31 January 2011

Danced All Night

I've been getting a head start on some birthday cards. This one's not due 'till April but, oh, it feels good to cross one off the to-do list! This is actually an 18th birthday card. I thought the sentiment - "she could have danced all night" - was appropriate LOL.

Paper - Captured Elements
Card - Canson
Embellishments - Making Memories alphabet stickers, ARTchix collage image, mulberry paper flowers, stitched black ribbon
Other - iridescent glitter glue

19 January 2011


Before Christmas I was asked to make a wedding card (hi Leisa!). Cue the angst and wringing of hands. Well, not really, but I do get nervous about commissioned pieces. Though I have to say, I think this is my favourite wedding card ever! The first big decision was colour. I chose a mauve and silver combination which always looks elegant. The birds are *the* feature of the card and they had to 'pop'. Hence the glitter. I have this tiny vial of silver glitter that I bought at a newsagent about 10 years ago. It's gorgeous stuff; coarse without being chunky. I mixed it up with some clear liquid glue and painted it on the birds. While the glue was still wet I sprinkled on more glitter. Glitter, glitter everywhere! The effect was well worth the cleaning up :-)

Paper - Making Memories, K&Company
Card - Canson
Embellishments - Collections chipboard heart, Collections chipboard blue birds, Making Memories de-fined sticker, mauve lace
Other - silver jump rings, pliers, sandpaper, silver glitter, glue

14 January 2011


Just another quick tag to share with you. It occured to me as I made this tag that it was a good design for a man. Something about the door and hinges. So I kept the colours dark and resisted the urge to stick on a few rhinestones :-)

Stamps - Darkroom Door
Ink - Brilliance graphite black
Card - Canson, Bazzill
Embellishments - Collections rusty number tiles, Collections altered book word, ribbon
Other - gold gel pen, hole punch, sandpaper

09 January 2011

60th Birthday

Another birthday card, this time a 60th. This was also a commissioned piece, the only stipulations being it had to have the number 60 on it somewhere and the style needed to be country-vintage. Luckily I had a sheet of patterned paper that set just the right tone, and that made my life a heck of a lot easier :-)

Stamp - Inkadinkado
Ink - Brilliance graphite black, Brilliance platinum planet
Paper - Basic Grey
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - Making Memories eyelet numbers, Collections chipboard bird, Kasier rhinestones, beige lace, clear glass seed bead, button, large silk flower, mulberry paper flower
Other - yellow embroidery thread, sewing needle

06 January 2011


With all the Christmas craziness I still have a backlog of tags to share from my September tag odyssey. This is one of them. And just like all the other tags in the collection, there's nothing too complicated going on here - a bit of ink, some card and ribbon. Oftentimes the hardest part of creating is coming up with an idea. Cupcake anyone?

Stamps - Inkadinkado
Ink - Brilliance graphite black, Brilliance platinum planet
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - Kaiser pearl, black satin ribbon
Other - hole punch

03 January 2011

Happy Birthday

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Let's kick off 2011 with a birthday card. Sound good? This is a custom card for a 50th birthday. The brief was Oriental, lots of red, and it had to be suitable for a man. Easy! Hehehehehe. I admit I struggled with a plan of attack. I experimented with lots of papers and colour combinations but couldn't settle on anything I liked. I knew I wanted a rich, luxurious looking card that was relatively clutter-free. It all came together when I thought of covering some buttons with yuzen paper. I love this idea because I was able to sneak in a few other colours without impinging on the desired red scheme. The photos aren't great - I was in a hurry and it was an overcast day - but I think you'll get the idea :-)

Stamp - Inkadinkado
Ink - Brilliance graphite black
Paper - assorted yuzen
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - Kaiser rhinestone, buttons, large gold silk flower, ribbon, small Chinese coin
Other - Fiskars punch, embroidery thread, sewing needle