18th Birthday card for a girl who isn’t girlie!

Have just made this birthday card for a friend’s daughter, who happens to be like my daughters in the fact that they just don’t like pink!  The funny thing is, they’re all “scientists”!  My eldest daughter, in particular, went through a stage of she would wear anything so long as it was black!  She got past 18 and then began to appreciate pretty things.  Anyway, here’s the card:

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I just had to add the purple gems to add some sparkle!

Products used:

  • Pink Petticoat’s “Pretty Doodles” pattern (unfortunately no longer available – so glad I managed to get this – it’s so pretty)
  • Anita’s gems (Gem Wheels)
  • Textured pearlescent purple card
  • White 300gsm glossy card
  • Tiny flower brads (purple)
  • Sakura Ball Sign Tiara Glitter pen – purple
  • Font:  Janda Quirky Girl (18 today!)
  • Printed on my Epson R1900 printer

If there’s anything you’d like to ask me about creating a card digitally, please contact me.

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It’s Mother’s Day!

It’s surprising how quickly Mother’s Day’s arrived again this year – mind you, where does the time go?  We usually celebrate Mother’s Day on the last Sunday in March here in the UK.  Here are some photographs of a different kind of card I made for my Mummy this year – a box of flowers!

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The final photograph above was taken outside… it’s amazing how different the colours look!

To achieve the above, I actually cheated a little.  I bought a digital kit from Crafts U Print  and printed it out onto 300gsm glossy card.  I decided the flowers that came with this didn’t really look fragile enough when cut out from this weight card, so decided to use vellum.  I then went through my digital stash of papers and chose various complimentary coloured papers – some floral, some blended papers and printed these onto A4 vellum.  I then had a look through my Pazzles Inspiration cutting files and found some “spiral” flowers i.e., a spiral is cut into a circle and after cutting it out, you roll it and this makes the rose-looking flowers.  I then cut out lots of these, rolled them, glued them with a hot glue gun and then chose the ones I wanted to use.  If you’d like to have a go at making these types of flowers but don’t have an electronic die cutting machine, take a look at this tutorial http://snapcreativity.com/easy-diy-paper-flowers/

The “flat”-looking  flowers aren’t acutally flat, they’re layered vellum.  I also added little gems to make it sparkle.

It is a lovely alternative to the “normal” type of card, although very labour intensive.  Just shows the amount of love I put into it for my very special Mummy!  🙂

Birth Congratulations

We had some lovely news on Saturday; my cousin’s son and daughter-in-law‘s son had arrived.  It was a real surprise to us as we didn’t even know she was pregnant!  The creative juices started flowing and again using Pink Petticoat‘s designs, I made this card…

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The insert…

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Materials used:

  • 300gsm white card
  • Daisy Bouquet paper (white background “Ocean” flowers) by Pink Petticoat
  • Matching “Ocean” coloured paper
  • Digital stamp “Baby Buggy” by Pink Petticoat
  • Blue vellum
  • Baby boy face digital stamp on front of insert (sorry to designer – I have no record of name)

If you would like to know how I coloured the baby buggy on the digital stamp, please contact me.