Jun 292013
 

Just a quick post this time to show you one card I received and one I sent.

My partner for the June Card Swap on the “Stamping Dragon Designs” group on FB was Jo Hood. Photos of the card I received from her, together with the card I sent her, and the details of what I used to make it, can be seen below.  The theme for the June Card Swap was “Birthday”.

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CARD RECEIVED:

June Card Swap on the Stamping Dragon Designs FB group – this is the card I received from Jo Hood. Thank you so much Jo.

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It’s gorgeous.  The colouring is fantastic and I love the floral and flourish embellishments.

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This next one is the card that I sent Jo – I’ve used the image, but colourd differently, on another card a while ago, but this time I went for a twisted, circular, easel card, which means that the topper looks as if it’s rolling off the side of the card base.

(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.)

CARD SENT:

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  1. Rupert with Presents Stamp by Janette Padley, Swirl embellishments 2 – SVG by Anne Huxter. 6 Ornate Borders..SVG by Tina Fitch and FAIRY CENTRE STEP CARD 2 by Clive Couter (I printed the digi-stamp out onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock at smaller than the size provided and then coloured it in using my ProMarkers.  The colours I used were: Purple, Yellow, Leaf Green, Lime Green, Bright Green, Sky Blue, Bluebell, Indigo Blue.  I then cut out the digi using my circle scissors, but at a slightly smaller size than the digi and using a pair of scissors to cut around the extremities that went outside the circle to do an “out of the box” style technique.  I used my circle scissors to cut out my circular base card, with the circle going just over the edge of an A4 sheet of 280gsm linen textured cardstock folded in half.  I also used my circle scissors to cut a circle the same size out of  300gsm White Hammered cardstock and a circle just larger than the digi-stamp topper out of linen card-stock.  I went round the edges of all these circles with the Yellow ProMarker I’d used on the image.  I then raided my bag of cut bits for the other pieces for this card.  When I’m cutting out either die-cuts using my Joy embossing and die-cutting machine, or digital cutting files using my Silhouette Cameo, I do try and fill any gaps on my cardstock with either doubles of pieces from the cutting file or more generic flourishes, borders and flowers, and then, when I need to build up a card I can dip into my bag of bits, in this case flourishes, a decorative border, and a decorative edge circular mat cut using my Cameo.  Everything was stuck together using either finger-lift tape or some foam squares, with some quick grab glue being used for the flourishes.  The birthday greeting was also written using the same yellow pen.)

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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.)

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