Tuesday, 26 May 2015

May Swap Parcel (Terri)

The backing paper, image and fancy diecut came from Terri's parcel so it wasn't difficult to decide I would diecut for the technique for this parcel.  I found a snippet of card to put a scallopped circle behind the image and de cut a plain white circle to go behind the fancy diecut.

I loved the muted colours of the spotty backing paper which, sadly, was the only thing from the parcel for this card.  Still, rules is rules and it met the criteria.  I rummaged around in my stash and found this double sided spotty/olive green paper.  A snippet of what card for the greeting and for the two dots on the tag and job done!!  I am entering this over at the Playground.

May Swap parcel (Pat)

Our techniques challenges were: die cut, heat embossing and water colours.  I could have used both heat embossing and de cuts on both parcels but I dutifully chose a different one for each parcel but what I haven't done yet is my personal challenge of all three techniques on one card using bits from both parcels.  I will get there but whether I can incorporate my other challenge of a Christmas card from them as well .......we'll see.

Anyhow up .... here are the cards I made from Pat's parcel and I used the heat embossing for my technique.

The first one I just heat embossed the greeting. I found a small bit of toning paper in my stash for the greeting and the layer behind the image.  I am entering this over at the Playground

The second one I heat embossed the red background paper. This was my favourite card of all of them and it sold very quickly after church on Sunday too.

Friday, 1 May 2015

Run circles round music

I love a new idea I have on my newest Pinterest board (see previous post) and decided to theme the paper and an embossing folder.

I used some music paper I have had for a long time, together with some cream and dark brown from the stash box.  I cut circles from the music and stuck to the cream card before running it through the music embossing folder.  I then just layered up, together with a greeting, and mounted on the base card.

I am entering this in Pixie's Playground #174