Thursday 5 June 2014

18th Birthday card - not too girly

My son asked me to make a card for a female friend of his.  Apparently she is not very girly and he didn't want anything sugary and definitely not pink.  Also her boyfriend can get quite jealous so had to be careful with the sentiment as well !!!
I ended up making a background using various blue alcohol inks and a touch of pearl.  The Calligraphy panel from Clearly Impressed Writing set was stamped with Memento Tuxedo.  I normally use Archival Ink to overstamp these backgrounds, but I was pleasantly surprised how clearly the Memento stamps.  I made the mistake of stamping with Versafine once - it stamped beautifully but no amount of heat setting would do the trick and I ended up abandoning it.   

I was following Mojo Monday Sketch 348, but had to rotate it half way through as the Congrats die cut sentiment wouldn't fit.  I'm not quite happy with it but I don't have time to start again so hope he likes it.

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I increased the size of the flower as a quick fix.  I think it looks a little more balanced now and I'm a little happier with it !!!

Wednesday 4 June 2014

Hello Dolly

Two Hello Dolly cards to share with you today.   I just love this Clearly Besotted Hello and I've been "dying" to try it out since it arrived in Happy Mail last week.   I thought it would be fun to combine it with a Matryoshka doll from WMS You're a Doll - Simon and I love to sing along to the Louis Armstrong classic Hello Dolly !!!

The first is a very clean and simple card made for my friend Sonya who had her birthday today.

 The second is a bit fancier and uses Mojo Monday Sketch 348 - another brilliant sketch by Julee Tilman.  

The insides of both cards are stamped with a sentiment from the WMS Folk Art Label 25 - Have a wonderful Birthday.

I am also entering the second card in the Less is More Challenge  - to use more than one stamp,
and Inkspirational Challenge 57 - word Prompt Bloom.

Sunday 1 June 2014

Football Spinner

Just sharing a card I made for one of Simon's classmates - a penny spinner.  The cute little dude is from WMS Half Pint Heroes Additions.  The sentiment is from the Half Pint Heroes set.  The football was downloaded from the internet and cut with a spellbinder circle die.  The track was cut using my Cameo (I just made a rounded rectangle the length and height I wanted it).

Simon had great fun making the football roll along the pitch.  The party is tomorrow - hope Raphael is as impressed as Simon was !!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Sunday,