Monday, 19 March 2012

Three more cards to share....

Hi there,

three more cards to share but two are cheats really.  I needed to make a couple of quick cards, one a Birthday card and the other a Get Well card but as I had limited time to do it in I decided to use/recycle some card I'd saved from a Jo Malone promotional mailshot.

The first card had gorgeous pink peony heads as the background for a new Jo Malone scent so I earmarked that one for the Get Well card. First I mounted the Jo Malone card onto cream pearlescent card, then for the next two  layers I used the Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Squares, chalking the edges and computer generating the text on the top layer.

Using both a cream taffeta ribbon and a rich pink satin ribbon, I over layered both ribbons over the biggest of the die cut layers but just underneath the smaller die cut layer.  Finally a couple of pink pearls on the die cut layers to link in the colour theme.  Very simple but I was happy with the end result.

This is the second card using more of the Jo Malone promotional card.  Same card design as the first but this time the card background had beautiful cream/green variegated foliage and Lily of the Valley flowers.  I chalked the Fleur De Lis Square die cuts with pastel green chalk, used green pearls and green organza ribbon over the top of the cream taffeta..... out of the two I actually liked this one the best.

Because the bows on these cards were so full I thought it would be a shame to squash them into envelopes so I make a couple of quick cream pearlescent boxes.

Here's the menu for the cards if you'd like it.

Cardstock: Cream Pearlescent 250gm.
Dies: Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Squares.
Accessories:  Cream taffeta ribbon,  pink double-sided ribbon & green organza ribbon  (Ribbon Girl),  Pink and green pearls (Meiflower), pastel green and pink chalk(Color Box)

My next card was a Wedding Anniversary card but equally it needed to be a simple one given the time I had free to make it.... 

Size wise it was made to pop into a DL envelope but because of the bow I ended up making a small box for postage purposes.  As for most of my cards the base card was cream pearlescent cardstock. I'm very disappointed with my picture though as the card is pastel grey, fawn and cream but you can't tell from the photo ( I really must get my camera sorted!).

I layered the cream base cardstock with paper from The Paper Company Studio.  The large frame was an adapted Marianne die that I cut the centre out of. I used another for the inner lacy layer and onto this there is another oblong layer on which I computer generated my sentiment.  All three layers were in the same cream pearlescent cardstock as the base card and all were popped onto dimentionals.

I adore working with taffeta ribbon so out it came again for this card.  I ran gorgeous cream taffeta ribbon over the large frame on the right-hand side of the card, but under it on the left, before making a generous double bow. 

Pearls too seem to be a trademark of mine and here they are again on this card,  not only on the lacy frame but also tucked  just above and below the bow. For the latter I carefully cut round a 'spray' of mixed sized pearls.  I hoped they would tie in with the smaller pearls used on the lacy frame and also with the cream coloured dots on the paper and by being different in size I hoped they would add interest too.

You can just make out the tiny cream pearls on the lacy layer
and the lovely paper a little better in this pic.

Here's the card menu for you:

Cardstock: Cream Pearlescent 250gm.
Dies:  Marianne Dies
Paper: Wedding Silver& Gold Stripe( The Paper Company Store)
Accessories:  Cream taffeta ribbon (Ribbon Girl), cream pearls and large pearl ‘spray’ (Meiflower).

Love and hugs


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