to give her both cards or do you know another Emily who would benefit? Great idea though - I did something similar at Christmas with the word snow - the 'o' was a snowflake I welded into the word - I then used the template left over - but this was before I started blogging... would it be cheating to put something on from before I started to blog???

Keep on inspiring and thanks for sharing.

Paula xxx

Jenny said...

Love both of these cards! Both so elegant. A beautiful design.

Alisha said...

These cards are fantastic!! Absolutely perfect for any occasion.

kirsticoo said...

Both of these cards are fantastic... lovely...x

Carmen said...

Considering both cards are from one cut it's amazing how different they are. Both gorgeous - I bet she doesn't wish people would go to Clintons.

Sandra said...

Really does go to show the different looks you can get just by changing the papers. I have to say, would be hard to pick which card I prefer, I think they're both great :)

Rainmac said...

Wow, they are stunning!!!

Linda Elbourne said...

Beautiful cards!

Janie said...

Stunning cards, I really love the white one, very classy indeed.

Tinkertaylor said...

Beautiful cards