Welsh Sympathy Cards 2

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Jan 142019
 

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Some Welsh Sympathy Cards

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Previously I’ve shown you the first six from a collection of 12 Welsh Sympathy Cards I was asked to make.

Today I’ve got the second six to show you.

For this card I used a digi stamp – Beautiful Lilies Digi Stamp by Stephen Poore – that I printed out onto 120gsm Super Smooth heavyweight paper.  This I coloured in using alcohol markers (Promarkers – Blossom, Flexmarker – Apple, and Nuvo Marker – 405).  This was cut out, matted and layered, and stuck onto an A5 white base card in landscape orientation.  A greeting, printed out onto the same paper, was also added.

I also printed the same digistamp, together with a greeting, out onto the same type of white paper, to use as an insert.   For this I printed it out in a shade of grey instead of black, and didn’t colour on in.

For this simple A5 card I took a floral image from one of the Hunkydory “Little Book Of …” and matted it onto one of the Hunkydory mirri mats. This matted image was then stuck to the front of the card, whuch was finished off with a peeloff greeting and an insert with the same greeting.

Another card made the same way as the previous one .

For this one I also used an image from one of the Hunkydory floral “Little Book Of …”, but I took two copies of the image and cut one up to give me flower pieces to decupage. I printed out a greeting for this card which I cut out and matted onto a piece of the same mirror card as the mat for the main image.  Fingerlift tape was used  for this matting and also for layering the greeting onto the front of the image. I then used 2mm deep foam tape to attach the additional flower layer.

This is the same card with the photo taken at an angle to try and show the dimension of the decoupaged flowers that overlap the greetings panel.

The base card I used for this card is a pre foiled 6″ card from Kanban. The image is one from a collection of images called “12 Religious designs” by Vicki Avcin.  I resized it before printing it out onto 120gsm Super Smooth heavyweight paper. After cutting it out I matted it onto some mirror card and then stuck the matted image onto the card using 2mm deep foam tape.

You can see that the matted image is slightly raised by the the foam tape in this side photo.

I also used the My Craft Studio Elite software to quickly build up a matching insert by turning the image into greyscale and adding a greeting.  The same paper was used for printing and it was inserted into the card using more fingerlift tape.

This is another image from the same “12 Religious designs” by Vicki Avcin.  This time I printed it out twice and cut the praying hands and cross out from one image.  The main image was matted onto some of Lynda’s brown cardstock and then onto frosted gold cardstock.  I then used 2mm deep foam tape to add the cut out layer to the front image of the card, and then to add the matted image to the front of an A6 white base card.

Here’s a side view to show the dimension created with the foam tape.

In the same way as I made an insert for the previous card I made one for this card as well.

 

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Welsh Sympathy Cards 1

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Jan 102019
 

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Some Welsh Sympathy Cards

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I’ve been asked to make a dozen Welsh Sympathy Cards, as well as Welsh Birthday Cards. No guidlines on style required for the Sympathy cards, so I’ve gone for a mixture of black and white and coloured, from a religious look with a cross to a simple flower and greeting.  Today I’ve got the first six to show you.

This first card was made simply just using a Tattered LaceDemure Feather Die“, a Tattered Lace butterfly die, a greeting that I printed, and another Tattered Lace die “Velvet Lace Mini Ruffle Square Die” for the mat. I’m not sure what each of the dies is called though.

This next card was made using various bits, including the base card with two appertures already die cut, from a card kit I bought via Create and Craft a long time ago.  I’ve dug it out and used bits of it for several cards lately but can’t remember the name of the collection or manufacturer.  Again I used peeloff greeting both inside and out. I drew  a fine, dashed, line zaround the edge of both apertures and the mats that were stuck to the back of the insert.

For this card I used a fine liner pen to draw a black line around half a cm in from the outside edge.  I took a simple floral topper that had an integral frame and matted it onto black cardstock before sticking it on the card front.  I also matted a greeting I’d printed out onto the same type of cardstock before attaching it to the card.

The items to make this card came from the same collection as the double apperture card I showed above, so can’t give you any links for what I used.

I don’t make many A6 size cards (much easier to simply score and fold an A4 sheet of cardstock in half to make an A5 base card), but I have a box of pre scored card bases in different sizes and decided to make one small, simple, card for this selection.  All the components were cut out using different Tattered Lace dies, including the greeting.  I think the kini flowers are ones I got lately in a collection with the Magazine subscription, but the others I’ve had for a while and I can’t remember their names. Tattered Lace are the only die company that have made a set of Welsh greeting dies as far as I know.  If you know of any others please let me know.

My last card from this batch is a simple one.

