My first blog post for
and I've enjoyed gathering some lovely chipboard designs
and creating some projects..
I love to give handmade cards,
so naturally I enjoy putting them together too!!
'You are Lovely' card
I had some pretty papers leftover from a couple of projects so decided to make a set of 3 cards to add to my stash so they are ready to go if I need one quickly!
The Oval Swirly Frame has simply been inked - the Leafy Flouirsh has been covered with a coat of Crackle Paint, when it had dried and crackled a little adhesive was added randomly and sprinkled with some 'Prills' and micro beads.
I've cut a patterned paper to cover the card front, a paper doiley and a little fussy cutting, adding a couple of flowers finishes the card.
Another 'Leafy Flourish' with a coat of Crackle Paint and while it was drying I sprinkled over some glass micro beads - they add a soft texture that is interesting.
'Melody of my Soul' card
I like to line the envelopes with a little scrap of patterned paper, it's a nice touch?
The 3rd Leafy Flourish was first inked with a Copper ink, then a little Liquid Pearls randomly added before a little spritz of shimmer and left to dry, before adhering for the little bird to sit on.
The three cards make a lovely set or each as a nice Thank you, Birthday, or just Hello card for someone.
I also looked at these 'Thistles'
and imagined our niece sitting in a field of wildflowers
I started by stamping some twigs and leaves towards the bottom of the white cardstock, added some misting - and the title
The Thistles were misted then a pinch of 'Flower Soft'
You know those flowers with long wires? They are easy to twist into a leaf shape - have you done this before?
How beautiful are the Dragonflies wings!! I've swiped some ink across and the body has a coat of glossy accents - simple!
And some of you might be getting children ready to start back at school, or maybe they already are or perhaps you are like me and have 30 years, over 3 children to catch up on!!
However I still procrastinate as this is our niece!
'School photo' layout Tutorial
I used the width of my ruler to make a border on a piece of A4 gloss card
I then used the chipboard 'scraps' to make a border -
I sprayed the frame with gesso -
Then misted with a few different Green and Yellow
shades to give a little colour -
When it had dried a rubbed the surface over with a Green ink pad -
Then added a bunch of colour co-ordinated embellishments to fill in the gaps -
Little brads, seed beads, tags and a title of SMILE..
It's quite a long post so,
you get a gold star for making to the end - Thank you!!
Be sure to check the blog for more inspiration,