Archive for Cards – Page 2

Eclipse Anniversary Card

You may be thinking, that the eclipse occurred a few months ago, so why would I be creating a card for it now.  Well, I’m not.  Eclipse is a technique in card making where letters/numbers or an image is raised up in the imagery.

Our local jewelry store has celebrated 50 years in business, so what better way to help them celebrate than by creating an extra special card for them.  This was my very first attempt at an eclipse card and I must say that I am very pleased with the final result.

I used the Hostess exclusive stamp set Tranquil Tulips to stamp my card front.  Next I used the die set Large Numbers to cut out the letters 5 and 0. With this technique you must remember to keep the centre bits from the die cut.  

I layered my die cut card front on a Basic Black matte.  Next I laid may die cut pieces in the openings and adhered only the centre piece of the ‘0’ directly to the black matte.  I then used Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to raise up the letters on the card front.  

I stamped ‘Happy’ and ‘th’ in Memento Black ink and using the stamp set Labeler Alphabet I stamped out the words Ron Wilkin Jewellers.  I then hand cut these to the size I needed and popped up on my card front, using the Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals for this as well.

My card is completed by attaching to a Daffodil Delight card base.

Would you like me to create a video featuring this technique?  Leave me a comment to let me know.

Painted Autumn Designer Background

As promised, I will continue to share some projects I made already and haven’t had a chance to share with you.  Today we are taking a look at Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. I love the patterns and colouration selected in the prints.  Fall is likely one of my favourite seasons with the array of colour spattered across the landscape.  God truly has blessed us with the beauty He shares with us.

I have two cards with relatively simple designs that would make these easily duplicatable. Using the standard card base of 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″ and cutting your designer paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″ you are nearly halfway to having your card finished.

This first card has such a beautiful pattern that I wanted to leave that the focal point, which is why I stamped a simple greeting, cutting one end in a banner shape.  To add just a bit of pizzazz, I created a little bow using the Copper Trim and by running my scissor blade along the tails, I was able to get a nice curl on them.

The second card follows the same general format as the first for the card base and designer paper, however I used my Layering Circles (141705) and Stitched Shapes (145372) framelits to die cut my sentiment and added a punched daisy to the card front as well.  

Now if you don’t recall, I love the new Lemon Lime Twist colour and the Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon (144234) was the perfect addition to this card front.

Which of these two cards was your favourite?