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Rubber Art Stamping & Card Making.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

A4 cards

Although it isn't obvious from the picture, this card is a full A4 in size. For this I use white A3 card, from Staples. This card is not particularly thick, but I resolve this by attaching a full A4 sheet of card to the back of the folded A3, and when the card front is covered, and whatever images & embellishments are added, it becomes perfectly solid. I found this much easier than other methods, which rely on attaching 2 x A4  sheets together with a fold & DST.
This was made for a lady who I work with, who is retiring, and I use the A4 size as it allows plenty of space for people signing it inside.
 For the main image I used the Penny Black 'Aspire' stamp again, onto a brayered A5 background, cut to three panels.This was matted onto grey, then gold embossed card.Before matting onto gold, I wrapped some lilac organza ribbon around the image. A folded bow was added with glue dots. I punched the corners of the gold card with a Southwest punch.The front of the card was covered with a sheet of lilac paper, from a Papermania pad. The same lilac ribbon was wrapped around the spine, and tied in a bow. Two sizes of Nesties Labels 8 were cut from gold card, and one from purple. The sentiment and name of the recipient were added in gold Peeloff letters.

 This is a second card made for a work colleague, also A4, and the image was originally the front for a square card,but I had to do this card in a hurry, so I cannibalised ! The front was covered in a piece of 12 x 12 scrapbook paper, which had words like 'friend, memories,' etc on it. The corners were covered with Happy Birthday paper. I cut the numbers from dark brown glittered paper, bought in a pad from Hobbycrafts, then cut 'shadows' from gold glittered paper.Peeloff sentiment, name and balloons completed it.


MaggieC said...

Those are big cards, Shaz, but I really like those images. I am really fed up with that annoying Blogger at the moment. I cannot see your A4 cards using Firefox, and I cannot send comments using IE. Last Wednesday, I could only load half my photos via Firefox and had to do the others with IE..Reading round the blogs, I think a lot of others are having the same trouble. Still, your cards are brill, as usual. Speak to you soon.

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Really love these Shaz, so nice and cant wait to do my two cards I have ordered with this but must get my calligraphy attacked first..
love Shaz in oz.x

MiMi said...

Lovely. There are a lot of things that you could make with an A4 card. Look at those cards! They're fabulous.