Friday, May 15, 2009

A new style of card that I made a few weeks ago but couldn't post on here because one of them was for Sandra's birthday and I didn't want her to see it before the day! They're called exploding flowers and I got the idea from a clever crafter on the Docrafts forum.Each layer folds down and the last petal tucks into the first one. When completely folded the card looks like a pentagon with a hole in the middle where you can see the centres of all the layers.
The first two are made with K and Co double sided papers and the third one (this is the birthday one) was actually the first one that I made and it's single sided papers glued together. They're really easy to make and look very effective don't they?!
I took these photos when I discovered the super macro setting on my camera (which I have to admit I have had for a year now!) The lilac I found lying on the lawn after it had been blown down during the night. The clematis is growing against the wall at the back of the house.

I think I may use them for cards at some time in the future.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The other 'big thing' is 'word cards'. Printed template in Microsoft Word and then cut out in fancy card and embellished.

Exploding boxes are my latest thing Had to make quite a few now for weddings or birthdays. Time consuming to do but the results (I think) are impressive!