Tuesday, 4 October 2011
I like finding craft materials in Sales. I found the bird in a sale in W H Smiths and put it away as I knew I could use it for a card at some point. A friend asked me to make a card for a teenager who likes birdcages. I found just the birdcage I wanted on google images I printed it off cut it out using a scalpal and coloured in the black lines with a black pen to make it stand out more. I used purple card for the background. I stuck a piece of raffia on for the branch then I stuck the bird on. I attached the birdcage to the card using lots of small sticky pads so it would stick out. Next time I am thinking of cutting the top of the card to the shape of the birdcage.
Monday, 29 August 2011
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
I saw this wrapping paper with jars of sweets all over it and new it would look good on cards. my daughter helped me cut out the jars. I used a strip of an old brown envelope for a chunky shelf and arranged the jars along it. I stuck the brown paper down with sticky pads so it stuck out slightly and I used glue to stick down the jars.
Tuesday, 2 August 2011
Cards don't always have to be just one type of card making . For this card I have used Iris folding and stuck cut out flowers on also. I used two different papers white and a pale flower patterned paper. I used the same paper to cut the flowers out from. I stuck the flowers down using sticky pads so they stuck out. I used a shiny green paper for the leaves to give it texture and contrast from everything else.
I used the same union jack bunting as I had used for the Iris folding male shirt as this card was for the other twin. I used a car template for the iris folding sticking down the strips with sellotape. I added the road trip sentiment to the middle and stuck it down with glue, this was from a set of fathers day decoupage I brought from Osbornes. The wheels are black card stuck down with glue. I backed the "Happy Birthday" sentiment with the union jack bunting so it tied in with everything. I decided to use red and blue for the border. I covered the inside of the card with white paper.