Mamie Rae

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

WordArt Wednesday Challenge #124

Another Word Art Wednesday challenge and thankfully again Anything Goes which as always, works wonderfully for me.   This week I’ve made a nice birthday card for an elderly relative who loves pink & lace so easy to provide for :).

The background paper is from a Paper Cellar tartan pack sadly now seemingly no longer available, and it was matted onto gold holographic card.  I punched a complementary pink border to go on top of the lace, which is a really deep lace.

Another wonderful Thomas Kinkade design - Garden of Promise - was tunnel cut and also matted onto the holographic card before putting over the lace border.  Then the best part as always comes with the Wild Orchid Craft roses which just set it off perfectly.

Then the “stop” is a foiled diecut one (possibly Hunkydory) which I’ve again put a couple of roses either side to just set it off.
And as always, the base & tag are made to match.

I finished it all off with a matching box as well and boxed the card with pink tissue paper which I know she’ll really love.


I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. 
Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
Psa 139:14 

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Wild Orchid Crafts challenge -98

Wow – record for me.  3 cards up for 2 different challenges this week.  I must be getting better LOL!!

So the challenge from Wild Orchid Crafts this time is “Wings”, so I’ve chosen this beautiful butterfly image, which I’ve pyramaged and matted onto red then gold mirri paper/card.   The background paper is from an old HOTP book – Joys Vintage Papers (sadly long discontinued L) and I’ve matted them onto magenta pearlescent paper.    I used an MS punch to do the border strips in matching magenta mirri paper.
Flowers are from WOC of course and greenery courtesy of an Martha Stewart branch punch.

The stop greeting is just printed and die cut with another little butterfly added on.


Word Art Wednesday - card #2

This card is one I created for a friend who’s having a bit of a tough time spiritually just now.  She loves green & cream so I used those colours to good effect with the card.    This verse is just typed & printed out to fit into a Spellbinders scallop oval in cream which is then matted onto a green oval which has actually been cut out of a 2nd Spellbinders floral oval (I just cut off the outside section, to ensure it would fit snugly inside the final one).  The final floral oval has then been diecut from greaseproof paper just to be different.  I’d been using this as a shim sometimes & then thought they looked quite nice so started using them rather than discarding (well, you know how we all just LOVE hoarding stuff!!)
Underneath that is a layer of 25 mm cream ribbon & a green punched strip (MS scallop punch I think).  The flowers are all Wild Orchid Crafts, & the decoupage is from my stash.

I’ve done the base similarly to the top, and again just diecut the printed greeting.  All finished off with some adhesive cream pearls and her name in peel-off gold foil letters.

WordArt Wednesday Challenge

This is my first ever entry into the WordArtWednesday challenge, & thankfully this one is “Anything Goes” so easy for me to have something to make for it.   I’ve chosen to provide these 2 cards as while the challenge doesn’t demand WordArt, it’s nice to be able to show off my chosen scriptures.

The first features WordArt by Karen Murray and I’ve used it on a wedding card as my brother & his partner are getting married later in the year.   I’ve  created the background sheet myself, using vector branch shapes found online, but think I need rather a lot more practice to make something that looks a bit more professional sadly.  But it did what I wanted.  It was then triple matted onto black/cream.

I diecut and embossed the WordArt using Spellbinders labels 4 and matted it onto some Shapeabilities Ironwork Accents cut from the label.   They’re not the shape I really wanted, but adequate to do the job.

Finished off with a cream double bow.