My sister-in-law is seriously ill with kidney failure which went undiagnosed for years, doctors thinking her symptoms were due to diabetes. As she lives quite a distance from us, it’s not very easy to visit, so I wanted to send a card to let her know we were thinking of her. Thankfully, she’s still with us! I made this card in 2011 – quite a simple one, but leaves enough space to write a personal note.
How I created the card:
- As you can see, I created the card from white 300gsm A4 card folded in half.
- The design I used for the card front is from a digital kit by Brine Design called “Wish Your Heart Makes” which the designer generously offered free via the Quality DigiScrap Freebies in 2011. I’m not sure if it’s still available, but this is one of a few good sites to download free digital scrapbooking kits. I printed this on to photographic paper as I wanted a gloss finish. I now use a gloss coated card “Trucard”.
- To make the dandelion on the topper, I just cut 3 circles of vellum and glittererd them with glitter glue. When they were dry I cut into the centre of each layer then glued them on top of each other. I glued a strip of green paper (for the stem) onto some white card, then glued the circles into place. At this point, I “tickled” the edges of the paper circles to make the edges stand proud.
- In the “Wish Your Heart Makes” kit, there are some elements which I used on the outside of the insert to carry the theme through.
- I made the wordart using font “Mr & Mrs Popsicle”.
With Christmas fast approaching, I thought I’d share with you some of the cards I’ve made in the past. I love using kraft card as a base and I’m thinking of creating this year’s cards with kraft card too.
These three square cards were made using papers and elements from “Christmas Gift” by Digital Anemona; I made the Santa card topper on the central card from a kit “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” by Let Me Scrapbook
The card above (which I made for my parents) was made using “A Homespun Christmas” by Starynight Graphics.
The xmas tree topper was made using a digital stamp by Pink Petticoat called “Flirty Christmas Tree”
The robin Christmas card is made using a digital paper called “Berries” from the “Tis The Season” collection by Pink Petticoat but I’m not sure if it has been retired or not as I can’t see it on their website anymore. The robin topper was made using a digital stamp by Pink Petticoat from the “Bobbing Along” collection, which was adhered to a rectangle of “A Homespun Christmas” by Starynight Graphics.
All the scalloped tags/toppers were made using my Nestabilities dies and my trusty Cuttlebug.
The red twill/ribbon was something I salvaged from a purchase of tea towels which were tied together with this… I’m always on the lookout for “freebies” or think laterally as to how things can be used in my crafting! 🙂
As always, I look forward to your comments and am only too pleased to answer any questions you may have.
In case you didn’t know, this is my favourite Kaiser Chiefs song. Takes me back to the time when I took my eldest daughter to the “alternative” clubs with her friends…. lovely memories!
Anyway, the reason I thought of this title is because my cousin Lynne and her husband Chris celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary last Sunday, their Ruby Wedding Anniversary! Here is the card I made for them…
- I added a square of white pearlescent card (just smaller than the white card base) which I’d placed inside an embossing folder and run through my X-Cut Xpress.
- I then took a length of red satin edged organza ribbon and threaded it through a diamante heart slider. Tucked the edges behind the pearlescent card and glued into place, then attached to the front of the card base with self adhesive foam squares so it stood just proud of the base.
I created the insert with greeting “Happy 40th Wedding Anniversary!” with Clicker Script in MS Publisher and added a scattering of digital rubies from my digital stash . I added spots of glitter to make them sparkle.
I always like to add something to the front of the insert and just created a dot trail and swirls with my Quickie glue pen then sprinkled a pinky-red glitter.
I’m very pleased with the result – a beautiful, elegant anniversary card!
If there’s anything you’d like to ask me about creating a card digitally, please contact me.