And, for those hubbies who tend to leave things until the last minute, you can save their bacon by dropping hints about my gift voucher service. These can be posted anywhere in Australia, with a free hand-made card, and can be made out to any value you like. Something to remember if they forget completely and you wish to maximise the guilt value!!
OK, so the top card is one we made at my Autumn/Winter Mini launch last Saturday. It started with an idea of using the 2step Bird punch to create a big and little bird like this one I saw on Valita's Fresh Folds blog. She's a clever girl that one!
I had a brainwave when I'd made one large and one small bird - to make them into mother and child bird for Mother's Day.
The card base is Soft Suede, the overlay panel is Naturals Ivory, and I used my Circle Scissor to cut the two concentric circles in Kraft and Very Vanilla. I stamped the gorgeous tree from "Pendant Park" in Soft Suede ink onto the Vanilla circle. All of the layers were sponged with ink for definition.
Now for the birdies: The Mummy bird is straight from the punch, but with the addition of long stick legs cut from Soft Suede. Baby bird's construction really highlights the versatility of this punch (get you wishlist and pen handy, because you're gunna want this punch on there!!) Baby's body is the wing piece!! Same stick legs, but shorter. But what about the beak and baby wing?? Ah! So clever - they are simply two leaves cut from the branch and glued into position.
The layers have been sponged with Soft Suede ink for definition, and I added an eye with Chocolate Chip marker and a dot of white gel pen. The band is constructed from the border stamp in the "Pendant Park" set, stamped onto Naturals Ivory. Behind this is a scrap of Soft Suede Designer prints paper - not available here in Australia, but as Soft Suede will be joining the core colours come September, I have high hopes for its inclusion in the next catalogue. The sentiment is from the brilliant "Teeny Tiny Sentiments" set, also new in the A/W Mini and I finished with a scrap of Polka dot ribbon in Soft Suede.
Back later for the deets on the other cards, off to have a play with some new goodies!