Monday, 28 January 2013

Kimono card

Hi again! It's time for another birthday card. I have 4 people in my immediate family that have birthdays in January. It's great for the creative process, but not so good for the bank account.

This card is for my youngest. She turns 18 today, so here in Alberta, she can now go to bars and nightclubs...awesome. Actually, I can't complain, she's a great girl and a responsible young lady. Happy Birthday second born.

I love the Bird Song paper collection from Graphic 45. All the papers are just fabulous. I had a asian theme in mind for the card so a kimono whispered in my ear. I went on Pinterest and searched "kimono cards" until I saw a you tube tutorial for one. I watched the video, wrote down the measurements and increased the dimensions so that the finished card is 5 x 7.

I stamped and embossed the outside of the card with gold and ruby EP and the cherry blossom branch from the Graphic 45 Bird Song stamp set after letting the pearlescent mists dry completely. ( I think I used cherry and gold lame from Heidi Swapp)

Then it was just a matter of fussy cutting images and making it look ornate and pretty. Of course, I had to put the number 18 on the top just for memory-sake.

The sweet man and I are heading out to Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand for the month of February. Maybe I will come across some Rogue paper art supplies while we're there, that will add an authentic asian feel to my cards and scrapbook pages.

That's it for today, now go do something creative.

Monday, 14 January 2013

Corset Card with Style

Hi again. I have a busy month of birthdays ahead. My firstborn is turning 21 today. She has always had a flair for style, so I was inspired by a corset card I saw on Pinterest.

I had the "Ladies Diary" 8x8 collection by Graphic 45, so I thought it would be the perfect base and decorative elements for the card. The card slips inside the corset sleeve as you can see in the pictures

I kept adding things to it, so it turned into a rather long process to get the final result but I am really happy with it.

Happy Birthday eldest. Enjoy...