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Monday, 26 October 2015

Cards For Family and Friends

Hi Stampers ,
Isn't the weather unpredictable of late ? I despise humidity and struggled in the heat yesterday and was very relieved to wake to a cool change this morning ! I wonder what tomorrow is going to bring !

I had a very productive weekend making special cards for friends and family . I started with a 21 st card in a box for my nephew , Bill .
I used Wonderland DSP available right now from the Holiday catalogue and my balloon and star framelits to create this card in a box . There are lots of tutorials on Pinterest for this type of card . If you'd like to know more or book a workshop contact me for details . I love how this card turned out .

Then I created a 60 th birthday card for a friend . Again I used the balloon framelits but this time I added flowers using Flower Shop stamp set and coordinating punch and my smallest filigree butterfly framelit which was a snap to cut using the Precision Plate , the pieces just fell out ! I added some embossing and some bling for a feminine touch.

Finally , I created an engagement card for the same nephew , Bill and his fiancée Caitlyn . I decide to make a side step card after being inspired by a gorgeous one created by Maree Jaeschke . I wanted to use the colours used on the invitation and was able to match them perfectly to S. U colours . I had difficulty finding a tutorial the size I wanted on the net so I created my own version so that the card on the side was large enough to accomodate my stamping . I have used one of my favourite and most versatile stamps , Sheltering Tree . 
I silver embossed the tree trunk and added hearts I a variety of subtle colours which I had punched using the hearts border punch .
I embossed part of the greeting in silver , then stamped " love " from the Hello Life stamp set , taking care to only ink up the word .
Then I embossed a piece of Rose Red CS with the Hearts embossing folder and punched out 2 hearts . I placed them on position and adhered a bow tied with silver corded trim on top ! Cute ! I set these on a Whisper White piece I had stamped the Hearts from the Perpetual Calendar in random subtles .
I used  a greeting I adore from a retired set called Occasional Quotes and the wording goes like this
Love begins in a moment
Grows over time
And lasts an eternity
Then I silver embossed " Congratulatiions and place it down the bottom . Love it  - this is my first ever side step card but I can guarantee it will not be my last ! I love it !

That's all until next time 😀

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