Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A couple of new cards

I haven't been able to do much cardmaking for one reason or another the last few days but on Monday I needed to send a condolence card to some dear friends, his father had died aged 101. Knowing I had a couple of white cards from when I was experimenting with the partial embossing, I used one of these and kept it plain and simple with just a touch of black and no verse as I didn't know the father. Condolence cards are always difficult but I think this does the job.


My friend Angie came for a visit yesterday and brought with her a set of these Pepper and Friends 8" x 8" papers she'd bought on a recent trip away. There are some really pretty papers, some glittered, and she kindly gave me one of each (12 altogether) and said that I should make a card from them for when I next see her.


This is what I came up with. I used one of the scrapbook pages (I think that's what they are) to cover a square card, the one with the bird table but I didn't use that bit, I just wanted the butterflies. I cut the cat image from the centre of the multi-image page and mounted it onto a mat cut from pearlescent card with one of the Nellie Snellen dies. Prima flowers with brads for centres and some card candy finished it off. Maybe it's a bit plain, I'm not sure, but I like it. Perhaps some card candy in the bottom right corner? I think I'll see if I can find a matching butterfly so that I can 3D one of them.

Cutting the image out of the centre of the page like that doesn't leave much of a margin around the other images, I'll have to give some thought to how I will cut around them when I come to use them.

7 comments:

Ali said...

They are all beautiful - the condolence card is lovely!

Rainmac said...

Beautiful cards, your condolence card is so elegant x

Rusty said...

absolutely beautiful! x

Thriftyscotslass said...

Lovely cards Susan - the condolence card is very effective xxx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Beautiful cards Susan - I do like the partly embossed card technique (notice you have another one further down the page - yes I've been taking a peek at all your lovely work)! I too am a fan of Ikki's - she has some great ideas for using the CB.
Have really enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog.
Sylvia x

Marg said...

Susan they are lovely cards I particularly like the condolences one.

Gemma said...

they are both lovely Susan, my fave is the condolence one, lovely and simple :) xx