Saturday, 17 March 2012

Special Memories Card

Good morning and a very Happy St Patrick's Day to you all. I am pleased to report that the sun is shining here on the West of Scotland. This is a card I made  the other day for a  special person, whom I worked with several years ago. We shared an office together for 4 years and as she is moving to another place of employment I decided to make her a handmade card. I used distress inks on the card itself  ( vintage photo and rusty hinge). The die cut frames and punched butterflies were inked with stormy sky and barn door. It's difficult to view but under the frame I placed a piece of card on which I had blended alcohol inks/metallic alcohol ink, using blending solution to lighten the effect. The card has a really nice shabby vintage feel, which I know she will appreciate.  A couple of sparkling embellishments added to the butterflies complete the look. Today I have some clearing out to do, which I am not at all looking forward to.  Then  I plan to create a special card for 'My Mammy' for Mother's Day, which  in the UK is tomorrow.  I  have an idea in mind for my mammy's card and hope its just as nice when finished. I shall post it on the blog late Sunday as I don't want to spoil the surprise!!

Happy Crafting  and thank you for viewing  x


  1. Love what you did with this card Anne ,and its very hard sometimes to pick up the special effects we crafters do. Hugs Mum xxxx

  2. Hi Annie, your card is beautiful, love the subtle colours and anything that has a butterfly on it floats my boat. I think your friend will love it.


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