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.
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.
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.