Friday 22 March 2019

botanic thanks

  • Mama elephant- botanic thanks
  • Water colour cardstock 
  • Archival ‘jet black’ ink pad
  • Zig clean color real brush markers- 040,041,047. 036,037. 080,803. 070,052,050.021,026.027,202,200. 022,020. 
  • Black cardstock 
  • SU!- silver glitter tape
I cut a piece of water colour card roughly to size and stamped my image. I taped the card down and coloured the flowers, leaving the thanks without any colour. Once dried, I trimmed the panel to the size I wanted. I matted onto some black cardstock, so a band showed at the top and bottom. I folded my cardblank and added glitter tape to the top and bottom edges. I glued the coloured panel on top to finish my card. I did this flat for posting but using foam tape would be lovely too. 

Friday 1 March 2019

Bambi frame gift

  • Disney bambi metal die
  • Nit wit & LOTV- always & forever paper pad
  • My favourite things- stitch rectangle scallop edge frames
  • Lawn fawn- finley’s ABC’s dies
  • Copic friendly cardstock
  • Copic markers- E30,31,34,35,37,39,57,59. W8,10. R000,81,83.
  • Grey 8” square frame (mine was from wilko)
To make this frame gift, I selected two pieces of coordinating paper. I chose one 8x8 piece for the background and the other to die cut from for embellishments. I diecut the frame and letters to spell the name from the patterned paper. I also diecut my bambi image from white card and added tape to the back, whilst all the pieces where still in the metal die, to hold the sections together. I then removed the bambi from the die and added back in any pieces that had fallen out. I used copic markers to colour the image, using a picture online as reference. 
I decided on the best layout and glued all of the pieces onto the background paper. I used a craft knife to remove any paper showing through the die-cut frame to create an aperture for a photo to sit behind.
I slotted this finished piece into the frame and added a sheet of white card behind, to make it look nice for gifting. I prefer to leave it for the child’s parents to decide which picture they want to display rather than selecting one you like.