Just another quick post from me to share with you the cards I made earlier this month for a commission order. The remit was "pink and girly" for a 3 year old granddaughter of a friend of my sister's. Well, I confess that children's cards isn't an area I've done much work in and so I didn't have much in the crafty stash to enable this commission to happen, but I managed to make four cards and the lady was highly delighted with all of them, said having four to choose from made it very difficult for her as they were all so lovely, and she did finally decide on one of the designs. So, here are some pictures and I hope you like ...
This little beauty is a Wild Rose Studio stamp but I don't know the name of it. I bought it a couple of years ago maybe and had never used it until now. I coloured her with Promarkers and added lots of sparkle to her wings, the star on her wand and the fluffy edging on her dress. I die cut some snowflakes and completely glittered them too. I framed the picture with some lovely pom-pom thread which is the edge of some pom-pom yarn which I bought in a ball, like you'd buy wool, the full extent of which you can see on the bottom of the card. I thought it was a great way of representing snowballs and the snow lying unevenly on the ground. I'm really not a knitter so have no idea how easy this would be to work with on knitting needles! (The base card I cut and scored from a 12 x 12 sheet of pale pink card and I layered the deep pink card onto it.) To finish I added the wording and some clear gems and also used a Sakura Glaze pen to add "moisture" to her eyes.
|a close up to see the colouring and sparkly detail|
I added glitter to their headdresses as these would have been made from silver tinsel, so it was only right to cover them with glitter to make them sparkle in just the same way. I also added glitter to their wings and to the stars to make them twinkle, and I bet those two little angels are playing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"! I also added a dot of "moisture" to their eyes using a Sakura Glaze pen to make them look more life-like. The frame is from Craftwork Cards and I simply glittered some of the stars to make them stand out a bit more. These little girls are wearing pale lilac/mauve nighties and so I chose a background paper in as close a colour match as possible to tie it all together. So, not as pink, but definitely girly!
|a closer look at the two little angels|
Next is another pre-coloured image, again by Lili of the Valley. This puppy is so adorable, gazing longingly at the bone-shaped gift in his stocking!
I made the card blank using a deep pink pearlescent card, and then added layers of papers and card and mounted the image onto all of that. I added glitter to the furry top of the puppy's stocking and to the baubles on the tree. I cut a length of ribbon - this is one I spotted in my local craft shop several weeks prior to Christmas and thought it was perfect for Christmas cards with those lovely silver glittery stars all over it - and added this to the bottom of the card and fixed the layered image over the top edge. Then I die cut some snowflakes and covered them in glitter too. Finally I added the wording and a few clear gems.
|a closer look at that adorable puppy|
Pale pink card base again, with the image stamped and coloured on white card, then layered onto deep pink card. Again, I added lots of glitter for the snow, the stars and the fur on the little girl's coat, plus some dots of glitter here and there on her hair and on the baby Christmas tree to represent the snow. I used some of the pom-pom edging again to represent snowballs, added some of the fabulous starry ribbon down the left, a few punched stars (again all glittery and sparkly) and some tiny star shaped gems.
|a little closer to see the detail|
Bye for now.
Love from me xx