Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Sunshine Of Your Love


I. Love. This. Card!

I had something like this is my head when I saw Christina’s card and was galvanised into action! I blended my trusty old Dylusions onto tissue paper - to see what would happen mainly and I liked it! I cut the Simon Says Stamp sunburst directly out of the card front and mounted the tissue panel behind it.  The sentiment is spelt out with alphabet stamps from Ali Edwards/Technique Tuesday and Kasiercraft.

And I really wasn't sure about it til I added the birds (from SU’s Up, Up & Away) but that was just the perfect finishing touch!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Next Stop: Everywhere


There is not much I can say about this one, you either get it or you don’t! I inked the background with a combination of Dylusions and Distress Inks then ran it thru the printer to print the Doctor/planet/TARDIS image… and it barely showed up! So I printed the main elements again onto white, fussy cut them and foam mounted them over the top of the first print. The paper already had a ‘notepaper’ edge to it so I went with a larger card base and mounted it like a scrap of paper. The sentiment is a quote by River Song (I think).

p.s. the image came from Pinterest, if its yours please let me know so I credit you!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Hey Hombre!

Loraine gave me a sample of embossed card after she’d been playing with her new Stampin’ Up embossing folder and I immediately thought of honeycombs and bees:


I’ve had this honeycomb collection from Pink Petticoat for a while now so it was just crying out to be used on this project. I have a bit of a thing for creating fades/gradients in Photoshop (you should see the design work I do at work, I sometimes think an intervention is called for!) so it seemed kinda natural to print the pattern to this card front and fade it out to stop it detracting from the focal elements.

Maybe it was a fluke or maybe it was cos I’d read about the Daring Cardmakers challenge earlier that day and the thought had lodged in the back of my brain, who knows. I’d like to enter this for their Ombre challenge tho!

Pencils & Polka Dots

I was asked to make two teacher thank you cards for my bestie. I knew they had to be more towards the cute than the fashionable end of the scale, but I’ll admit I was struggling with ideas.


I decided to fall back onto my old favourite sketch, which required a pictorial element.. which got me thinking about flash cards – they’re educational, right? So I downloaded a set of digital images… and didn't like any of them! So I made my own! The background (digi) papers are from Jessica, a set called School Daze by Dani Mogstad. I like the pencil design so I managed to clip it out of one of the papers and turn it into a flash card style image. Pretty chuffed with the end result and so is the “client” so all’s good!