Last Post Of May – Probably!

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Those of you who read my blog regularly will have noticed that I go to the craftsUprint site for most of my digital downloads for card-making, be it digital/electronic cutting files for my Silhouette Cameo, through to digi-stamps for colouring in.  Well craftsUprint have just announced a DISCOUNT CODE.  Details are at the bottom of this blog post.

I’ve got four cards to show you this time.  I hope you like them.



(Clicking on the text links below each set of images takes you to the pages where you can see some of what I used to make the cards.)

There’s a bit of variety in these cards.

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  1. Heavenly Mini Theme by Janette Padley and Fairy Paloma by Mishara Armenia (This is a lovely kit whether you want to use it for a scrapbook page or for a card front.  I used it for a card front.  I took lots of elements from this kit, together with two of the fairy images from the Fairy Paloma kit, into one of my graphics packages and I re-sized, moved around, etc., until I was happy for my card front layout of around 8″ across and 7″ top to bottom.  I put the greeting “Penblwydd Hapus” – Welsh for “Happy Birthday” on the greetings tag before printing it out onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock, but I could change this greeting and the images before I make it again if the occasion is different.  After printing I cut the card front out and stuck it to the front of an  8″ square white Crafty Bob base card using finger-lift tape and trimmed off the bottom to match the card front topper size.)
  2. Pirate Boy with Treasure by Diane Hannah (I printed the sheet onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock and cut out the pieces.  I then matted the main image onto silver mirror cardstock and trimmed so that the topper was the correct width for an A5 base card.  I stuck the matted image directly to the front of an ordinary white base card.  I then shaped the pieces to be decoupaged and attached these to the front of my card using glue gel.  I finished off with some star embellishments and sticky back faux pearls and gems spilling out of the treasure chest.  A really fun image for a card for a young boy.)
  3. BEAUTIFUL HORSES HEADS ENTWINED IN SILVER/BLACK FRAME A4 by Nick Bowley (I printed the sheet onto Matte Crafty Bob paper at A5 size.  I then cut it out.  As there are so many framing elements within the image itself I decided to simply go round the outside cut edge with a Gold metalic marker before sticking the image to the front of an A5 base card made from white linen textured cardstock using finger-lift tape.  A perfect, quick, card that will go through the post on an ordinary letter stamp and fit in an ordinary C5 envelope with no problems.)
  4. Relaxing in the Garden by June Young (I printed the design out onto Matte Crafty Bob paper and cut out the pieces.  I prepared a base card by scoring an A4 sheet of white, linen textured, cardstock using my Hougie Board and then folding it in half.  I attached the base image directly to this using super sticky tape.  I also used the tape to attach the blank greeting panel – I don’t know what language the card will be needed in yet, so haven’t added a greeting, but if one of the ones included is needed I can just stick it on top of the blank.  I used 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach each of the round pyramage layers in order.  I shaped the additional flowers and attached them using glue gel.  I think that this card would be suitable for a man or a woman, I know that there are some flowers on it, but there are men who garden and grow flowers and like to relax in their garden as well as women.)



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