Three different occasions, three different designers, three different cards.
‘Personalise your crafts’ is our motto (one of many!) and it shows perfectly in this situation.
Our Crew members took upon themselves to design some greeting cards using a variety of CCB products and here are the results…
Welcome to the CARDS GALORE…
Linda Simpson – The Traveller
I have a deep love of the USA and wanted to create a card using an array of products from Canvas Corp Brands. I decided on creating a twisted easel card which is something a bit different and will really stand out when on display. I have used an variety of papers from the different paper packs available from 7gypsies. Throughout the video, I give hints and tips on how to create the twisted easel and on using the Tattered Angels glimmer mist to help make the embossing “pop”. This card is ideal for any male or female member of the family who is a lover of travel. – explains Linda.
Materials used for the card:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Tattered Leather
7gypsies Vintage Travel Paper Pack
7gypsies Wanderlust Paper Pack
7gypsies American Vintage Media Pad
7gypsies Carte Postal Sticker
Ranger Postage Embossing Folder/Chipped Sapphire
Ranger Distress Ink – Ground Espresso
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Word Bands
Clarity Stamp Liberty Stencil
Fiskars Scissors, Tonic Guillotine
Double Sided Tape, Silicone Glue, PVA Glue, Foam Pads
Chris Pozzi – Glimmer Mist Birds
I just love everything with birds. When I saw the beautiful birds on the Canvas Corp Birds and Bees on Ivory, I knew I wanted to paint them! So I broke out my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and got started! That’s right… I painted with my Glimmer Mists! I even added sparkle to a Baseboard paint! – says Chris.
Chris used the following for her card:
Canvas Corp Birds & Bees on Ivory
Canvas Corp Garden Words on Ivory
Canvas Corp Jute
Tattered Angels Baseboard Mist – Fire
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Pearl, Patina
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze – Desert Sun
Mixed Media Paper
McGill Tag Punch
Tim Holtz Distress Tool
Ranger Distress Inks
Ranger Black Soot Distress Marker
Hero Art stamps
I started by spraying a small amount of my chosen colors into a paint pallet. I love using this little pallet to paint from. I used to just spray on my craft mat and silly me would always (and I mean always!) drag my hand or the image I was painting through the ink and ruin what I was trying to do!
I painted the first bird with Tattered Angels Fire Baseboard Paint. After the Fire bird was dry I “re-painted” him again with a light coat of Tattered Angels Pearl to add that shimmer! I then painted birdie #2 with Tattered Angels Patina Glimmer Mist. To finish off the toes and beaks, I painted them with Tatttered Angels Desert Sun Glimmer Glaze. My shipment of Brown Glimmer Mist hasn’t arrived yet, so I had to settle with painting the branch with Ranger Distress Markers. But you could use something like Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist It’s Brown as well.
Well my birdies were finishing drying, I cut two pieces of Garden Words on Ivory – Piece #`1 was 3 3/4 x 5 1/4, while Piece #2 was 3 x 4 1/2. I also cut 1 piece of mixed media paper at 3 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches. I layered my background pieces and wrapped jute around the piece and adhered them to my card base. I then punched out my tag and added a quick sentiment to finish off my card!
Beth Byrd – Nautical Best Wishes Card
A friend of mine requested a wedding shower card, but wanted it done with an aquatic theme as the recipient worked at the local aquarium. I knew the Nautical Coral Shells and Claws on Ivory paper would be perfect for this project. I loved that it was very non-traditional for a wedding shower card, too! – shares her inspiration Beth.
Beth used the following materials:
Canvas Corp Nautical: Coral Claws and Shells on Ivory paper
Canvas Corp Ivory cardstock
Black and white gingham ribbon
White decorative trim, Pearl embellishments
Paper cutter, Scissors
Paper crimper, Adhesive
An ivory card is the base and I layered it with a panel of the Coral Claws and Shells on Ivory paper. I stamped the Best Wishes message on ivory paper. I liked the contrast of black against the ivory, so used the black gingham ribbon for a decorative touch. The piece of white decorative trim is sparkly and adds the right amount of bling for a wedding shower theme! I added three pearl embellishments for added pizazz!!!
As you can see, no matter what the occasion, you will always find something in the CCB shop that fits it!
Happy card making!