Thank you all for your get well soon wishes over the last few days. I really appreciate all your comments both here on my blog and on Facebook.
I’m still not back to my usual (which isn’t exactly very good at best with all my permanent health problems) after the virus I caught, but some good friends are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this weekend so I needed to get on and make a wedding anniversary card for them. So over the last couple of days I’ve only got one card made up to show you. I hope you like it.
(If you click on the thumbnail images you can have a look at a larger image of each item.)
- This is the front of the card. As the 60th Wedding Anniversary is traditionally called the Diamond Anniversary you’ll notice that I’ve used faux gems to represent diamonds liberally on this card.
- This is the front of the card at an angle to show the acetate bubble’s dimension. The acetate is foil embossed with butterflies. I’ve added small sticky back gems to the tips of each of the antennae, as well as having several different sized sticky back gems on the fold over flaps on either side that’s holding the acetate bubble.
- But this isn’t a simple, top fold, card – as you can see from this picture it is an easel card.
- This is the base of the card when stood up, showing the stopper bar. I’ve bowed this by putting a short strip, around 2″ of 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape in the centre of the bar (which I’d shaped with a corner rounder at each corner). I then put a strip around 4″ in length going over the first strip with the extra even both ends. Then a third strip of around 6″ over the second strip, again with the extra length being evenly spaced either side. When the bar was then stick in place it bowed up in the centre and went down towards both ends. The oval plate with the greeting is the piece that cut out from the centre of the “0” from the “60” on the card front. The greeting is “Penblwydd Priodas Hapus”, which is Welsh for “Happy Anniversary”.
- This is looking through the acetate bubble at the scalloped edged, layered, 60, which I stuck onto a fancy scalloped layer.
- This is the front view of the card when stood open.
Items used to make this card:
- Scalloped Numbers 1 to 10…….Studio by Tina Fitch and Scalloped Fancy Shape Layers…..Studio by Tina Fitch (used one of the scalloped layers stretched a bit length wise to make it a little larger than the numbers, and also the largest fancy shaped layer stretched to just smaller than A4 in size).
- White Vellum – used to cut the second and back layers of the numbers.
- Diamond Sparkles Card – 1 white spot pattern for cutting top and third layer of numbers; 2 white swirls, one whole as base layer of card front and one cut down for stop bar and brackets that are holding the acetate; 1 pale blue for scalloped mat and one pale yellow for fancy shaped layer.
- Centura Pearl Snow White Card – 1 sheet of A3 as the base card of the easel and 2 used to make a box to present it in.
- Butterfly Foil Embossed Acetate
- Crystal Clear Sticky Back Gems – in various sizes
- Foto Glue
- Foam Tape
- Glue Gel
- Ultra Clear Tape (red backed)
CUP Mailer – A copy of the mailer that was sent out from CUP HQ on Wednesday, 18th April, can be seen – here. It seems that Crafty Bob hasn’t been able to make it over to Belfast for the current craft show, but has sent over stacks of his special purple bags which will be available with every purchase from the Stamposaurus stall at Kings Hall (stand C12). Hope those of you who are attending manage to get one. Read more about it in the mailer, as well as having a look at lots more lovely designs that the card-makers amongst you can buy and use.
April Card Making Competition – This month the theme is Fathers Day and the last entry date is 22nd April. Full details can be seen on the Craftforums site – here.
You can see the cards Ive 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.)
You can see my page on Facebook by clicking – here.
(Hi All – You should find a box below where you can leave a comment if you feel like it, but due to the fact that Ive had some problems with Spam/advertising posts, that are absolutely nothing to do with the content of my blog, I now moderate all comments before they go live. Genuine comments will go live when Ive checked through the list – usually a couple of times a day.)