Saturday, 22 August 2009

Well, it is either a feast or a famine with me isn't it, nothing for ages and then twice in almost as many days! Okay I have to admit that I haven't just made these, BUT, I did get round to doing the necessary with them in order to upload them on here.

This was a thank you card made using a Stampin up stamp set for the bouquet.  It is actually a set of individual stamps, an outline stamp and a block stamp, I stamped it several times and then again on separate paper and cut the flowers out and stuck them over the top.  I was quite pleased with the result.  The swirly background is a gorgeous background stamp I got from an American company when I went to the stamp show last year at Port Sunlight.  If you can get there the next one is in October and it is really fab.  It is more card making and stamping but although the venue isn't huge there is a great selection of stalls and lots of them are doing demos.  The sandwiches are rather nice as well as is Port Sunlight itself if it is a nice day.  You do have to buy your tickets beforehand though as it is quite small so you can't just turn up on the day.

I made this card for a colleague at work who was moving into her first home with her boyfriend, it was one of those cards, that in my end started off quite small and simple and then seemed to take on a life of it's own, the colours are much nicer in real life - honest.  lol. 
Although this is quite a simple card, I think it is quite stylish, the recipient certainly liked it.  I love the parcel it is one of my favourite Sizzix dies, the Happy Birthday is actually a square stamp and the background is a clear stamp that you just build up the background with.

Obviously a Magnolia Tilda stamp, I like this stamp I think she is really cute.  The flowers were stamped onto acetate then white embossed and coloured in behind.  However, I did have a bit of a catastrophe with the ribbon, I was using double sided tape and it wasn't holding it down properly so didn't I go and use wet adhesive and, yes, you've guessed it, it came through the ribbon - DOH! what was I thinking.  Won't make that mistake again - or will I!


MicheleP said...

your cards are beautiful Val. I love the tilda one.

Lesley Ratcliff said...

love the birds abd box really nice idea. I am rather addicted to bird stamps at the moment


That first card is AMAZING, I still have it and I think is fab. Nice to see you posting again. Hugs monica xxx

Val said...

Hi Monica, nice to see you are still popping on. I pop on to your blog quite often for inspiration and to see what gorgeous cards you have been creating.