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.