Wednesday, 11 November 2009

I've been asked to make a card by one of Fae's work colleagues. She asked for a wedding anniversary card for her parents. I'm always a little nervous about making cards for other people, just in case they hate it! In this case i hope she doesn't like it cos i just adore it and want to keep it myself to stroke for a while ... much like the yellow one i did for Paula ... which i have asked her to ask for it back when they've finished with it LOL! Plus its my first attempt at an Easel Card!!!

I took inspiration for Hanna's blog. She has made the most gorgeous creations and i love all her little embellishments. Hence my use of press studs, which i think are an absolutely fantabulous idea ... wonder if i could use hook and eye's i have a zillion of those from my dressmaking days!
  • CS ~ Stash
  • DP's ~ The Birthday Party of Gabriel free download
  • Image ~ Winter Magnolia Stamp Club Kit 2008
  • Doily ~ from local Pound Shop ~ trimmed to fit
  • Press Studs ~ Sewing Shop
  • Flowers ~ Local Craft Shop and Glimmer Misted!
  • Pearls & Eyelet ~ Stash
  • Tulle ~ TabbyCrafts (Glimmer Misted too!)
  • Pin ~ (the one on the left ... not the left of the card ... on the right of the card but on the left of the big pearl LOL) ~ TabbyCrafts
  • Silver Embroidery Thread ~ Market Stall
  • Sentiment ~ Pink Petticoat Sentiment & Tags
  • Tools ~ H2O's, Tombo Blender Pen, Whisper Strokes, Watercolour Pencils, Woodware Leaf Punch.


  1. Woweee, your card is drop dead gorge sweetie, love the press studs and all the other embellies are scrummy! So got to have a go and one of these easel cards!
    Hugs Tab xxx

  2. Hi Jilli!!!
    So nice to meet you today.
    Thanks for visiting my blog.
    To answer your question about the petroleum is used to stop the acrylic paint drying over where I need to wipe it off. So all the gold/green areas that are showing on the card were where I applied the jelly. The red areas are the acrylic paint.
    It's a really fun technique.

  3. Sorry.........I forgot to say that your card is amazing!!!

  4. Oh this is absolutely gorgeous Jilli, your detail is fantastic! x


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