Thursday, 14 January 2010

Embossed Flower Card

Red check flower 
I’m not sure, but this card looks decidedly squiffy, I think it must be the angle I took the picture from!
Close UP red check flower
I’ve used my Sizzix Boutique Embosser to emboss the die for this card.  I have then highlighted the lines with Whisper pens and added a flat back gem to the middle of the flowers. I have also added a bit of doodling in the frame and outside of the centre piece.
The card is completed with an olive green ribbon and bow.
Now I need to go and have another look at the card to make sure it’s not really as squiffy as it appears!!!!!

Sound of Music Card

Sound of Music
This is a gift card I made for my sister to put tickets for The Sound of Music in.
She wanted me to use a flyer on the front and then jazz it up a little. As I had two flyers, I cut out Maria's apron from one and used it as a very simple decoupage layer, though you can’t really see it in the photo.
The card I used for the blank is a beautiful shade of  blue with a lovely sparkly iridescent shimmer to it, bought from a brilliant card stall on Penkridge Market (Staffs).
Sound of Music Flowers
If I was keeping strictly to the story I suppose I should have put edelweiss round the bottom, but as I don’t have an edelweiss punch (!), I improvised and used flower and leaf punches I already have.  I chose to do them in yellow to accentuate the flowers in the grass and the text.