Saturday, 4 May 2013

Aperture Card

This aperture card was sent in a goody bag swap from a group i am in on facebook called Creative Moments Craft Group, this is the link

At first glance it looked lifeless and dull so i chopped it in half and mounted the first side onto a card blank, chose brown with white dots paper for the background, cut the paper into an oval, then made a second oval but this time out of scrap paper i had in my stash, this one i inked around the edges with blending tool stamped a sentiment and used embossing powder and heated using heat tool. Added flexi peel offs around the outside aperture and also the middle aperture.

It already had swirls on the card but they didn't stand out very much so from the same goody bag i inked some swirls that came in it and added embossing powder then heat set it. The stars were already printed on the card so i added pinflair glaze to give them a glossy finish.

Added and placed two die cut butterflies which had been dipped in copper tones glitter and in the bottom corner added the rose also from goody bag swap, before attaching i sprayed the rose with spray and sparkle from crafters companion, added the leaves and attached with silicone glue. I inked the top right corner to blend in with the rest of the card and added gemstones to finish off.

Would love to know what you think all comments greatly appreciated.

I would like to enter this on

And show it on

And join in the fun at

Happy Crafting,


Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Easel Card

This Easel Card is for a swap in a group i am in, link below

The shaped card is from Kanban i used one full one and one half of another, scored and folded the first full card across the middle where the points are, then attached the half card to the one i had scored but only attached from the score line to the bottom of the card. Covered top panel and the bottom panel with backing paper cutting the shape out from the back, butting scissors up to the shaped card give's a neater finish. I added a border strip along the bottom for a stopper to keep easel upright.

The topper is from the Lovely Ladies collection brought to us by Hunkydory, added flower soft to the flowers to give texture then using super sticky tape i wrapped it around the back off topper and attached the lace to frame it. Used sticky pads and positioned it in the centre of the card, added rhinestones for interest.

Would love your comments good, bad or constructive to help me improve on my work.

Happy Crafting