Sunday, 14 October 2012

Blue Owl

Another card for Fat Cats Card Corner.  This one is using the Little Owlette die by Die Versions.  

I have used the die to do the blue centre owl, but have also used it in the background.  I lightly inked the die, and then used it to emboss the card for the background, doing random embosses all over it.  The frame around the owl is made with the 

Cards using some recycled materials

A group I belong to have a monthly Theme and Technique which we can make a card for if we wish.  This months was Theme: using recycled materials, and the Technique was to revisit punches and dies you have and look at a different way to make a flower with it.  

This card I have used some paper that was around a flower bouquet that I was given some time ago, which has this lovely dreamy floral pattern on one side and a plain mauve on the back.  I have used it for the background and framed it with the other side colour.  The birdcage is the Gilded Birdcage by Crafty Individuals, which I have use some card that I recycled from an Easter egg box last Easter, which was a lovely rich purple colour.  I then used the Marianne creatables flower set LR0145.  I used the largest size, and cut 4 out for each flower.  I have then cut a slit between every petal towards the centre but not quite to the hole in the centre.  Then I moulded them to make the into a cup shape, and layered them onto a mauve brad, alternating the petals.  I put a bit of stickles.  The sentiment is the centre of the Couture creations Fleur de Frame nesting die set.  The bird is from the Marianne Creatables Bird on a Branch die.  The leaves are from the Cheery Lynn build a Flower #2 die set.  

This one, the green and white patterned card is cut from a tissue box, which I have mounted on the Cuttlebug Wicker Weave embossing folder.  The feathers were saved from a card my daughter was given last birthday. The flower is supposed to be a begonia from the Cheery Lynn Build a flower #2 set.  The sentiment is cut with a Spellbinders ribbon tag trio, and some white ribbon.  Quite a simple card this one.  

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Flower Doily

These two cards were done with the Marianne Creatables Flower doily and flower die set I have done for Fat Cats Card Corner.

The first one is done with pink and cream card, I have done the doily in the cream and backed it in the pink.  I have done a doily in pink and then cut out four of the lattice parts to form the corners.  The words are done with another Marianne Creatables die, Just for you Thanks LR0224 Die, and then the bottom border is done with a Die-namics die Faux Crochet border die.  

The flower is made with the die that comes with the set also, I have used 5 of them cut out, and have shaped each one slightly, more so as I worked into the centre, so that the middle two are quite cupped.  Then I have layered them one inside the other.  Finally I put some pearls.

The second card is a black and white card with a butterfly and the flower done slightly differently.

I have backed the white flower doily  which I cut the centre out of the doily and then backed it with black card, so that it showed the black around the cut out centre, and then filled in behind that with white card so that you couldn't see the ribbon.  The sentiment is done on the computer and then cut out with the Spellbinder fancy tag 2 die, again backed in black.  The flower I have cut out a black one and a white one and put them together, alternating the petals.  In the centre of the doily I have put the Kaleidoscope Butterfly Die, again backed with black card.