Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Sweet memories!

Hello and welcome to my crafting blog!

Today I am sharing a very special birthday card I made for a very special friend!

Ann & I met at a car boot sale when she came over to look at our birds of prey and saw me sat cutting out decoupage – we started chatting and the rest is history so they say!

So the card is made from a kit by Valerie Dawes and bought through http://www.craftsuprint.com/ it is called

Giant Easel Tableau 3d Card Kit Sweet Memories!

The kit consists of 6 printed sheets....so once they were printed on my 128gsm matt photo paper I sprayed some of the sheets with Crafters Companion Stick and Stay and fixed the sheet to a sheet of lilac card stock.

Then I started cutting out – as you can see from the finished card there is an awful lot of cutting out to be done – and a lot is knife work too....

I have made 4 or 5 of these Giant Easel cards and have to say this one was lovely to make as everything went together perfectly.....I know that when I print I now take the print size down quite a bit otherwise the finished card just wont fit an envelope – even using 14”x14” card.

The card is a standard easel design, so you score in the centre then the top piece is scored across the centre and folded down.

The kit has strengthening tabs that I used on the telephone and the ribbon circle so they stood up perfectly....

There was loads of decoupage to cut out and I used silicone throughout this card – and the petals were all shaped on the flowers!

To finish I used glossy accents on the clock face and on the tiny blue flowers above the clock...

I used a self adhesive blue and gold dot in the centre of the blue bow and some big pink self adhesive gems on the ribbon circle....

I did a verse and used Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet distress ink pad to add some colour and then fixed in place underneath the card.

I had a lovely thank you message from Ann when she arrived home to find the card...she certain appears to like it!!!

I hope you do too...

Thanks for popping in again...

See you tomorrow maybe?



  1. This is absolutely stunning! I really love it.. the colours are lush!
    I've left you a little something over on my blog if you want to toodle over and take a peak! xxxxx