Monday, 21 June 2010

Birthday Card for Gena - 1

Been busy making not one but two Birthday Cards for my friend Gena.  

Why two? Well this one is from my 11 year old to his (not so fairy) Godmother and the other is from my hubby and me.

I got a couple of Hot Off The Press CDRoMs containing tags and backgrounds as part of a kit so I printed off some of the papers to use on this card.  I found a really nice pale pink organza ribbon with some nice flowers printed on it and a cute picot-style flowered edge, I also dug out some lace from my craft box to use as a background to the main embellishment. The HOTP kit also had a template for some assorted flowers and flourishes so I used that to make the flower with contrasting papers.  The lower and top set of petals, the button centre for the flower and the ribbon for the tag were all coloured with a Dusky Pink Promarker.  

Birthday Card for Gena - 2

This one is from Hubby and me and the papers came from a Hot Off The Press "Paper Flair Pop Up Card Kit".  I didn't realise there was so much cutting out involved looked so easy when it was demonstrated on the telly!  I had to do it in several stages cos my hands were getting too sore!

I'm not sure if you can see it but I've used Sakura Clear Stardust and Gold Stardust pens to highlight some of the details on the front of the card including the butterfly wings and sections of the background. 

I layered the papers onto a heavy pearlised card but somehow, although the front fitted the front of the card perfectly, the inside piece seemed too small.  As the pearlised card was white, I used my Henna Promarker to go round the border to try and make it not so obvious and it gave the card rather a nice bronze metallic appearance. 

The only narrow ribbon I had for the box lid was a white organza so I coloured it with the same Henna Promarker used to colour the card to match with the rest.