Tuesday, 26 March 2013

My shaving foam card (update)

Now I know my card has arrived safely, here's how my card turned out last week . . .

Friday, 22 March 2013

a 60th birthday card

One of my work friends turns 60 soon and I was asked to make her a card for us all to sign. In fact there are three ladies with 60th birthdays this year, one has already celebrated hers with a party, the other two are quite close together and we are all having a day out at Hyde Hall in May to celebrate theirs. There are two of us who make cards, so the other lady is doing the other card.

As its all of us signing, it had to be a larger card and I immediately thought of my beautiful ornate butterfly die. Using a white 8x8 scallop edge card, I cut the butterfly in gold mirror card and added holographic gold peel offs (from the Glitter Girls) round the edges. Finally more shiney gold peel offs for the text. Simple :)

Happy Birthday Sue! x

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Fun with shaving foam

I'd seen a few blog posts highlighting this technique but it was UKPCs latest swap that made me have a go for myself. Who knew it would be so much fun! I collected all my "ingredients" - a tray for the foam; my very old Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists (bought on a whim from CnC many years ago); plastic ruler and old pen; card stock and photo paper; kitchen towel for the mess and finally . . . stole DHs shaving foam from his cupboard in the bathroom - he'll never know!!

First attempt, I opened the Glimmer Mists and poured small puddles into the foam, then swirled them round a bit. I used basic card stock for this one and the result was quite bright. I have to admit I was sceptical it would work, so pleasantly surprised

My next attempt was by spraying the Mists from about an inch or so away from the surface of the foam and then swirling again as before. This time I used photo paper and it created a much more subtle effect. I have some lovely little chipboard labels bought in New York back in December so grabbed three of them to see if it would work on them - it did! I wanted to try it on some labels (thinking Timmy Holtz style) but cant rememeber where I stashed them - oh well next time.

I've made my card for the swap, but hanging on til the weekend as I want to see if I can get a small extra element for the card. I'll add a photo of it once I know the recipient has it, dont want to spoil the surprise ;)

All for now folks!