Thursday, 29 October 2009

Walking down the isle

My brother and sister-in-law got married at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas a few weeks ago. (I know my post is late again! mad smileys) All friends and family also had the chance to join their wedding, well, not in person but through Internet. It was great to see the wedding ceremony live online. Almost feel like we were there with them. I have just got to share this wedding card, I made for them, with you all. I am so so pleased with it and truly love this card myself.

I made this card with our 'October monthly challenge: moving card' in mind. See those two gold and pink butterflies fluttering by?! (I should have taken a video clip to show you!) My sister-in-law loves butterflies, hence, they are everywhere. In order to create a little movement, I attached two of the small butterflies on thin acetate strips so they could move back and forth like they are flying. They are great!
Here comes the bride and groom walking down the pink carpet isle. When the card expands, it reveals the bride and groom's names and the date of the wedding. And it just looks like the couple are walking down the isle. I am so loving it! squeaky dog toys

Here is another photo from the side view.

My card did travel all the way to Vegas and so my brother and sister-in-law were able to open it after the wedding ceremony. What response did I get?! Well, they love the card. It is good to know when someone loves my card as much as I do myself. Hee hee! Have a great day!

STAMPS: Elzybells Art Stamps- Bride & groom (16-020).
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black.
Others: Cards, papers, ribbon and rub on alphabets from my own stash, Butterflies recycled from a given birthday card, Acetate and Copic Markers.

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Happy Birthday Dad!

Well... I know... My dad's birthday has gone past by already but I still would like to share the card I made for my dad with you.

And this is what it looks like when you open it:

I've seen this card style being made before and love the clever cutting and folding. However, I could never figure out how it was made. But I was put out of my misery on a special card demonstration day at my local craft store. Now I know how! small dog clothes I used some free die cut shapes of the little birdies, which comes with my craft magazine, to decorate this card. Although it is autumn already, the card still has that summer feeling with its green, blue and yellow colours. I guess I just want to hold on to summer a bit longer!! I am quite pleased with this card and so is my dad!! Hee hee!

I guess some of you are wondering: "SO... how do you make this card??" Well, to stop you crafters out there from wondering any longer, here is a picture indicating the measurements, where to cut and how to fold.

Sorry that the image seems to be really small. It is so small that you can't even read the text on it. But... I don't know how to make the image bigger?! smileys Basically, the card size is 12" x 5 1/2". Score the card at 2", 4", 8" and 10". Then cut 1 1/2" from the top and bottom edge: from the 2" point to the 10" point (shown as the red coloured line). The rest will be just folding. Light blue lines indicate valley folds and the yellow lines are the mountain folds. Hope this helps. Once you manage the basics, I bet you will be able to apply this cutting and folding technique to any size card. Happy crafting!

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Cherry Wings Challenge #2 - Moving Cards

Hey! It is my turn now to set up this month's card challenge. diving forum

For October Challenge #2, I would like you to design card(s) which include something that MOVES. Just to give you a head start how about a shaker card? You can use beads, sequins that move around when you shake the card. Or how about a Waterfall card? Or just simply create a card that has jewels or charms dangling on the card?

Anything else? We want to see those groovy movements on your cards. Please do come and join me and Erin on this month's challenge. Leave a link of your cards in the comments below or email me with your card pictures. I will showcase all your works at the end of this month. Have fun with the move! confused smileys