Saturday, 15 May 2010

Birthday Card for a JCB Driver

Hubby announced today that it's his friend Davy's Birthday on Sunday.  He also said that Davy is always telling people about the lovely Christmas card I made him last year (methinks this was a wee hint!).

What to do was the next problem but as he's a JCB Driver I decided to see what I had on that sort of theme that might just be suitable.

The brick backgrounds came from MCS Everyday Men's CD & the coloured plaques from Simply Silhouettes.  The brickwork was embossed to give a texture to the card and the JCB image is slightly decoupaged.  A couple of raised "bricks" are added to the flat section keep the easel part upright.  

As I went to print off the plain brick background for the flat part of the card the MCS Professional graphics programme decided to play up yet again.  This time it locked up and has frozen me out, won't let me do anything - can't even close the window it's in.  I ended up having to open up another window and start again.  Wish MCS would fix the problems and send me an update that actually works - 4th time lucky maybe!  

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Big Sis' Birthday

This is the card I made for my older sister's Birthday - I won't say how old she is though. 

I picked up some Indian handmade paper recently and decided to use it as the background over an aperture card from a pack I had in my craft box. I used some Sakura Stardust pens to pick out the floral embossed design on the paper. I then put a floral peel-off coloured with Promarkers on to some acetate and coloured it's petals with the Stardust pens then backed it with some matching pink glitter card.  Unfortunately the photo has actually come out quite dark, it looks so much better in real life!