Thursday, 21 February 2013

Dogs on sandy track

For this quick winter birthday collage card I recycled images from a used Christmas card. I left those cute dogs their Christmas stockings to play with but placed them on a photograph of a piece of sandy track and embellishes with a gilded button, a brad, and glittered plaid ribbons.

Challenges: Joan's Gardens Ch. (outdoor scene birthday); DRS designs Ch. #60 (plaids);

Fisherman's birthday card

Challenges: Joan's Gardens Ch. (outdoor scene birthday);

Outdoor photographer Birthday

An outdoor photograper at work.

Challenges: Joan's Gardens Ch. (outdoor scene birthday);

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Stamping on ribbon for Valentine

For this Valentine's card I tried stamping with white pigment ink on satin ribbon. Here is a tipp for those of you thinking of doing the same: As the ink was soaked up into the fabric, the image was a little faint, but it became a lot crisper after using white detail embossing powder on it.

The letters in the patterned hearts in the centre of the card read the word Love. Although I used red ink, it showed up as dark pink on the white piece of cardstock - I guess my ink pad is getting a bit old. I rescued it by overstamping it with clear ink and using clear embossing powder: the "wet look" made it appear red, finally...!

I embellished it with a raffia ribbon which I untwisted after tying it into a bow. Lesson learned here: Next time I'm definitely going to use a punch tool for the holes.

DRS Designs Ch. #59 ("Love");

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Vintage roses on yellow with paper lace

Here I used the yellow organza ribbon again but embellished the card with paper lace, a satin rose, an bow made from patterned organza and light green half pearls which look like dew drops. 

Challenges: Joan's Gardens Ch. #31 (Vintage);

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Vintage roses on pink with light green bow

Here I used the ribbon in pink and added a light green organza bow on top of a green organza ribbon that has green dots printed on it, and a pink iridescent half pearl.

ChallengesJoan's Gardens Ch. #31 (Vintage);

Vintage roses on blue with hummingbird

This card is similar to the previous one, I'm using the printed ribbon in blue tones, but I'm embellishing with a hummingbird as well as one fabric flower. And I'm not sure which way round the rose looks at its best so I have turned the ribbon around here.

ChallengesJoan's Gardens Ch. #31 (Vintage);

Vintage roses on blue with fabric flowers

Here I'm using the printed ribbon in blue tones, and punched some paper lace with a Martha Stewart border punch. I embellished with 2 fabric flowers.

ChallengesJoan's Gardens Ch. #31 (Vintage);

Vintage roses on yellow

For the centre of my card I used an organza ribbon that is printed with a vintage flower pattern. I embellished the card with fabric flowers, twine, a satin bow, and a hummingbird brad. The polka dot background is made with a stamp from DRS designs.

Challenges: DRS designs Ch. #58 (brads), Joan's Gardens Ch. #31 (Vintage); PanPastel uk ch. #5-animals;

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Vintage in peach tones

This vintage style card in muted peach and smoke colour tones with burlap, lace and ribbon (that's the narrow lines on the upper and lower edges) has a fabric background.

Joans's Gardens Ch. #31;