Friday, 31 July 2015

21st Card for a Graduate/Teacher

Sorry I've not been making any cards recently. The few I have done have been in a hurry so I've not had chance to photograph them for posting here. Anyway, here is one I have just done.....
This is a commission card for a girl who has just achieved a 1st in English Literature and is going to start teacher training in September. I think this fits the bill. I was inspired by a cutting file I saw when I was looking for cutting files. However, I decided that as it was all easy shapes, I could just cut the card by hand. I'm really pleased with it. Hope it inspires you! I will be making a few more this week so will try and get them posted and not leave you without anything to look at.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Brother's Birthday - cat and bike

This is only a 4.5 x 4.5 inch card but think he will appreciate the subject.
Steve is into bikes and cats so decided to combine the two. I had the bike stamp but didn't have a cat stamp of a suitable size. I found a cat head in a Habico mini stamp set and drew in a body. I should have masked the bottom of the cat and the bike before adding a background but, to be honest, I couldn't be bothered! I thought when I went over with the promarkers it wouldn't be obvious but I guess it is - Steve won't pick up on that though. I accidentally did a blob by the cat's ear, but again, I don't think Steve will notice that. I decided to do a shadow on the 'happy birthday'and really pleased that it worked. When I'd done all that I thought it was still a bit dull so added some paw prints along the bottom. I added them on the inside too...
I'm sure it will go down well with him and that mum will insist on leaving it on the mantlepiece for the next 6 months.