Saturday, June 26, 2010

Wedding card

Over at the Charisma Cardz Challenges blog, I saw a post a few days ago, which is telling about a challenge the blog has going on. Carly-ann (DT and owner) is getting married early in august, and the challenge is to make her a wedding card/gift and send it to her. I thought that was such a great initiative from the blog, and I felt immediately inspired to make a card. And there's a great prize for one of the competitors that send their card to her as well! A pink Cuttlebug with folders and a £100 gift voucher to The Glitterpot too =) Here's the card I made:

And a little bit more up close:

I started the card by cutting 4 rectangular pieces of paper to make the layers of the cake. I punched the top two corners of each layer with a small corner-rounder punch. I then embossed the layers using one fiskars textureplate (swirly pattern) and one QuicKutz embossing folder (striped pattern). I then attached the layers together on the back using regular one-sided tape. Then I cut some strips of white paper, punched them with a apron lace border punch (Fiskars), and colored the strips using a light grey Promarker. The punched strips were glued onto the seams between the layers of the cake. The plate that the cake sits on were made with a strip of scallop-punched paper and a handcut piece of paper, both colored grey with the Promarker, and glued together. For the top of the cake I added two punched hearts, colored with the Promarker. The cardbase was made with white bazzill cardstock. The patterned paper was punched with a cornerpunch and then adhered onto the cardbase. The cake was adhered to the card with dimensional adhesive.

That's it for the details on the card. Thanks for stopping by!
- Legojenta

Friday, June 4, 2010

Envelope seals for "snail mail"

Today I wanted to share with you some seals for envelopes I'm working on. I've purchased this really cute and fun image of a snail from Dustin Pike's website, and I thought it would be fun to add the text 'snail mail' to them, and then use them as seals for envelopes with cards or letters inside. Here are three of the one's I've done:

I also did a video showing how I add some hand-drawn lines to make it look like the snail is on grass or like a pavement. Check it out here!

Thanks for stopping by!
- Legojenta =)