Monday, 3 April 2017

April Birthday Card

The first April birthday card  is for PJ's younger sister so it needs to be special..... and have a certain dog on it!!!

I chose a cream card with 'frilled' edges as the base and used one of Little Claire Stamps with Versafine Onyx inkpad stamping the design just off centre. 
I had measured the placing by eye as I wanted the design to sit just inside a gold frame.  The frame is a diecut from Mirri card stored in my stash box.  I painted the flowers, dog collar and spots on the dog, leaving the rest of the image clear.  I mounted the frame on 3D foam pads then added another stamp to the right top corner.  This stamp comes in the set and I used the Versafine ink again.  The photo shows the card at a 'funny' angle because of the Mirri card being so shiney, it 's really bright in real life.

Happy Birthday Lyn!

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Sympathy Cards

You know how it is when you know you ought to do something but other things take preference ...... then it catches up with you ....
I just knew I should replace a couple of cards in my stash ......
Saturday says 'Do it NOW!

One to go to a female friend and one to a male neighbour.

I love this decoupage design and use it frequently in various forms.  This time I have decoupaged just the oblongs and put the rose to one side.  I attached the design to a kraft card from my stash and then added some brown velvet ribbon along the lower edge.  
I used this ribbon from my stash because it matched the brown on the image borders and, although appearing dark and hard, is quite soft to the touch.  The tiny flowers were added as a finishing touch.
This card is for my friend who has recently lost her father.

During the course of this week, our neighbour informed us his had lost his sister .....
I wanted to make a 'soft' card this time, but not too floral.  
I tried to keep it simple ....a small bouquet and matching mats.  
The sentiment maybe a bit harsh but it is all I have for the moment.