You will have seen from my previous post that my sister-in-law suffers with bad health. We didn’t know it, but, she has been gravely ill and in intensive care (my husband’s family aren’t the greatest communicators 😦 ). At the same time we received this news, I also had news from my parents that my Uncle in Australia has been quite unwell, so decided to make the same card for both precious members of our extended families.
Using a digital scrapbooking kit “Happiness” from one of my most favourite designers, Dawn Inskip, I created this card:
How the card was made:
Using MS Publisher, I dragged one of the papers onto the canvas and re-sized it by “grabbing” one of the corners so it measured 14.85 cm x 14.85 cm (see my post “An Abundance of Birthdays” for details of how to set it out on an A4 sized canvas). I placed my “Created with love” logo in the middle of the opposite side of the canvas (this will be the back of the card).
The tag and bird on the branch are elements in the kit – the nice thing about using things from one kit is that they all co-ordinate. I added a shadow to the bird on the branch and a butterfly in Photoshop Elements and created the word art using the font “Chalk-Hand-Lettering-shaded”. I then placed this topper in MS Publisher, together with 2 more birds on branch and printed them all on 300gsm coated card. I cut the elements out and cut out just the wing of one of the birds then layered the bird using self-adhesive foam squares.
I fastened the completed topper to the card using brown brads with my Silent Setter by provocraft (a must as I’m a night owl and don’t want to wake my family by hammering 🙂 )
I created the insert – just a simple greeting “Get Well Soon” using the same font as above and completed it by going over the greeting with a teal coloured Sakura Gelly Roll glittery pen.
And now I’m off to the Post Office!
I think I’ve included everything you need to know, but if there’s anything you’d like to ask me about creating a card digitally, please contact me.
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.
It was my nephew Ben’s 13th birthday earlier this month and I made him this card digitally:
I used the following products:
- digital papers from Teen Life by Jennifer of Word Art World
- Inverted News Alpha by Robin Gough
- Stamped Alphas by ScrapALatte Designs
- Guitar element from Bass’ic Black Notes kit by Digital Ink By Melissa
- mp3 player and tablet images from internet
I added a shadow to the papers and elements in Photoshop Elements then printed it off on 300 gsm card. Using a black Gelly Roll Stardust pen, I added dimension to the digital stamped image No 13 (I’m sorry but I can’t remember who designed this).
This is the finished card – apologies for the quality of the photograph, but you can just about see the sparkle on the no 13.
I look forward to any comments!