Friday, 19 February 2010

Daring Cardmakers – Winter Birthdays

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The first few months of the year always leave me feeling a little deflated, whether it’s because all the excitement of Christmas has passed or the prospect of bad weather, which we’ve had our fair share of this year I might add, it definitely leaves me feeling at a very low ebb.

I’m hoping that Spring will be here soon but this week Rein, over at the The Daring Cardmakers has Winter firmly in her mind and wants as to make a Birthday card for those with Winter Birthdays.

I thought I would go with the first little flower that pops its head through the hard earth every year, hence my Snowdrop card.
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I’ve used a technique that I’ve not done in a while and had a play with Pergamano, although I’ve cheated a bit but printing the picture onto the parchment rather than tracing it with White ink.
I can just hear all you Pergamano experts out there shouting, ‘OH NO’ and ‘CHEAT’, but I didn’t have a lot of time to spare when I made this and it worked for me.

I started by printing the image onto the parchment, giving it plenty of time to dry before embossing it from the back to make the image stand out slightly. I then cut the panel with my nesties and backed it with White card to help the colours show through a little more.

The lower panel was traced with White pen (see, I did do that bit properly) and then embossed, pricked and cut before attaching to the card and finishing off with ribbon above and below.


I didn’t want to over do things because I wanted to achieve a delicate looking card but it was still lacking something in my mind, so I decided to used a corner punch on the top two corners and add the tiny gems and beads, which worked perfectly in my opinion.

Square Card Blank – Craft Creations (Embossed Hammer)
Plain Card – DCWV Pastels card Stack
Inks – Ranger Distress Ink (Peeled Paint)
Corner Punch – Martha Stewart (Loops)
Gems – Anita’s Tiny Gems

Other StuffSnowdrop Image
Ribbon
BeadsEmbroidery Thread
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4 comments:

Wipso said...

Sue that card is sooooo pretty and delicate. Really love it.
A x

Rein said...

Fabulous card, love the soft green and the snwodrops.

Lynda said...

I love this Sue - I adore snowdrops and I love the delicate pergamano. the ribbon matches so well too!

Love Lynda xxx

Lythan said...

this is so delicate and beautiful and lovely.

you big cheat.

no seriously I am in awe of your skills :)