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”.
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.