Saturday, 13 June 2015

Masculine Cards

Lately I have been working on some masculine cards as I know a lot of my customers struggle to come up with card ideas for the special men/boys in their lives.

The card below was a birthday card I made for my husband.....and in case you couldn't tell by the card, he loves football! The hardest part of this card was getting the football cut in the right shape.....this was done by hand.

I have seen many of these shirt and tie cards on the internet, and thought I would give it a go to make one. The tie can be a little hard in getting the proportions right, but when you do, I suggest making a template of it to use for future cards.

You Brighten My Day Stamp Set

I love the little house in the stamp set "You Brighten My Day". Below are 3 different cards that I cased from 3 different designers using the cute little house.

The first card was cased from Chat Wszelaki and is my favourite. I did make a few subtle changes and I think the cloud from the "Hello You" stamp set is perfect for this card.

Part of the card below was cased from Heather Klump. I liked the simplicity of Heather's card, but wanted to add a little more to the top of the card.....clouds and a sun seemed to be the perfect choice. I decided to use the clouds that I made for my hot air balloon card and then add a cute little sun, just to make it a little different.

The last card was cased from Julie Kettlewell, again I made some subtle changes just to make it a little different.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Embellished Events Step Card

A couple of weeks ago I had my 3rd stamp club night this year. I wanted to do something a little different, rather than a normal A5 card, so decided it was time to teach how to make a step card. Once I worked out my measurements of the cut and score marks, it was then time to decorate.