Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Not quite a Royal engagement...

My best friend got engaged on Valentine's Day this year and I wanted to make the happy couple a really pretty card to say congratulations.  I had recently purchased the Craft Artist Platinum multibuy and couldn't wait to try it out.  I was really impressed with the quality and variety of the images.  The front of the card is based on the "We're Engaged" card template.  I changed the colours and added my own text.  Once it was printed I heat embossed the main butterfly with Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powder using a heat gun.  The inside of the template was left plain so I added a photo and used the brush technique to give a bit more interest.  I hope the sentiment sums up how happy I am for them both.  Here's to a lifetime of happiness!

Sunday, 20 February 2011

In the beginning...

As this is my first blog post it would only be polite to introduce my crafting to you.  This is one of the first computer crafted cards that I have made.  I used the My Craft Studio Fab Glam Fifties CD-ROM for the images and mounted the main image and sentiment onto mirri-paper.  The main image has been highlighted using Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powder and a heat gun.