I took an image from one of the Hunkydory floral Little Books.  Layered it onto one of the Hunkydory silver cardstock mats that come pre-cut to the right size for the little book images.  I used Fingerlift Tape to attach the image to the mat and 2mm deep, double sided tape to add the matted image to the A5 card front. I then added a peel-off greeting and an insert. The peeloff is silver and in bottom left corner but it doesn’t show up very well in this image unless you click to see it larger.

Here’s a closeup showing the slight dimension of the matted topper off the card.

I will be back with the rest of this batch of Welsh Sympathy Cards order in a future post.

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In case you haven’t seen it already – I’ve managed to buy two of the same thing so I’m giving one away.  Read about it at the bottom of my blog post – here.  Just leave a comment on that post that you would like to be entered into the draw for the giveaway.

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Welsh Symapthy Card

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Nov 122018
 

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Welsh Sympathy Card

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A couple of days ago I posted the first in a series of posts about 3D printing. You can see it – here.

Today’s post is a bit of very clean “mixed media” LOL – made of cardstock and PLA+ filament.

I went online to a site called Thingiverse and downloaded the file for a Celtic Cross by lorenmcconnell.

This was then sliced in Ultimaker Cura and printed using nephew’s current 3D printer – a Creality Ender 3 Pro (more on 3D printing and how he got this in a future post) – using white PLA+ filament.

I was very impressed with the detail achieved an such a thin item.

I then used a Tattered Lace corner die to cut into the corners of a sheet of white, linen textured, cardstock that had been cut to slightly less than A5 in size.  I also cut some layers using other Tattered Lace dies – Tattered Lace Strung Lace Diamond Die and an oval die.  All out of the linen textured cardstock.  I even made the base card from the same cardstock.

I used some foam tape to attach some of the layers and wet clue to attach others.

I finished off by adding a peel off greeting “Gair o Gysur”.

This is what my card looked like after it was finished.

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My nephew and I have more posts planned on his ventures into 3D printing, including the construction of the 3D printer used for the cross element on this card, so please keep an eye out for those.

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Sympathy Cards

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May 102018
 

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Welsh Sympathy Cards

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Good morning everybody!

Last month I published a post about a sympathy card I’d made for a family in our neighbourhood and I said I’d have to make up a few cards ready for the sad times when such a card is needed.  Well a few days ago, over a period of a couple of days, I had a little cardmaking session and my makes included some sympathy cards.

So I thought I’d separate out the sympathy cards into a blog post of their own snd show you those today.

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When I showed you the results of my latest screen printing the begining of this month I included a couple of floral wreaths printed in black, where the masking tape over the wording had come off when washing the mesh between colours and so I had printed them out with words I didn’t want in the centre.

Well the first thing I did was get my round Duo Dies and cut the centre out of the print, as well as cut the print itself as a circular panel.

I coloured just the leaves in green with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Glitter Brush Marker on one, and for the other I coloured the leaves using a green ProMarker and the flowers using the Sparkle Glitter pens.

Both are made on a 300 gsm white A5 card base and are layered with a white textured cardstock as well as using black cardstock for a layer and a strip over the white ribbon..

For this one I also used a piece of white ribbon (that came wrapped around some pillowcaces) on the card.

The greeting on the card above means A Word Of Comfort.  And on the card below  the wording Gyda Chydymdeimlad means With Sympathy.

The butterflies on this card were die cut using a free die that came on a tattered lace magazine and simply separated drom the rest of the cut.

After these two I went back to the same pack of crafting goodies from Hunkeydorey that I’d used for the Sympathy Card last month.

Both have a filigree frame and peel-off greetings.

This one has tge greeting Thinking About You and also has a matching insert with the sentiment With Sympathy on it.

This one simply has the greeting Gair o Gysur, which means a Word of Comfort on it.

But I’ve not added a greeting to the insert of this one yet.

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I’ll do another post with the other cards in before long. Just want to make sure that the ones that are for a specific person have been received first.

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Jun 062016
 

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Design Team Creation

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It’s time for another inspiration post from me on the “Dragons Lair Designs Inspiration Blog“. This is more or less what I posted over on that blog –

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On this blog on the 1st I did a launch day extra using the new collection.  For that I did a quite brightly coloured, digital, scrapbook layout.  So for my post today I decided to try and inspire you with items from the collection used in quite a different way.

I decided to use a limited number of items from the collection, together with cardstock, an embossing folder, and some dies to make an engagement card and a sympathy card.

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These are what I used:

Stamping Dragon Designs Item:

Items from the “A Taste Of Summer” collection available – here – in the store.

