Tuesday, 16 June 2009
Just dropped in to share this card with you. The commission was just for 'a wedding card'! I know the people going to the wedding are in their late 20s, so I guessed the couple getting married are a similar age. I went for a fairly austere colour scheme, but lifted it with some quirky heart stamps, made by Luxe Designs.
Fingers crossed it'll fit the bill!!
Saturday, 13 June 2009
Friday, 12 June 2009
I've been a busy bee in the batcave just lately. There's been a shedload of work for Crafter's Companion (FAB new products coming soon- can't wait to show you...) so not much time for blogging unfortunately. I did make time for a 40th birthday card that I was commissioned to make. I had a bit of a clear up and unburied my box of glimmer mists. They're now actually within reach, so I think I'll be using them lots. I'd forgotten how lovely they are!
Anyway, this is a 6 inch square card that I embossed on the edges using a clear stamp set by Inkadinkadoo (97633-floral flourishes). I hand cut the numbers from some card, using a set of templates. I did this as I wanted to use a thick, 300gsm card that would take the embossing & the glimmer mist without buckling. Once embossing with a clear hologram powder, I added some pink inks using Cut'n'Dry foam before spraying with pink & green glimmer mists.
The butterfly is a pre-printed embellishment from Craftwork Cards, also treated with the same colours. I added some pink crystals as a final flourish. I love the Prima crystal flourishes, but I wanted to see if a producing a similar, cheaper version was possible. I think it works pretty well,albeit a bit smaller.
It was so nice to be able to make a card using anything I wanted. I love all of the commissioned work I do, but it's nice to let loose every once in a while!
Wednesday, 3 June 2009
I've finally had enough of my Cuttlebug embossing folders & my Spellbinder dies that keep falling out of the folder I've been storing them in, so I've emptied them all over my lounge floor to try & organise them, but I don't have a single clue how to rearrange everything!!
I have a few folders with magnetic sheets inside, to hold the nestabilities, but it's not ideal. How do you all store yours???!!!