Actually a demo friend mentioned to me how similar this week's sketch was to the one I've just done at the Paper Craft Crew challenge. So I've decided I would turn this sketch and make a portrait sample, just so they look quite different.
I've used an Embossed Resist technique on the background of my glossy white card, stamping the Coral from the set By the Tide and embossing it with Pool Party Embossing Powder. I've inked over the card with Baja Breeze and Not Quite Navy ink and also stamped the Anchor from the same set, the greeting and the Anchor from The Open Seaset in Not Quite Navy ink. The later was cut out and is dangling from a boat (use your imagination) above. The Seahorse have been stamped with Calypso Coral and I would have liked to have cut them out to make a more realistic ocean scene, however I punched them as squares to fit with the sketch, and substituted a Bottle cap for one of the squares.
Once again my card is a little unorthodox (my children say weird). They say there is a fine line between genius and madness, or as we say in Australia (she's lost the plot or she's a sandwich short of a picnic). You chose a metaphor.
Here is a closer look.
The base card and punched circle is Midnight Muse. Thanks so much for stopping by. If you leave me some lovely comments you will make my day, however as Mum always said, if you can't say something nice, don't say anything.
I made some tags for Christmas using the Scallop Topper punch and Santa's Sleigh framelits.
They are rather cute, aren't they. The cardstock is Whisper White for the tags and greetings and the Deer have been cute from Copper foil, the wreath from Mossy Meadow and Red Glimmer for the bow. I used some Real Red grosgrain ribbon thru the tags and the greeting comes from Teeny Tiny sentiments stamp set.
To on the front of the tag and from on the back of the tag (which I didn't photograph) stamped in Real Red ink is from the set Oh What Fun.
I hope you will join in our challenge this week to create something other than a card. We look forward to you joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper.
You all know how I love my Easel Cards right? Well I've added a little light to them in the form of the little battery operated candles. Neil bought me some boxes of them online. I've been playing around with a couple of different designs which are for an upcoming class of very Special Christmas cards with my group but thought you might like to see them. This is the first one I've done using the retired stamp set Christmas Lodge. It's a gorgeous set with this beautiful tree and really suits a vintage style Christmas Card. I've also used the Deco Label Framelits which are fast becoming a favourite and the Beautifully Baroque and Fancy Fan Embossing Folders.
The Cardstock is Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.
I have the light on so you can see the gorgeous effect from the little candle. Here is a photo when it's off.
This is how it looks from the side. It's like a tent. Extra card was added to the length to ext…
These are for a customers order, but thought you may like to see them again anyway, as it is a card I've designed before, but because she would like 5, they are all going to be slightly different.
I hate mass production, after all they are handmade cards and as such I like them to be individual, not copied, so there will be different colours, slightly different layout and arrangement of elements, but essentially and functionally the same. I really only do the mass production thing when I'm working on swaps, and I do get bored with making the same thing as well.
This is the first one I completed today.
and a side on view here with a closeup
Here's a couple more I've completed.
and I finally got them all finished.
I've made sure each once is slightly different and I'm really glad this job is finished and I can organise the post. I'll share with you some other cards that were also ordered next time.