Friday, 30 December 2011

More Kanban Steampunk

I really like my steampunk at the moment, and Kanban has some of the best images that I've been able to find. The topper on this first card was originally orange, but I coloured it pink using promarkers. I used distress ink to change the colour of the card, then added some lace, flowers and a hatpin.

This next project started out with me making the box using some gorgeous kanban card for the lid. I cut a circle from the lid and placed acetate behind it, and then cut out 2 of the butterflies from the same card stock and attached them to the acetate.

For the card, I used some basic card stock from my stash, and the circle that I cut from the box lid. The topper is a stamp from the kanban 'jasper' set which I coloured using promarkers, and the flowers are from wild orchid crafts. I tried to keep the card simple as I wanted the main image to do the talking.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Kanban Steampunk

 I used a mixture of Kanban and Hunkydory products for this card. The card base and the gold card are from Hunkydory, and the topper and backiing papers are from Kanban. I cut the dress and the clock shapes from the topper and attached them together and mounted it onto a darker backing paper to make it stand out. I layered the backing papers and card to enhance the colours in the topper and then added the extra embellishments. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the Happy Birthday tag is from Hunkydory, the hat pin is homemade and I bought the metal embellishments from ebay.


I used kraft card to make the front and back of the notebook and then decorated using images from the My Paper Stash (My Craft Studio) A Very Important Date book.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Birdcage birthday card

This is a card that I made for a good friends birthday and I have to say that I think it's one of the best cards that I've made for a long time.

I started my covering the background in milled lavender distress in and then stamped the background in another shade of purple. I did the same with the birdcage topper, mounted them both onto some silver mirri card and attached it to a 5'x5' card blank. The brads, flower and the raffia ribbon are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the spray was from my crafty stash and the hat pin was handmade by my sister.

Fingers crossed my friend likes it.

Halloween goody bags

I thought I would make something a bit different this year for halloween rather than just having a bowl of sweets. I decided I would have a go at making some mini milk cartons and decorating them up using a 'trick or treat stamp', a backing paper that I made myself and some spooooky images that were cut out on the cricut.

I will try to get a template made up for the milk carton and put on here over the next couple of days