Thursday, 18 August 2011

A couple more magazine cards

And something different too!  These are two cards I did for a magazine commission, I had to make triple embossed buttons and use them on 5 different cards.  The papers are K & Co Flora and Fauna on both cards (love this pad).

The first card I used a Go Kreate XXL frame die for the scalloped top part then just a simple MFT sentiment together with a bit of lace that I gathered to make into a flower.  Not my usual style but I started off making cards like this before I discovered stamping and colouring and I really enjoyed the blast from the past lol.  That XXL die was just perfect for the card and worked so well with the scalloped lace and gorgeous paper I think.


The button was done by embossing a button made from chipboard then whilst the embossing powder was still hot and wet I dunked it into brown glitter then heated it again then dunked it into embossing powder a few times till there was a good smooth coverage to the button.


My next card was another quick and easy one, I used one of the Lili of the Valley Die cuts, but I fiddled (what’s new lol) and added more shading to the image with my copics and pencils.  Love how it added vibrancy to the image and made it my own.


The border die is from Spellbinders, the butterflies are a Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punch and the pearls, seam binding and lace are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I made the button the same way as before.  Love how the glitter glistens through the embossing powder.


That’s it from me today, I am busy with magazine commissions again so not much time to get new stuff made for me blog but I will be back tomorrow with a hAnglar card for Just Magnolia.




  1. A lovely thank you card, and the wedding card is beautiful.The image is gorgeous, so elegant.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. Lovely cards, Bev! I love all the detail on both of them!
    Diane x

  3. Beautiful cards, all details are perfect like always!!
    Justyna x

  4. Very beautiful cards, BEv, I love the first!

  5. Very pretty cards. I love them.
    Hugs Miranda

  6. Two very lovely cards Bev.

    Toni xx

  7. Both cards are so beautiful Bev. I love how you made these buttons look, and is definately going to try that too, when I would like one to fit nice for a certain card, this is such an awesome idea I think, so thanks a lot for sharing it here.

  8. Two beautiful cards Bev especially like the first one. Ive used your tip on making flwoers like that and very effective they are too. Love the embossed buttons a nice touch.

  9. Hi These are both beautiful the Thankyou crad is just so pretty. Kitty ;0)

  10. Śliczne karteczki - robisz piękne rzeczy:))

  11. Hi Bev just amazing another two brilliant cards:) Sandra H

  12. Gorgeous cards Bev. The first one is very different from your other cards but I love it.


  13. Wow Bev,two cards so different but unique and beautiful in their own right.Very profound of me-where's the real me.Love the button embellishments that you have changed.Hope you're okay.Love Debbie x

  14. Beautiful cards Bev, love how you've done the buttons, x

  15. Very beautiful card. This is so elegant, I love!

  16. Beautiful cards, just lovely! Great way of making buttons, looks real nice!

  17. What, no WOC flowers? Wow you're really stepping out of the box! Great cards Bev!

  18. Two beautiful cards Bev, gorgeous image on the second one.
    Hugs, Yvon

  19. Hiya Bev,

    These cards are great, I agree not your usual style but it is great to try and also to do things a bit different!

    OH My gosh this must have been so difficult for you to do!

    I would have had to add my own touches to the LOTV square too hee hee.

    That is what card making is about, making it our own!

    Love the embossed buttons on both cards.I did get a shock and wondered if I had got the wrong blog hee hee

    Fantastic job BEV and you fufilled what was asked of you.
    Sometimes, we can forget that other people are starting off and need help with products and techniques.

    In fact we all need help to remember to use the techniques that we have learned eh?

    Thank you Bev for reminding me of a technique that I have not used for so long.

    Love these card, the inspiration and thought provoking elements have inspired me to rethink and revisit some old techniques!

    Take care
    Big HUGS

  20. Hi Bev

    Your cards are gorgeous

  21. Beautiful cards Bev, thanks for the tip about adding colour to the image I would never have thought of doing that.
    xx Vee

  22. Beautiful cards Bev, your detailing is gorgeous x

  23. I fell in love with the wedding card :)

  24. Hi Bev, two stunning cards both of them are so beautiful. hugs Shirleyx

  25. Both cards are very beautiful Thanks for the ideas. Edna

  26. Both great cards Bev! I love how you say that they are quick cards...they would of taken me ages! I love how you have done the sparkle and color on that second card....oh it is DEVINE!


  27. Hi Bev,
    I was so excited when I saw your picture on the cover of Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine. I bought one for myself and for Jacque!! All your cards featured in the magazine are so gorgeous!! And, it took you only one hour to make each of them!! I can't wait to meet you next year!!

  28. Oh. so so beautiful, I like 8)

  29. Gorgeous cards. Love the buttons.

  30. Hi Bev,
    The first card is beautiful in simplicity. It looks simple but isn't.
    The second has a very familiar image :). Love it!!
    Hugs Yolanda

  31. Great to see such a different style in the 1st card Bev. Also lovely wedding card...I have one to make for my daughter for next year so it's great to see some inspiration. Thanks so much,
    Jane x

  32. Beautiful cards, Bev!
    Great buttons too!


  33. 2 totally different cards, Bev, and both stunning. Just love the composition of the first one and the lace is beautiful.


  34. Both card are really great Bev, they are beautiful!
    Hugs Jacqueline

  35. Love those glossy, glittery buttons Bev. Well done!

  36. Love the cards! I love the lace,
    button and layout on the first and
    the soft pink and blue on the second - I love that white button.
    The coloring on the couple is
    elegant. hugs

  37. Gorgeous Bev, you really inspire my cardmaking! debscupboard

  38. Bev, How awesome it must be to be you!! Your cards are wonderful as always! what a thrill it must be to have your cards in magazines!! Keep the wonderful work up!!

  39. Both cards are beautiful, love those buttons, really nice to have your own personal touch to them.
    Kim xXx

  40. Two stunning cards x

    hugs sally x


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