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”.
I am blessed to have lovely, supportive parents who have always surrounded me with love, affection and encouragement. They just love to receive cards I make… you can really see the anticipation in their faces as they open the envelopes.
The card I made for my mummy for Mother’s Day this year can be seen in an earlier post. I made the following card for my Pop for Father’s Day which was on 16 June this year in the UK.
Using my Pazzles Inspiration Electronic Die Cutter, I cut 2 scallop-edged 19cm squares from 300gsm white card and inked edges with Brilliance Ink Pad “Peacock”. I then attached these to another piece of card which I had folded so that when the card is closed, the scalloped squares match perfectly.
- Diamonds paper from the “SK8R” kit by Amanda Carlson
- Image of snoozing man from internet (sorry don’t know designer)
- Happy – “Algerian”
- Father’s Day – “Cast Iron”
- Pop – “”
- Relax & enjoy your day! “”
I also used some silver glitter card from my stash to matte the paper and images and star shaped brads which I coated with Ice Stickles glitter glue.
I needed to make a quick card for my Aunt’s birthday, so as I love Pink Petticoat‘s designs (so clean, simple, elegant), I came up with this…
From Pink Petticoat’s “Marshmallow” pattern pack printed on 300gsm white card and trimmed to a square 14.85cm. I added the “Happy Birthday” greeting using sticky foam squares for dimension (I believe the word art designer was TLC – sorry if it was someone else). Because of the flash you can’t see that I have put foam squares behind it, although you can see it in the side-on view.
I created the insert by cropping the Marshmallow design to form top and bottom borders and then added a simple wish “…enjoy your day” (again, sorry I don’t know who the designer is).