Monday, 6 April 2009

Karens Easter Card

Todays card has been specially made for a very special friend of mine, and I wanted to give her something a bit special.

I have stamped my images by firstly stamping Tilda and making a mask of her, then stamping the little cart afterwards. Ive then coloured her in my usual way with my Karisma colouring pencils, afterwards I have used my new Deckle Edged Nestabilitie Dies for both the stamped image and the mount.

The base card is a piece of A3 card cut to a 8" x 8" size, Ive then put a piece of green pearlescent card as the first mount, and used My Craft Studio program to make up the first patterned paper to fit this first mount as it was only a small piece of paper (from one of my magazines) originally. On top of this I have used another of the patterned papers and my Martha Stewart Border punch, over this I have layed another piece of yellow pearlescent card, and around this I have wound and stuck two colours of Organza ribbons, green and yellow, (unfortunately its not so easy to see the yellow one in this photo). I then stuck these on top of the punched patterned paper down the centre of the base card.

I mounted the stamped image with foam tape, to raise it a bit of the ribbons, and punched out with the smaller deckle edged dies the two pieces for the greeting, I have had to use a peeloff as it was the only thing that was small enough to fit. This was then mounted with foam tape below the stamped image to the right hand side at the bottom.

I punched out with my two EK punches the flourishes from another patterned paper, and arranged them down the two side edges of the front, but before sticking them down I made up two silk flowers and stuck these to the top on the left hand side. The flourishes were then stuck down, and some pearls were stuck randomly down in and out of the flourish curves.


papercraftsbyrach said...

Beautiful Shirley, your special friend is going to love this card, especially as it has been made by you.. the flowers look really pretty on the side. take card. hugs rachxx

Julie said...

A lovely card, I really admire your colouring. Your friend will love the card

Julie x

Riet said...

wowww Shirley,what a beautiful card,l love the image.

hugs Riet.x

picture colouring said...

What a cute image, I love it...
That,s a beautiful card!

color correction

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Such a pretty sweet.

Nannieflash said...

Hi Girls just wanted to let you know that my special friend Karen was absolutely delighted with her card, in fact shes just rung me to say Thank You, she said an email wouldnt have explained the feelings she felt, she was really pleased with it. With love and hugs to all my followers and their lovely comments Shirleyxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi everyone,

AS the recipient of the Easter card I can tell you it was more beautfioul in real life and the work and love that has gone into it makes it a very special card that has pride of place on the mantlepiece
Thank you Shirley