Tuesday 19 November 2013

Not just for the birthday but to keep...

I wanted to make something nice for my sister in-law. She always make us such nice cards using cross stitch pictures that she sews, and which are nice to keep as pictures. So what could I do I thought... Well this is what I cam up with. A card with an embellishment that could be taken off and hung up. 

First I collected my supplies 

And some stamps

I also decided to make a small plaque. I cut a piece of mounting card approx 3x2in. I laid some trinkets on it and some sparkle ( couldn't forget the sparkle) I then covered it with clear UTEE. Once it was dry I sand the sides and used an alcohol pen to add a distress look to the sides. I added some raffia with which to hang it and added a bow.

It looked rough but I liked that look as it suited the card I wanted to make.

I used  an A5 card and stamped some script randomly around the edge in coffee archival ink. I then stamped the designs onto white card. The bodice didn't quite take all the ink leaving it patchy! No problem I thought, so I took my true black alcohol pen and filled in the bits that were missing.

I used distress ink around the stamps and then mounted them onto some pretty paper that matched my design. Next I assembled the card adding some lace and buttons to finish it off.
 And so here is the finished card.

Thank you for looking I hope you enjoyed how this came together. I would love to hear your views, you can leave your thoughts below. TTFN Debs xx


  1. Another fab card, the plaque doesn't look rough, it looks full of interest, texture & your signature sparkle. A little treasure for your SIL.

    Not heard of a true black alcohol pen before, sounds like it needs to be an essential component in your craft kit!

    Your SIL will adore her card:-) xxx

  2. Beautiful gift/card for your SIL! I love the utee encased embellishments, what a great idea!

    Lesley Xx

  3. Another fab creation, getting very clever!!!! We'll done xxxx

  4. What a fabulous card - the UTEE'd plaque is just brilliant! I just popped over to say thank you so much for your lovely words on my PaperArtsy creations earlier this month - so much appreciated. Sorry it's taken me so long to catch up!
    Alison x


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