Thursday, 9 September 2010
Hope everyone is good ..Well Christmas is sneaking up on us again and i'm thinking that it is time to start thinking of the cards i want to make . Last year was my 1st year making my Christmas cards and i choose the window box cards ( they are on a earlier post ) that i had seen Sheena Douglas make on the Create and Craft TV channel . I love watching Sheena Douglas , she makes the most brilliant of cards and i find her a big source of inspiration ! She also design's many of the U-Mount stamps which are fanstastic to work with , if you ever need inspiration then watch her on the Create and Craft TV Channel or check out her blog . My other fav ones for inspiration and to watch are Barbara Grey ( Clarity Stamps ) and Sue Wilson ( Creative Expression ) . I have seen some lovely Digi Christmas Stamps and i have just bought another set of U-Mount stamps one of their Christmas Selection , i have about 3-4 other sets already and other sets as well , i love working with these stamps ... The images on my Christmas window box cards are all from the Christmas U-Mount sets ....
Anyhow today i'm adding a birthday card that i made for my sister Terena .... I choose to do a easel card and i used a digi image from Whoopsi Daisy ( there is a shop and also a Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Blog ) i may take the plunge and enter this card on the challenge blog , have never entered a challenge before , 1 cause i didnt think my cards were good enough and 2 i also didnt know how to , but i found a site Crafty Cardmakers that gives some good info on doing it so i'm going to give it a try , they are also a site for new and inexperienced crafter's and also explains some 'how to do' info for your blog , very helpful if your new to all this blog-land stuff !!
Right back to the card . I coloured the image in with my Cosmic Shimmer watercolour
paints and added some Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles , cut it out using my spellbinders and then i went around the edge with some Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue and then dipped it into some glitter , which comes from the Debbie Moore site ( another good site to
go visit , lovely stuff and very reasonable prices ! . ) i then layered this onto some glitter card .
The card itself was made using some lilac card as the base then i layered it with some silver card and the top layer i found a beautiful purple card in my stash with swirls and flourish's which i used . I used some gems in the corner and added some sentiments matting in the same way . For the flowers . I have found some brilliant shops which sells the most beautiful and reasonable priced flowers . To the flowers i added some glitter to give it a bit more of the wow factor , a white spray with some beads . Finished it off with a ribbon .
Now for the finish . I came across a site Sam Cards whilst looking for info on making box's for cards . i bought the download for making box's , i think there are templates for making 3 different sizes . I used the biggest size ( you get all the sizes in the download ) . On one side you have the box markings which i printed out on white card and then i turned the card over and the other side printed out a lovely purple and gold backing paper . The result was this .
Well i hope you like the finished result , my sister was thrilled with it !! Phew i think i need a cup of coffee now after all this lol ....
Wishing everybody a wonderful and week ...Take care ...until next ...love and hugs Melita xx
Posted by Melita at 08:00