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Monday, 23 November 2009

Cards for Clarity

I know that I promised to post the cards that I made for Barbara on Sunday after the show had aired, but I'm afraid I was just having too much fun.
I managed to finish 50 Christmas cards over the weekend!!!
That has at least made a dent in the amount that I need to finish.
I've decided that I will split Barbara's cards into several posts so that you don't get card overload. It will also give me the chance to tell you a bit about how they were made.
These first ones make excellent Men's cards, in my opinion anyway. It's always so difficult to make a card for a man, unless they have some sort of hobby that is, but I think these work perfectly.

This first card is my favourite, of the three. The bullrushes have been stamped onto white cardstock using adirondack ink pads. The image has been stamped out several times. There is no need to reink each time. The greeting has been stamped and heat embossed over the top of the bullrushes. Trim leaving a torn edge at the top and layer on black glossy cardstock. Embellish with a couple of peel-off lines. Stamp and emboss the bullrushes along the bottom of an olive green card and then add the panel.

This second card uses a piece of handmade background paper with the bullrushes stamped once onto it in black ink..
I love playing with inks and making my own background papers, but you could just as easily use a piece of pre-printed paper. Trim around the bullrushes and round the corners, mount onto black glossy card. A small tag is added to the right hand side made from green cardstock with rounded corners.Place a strip of backgound paper to the left hand side of a card having first trimmed it with a strip of white punched paper.Embellish this with peel-off lines and then add the stamped panel.

The final card again uses handmade background paper with the bullrushes stamped onto it twice using an Adirondack ink pad.
Stamp and emboss the greeting onto this using black ink and then trim. Tap all round the edge of the panel with a dark brown ink pad. This has then had three different sized tags added to it before it has been mounted onto a cream card.
Once again embellish with peel-off lines and dots.
Hope you like these. I will post some more tomorrow, but I'm going to go and play now.
Happy Stamping.
Love Kimx

2 comments:

  1. Wow Kim, these are gorgeous cards. Love the colours you've used and that bullrush stamp design seems so versatile. Well done you. And extra well done for making 50 christmas cards - that's 50 more than me. can't wait for you to come and sort me out!!!!
    - janicex

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  2. I want card overload please! Loving the bullrushes. 50 cards? You couldn't have gone to bed! Gill

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