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Friday, 10 January 2014

Smooth White Card on Offer at The Papermill



Happy New Year to you all, hope you had a great Christmas and brought in the New Year in style.  Well here we are into another year and my first DT post for the Papermill.  This week's Special Offer at the Papermill is 260gm Smooth White Card, a midi box (approx 260 sheets) for £16.00 or a mega box (approx 645 sheets) for £34.00 - that's just over 5p a sheet!

Just a reminder that the  Luxury Antique White Envelopes and Artists Pads will be reverting back to full price next on Friday 17th January, so still time to grab a bargain.
               
Here are two cards made using the smooth white card, this is excellent for stamping and colouring and as you can see from both cards it embosses well too.  


My first card is for my granddaughter as it is her birthday this month, she is a girly girl and loves blue.  I started by making a 15cm square card using pink card, embossed a square of the smooth white card and matted it onto the card, to this I added some patterned paper, a doily, a square and a round aperture cut from glitter card and a stamped image using a LOTV stamp which was coloured with Promarkers.  A computer generated greeting and a few crystals were added to finish.


This male card, which is to be put in my birthday folder for use later in the year, is one of my favourite styles for male cards.  It was made using the smooth white card.  I embossed a piece of the card with a spellbinders embossing folder, coloured it with distress inks and a little treasure gold, stamped  a Tim Holtzs sentiment  and an image stamp which was a freebie with a magazine last year.  I added a few cogs which had been sprinkled with embossing powder and heated to give a rough texture to the shiny card.  The finished panel was attached to a top fold card leaving a small white border. I have used this technique before for male cards and the smooth white card works beautifully with the embossing and inking.

19 comments:

Zoe said...

Wow! What contrasts, both beautiful cards Sylv xx

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful cards Sylv as always.

Hugs
Linda xxx

jane stillman said...

Two fabulous cards, love how you've entwined the square and circle in the first one

Cumbrianlass said...

2 amazing cards Sylv, the card for your Granddaughter is so pretty love how you have interlocked the circle and square frame, ( might have to try that) and the background you have made on the 2nd card looks fabulous with all the inking and embossing.
Janet xxx

Barbara said...

I love both of these cards in different ways.....the way you've interlocked the frame die-cuts is very clever, and that is such a lovely image. The second card gets it for me though, as they are my fave colours.....great stamps and design too xx

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

2 fabby cards hun the first is my fave xxx

ionabunny said...

Great cards. Love the embossed background and great colours on the second card.

Avril Ann said...

Gorgeous cards Sylv, both so different, your grand-daughter is going to love the card you have made for her, xxx

Erin Bentley said...

Hi Sylv, Two lovely cards love them both, love the image on the first one.

Hugs Erin x

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous cards xx Jan

Laine said...

Fabulous creations both Sylv.
Laine
xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

the card above is so sweet and beautiful Sylv and the second card is colourful and beautiful.

gr karin

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Gorgeous cards and both show off the versatility of the card stock you've used.
I love the first one as that LOTV images is one of my favourites.

<3 & hugs
Lisa xxxx

Kate M said...

Two great cards , the first is so cute and colourful, the second has very dramatic colours, love them both!
xx

Clare said...

love both of your cards up on the blog today xx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Hi! The first card is just so very lovely and the second one is just stunning. Done in all my favorite colors, so you know it's my favorite!! Great work Sylv!!

Cheers, Holley

Debbie Fisher said...

2 fabulous cards love all the detail & colours ... Have a great day xxx

Craftyfield said...

As I am no longer a little girl so, however lovely the first card is, it's the second that wowed me! I have that stamp too and I love the way you've combined different embossed motifs.

Mrs A. said...

That's a neat idea that you have used to entwine the square and circle cut outs. Looks most effective. Hugs Mrs A.