Friday, 30 April 2010

Catch up time

Time I caught up with blogland, so herewith my recent creations starting with a birthday card for somone who recently developed a passion for playing the guitar.  I just love the Rock Star elements from DCWV.  I hope he also loved the plaited leather thongs I tied round the card too.  I mounted the guitar shape onto thick card so it stand proud and added a few gems to the neck and body.  With this card, I had as much fun decorating the inside too :-) 

Hot on the heels of that came another birthday card for a chap who loves his console games and, according to his wife, spends way too much time playing them and watching TV, so I doubt he would have been offended at this couch potato themed name book. 

A change of style now, for a special Mother's Day card.  I loved doing the spirelli; and I clear embossed the flower heads to make them "pop". 

Next is the birthday card I made for my sister, who has loved art deco for many years and has collected some beautiful items over the years.  I think the current trend for the deco ladies is wonderful, and this card has a pyramage that is level with the aperture when the card is closed, but when opened the pyramage stands proud as the centrepiece of the inside of the card, so it's a nice surprise when you open the card.  The card is elegant and stylish, like my Sis :-) 

Then there two of the Easter cards I made this year.  Still did not make quite as many as I would have liked, but got more done this year than last so am heading in the right direction. 


Lastly, a special birthday card for a very special lady.. this template took a couple (!) of attempts to get right, but I hope you agree it is worth it.  I think the depth gives the card that "ooohhh" factor.