Mamie Rae

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Vintage Sentiments

This is one of my all-time favourite card designs I think with it’s wonderful vintage feel.  It was originally a Christmas design but translates perfectly through to any kind of general one as you can easily change whatever text you put on the postcard.

I’ve matted a lovely vintage paper from Pion Design onto gold mirri card, then printed off a postcard with my WordArt verse on it which got matted onto a wonderful white doily which just sets it off wonderfully.  I love this particular verse as while not biblical per se, it’s ideal for anyone, Christian or not.
Finished it all off with a white ribbon and group of mixed flowers – this time using some from Prima as well as Wild Orchid Crafts, and some white pearls.  It’s such a hugely versatile card I know I’ll be making many more but sadly Prima have gone & changed their stock again, so the beautiful cream flowers aren’t available anymore.  But that’s ok – just have to try using some other colours or sizes etc.

So far I’ve only made this as an “ordinary” card rather than an easel but it would lend itself nicely to an easel style too.

I'm entering this into the Wild (oops KEEP writing that LOL!) sorry Word Art Wednesday challenge

Crafting from the Heart
Crafty Creations Challenge #264 - S for Scripture/Sentiment

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Word Art Wednesday Challenge 130

Another week done & another month to boot – hard to believe we’re already into May as Christmas seems only a few wks past & the weather as yet at least hasn’t quite hit spring :(

This week’s card is in lovely soft brown colours that I absolutely adore, but can’t get the papers for any longer – they’re from a very old Paper Pizazz pack which I don’t even know the name of to hunt on Ebay or elsewhere for sadly, but someday perhaps I’ll come across them again.

I decided to change my normal design for this card & used two triangles instead to split the card in half along the diagonal which works perfectly with the circle sentiment which I’ve matted onto a 10 cm doily. 

Finished it off with a matching bow and a gold glitter border peel off to match the gold edging of the ribbon – just neatens up the ribbon edges at the ends as the cuts are prone to fraying.

I've just put an ordinary insert inside rather than matching it as I'd so little of the paper left to do so sadly.

LOVE this verse but caution you to remember it’s a single verse & thus shouldn’t be taken on its own to mean anything major – rather use it to be inspired to read the whole passage:

If you want to understand the issues behind that you could consider reading this article:

I'm entering this card into Word Art Wednesday Challenge 130