Monday, 20 May 2013

Project 80: A few special commissions





Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted! 

After the Cinco de Mayo party I have been working on a top-secret craft project that I can’t talk about here. My loyal fan-base won’t be disappointed  for long though, I promise to reveal all very soon!
Anyway, I thought I’d do a short post to get back into the posting business, covering two commissions I’ve made this weekend. 
 
First the headline card is a new home card for some friends of a friend. As it was going to a couple I kept it masculine. I love those steampunk papers and thought the hot air balloon was kind of a quirky approach to a new home card. I used the die-cutter to cut out the frame and then used a bit of chevron ribbon to make it trendy. I hope the couple are hipsters to appreciate how achingly cool this card is.



Next is a wedding card I made for a different friend of (admittedly the same) friend. She wanted a simple wedding card that didn’t say “on your wedding day” as she couldn’t make the wedding. She also said the bride liked buttons, so I had to work one in as I love buttons. I embossed some purple card and used a lattice punch to create the interlocking ring effect. I used the white ribbon to symbolise “tying the knot” – no really, that was completely intentional  - and I thought it balanced the whole card out.

I have another not-so-secret project I worked on that I can share next time. I promise to be a bit better than every two weeks!

5 comments:

  1. What top secret craft project!!! If I was there you'd tell me right?! Love the steampunk new home card. Buttons and Weddings = great card. Is that a new border punch on the wedding card? Cx

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  2. Dude you bought me that lattice punch!! It was the first time it occurred to me that it looked like interlocking wedding rings. You know about top secret project...will reveal all soon

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