Monday, 13 February 2012

Kira's boutique

What card can you make for a girlie girl that loves shopping, clothes, handbags, shoes?  My instant reaction how about a shoe shop?  I wanted to make something quite 3D that you could not buy anywhere else.  I also wanted to use the classy colours of black, pink and white, it was only when "playing" that this card seemed to materialise form nowhere.  The canopy of the shop was the basis of the card and the cardstock is the retired SU groom cardstock and I have cut the pink Bazill to fit in between each line.  The lace to the canopy is cut from black paper using the lace SU punch.  The white card is from Payper Box and again the base of the store front is from the retired SU Groom cardstock. To keep the canopy out at this angle I have made a black triangle all the way along underneath and glued this in position.  The lower section is similar but it is in a hollow rectangular shape the same as the shoe stands.  The signage is cut from the London alpabet from Go Kreate and the shoes from the Sizzix dies.  With just some brads, eyelets and a gem this completes the card.  Always bear in mind that when you do make something so 3D it would need a box made if you were posting it or a much larger envelope to fit the excess volume in.  Happy Birthday Kira. x

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Sam's Birthday..

Bet you thought I had forgotten about creating cards?  Here is my Daughters Birthday card.  I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and try something unusual for me.  I usually struggle to incorporate patterned paper and lots of colour into my cards so I knew that I wanted to include that when I designed this card, plus, I had a lot of Magnolia Doohickey dies that I received for Christmas and wanted to use these too.  In my head I wanted the floral arrangement to "pop up" so this easel card seemed like the right way to go.  To make sure the colours all blended well I used the Basic Grey Eva pad, all the papers from the pad were used on this card with the following Magnolia Doohickey dies- Dolly flowers DH006, Scallop Tag DH022, Leaf Swirl, Vintage flowers & leaf DH016, Bon Voyage flowers DH007 and another flower die which does not have the name or code on(useful, not).  With the addition of Kars bold aphabet 1 stamp set and some pins, ribbon, and gems and the card is complete.  Just hope Sam likes it?  Happy Birthday Sam. x