Friday, 7 November 2014

Making envelope liners

I thought that - just for a change - I'd share something marvellous that has been made by someone else... especially as it's such a good use for a pretty piece of paper you might have lying around not knowing what to do with it - too nice for the bin but the pattern too large for a card? Make an envelope liner within seconds - and it still looks great:

The House That Lars Built: Wallpaper envelope liners

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Birthday flower garden




A no layers card with the musical score of "Happy Birthday to you" which is a background stamp by DRS designs.

If you look closely you will notice that I made a slight mistake here: the way I stamped it placed the score the wrong way up... I was so happy with the way it curves and fades out that I didn't notice until I had used the heat tool on the embossing powder and by then it was too late to wipe off the ink and try again.

However I don't really mind it that much - it's not the main feature of the card, just a bit of background decoration in one corner, and as such it still works on the card. But I'll probably write the word "TOP" above the stamp to prevent this happening again.

Challenges:
DRS designs Ch. #84 (no layers)

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Get well baby boy


I embellished with a pearl string, a center pearl in the flower, and blue diamonds in the top corners.

For the inside I used the polka dot background stamp from DRS designs. 

Challenges:
DRS designs Ch. #81

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Peach and white card with homemade flowers



The product I used sold at Joan's Gardens is the Art Institute Designer "Dries Clear" Adhesive for the doily which forms a fancy corner on this card. The flowers were made with a petal punch, then layered with a bit of green from my plastic flower bunch, and a sequin in the centre.

Challenges:
At Joan's Gardens Ch. July 18;

Congratulations in peach

I layered a Prima flower with a white fabric flower and placed a cuf link button in the center.
The leaf coming down from the bow is again taken from my bunch of plastic flowers. The fancy corner is  made with a doily, which I glittered. I edged two of its shapes with pearl rainbow glaze and placed a gem heart between them.

The product I used sold at Joan's Gardens is the Art Institute Designer "Dries Clear" Adhesive for all flat things.

Challenges:
At Joan's Gardens Ch. July 18;

Peach card with ornate 3D flower


I punched four fancy corners and also two sides of a piece of peach coloured matting. Then I used a die cut flower from Kanban and layered it with another flower and placed a glittered pearl in the middle. I recycled the stem and leaves from a bunch of plastic flowers. The heart at its base is a brad.

The product I used sold at Joan's Gardens is the Art Institute Designer "Dries Clear" Adhesive.

Challenges:
At Joan's Gardens Ch. July 18;

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Umbrella flowers recycled


Here I recycled a broken umbrella skin for the background of ma card - its fabric was far too pretty to throw away! I embellished it with a length of black plastic mini pearl string, a button, and sequins.

Challenges: DRS Designs Ch. #78 (monochromatic);