Next month a very special couple are celebrating their 65th Wedding Anniversary. What an achievement! As this will be their Blue Sapphire anniversary, I made a trifold shutter card in blue, with a little silver and white.
The theme on the Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog for September is 'Embossing', so I decided to emboss the pearlised blue and silver paper with my 5” x 7” Embossing Folder - Dot by Darice and enter my card for the challenge.
Here are the instructions for my trifold shutter card.
1. Cut base card 5½" x 12".
2. Score at 2", 4", 8" 10" (only 1½" down at the top and 1½" up from the bottom at the 2" and 10" points).
3. Measure in 1½" on both the long sides and cut from the 2" score line to the 10" score line.
4. Fold along the score lines as shown in the photo.
After seeing a design team call for Papermill Direct, I thought 'nothing ventured, nothing gained', so I decided to enter. The theme was 'Autumn', which took me totally out of my comfort zone, away from my usual colours. I decided to make a Shadow Box card, using shades of brown and orange.
You can see details of the Papermill Design Team Challenge here.
I saw the instructions for making Shadow Box cards in a magazine a while ago and have eventually found time to make two cards using this technique. I altered the dimensions slightly as I wanted to make bigger cards. The first card is for a friend's birthday next week, using some of the lovely Lavinia stamps. I used Ink Dusters and ink pads for the background. The flowers were punched out and used to make a border around the aperture. The sides looked too plain, so I used a border punch to finish off the card.
The Lavinia Stamps Challenge for September is 'Add a Flower'. You can see all the other beautiful challenge entries here.
UPDATE: My entry to the challenge was picked out as the winner! I now have lots of lovely new Lavinia stamps to play with! Thank you, Lavinia Stamps, for such a fabulous prize.
As it's our wedding anniversary tomorrow, I made this Shadow Box card for Alan. I resisted the temptation to use blue and white (Bristol Rovers colours) and stayed with the traditional red this year!
I find making a get well card for a man a bit tricky, so today I decided to
use a 'collapsed' dragon stamp to make the card needed. I coloured the dragon using Stardust
pens, which unfortunately didn’t scan very well, they looked much more
effective on the card. Well....I'd better get the card in the post. TFL