Tuesday, 19 July 2011

BF ATCs for July

The theme for the ATC swap this month of the Bubbly Funk forum is 'yellow'.

I used some paper that's been in one of my trays for a long, long time (think I bought it about six years ago).

I stamped the Jo Capper-Sandon Stampotique stamp with memento tuxedo black, also using the little bee that is on the side of the main stamp. I made sure I stamped so that the bodies of the bees were over just yellow rather than one of the flowers.

The sentiments were done on my letratag.

I'm entering these for the following challenges:

ATC challenges 6: anything goes
Spotlight: ATCs
Soartful: bees
PaperPlay 28: things with wings
Stampin' for the weekend: wings and things
Little Claire 11: things with wings
Paper cutz 100: skies the limit - anything you might find in the sky
Clear it out Tuesday: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes

A very different wedding card

This is another commissioned wedding day card, but this time very different! The invitation that my friends had received was printed in black on a bright yellow card and so I was asked to try and come up with a wedding card that matched the theme.

The yellow card is actually very lightly embossed with the word 'summer' in different sizes and at different angles, but you can't see it in the photo - you need to move the card to catch the light. The yellow card was mounted on to stardream black sparkly card.

The congratulations border is a stamp, which I inked and heat embossed with black detail powder. I did the same with the Anita's hearts and text stamp. I printed out the names and date on my dymo letratag in the smallest size so that I could fit the names on the hearts. The other sentiments were also done on the letratag.

The colours are good for Moxie Tuesday trigger challenge: perty & flirty, where this is the inspiration photo:


This is also for:

Allways something creative 10: yellow and another colour
Craft your passion 67: text it - use text somewhere (on the stamped image)
Stampin' B 119: make card with bling
Pattie's creations 26: glitter or bling
Whoopsi daisy: sparkle and shine
Gingerloft 22: make it sparkle
Stamp insanity 66 & 67: anything goes
Clear it out Tuesday: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes

Cream and gold wedding card

This is a commissioned card for a friend to give. It needed to be cream white gold and I chose the DL landscape as this was the style of the invitation she had received.

The shaped card and scalloped oval were from a set bought a while ago from QVC. I embossed the oval with a Hallmark embossing folder and swiped it with Brilliance galaxy gold ink pad. The background PM swirls stamps were stamped with the same ink pad and heat embossed with detail gold powder. The names and date were generated on my dymo letratag using a clear tape which was then mounted on to a matt gold foiled card.

The inner flap was covered with a gold foiled sentiment vellum (I ran through my xyron so that there is no adhesive showing through, with the addition of some gold organza ribbon. I then added quite a few gems on to the embossed die cut hearts and parts of the swirls.

(Please excuse the paper clip - I used it to make sure the card was fully closed for the photo.)



I used Anna Griffin sentiment stamps for the inside, using galaxy gold ink again and embossing with detail gold.

I'm linking for these challenges:

Anything goes 45: more than one fold
Delightful: fancy folded cards
For fun: only 1 fold beside the original card fold
Die cuttin' divas 24: shaped die-cut cards
Top tip Tuesday 43: shaped cards
Kaboodle 76: embossing
Crafty Ann 45: dry embossing
Sundays with Crissy 19: de-stressing - distressing on the embossed oval
Inky impressions 19: distressing
My mum's craft shop 14: swirls and pearls (hope gems are OK)
Stampin' B 119: make card with bling
Pattie's creations 26: glitter or bling
Deep ocean 4: ribbons
Pixie cottage 78: wrap it in ribbon
Stamp and create: ribbon and bows
Whoopsi daisy: sparkle and shine
Gingerloft 22: make it sparkle
Stamp insanity 66 & 67: anything goes
Clear it out Tuesday: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes

3D layered 'clever' card

I was asked to make an Anniversary card for mum and dad. I wanted to make something a little bit special and remembered that in a recent Kanban kit from QVC there were some 'clever card' components, so I used the celebration romance one. Not much actual crafting was involved - it was more a matter of folding and sticking in the right places (now I've done one it would be quicker to make others - this one took me quite a while).

It looks much better irl than in the photos. I made it on Sunday evening and had to take it yesterday lunchtime, so there was no time to wait for better light - but you get the general idea. The foiling is silver, although here some of it looks as if it's gold.






I'm linking for these challenges:

Anything goes 45: more than one fold
Delightful: fancy folded cards
Creative craft: let's 3D it
Unstampabelles 1: celebration
Whoopsi daisy: sparkle and shine
Gingerloft 22: make it sparkle
Clear it out Tuesday: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes