Thursday, March 18, 2010

Service Auction Card Pack

This set of 6 cards with a gift box (modified) was created for our Relief Society's Birthday Celebration Service Auction. I will mention here that all these cards were made using paper scraps. Just A Note to Say HELLO

A very simple card to make, but still has an eye catching quality to it.

I used a white base card and with the exception of this and the white centred oval, all edges are ink distressed using Dew Drop Vera Magic Night Sky. The MSE large swirl flourish was stamped witht he same ink, but stamped twice on scrap paper to lighten the ink, and then the American Crafts Stamp Collection "Enjoy" sentiment was stamped with the same ink at full intensity. This centre Oval is raised with pop-dots and using the dotted line, extended it onto the outer ovals using small pearls.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY- Have a Wonderful Day

This card was inspired by the CPS Sketch 158. I have posted this card seperately in a prevoius post, and you can read the details about it there.

ALL WHITE WEDDING CARD - Always and Forever

I have always wanted to create an all white wedding card, and this was the perfect opportunity. I used the Scor Pal to create a double line embossed border. Within this area I adhered a piece of velum, heat embossed with a clear flourish (more easily seen in actuality) in the upper left and lower right quadrents. Next came the "Always and Forever" sentiment stamped in the lower left corner on the velum. I then punched ribbon slots, centered, in between the two embossed border lines on each side and fed the ribbon through tying a bow in the centre front. I then attached the Mr. & Mrs. Spellbinders tags, one on either side of the bow and adhered them in place. the glittery heart was cut on the Cricut using the "Love Struck" cartridge at 4 1/4". This was not a simple task as some of the areas were quite fine and I had to be very careful to not break them as I took it off the Cricut mat and applied Cool Highlight Glitter Ritz. I then glued the heart in the upper right quadrent at an angle so that the clear flourish would still be visable and look like it was coming from the glitter heart.


The bottom green section is topped with Fiskars Apron Lace border punch while the Happy Birthday sentiment from Hero Arts Birthday Say is stamped with Dew Drop Memento Bamboo Leaves and heat embossed with clear. The Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper was used to round the upper left and bottom right corners. The darker olive green pape strips are embossed on the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder. The Scalloped Square was cut and embossed with Spellbinders and attched using Pop-Dots. The inner square was stamped with a leafe stamp from MSE True Friends set with Versa Mark and heat embossed with clear, then edged with the same Memento Bamboo Leaves ink using and ink distress foam sponge. It, too, is then adhered in place with Pop-Dots.


In going through my paper scraps I came across this piece with birds on it and thought, that generally speaking, birds make a cheerful happy sound and would make a good Get Well card. Besides, the colours are restful and cheery at the same time. The lighter aqua blue paper was edged using a Mara Stewart border punch with light aqua blue jewels adhered in the tiny holes between the punched flowers and then adhered to the card with Pop-Dots.

Next came the bird paper. I happened to have a matching dark salmon colour in scraps and used it as a border base behind the birds. I found some matching ribbon and tied it at the top and then attached this piece to the card; again using Pop-Dots.

The light aqua coloured scrap I then stamped the little bird in the centre using Versa Mark, while stamping the Get Well Soon sentiment from Flourishes Sweet Violets set in Dew Drop Versa Magic Ocean Depth, and heat embossed both with clear. I then used Versa Mark on some of the background birds as well as second stamping birds in the Ocean Depth, and the two strongest coloured birds in the inital stamping with the same colour. This is backed with the darker Acqua and dark salmon coloured papers and again mounted onto the card with Pop-Dots.

THANK YOU - seen at the top left of the set of cards

This red/green/blue/beige card had already been made just before I made this set and is detailed in an earlier posting.

So this is the set. I was greatly surprise last night when this card sold at the service auction for $710! We did not use real money at this Relief Society Birthday Celebration Service Auction, but had to fill out a questionare at the beginning that awarded Monopoly money for the questions answered. That was the money used to purchase items made by the ladies for the silent part of the auction or to bid for services donated at the live part of the auction. It was great fun. And the refreshments that were prepared were fantastic! It was a great night out with the ladies of the Relief Society.

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