Monday, 9 May 2011

A glitzy name card for my SIL

Oh what a disappointment this morning when I had to get up and go to work. I could really get used to those bank holiday mondays, lol!

It was my SIL's birthday yesterday and this is the card I made for her. Before you all write in and correct me - that is actually how she spells her name, with the umlauts on the "E" not the "O". Unusual isn't it?

Stamp sets: Perfect Punches, Something to Celebrate, Thanks for Caring
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso, Blushing Bride, Craft White
DSP: Elegant Soiree
Punches: 2" x 1-3/8" Oval, Scallop Oval
Bigz Die: Beautiful Butterflies
Embosslits Die: Beautiful Wings
Embossing Folder: Perfect Polka Dots
Other: On Board Alphabet Soup, Baja Breeze Glass Glitter, Basic Rhinestones

The base card is tri-shutter cut from a 12" x 12" sheet of Baja Breeze card. This was matted with different pieces of Elegant Soiree DSP, all sponged around the edges with Early Espresso ink. For the name I sponged the letters from the On Board Alphabet Soup with Craft White ink (in case any showed through the chunky glitter) then covered with Baja Breeze Glass Glitter. The sentiment on the front was stamped in Early Espresso ink onto Very Vanilla card, punched with the 2" x 1-3/8" Oval and sponged around the edges as for the DSP. A Scallop Oval of Blushing Bride card was cut in two lengthways, the edges trimmed and adhered directly behind the sentiment before popping up on the top of the card front with dimensionals. Beautiful Wings butterflies were die cut from Blushing Bride card and the largest was popped up on dimensionals on the bottom of the card front.

The inside writing area was created by matting and layering Very Vanilla card, sponged around the edges, onto Early Espresso card then adhering direct to the central area. Using Early Espresso ink, the sentiment from the Something to Celebrate set was stamped in the middle of the panel and the flower and butterfly from the Thanks for Caring set were stamped either side in Blushing Bride ink. To decorate the back panel, one of the large Beautiful Butterflies was die cut from Blushing Bride card and run through the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. The smaller Beautiful Butterfly was die cut from DSP and sponged before adding to the centre of the large one and a strip of Basic Rhinestones run down the middle to finish. This was popped up on dimensionals on the back panel. A couple more small butterflies left over from cutting with the Embosslits for the front, were also popped up on dimensionals.

Hope she likes it.

Sara xx

1 comment:

Aileen said...

I'm sure she'll love this, Sara. It's very special. i like this style of card. x