Sunday, 22 April 2012

Welcome Home card Papertrey Ink



Hello everyone, and welcome to Annie who is a new follower this week.

I've been busy working on the wedding scrapbook and have managed to complete several layouts but there is a long way to go and I haven't had much time to follow the on line course I signed up for called 'A Cut Above'.

The first lessons are about using die cuts and have been very informative and I hope to be able to either make a new card for each lesson, or highlight a previously made card that uses the required technique because of time constraints.

Lesson  1 was simply to use die cuts on a card and  I made a Welcome Home card for some friends who have just returned from a 3 month cruise. They were very sensible to go away for our winter and have returned just in time for all the spring colour. I had missed them and thought it was appropriate to hang the flags out so I made a springlike card to reflect this




I started by inking up a plain panel of card to make a background sky and grass, and then added a banner that I fussy cut and stamped with a sentiment before fixing it to a stamped cord. I die cut a birdhouse and some birds to sit on a garden gate and added a little foliage and and a couple of flowers.


All materials were from Papertrey Ink.


You may remember the  bon voyage card  I made for these friends when they set out on their cruise, using die cuts from my Silhouette Cameo.



Day 2 of the course was to use a die to make a window card and here is one I made a little while ago that fits the bill

 

I hope to catch up with the course, especially when it gets on to using the Silhouette cutter because I need lots of instruction to get to grips with that!

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs
Carol x




10 comments:

  1. Great cards! Love the window card!

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  2. These are all so sweet, Carol! I love how you tied the tag on the window of the boat, and the die cutting is wonderful. Your last card with the hanging star is so pretty!

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  3. Lovely cards! I must say that your art teacher was very bad and I think you should get your paints out now and enjoy yourself! I bet you'd do a beautiful job with them! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  4. Hi Carol thank you for visiting my blog but most of all for welcoming me on your blog. I love your 3 cards, particularly the 3rd with the aperture and star. What a lovely idea. Good luck on your course and thank you for sharing. Annie :)

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  5. They are all so fab, Carol! I especially love the first for the inking!

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  6. Lovely cards Carol. Do you know about Hayley's blog she has silhouette tips, hoping to follow some of them myself.
    http://hayley-west.blogspot.co.uk/

    Linbyx

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  7. These are all gorgeous creations, in particular the dangly star card, so pretty and has the wow factor!

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  8. Wow Carol, love all three they are so creative! Three month cruise , how fun is that! Love the way you made the star card It's stunning and fun! You are definitely on a creative roll!

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  9. These are all great examples of how to use die cuts...the course does look good :0)
    I have to say die cut apertures are my favourite at the moment and your star card is stunning :)
    Jenny x

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  10. I love all of these!!! I especially love your take on the window card. That is SO cute!

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Thanks,
Carol x

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