Wednesday, 26 February 2014

A Birthday Card from Asgard

My third Avengers card. This one was a personal one for a friend who, like me, is a fan of Loki (he just needs a hug!)

In the same style as my Ironman card and Thor card, I created a paper pieced image, this time using the image from one of the posters for the new film. Detail was added with black pen and is set on a green card blank, finished with a birthday sentiment.

I always struggle with faces, which is why, you may have noticed, that I leave them out most of the time. I can't remember my reasons to drawing it in this time and I don't think it looks too bad. My friend went all fan girl over it when she got it so mission accomplished in my books!

3 down, 5(?) to go!

Friday, 21 February 2014

Chic 21st

It's about time I wrote (apologies) and started to catch up with  my cards - I'm really falling behind. 

This one was for my best friend's 21st birthday. She's always a tricky one to make as I never really know what to put on her cards. I always go down the fashion/dresses route. For her 18th I did an Art Deco themed card (which I was particularly pleased with).

So this year, I opted for a stepper card. I drew the design myself and finished the dress with patterned vellum.
The text was a papercutting, originally traced from Word and then cut out in black card. It was extremely fiddly but I love the effect it makes.