Consumables:

  • 250gsm Super Smooth A4 white cardstock
  • Tonic Funky Glue
  • Pinflair Glue Gel
  • Fingerlift Tape
  • Nuvo Alcohol Marker

Equipment:

  • Scissors;
  • Craft Knife
  • Baby Blue
  • Hougie Board
  • My Craft Studio Elite Software
  • Assortment of Tattered Lace Dies
  • Tattered Lace Border Embossing Folder
  • Baby Blue Die Cutter

Method:

I used my Hougie Board to measure and score 2 x base cards of near enough 6″ square, using my scissors to cut off the extra.

I printed out two of the square panels from the collection at 6″ square and cut these out and stuck the bright one to the front of one of the cards using fingerlift tape.

I’d bought a small Baby Blue cutting machine when it was on offer so that my youngest nephews could have it to craft when they wanted to, but I wanted to show a way that by playing around the smaller machines could be used to decorate larger pieces.

For the second card I took the 2nd size down of some nesting dies and drew around the outside of it in the centre of the bluey/grey panel and cut it out roughly using a craft knife.  I then put the die on this cut out piece and put it through the Baby Blue to cut it properly.  I cut out the largest of the nesting dies from a piece of the white cardstock.  Using fingerlift tape I stuck the gutted piece of cardstock onto the front of the card, placed the white mat to cover the hole cut in the centre then put the piece cut from the centre on top.  Of course I could have printed out the panel the 2nd time and just cut a piece to fit in the Baby Blue, not used the round about method to gut the larger panel without destroying it, but remember I’m trying to show round about ways of doing larger projects with smaller die cutting machines.

I used the My Craft Studio software simply to place on two different types of flowers from the collection, resizing and copying them numberous times, as well as the hearts element from the collection, until I had a page full of flowers and hearts.  This page I then simply printed out onto the same cardstock I’d used for everything else.  I cut these out as well.

I took some more of the white cardstock and cut out a panel 1cm smaller than the card front.  This I cut into strips, cutting 1cm from the edge of the central panel.  I put one panel through the Baby Blue in an embossing folder, one with a heart die at the top and another with a melded heart die on it.  These three were then stuck to the card front, spaced out so that the background panel could be seen around and through them, using funky glue.

I used more Tattered Lace dies to cut out the praying hands, the greetings, one of them twice, and the flourish.  I used a toneing alcohol marker to colour in one of the greetings and used more funky glue to stick it behind the uncoloured one to create a shaddow.

I then used funky glue to attach flourish, praying hands, hearts and greetings to the front of the cards, and used glue gel to attach the flowers.

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Llongyfarchiadau is Welsh for Congratulations.  I think hearts and flowers from the collection make a nice embelishment on an engagement card.

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Meddwl Amdanat is Welsh for Thinking Of You, So I wnated to keep this card quite simple and subdued for this sympathy card.

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And that is it from me for today. I hope my cards will inspire you to visit the Dragons Lair Designs store and have a play with combining some of the digital downloads available to buy with some of your other crafting equipment to make different creations.

You can also sign up for the Dragons Lair Designs Newsletter – Here! – there’s something free for all subscribers this month.

Dragons Lair Designs are currently running a Design Team Call

Please visit the “Dragons Lair Designs Inspiration Blog” regularly over the next few weeks as you’ll find various “Inspiration by …” posts appear from the other design team members, and posts from some Guest DT members as well. I’ll hopefully be back posting more regularly over the comming months with Dragons Lair Designs and other crafty makes.

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FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Dragons Lair Designs Links

  • If you fancy trying out some of Dragons Lair Designs, please do visit the Store to find all sorts of digital goodies for crafting, and the minimum spend is only £2 (you’ll find great digi-stamps and lots more).
  • And why not join the “Dragons Lair Designs Fan Group” on Facebook. It’s a small, fun, group where we have lots of different activities which include exclusive challenges, lots of inspiration and giveaways – and there’s a loyalty club for those who take part as well where taking part gets you points, winning gets you more points, and get enough points and you get a voucher to spend in the shop.
  • The “Dragons Lair Designs” page on Facebook. We love it when people “Like” us!
  • While I’m not a fan of Pinterest and especially people’s habit of posting images, digi-stamps, etc., to the site that they’ve got no rights to, you can follow designer Janette Padley on Pinterest!
  • See us on CraftsUPrint
  • Dragons Lair Designs Challenge Blog : new challenge every month
  • Dragons Lair Designs Inspiration Blog : a showcase/inspiration blog for lots of different crafting made using Dragons Lair Designs.
  • Then of course there’s the Dragon Boss Lady’s own blog – Straight From The Craftroom

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