Aug 272013
 

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

My partner for the August Card Swap on the “Stamping Dragon Designs” group on FB was Janette Padley, “the boss” and designer of all the “Stamping Dragon Design” digital goodies. 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 August Card Swap was “ONLY use the colour BLUE”, so, other than some white background, everything I’ve added has been in shades of blue.

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CARD RECEIVED:

August Card Swap on the Stamping Dragon Designs FB group – this is the card I received from Janette Padley. Jannette also included a gorgeous little tag with a couple of her fab dragons on.  Thank you so much Janette.

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It’s lovely, and I’m so impressed with the lineing up of the panel on all the levels.  Picture 1 shows the card flat and picture 2 shows the card pulled out so the cascade is visible.

I think Janette has used the quote from “Beauty of a Family Quick Page Set” for her card.

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This next one is the card that I sent Janette – I’ve used the image on another card a while ago, but this time I went for a more ornate background for the card layer.

(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. Front view of the card.
  2. An angled view showing the dimension of the rosette and other card elements, and also showing how glittery the tail of the rosette is.
  3. An angled view from the other side of the card, again showing dimension of some elements of the card.

Details:

Spring Flowers Digital Stamp by Janette Padley (The digi-stamp was printed out onto Super Smooth white cardstock at smaller than the size provided and then coloured in using ProMarkers and a FlexMarker.  The colours I used were: Celestial Blue, Azure, and Solstice Blue.  I then cut out the image using my circle scissors and went round the outside of the circle using the same Azure marker.  I got some blue gingham tissue paper from Tesco, made one large and two small butterflies using blue, mixed with a little white, Martha Stewart clay pressed into a Martha Stewart silicone mould, got some blue buttons from my mother and late grandmother’s button jar, a blue pattered panel with punched in corners from my crafty stash – I think it’s from a Papermania collection, and some ribbon from my crafty stash.  The base card is an 8″ square white Crafty Bob card and the white panels are hammered white cardstock that I cut to size and rounded with a corner punch.  I cut strips of the tissue paper, folded them in half and scored them using my Hougie board, one to make the pleated border near the bottom and one to make the rosette.  I used ultra tacky tape to attach the ribbon to the pleated strip and the pleated strip to the white card panel, and made a circle smaller than the size of my intended rosette and put on glue gel to form the rosette onto before using glue gel to put one button on top and a piece of folded ribbon behind.  I used 1mm deep and 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach the various panels and layers to the card.  I used glue gel to attach the butterflies and buttons as finishing touches.)

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You can see my page on Facebook by clicking – here.

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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