Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mother's Day Card Order

I was asked by the local newsagent to make up some Mother's Day cards and Gift Card holders for them.
The final results turned out to be bright and cheery.
These little handbags were made as gift card holders, but would also fit a couple of nice little choccies or some jewellery for a special lady in your life.  The music note bag and this gift card were also given to my sister with the pirate owl card in the previous post.

I made up a pile of these pretty Flower Pot cards in 3 different colours.  The 3rd design was made up of pastel shades and came up really well also.

The Side Step cards were made using off cuts from last year's catalogue.  I had never tried these before, but was happy with the way they also turned out.

This owl card wasn't really made as a Mother's Day card, but to replenish stock of these that the newsagency had sold out of.

A Birthday Card for My Sister

My sister is in to things that aren't so girly and also loves red, black and white together.  So thought I would transform this cute little owl into a pirate for her special day.
I was really happy with the result and I think she may have had a bit of a giggle at him too :)
All supplies are Stampin' Up! (except for the ribbon and brads)
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
DSP:            Jolly Holiday
Ink Pad:       Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Whisper White Craft
Stamp Set:   Extreme Elements, Party This Way
Other:          Owl punch, twine, 1" circle punch, Sponge

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

JAI #66 - Just Add A Flower {for Mum's Day}

Believe it or not, this weeks challenge was a real challenge for me.  I tend to add a flower or 2 to most of my creations, so this week I really wanted to try something different.
There are 3 firsts for me in this card, I've never made a gate fold card, never had a go at double embossing and decided to try to make a chrysanthemum - the 'symbolic' flower for Mother's Day.

All Supplies are Stampin' Up!
Card Stock:   Early Espresso, Old Olive, Whisper White
DSP:              Patterns Stack - Brights in Rich Razzleberry
Ink Pads:      Old Olive, Sahara Sand, Versamark
Ribbon:         Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon
Stamp Set:    Well Scripted
Big Shot:       Lots Of Tags, Blossom Party, Elegant Bouquet
Other:           White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Brayer, Sponge