Saturday, July 28, 2012

July cards

As promised, back with a few more projects to share from last couple of weeks.

The first one is a flip flop / sandal card for which I drew my own template (took a few attempts to get it right LOL as the toe tapper template shape wasn't right for the shoe i wanted to make). 
To keep it fresh, young and fashionable as well as bold, I used black, white and cerise colours, and Laura Ashley stamps to give it some style, without being too vintagey, if that makes sense!

The stitching on the shoe is faux stitching - a pokey tool and thin black felt tip marker used for that.

The punch is from Martha Stewart

... and finally a view of the finished card.

the gorgeous hot pink pearls can be obtained from - they aren't up on the website yet but if you email the shop, they can get back to you.


The next card is equally girly one in the form of the Thistledown fairy from Lili of the Valley and using papers from Bearly Mine Designs pack called Floral Fantasy available here.
The delicate larger leaf dies are from Memory Box and the smaller one of the sentiment is from a punch which has no name! 
The card was coloured with twinkling H2O's


The following card is a Christening one - am long overdue some new Christening designs and this time challenged myself to stay away from pink or blue! So these are all muted earthy tones, which go well with the church window in the image - another one from Lili of the Valley which you can find here

 And some close up photos:

That gorgeous neutral colour used along with the window die to create the stenciling is called Pumice Stone from Tim Holtz Distress Inks range.
the card was coloured with pro markers.


While we are on the subject of distressing, the card below has lots of it - distressed paper edges and inked distressing, and the bunting and string to add to the summer feel - decided to colour the image with pencil strokes and nothing too 'blended' adds to the rustic carefree feel of this one - if you click on the picture you might see the texture on the shells created with inks and dots.

and a view from the top edge so you can see the bunting - the letters were added by using the craftwork cards candi alphabet stamps - soooo handy these little stamps, but easy to lose as they are so tiny.
this stamp is a Faye Whittaker / Joanne Sheen one called Washroom Teddy


the last card share is a purely floral Lilac and white one,one of my favourite floral colour combinations, and you will have seen on the blog before. This time I used the nestability die to stencil again, as the image is much larger than this and so its a snippet of the stamp and a fabulous technique - I used it on the fairy above too!
this one was coloured with these promarker colours and a blender - 
Lilac, Lavender, Amethyst and Purple
Meadow Green Flex marker, Apple Green, Forest

a luxurious 'chocolate box' bow to finish!


  1. everyone of them are stunning. Love the christening one. B

  2. Wow Jess, I love the vintage feel of the summer card and the christening one is fabulous with all it's intricate detail and would be a wonderful keepsake.
    I love the fresh take on a shoe card with the flipflop card and the colours are just right for it.
    As usual you have surpassed yourself :)

  3. Stunning set of cards Jes, hope youve managed to sort out your computer. hugs Shirleyxxxxx