Friday, 10 December 2010

Special Friends

Well I thought today I would show you all cards made for special friends. I was going to made three individual cards, but then I worries that if one turned out nicer than the others, who would I give that too without showing favouritism? Silly I know, but hey thats me!

For these cards I used white with a hint of gold pearlescent card, die cut with a Marianne frame die, whilst still in the die I inked it using Pumice Stone Distress ink tyo make the embossing stand out and then lightly coloured the background panel in using the same. I then did the stamped image using Pumice Stone. The Stamp is by Inkadinkadoo bought from The Stamp Pad, it was on special offer so what is a crafter to do???
The card base is A4 pearlescent folded in half. The background paper is from the Christmas Marianne paper packs I then printed the sentiment on the computer, die cut with my nesties (beaded ovals) inked with the same ink to tie in. I then layered up some Prima poinsetta flowers and leaves, stuck them on with Pinflair glue. I was very unsure about this glue, but now I am absolutly hooked! ! It acts just like silicone, but without the smell! And you can put it into a syringe for accurate application (rather than getting it everywhere as I usually do! )
I added some ribbon and a knot (struggle with bows!) and a few gems on the die cut.

Here are the other variations I did. Hope my favourite friends liked them too, lets just hope they don't prefer each others?