Sumosue over at doCrafts & her hubby Steve, celebrate 25 years of wedded bliss next Wednesday & this is the card I made for them. The Dufex topper was a freebie from Cardcraft Plus – I think! I’ve had it a while & remembered it yesterday. Naturally, it took me ages to find it – why is it things are never in the place you originally put them?! The topper is sufficiently detailed & bright so I didn’t want too much around it. It’s simple matting & layering of silver card & a piece of purple card. The hearts & the 25 are silver peel-offs & the beads on the silver string came from my Christmas stash. I added a few tiny adhesive gems to accentuate the bubbles from the champagne. Hopefully Sue & Steve will like it & have a great anniversary.
I made this card using the layout sketch designed by Clare Curd at doCrafts. Clare is one of the site’s designers & her work is beautiful. When I saw the centre panel of the sketch I thought of these images. They’re from a QVC kit, as is the coin. I decoupaged the two outside images & used little specks of glitter glue in gold & red here & there. Because the images are so subtly coloured I didn’t want the rest of the card to overpower them. I think they look well against the papers. I’m not entirely sure about the orange flower, I wanted something a little darker, but I’ve nothing suitable. I may try painting it in gold & see how it turns out.
Another doCrafts challenge! This time it’s the Tilda Magnolia Challenge & it’s the first time I’ve done it – thanks to Eisbaerin who sent me the images. The challenge was to use two Tildas, two colours & one flower.
I had the idea of one Tilda in the pool & the other sitting on the side. The backing paper is from DCWV & the spots are actually white, so I used 3D glaze pens in blue & pink on the dots. The sentiment is made with cerise pink, metallic peel-offs & the flower has pink & blue adhesive gems in the centre – disappointingly, they haven’t scanned well, but I’m so terrible at taking photos! And as we’re at the end of the ‘summer’ I’ll keep this card for next year – unless someone falls in love with it before then! 🙂
I haven’t purchased any Tilda stamps yet. There are so many available & I want them all, but I doubt the bank manager would be impressed if I were to buy them all! I’ll use the ones Eisbaerin sent me & maybe then buy myself one or two for Christmas! 🙂
Hope you like my new cards! Love & light to whoever reads this!