Hello everyone, can you believe less than 2 weeks to the jolly fella with a wobbly belly eeeekkkk!!!
Ok so today I thought I would show you 2 cards I've made with non-christmas paper.........in fact I've used paper from an Halloween release....... I love to adapt things to fit other occasions, it gives our brains a stretch lol.
Now my daughter as some of you know is severely disabled & she goes to daycare monday-friday. Her taxi driver & escort on the taxi are the best you could possibly wish for & we buy gifts for them every year. Now the driver & his lovely wife are Gothic lover's......yes scares the bee-jesus out of me but I wanted to make them cards suited to them.....so it had to be black....eeekkkk
This first card is an anniversary card for them......ok their anniversary is not until October so I'm well prepared lol. Actually their anniversary is 31st October....yep halloween they got married lol, but they are goth's so its appropriate for them.
Here is a Black & White Anniversary card........to be honest I know a lot of people that would like this sort of card who are not Goth's lol. I absolutely love this paper from Pion's Halloween release & love that one side is non-halloween........seriously you should buy this paper collection its so so pretty!!!
I forgot to put the sentiment on & took photo's but on the last photo I remembered lol....I took these photo's a week ago though & hadnt quite finished my 2nd card then.
The matting on this card is Pion Design Palette Black l, its lovely to use as matting & matches the Pion paper beautifully. All papers were machine stitched. I also added doilies using a doily die.
The heart is Scrapiniec & I sprayed it white & added a Black Oval Frame to the centre & a resin keyhole from my stash.
The white flower was made with white foamiran, I've kept it basic because of the black & silver centre I added. The black flowers are from my stash & the black organza ribbon is tied into a bow & heat shrunk with my heat gun. I also added in some pearl string there as well.
This is the inside but when I did it I thought......I dont want to cover up those gorgeous clocks by putting somewhere to write a sentiment....... So I had an idea & as I had already glued it all to the inside so had to get a wee bit creative.........if you look closely you can tell by the stitching ;-) Or look at the next piccy lol.
The scalloped bottom bit I fussy cut form the 12x12 'Midnight Spell' sheet & then added it on to make a pocket for some tags to write on.........when the tags are removed they will see those beautiful clocks.
I made 2 tags, one with an Anniversary verse on & added waxed cord. The chain & charms are from my stash, I added chain to mirror the clocks.....I thought it would be a nice added touch. The larger tag I cut the paper from the same sheet & backed it with card to make it stronger.
Have you seen the beautiful lace I've used.......I attached it going up the side so it hid less of the paper....I think it suits it going up the side.
Ok so for my 2nd card I've again used papers from the same collection & again they are for the same people so need to incorporate black............this was more of a challenge for a christmas card...
The paper on this card is all 1 sheet & I did inside as well....I've used 'October Garden'. For the matting behind the image I've used a mixture, the black one is 'Beyond The Grave' & the bottom layer is Pion Design Night Before Christmas 'Just A Peek'.
I added a straw & then added sentiments cut from Night Before Christmas 'Border's' Sheet. The bingo card is from the same collection & I added a Pen Nib to it......love these pen nibs.
I added black & gold lace & then added a bit more black lace from my stash along the top....I tried get in as much black as I could muster lol....
The gold ribbon is from my stash & I made a cabochon for the centre using one of the circles form the Night Before Christmas Tags sheet & then I added a small charm.
As you can see I did add a sentiment to the anniversary card lol....I used the Whimsy Banner die to cut it out.
I have to say both of these cards were out of my comfort zone as I'm not usually one for using black. However I did enjoy doing them & I'm quite happy with how they turned out.....lets hope the recipients like them!!
Hope I've inspired you to use papers for occasions other than they are meant for......halloween papers to make an Anniversary Card & a Christmas Card......so not just for halloween ;-)
Thanks for stopping by, big hugs to you all.