Wednesday, 15 August 2012

 For this months card class all my ladies wanted to do something a little different and this is what we made. A compartment stepper box and matching gift card. 
 We used pool party and calypso coral colours along with the retired everyday enchantment designer series papers to decorate

I have been asked to do a regular card class every week at a friend's house and these are the cards we made this week. We used the Reason to Smile stamp set which is FREE with purchases over £60 during August. We used the triple card technique for the first one and stamped the images with the stamp-a-majig to align the two-step stamps. Colours used were elegant eggplant, river rock and pretty in pink

 For the 2nd card we used indigo island, calypso coral and so saffron colours and stamped the images again as a two-step to create the background of the tag. The main card was embossed with the adorning accents heart embossing folder and the bottom of the tag punched with the scallop trim border punch. The sentiment is from the teeny tiny wishes stamp set.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Linda

    I stumbled across your blog.

    Always a pleasure seeing another crafter getting pleasure from what they do.

    Your cards are more sophisticated than anything I have done.

    I sometimes make my own Christmas cards, I make lino cuts and print them on my old hand press.

    I am primarily a bookbinder,some of your cards are like small books with complicated covers.

    Do you ever use simple 3 hole sewing to join several pages together? It could be sewn with ribbon.

    I run a site devoted to craft bookbinding, there are a lot of free bookbinding manuals which may interest you.

    There is also an old bookbinders recipe for making imitation vellums and parchment papers from normal papers. Much more authentic than mass produced parchment papers and very simple to make.

    Come on over if you have a moment.

    Good luck to us all.