So here's the first of several posts today, as i have spent most of the weekend creating various bits and bobs :)
This is for a friend's birthday in January. I love it when I make something that has a home to go to - it's rare that it happens that way around!
I made a fan template out of an old cereal box and then cut 6 pieces using the template. The metallic paper is really gorgeous and lovely quality to touch - it's almost silky. I embossed each fan piece and stuck together with a brad. I embossed the card blank and ran a cats eye ink pad over it. It's finished off with a strip of black paper, embossed and rubbed with grey ink, and a black bow (which I hand tied... it took ages to get right!)
I've entered this into the All Sorts Challenge "It takes two" challenge.
I then made this card, below... After making such a dark and dramatic card, I wanted something a little more playful! The background was created by rubbing ink pads across a sheet of paper - it's not a neat finish, but I like it on some cards and I think it works well here. The flowers are shop bought, and the butterflies are a sizzix originals die.
This one has no home as yet.