Thursday, 1 January 2009

Happy New Year - and a Thank You Card

This being my first card of the New Year, I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year.

This card was made as a thank you to someone who had been very helpful to me and my husband. It started with the a black stamped image of one of Thomas Kinslade's stamps, its called "A Perfect Summer's Day" this was mounted onto Silver Holographic card, which was then mounted onto a piece of black card that had been embossed with one of my Cuttlebug Folders. This piece of card was then cut to fit within the embossed lines which were made with my Scor-pal Board to create a border around the Cream A5 card, I kept a small piece for the greetings bar, which was made with a one of my Nestabilitie Ribbon Dies then a ribbon was threaded through the holes at each end and fixed to the card at the bottom, and a Silver greeting was applied to a piece of black card which was then stuck on the black embossed strip.

The Tulip flowers were made by Punching out six large Apple shapes and moulded with my deet tool, and then the first set of three were stuck to a small icicle shape covering two of the arms, then left to dry, once dry the second set of three petals were stuck covering the seams of the first three, this was done by turning the first three upside down and fixing the next row from underneath. Once these were dry, a second icicle shape was fixed to the bottom.

The centre was created by punching out two stamen shapes in black and cupping again with the ball tool, and fixing the first one in the centre of the tulips, the second stamen shape is then pinched into half and squeezed very tightly and this is also fixed into the centre of the tulip.

These were then mounted with the leaves, which were punched from the large Dahlia petal punch, shaped into a leaf, and then put onto the card to the left of the stamped image.

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