A Mixture Of Items

A few weeks ago I showed a box and the back of a card that I’d made for an uncle and aunt’s Golden Wedding Anniversary.  Well the card should have been delivered today – I hope! – so I thought I’d show you the whole lot now.

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1Golden Wedding Card  2Golden Wedding Aniversary Card - Back  3 Golden Wedding Aniversary Card - Box

  1. This open book card was made using four layers from The Glitter Girls’ Bookatrix Board cut from Centura Pearl Ivory Card, Gold mirror card, white glitter card, and old gold silk cart card.  The flowers were all punched out using the same punch from gold velum and white iridescent paper that had a hint of gold in the iridescence.  I went round the edges of all the white ones with a gold metallic marker before shaping all the layers and building up and sticking together to make the flowers.  I used simple gold peel-offs for the “Penblwydd Priodas Hapus” (Welsh for Happy Anniversary) and the 50, as well as using gold peel-offs for other decoration on the card and stand.  The stand was made using the cutting file – Book or Card Stand – which was designed by Wendy Colledge.
  2. Rather than just write who the card was from on the back I decided to make a fancy plac for the details to go on, so I decided on the cutting file – GSD Petal Power 2 – which was designed by Angela Burke.  The centre panel, which has details of who it is from typed on it, was cut from the iridescent paper, the fine detailed layer from the gold parchment, and the back mat from the gold mirror card, so that it went with the layers used on the front.
  3. I wanted the box to be pretty as well, so I did a panel for the names of the recipients using the cutting file – GSD Baroque Style Frames & Mats… – again designed by Angela Burke.  This time the layers were cut from gold mirror card, the old gold silk art card, and the layer with the writing out of the iridescent paper.  The flowers were cut out using the same punch and the ones in the white iridescent paper treated in the same way with a gold metallic marker, but this time there were not shaped so much before sticking on, in the hope that they wouldn’t catch on things so much if the profile was a bit lower.  Again I used gold peel-offs to decorate.

I’ve made a few pieces of jewellery today.

1Jewellery Set 3  2Bracelet - Red  3Bracelet - Red and Turquoise

  1. This set is made using a mixture of bead types, some wooden, some acrylic with pearlescent finish, and some silver lined seed beads.  I thought that mixing textures in this way made for a different look in the finished set.  The findings are silver plated.  These are displayed on some display stands I designed myself in my CraftROBO software.  They are cut out of iridescent card printed with a – Satin in Gold – background designed by Karen Adair.
  2. This is a simple bracelet of two sizes of round wooden beads on a stretch cord.
  3. This bracelet is also made of wooden beads but the red ones on this one are flat disc beads.  It is again on a stretch cord.

CUP Update:

Mailer – A copy of the E-mail sent out on the 22nd July can be seen by clicking – here.  There are lots of lovely design sheets and kits being shown, as well as some cards and Latest News.

Competition – The time-frame to enter the “July 2011 Male Birthday Competition” is over and the voting has begun.

Even if you are not a Craftforums member, or don’t intend to vote, please do nip into the competition gallery – here – to have a look at all the entries.  People say that it’s difficult to have any idea of what to put on cards for men, but there are a wide variety of entries in this competition, with some really stunning ones amongst them, so I’m sure that anybody looking for inspiration for a”male” card will find one here.

Have I put in an entry?  Sure I have!  But I’m not going to tell you which one, am I.  The entries are all anonymous this time, so go and have a good look and see if you can work out which one is mine.


You can see the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP in my “Crafter Showcase Area” on Craftsuprint.com – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)