Sunday, April 18, 2010

Ma'assalma MK2

Another Ma'assalama card for a friend of mine who is leaving Bahrain and retiring to Scotland. I used the same cardstock and ink pad as the previous Ma'assalama card but used a different embossing folder and stamp. The embossing folder is a new one for me, a recent purchase. I can see it being one that will be used a lot.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Twisted Pyramage

An April birthday - my brother-in-law's stepson. Again I used free papers and images as I am struggling for inspiration just. I look at all my stuff and can't seem to see anything coming out of it. Anyway did a twisted pryamage, my first ever. Matted the pryamage onto cardstock in various shades of green and finally onto dark green cardstock. Finishing off the card with a birthday and football peel off.

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Heading to Saudi Arabia

These two cards are heading over the causeway to Saudi Arabia to our great friends Annie and Mike. Both card are made using freebie papers and images. The anniversary card papers and images came from Creative Cardmaking Issue 14.

The image is from Crafter's Companion Popcorn the Bear range and pop out decoupage which I layered using silicone.

The second card is Annie's birthday card. The decoupage image and papers came from the previous issue - 13- of Creative Cardmaking. From my stash I added three pink coloured diamantes. Pink being one of Annie's favourite colours.

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Ma'salama MK1

The Vice-President of the Callies asked me to do a card for a couple who are leaving Bahrain and who have attended her Scottish Country dancing classes for many years. She asked if it could reflect Scotland and Dancing. After a fruitless search online for Scottish Country Dancing images, I looked in my stamp and embossing folder boxes and found the musical notes embossing folder and a stamp with part of 'Auld Lang Syne'. In my 12 x 12 paper box I found some two side card - Imaginisce - Go For Baroque - Ooooh La La.

I inked up the Auld Lang Syne stamp with Adirondack's Cabin Fever ink pad and stamped on to a light gold lustre cardstock. The same cardstock was embossed and then I took a brayer inked up with the Cabin Fever stamped and rolled it over the embossing. Both these pieces of cardstock were matted on the red side of the Imaginisce cardstock. The yellow side was matted on to an A5 sized card in red lustre.

The sentiment - Ma'assalama (arabic for goodbye) was printed out and matted onto the red Imaginisce cardstock.

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The Same But Different

When one of the girls that work in the school with me asked if I would do a card for her nephew's engagement, I knew right away what I would do. Especially just now that is amazing for me as I can't seem to get my brain into cardmaking mode. Anyway it was using a layout that I did recently for an anniversary with the original inspiration coming from a magazine called 'wedding invites'.

Using the cd that came along with the magazine I print off one of the designs onto white lustre cardstock, as I call it, and cut out 3 square using the square nestabilities and the smallest heart from cuttlebug's nested hearts. Another 3 squares were cut from plain white lustre cardstock and embossed and a third set of 3 squares were cut from pale lilac lustre cardstock along with the word 'love'.

All the squares were matted onto a square of matte lilac cardstock which was matted on a base card of white lustre cardstock. Foam pads were used to stick the heart onto the bottom left hand square. The word 'love' was stuck onto the centre and bottom right squares.

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