A few more cards

August 14th, 2016

A wedding card (using a favourite stamp) and a farewell card.

Although this stamp, My Mother’s Dress, is not strictly a wedding one, I find it works well on wedding cards if I am designing for the bride.  I used it a few years ago for my manager, although this time I was going for a different feel and colour palette.  While there is a hint of pink, I was going for creams, and the stamped piece is mounted on a piece of gloss card that has been stained with alcohol inks in a range of browns and rust colours, making a rusted piece of card.  The dress itself was coloured with twinking H2Os, and I have used a real lace doily and some vintage style washi tape at the top and bottom.  I really liked the softness of the overall effect, and was pleased with the whole card.

Sepia and lace wedding

The second card was also for a work colleague who was leaving, as she appreciates my work I put a lot of effort in.  The lady was stamped onto patterend paper, which was layered onto craft card which had been punched down one side and stained.  I wrapped lace around both pieces, and then layered it onto a piece of matching paper (same series) which had also been stained around the edges.  A cream flower was attached to the front.

The envelope was decorated with a journalling tag from the same series, lined so I could write her name, and then a flower was attached to the front.  I really liked this one too – obviously the cream and sepia palette is a think for me right now, but I think it works 🙂

Vintage charm farewell

Floral farewell card

May 21st, 2015

My former director left my workplace recently, and this is the card I made for her from those in my team who used to be in her area.

Floral farewell

Floral farewell

Cream cardstock folded to a square card, edged in blue ink.  Strip of blue, white and gold chiyogami paper mounted on blue metallic paper, and then placed down right side of the card.  Cream flower edged in blue and attached to the card, then blue diamantes placed in the centre of the flower.  Inside was ‘All the best’ stamped in blue.

 

Floral farewell envelope

Floral farewell envelope

There were left over bits of the metalic blue and chiyogami papers, so I used them along with another flower on the envelope to tie it all together.

Live laugh love farewell card

May 7th, 2015

One of my colleagues finished up at work recently, as her position was made redundant.  I have worked closely with her for quite a few years, and I’m very sad to see her leave 🙁

She has commented before that I usually make her cards with ‘island colours’ (she is from Fiji), so I wanted to do something different this time.  I love the botanical image over the grid pattern, and I went for a sepia colour scheme this time.

Live laugh love

Live laugh love

Offcut of card sponged with butterscotch ink, and stamped with honeycomb pattern from Stampingon elements cube.  Indigo Blue quote stamped onto the offcut in Vintage Photo ink, which was also edged in Vintage photo then layered onto a patterned piece of paper.  Brown card folded to A6 size, torn piece of ‘Art of Life’ paper from Kaisercraft edged with Vintage Photo ink and mounted onto card.  Stamped quote layered onto base card, and then flower and gem added to the lower left corner.

 

Live laugh love (inside)

Live laugh love (inside)

The inside was simple, just a torn piece of paper edge in ink for writing on, and the left over piece of grid paper from the front image added on the upper panel for some visual interest.

Floral farewell

July 26th, 2014

The final farewell was this week, another of our contractors left as we have finally filled the position permanently.

 

Floral farewell

Floral farewell

Metallic white square card, edged with Aged Mahogany ink.  Floral paper trimmed to fit, edged with Antique Linen.  Nestabilities Label 17 die used to make floral label and white card label (yay!  first time I have done this myself).  Penny Black floral stamp inked with Crushed Olive and Aged Mahogany distress ink, spritzed with water and stamped onto the floral tag shape, edged with Antique Linen then layered onto the white label which was edged in Aged Mahogony and Antique Linen.  Three white pearls added to bottom right corner.

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Parisian farewell card

July 24th, 2014

The second person to leave was a workmate who has moved to Melbourne, as her partner lives there.  L is obsessed with all things French, so I used that as her theme.

 

Parisian farewell

Parisian farewell

Stamp Stampington’s ‘Visit to Paris‘ by Clauding Hellmuth onto smooth coated cardstock with Versafine ink.  Edge in blue ink, layer onto black cardstock, then onto Kaisercraft Bonjour Paris striped black paper, and then layer on to black square envelope.

Tattered flowers die cuts from other Bonjour Paris papers edted in blue ink then added – three stacked in bottom left corner, and one single small flower on top right.  Torn strips of blue french themed Cavallini & Co paper tape (French Ephemera collection).

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So long, farewell …

July 22nd, 2014

We have had a few staff leave at work lately, and a few new arrivals to go with that.  So farewell cards have been in demand lately.

First of the departures at work was a casual who has been working with us for a few years, first as a student then recently as a grad.  She has moved back to Sri Lanka with her husband.

I had already done an engagement card, a ‘congratulations’ card for graduating, and a wedding card for her, so I needed to come up with something different – went for a different palette also.

This

Butterfly farewell

Butterfly farewell

This is quite a simple design, similar to one I have done before.  Butterfly stamped in Eggplant Adirondak ink onto purple patterned paper which has been edged in Eggplant Ink.  Layerd onto handmade white silk paper edged with copper.  Kraft cardstock folded to a square, edged in Eggplant.  Copper Brilliance used to stamp flourish randomly in the corners. Strip of striped purple paper laid across the craft card.  Butterfly layers added at an angle.  Two small flowers added to lower corner.  Purple gems added to centre of flowers and butterfly body.

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