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Saturday, 11 May 2013

Jelly Beans

Hi everyone,

This is another House Mouse Project Book 1 card for the Joanna Sheen forum May challenge.

I printed the decoupaged image on pearl digital paper again.  Before cutting out and layering up I used a versamark pen and some clear embossing powder to give the jar a glossy finish. I also used a cuttlebug embossing folder on the jelly bean backing paper and side panel before creating the layers.  Even the banner sentiment was printed from the project book cd-rom.  To give a little extra colour and interest I used some ribbon to create corners, a band and a knot.

Thanks for looking and for any comments you may wish to leave, they are really appreciated.

Have a lovely weekend.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

House Mouse

Hi everyone,

I have a couple of cards to show today, one for a forum challenge over at Joanna Sheen's website and one a birthday card for my father-in-law.

The image is from House Mouse Project Book and has been decoupaged.  The shaped easel card is made with Grand Nestability Labels 11.  The pretty background paper is from Papermania Vintage Notes 12" x 12" paper pack.  I machine stitched around the edges of the upright section before apply the decoupaged panel.  On the bottom of the card I embossed the paper with Creative Expressions lattice embossing folder and then stitched through the centre of the embossed lines to make the patchwork effect base.  Some pleated paper for a rosette and the stopper embellished with some tiny satin ribbon roses complete the card.  I have yet to decide the occasion or recipient so there will be sentiment added later.

My second card uses another Joanna Sheen cd image, this time from theThomas Kincade set, although I did crop the image to make it the right shape to fit my card.  The background papers for this one are from a 6" x 6" paper pad from Papermania colossal pack called Simply Elegant.  The computer generated sentiment is cut with a nestie circle and mounted on a scalloped circle and is finished with a bark effect button and piece of raffia, which also serves as the fastening for the upright z-fold card.

Off into the garden now for a bit of sunshine, it's probably warmer out there than here in my dining room!

Thanks for looking,