Thursday, September 29, 2011

September Wedding

With the weather still very warm, weddings continue to take place. Here's a wedding card that I made recently.

The bride had fuchsia in her bridal party so I added ribbon to both the card and envelope. The card a simple and tailored card using black and grey paper. The words "love" and "forever" appear on the front of the card together with a large flower medallion and fuchsia rhinestone centre. Another flower medallion adorns the black envelope along with strips of the black and grey paper used on the card. The card really turned out well and I will definately make this type of card again.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Baby Dear

I just love the pastel tartan designer paper from the Best of Brenda Walton by K&Company. I mounted that paper onto an ivory cardstock with a petite scalloped edge using one of Martha Stewart edge punches. I added a light raspberry strip at the bottom to bring out tall the pink tones in the pattern paper. The carriage was cut using the New arrivals Cricut cartridge which was added using foam dimensionals. A second carriage hood was embossed using the Swiss Dot folder and added with more dimensionals. A pink gross grain ribbon bow completes the look. Inside I have a large scrolled stamp that says, "Baby Dear".

I love the way the card looks, simple and soft with all the pastels tones. I hope you like it too.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

A BIG thanks from the "troupe"

My daughter works for a large corporation. Recently, one of their clients hosted an evening at the latest Cirque du Soleil show, Totem, which was absolutely awesome! To thank them, I made a very large card for everyone at her office to sign and present to the client.

Part of the show had jungle animals so my starting point was a jungle theme. I started by taking a large piece of foam core (about 24" square) and added paper supported by wooden skewers to represent the tent topper and flags were added to the sticks. Next I a cut a large tree which was the focal point of the show as well as this card. I embossed the trunk and added vines were added for the money's to swing on. The apes and monkeys were cut from the Animal Kingdom and Create a Critter Cricut cartridges. I created dimension by cutting just the faces and mounted them on pop dots. Grass was cut from the Stretch Your Imagination Cricut cartridge and curled to add texture. Finally designed paper was folded and added to the card to represent stage curtains. The caption at the top read thanks from the "troupe".

Everyone where my daughter works absolutely loved the card and gladly signed their name on tummy of their favorite animal. When she presented it to the client, they fell in love with it and said it was so thoughtful and imaginative.

I was so pleased that everyone liked it. It was really fun to make.