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Cards and More - Anneke's Cards for January
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Dec 29, 2016 21:03:04   #
elfiestouch
 
Here are the Cards and the Embellishments I received from Anneke. The Cards are all very nice, but if I have to choose my favorite, it certainly is the Star-Card. Anneke has to let us in on the secret, how she made this Card. Absolutely beautiful.
I think the Tulip Card is very unique. It is either made with a Punch or a die, but certainly neat. I just inserted the green paper so you can see the details on the tulip.
Anneke was very generous sending me three Cards instead of two.I will use the transparent Stickers to make a Card like the Flower-Card. But I have to wait until my hand gets better before I use the Stitchery pattern. That will be a complicated project.
Thanks a lot for a very beautiful Swap.
This is a 3D Card. The star stands up and the edges also stand up. Beautiful flowers compliment the Card. Hard to take a picture, but really beautiful

The Flowers are set on a colorful "Fence"

The right side has 3D tulips and on the leeft side is a cut-out tulip. I inserted some light green paper to show off the unique design.

This is a pattern for stitchery on Cards. I added the Sample to see what the design looks like, but it is impossible to take a picture. The sample gives you an idea.

This is a Sheet of transparent Glitter Stickers

 
Dec 29, 2016 21:29:48   #
Ammknit
 
Lovely cards. She is obviously an artist. Thanks for posting.
Dec 29, 2016 21:37:49   #
norgraf2179
 
Elfie I have to agree with you the Star card is outstanding and so unique, the other two are also beautiful, love the colors of the second card and the tulips remind me of Spring which I know won't be here for a little while at least in WV but is nice to think about the Spring flowers. Anneke you make such lovely cards. I have enjoyed looking at the cards (that I have discovered were made last year or before) and am amazed at all the talent making these cards.
Dec 30, 2016 06:13:58   #
rujam (a regular here)
 
Beautiful cards.
Dec 30, 2016 10:22:31   #
Tapraol
 
Very pretty!
Dec 30, 2016 10:25:35   #
Rob's Sally
 
All three cards are beautiful. I agree with you Elfie, the star card is the best. I also like the tulip card very much. It is a great exchange.
 
Dec 30, 2016 13:42:54   #
slmhuffman (a regular here)
 
All so lovely. Talented woman. All very unique.
Dec 30, 2016 20:38:17   #
Annekeetje
 
I am glad you like the cards. The tulip is cut out by hand. I used a metal template and traced the lines and cut out the tulip (template from Marianne Design, from a serie called Silhouet Cutting). The little tulips are cut out by hand too, curved a bit and with silicone caulk glued to give it some 3D effect.
The 'Star card' is a complex card to make. Everything is embossed by hand with an embossing tool (a pen with a round top). Because the cardstock is so dark I could not see the really tiny butterflies and had to guess where there were. The butterflies on the white cardstock were a lot easier to emboss.
No machine embossing and no machine cutting involved in this card.
I know it is hard to take a good picture. If you don't mind I will add some close-up pictures I took before sending the cards to you.

I sure hope you can use the embroidery templates next year when your hand is better.

Having seen some of the other entries I know I have misinterpret this month's theme. I will do better next month.


embossed butterflies in the corners and on the triangles



Dec 30, 2016 23:46:27   #
zara55
 
wow these cards are breathtakingly beautiful, so much detail in the star card and would take a while to make I love the simplicity of the tulip card but they are all exquisite. Think I will book 3 months to America when I retire and visit each one of you to learn new skills. Anneke once again you have amazed me with the talent
Jan 1, 2017 18:48:11   #
BirdWatcher7
 
Once again, Anneke has submitted gorgeous cards!! I LOVE them all and knowing they were all done by hand truly amazes me, since my hands aren't steady enough to do such a great job!! The close ups really show their beauty. While I love the colors of the coral flowers and the blue and white striped 'fence' -- very unique, I do LOVE the star card and the tulip card -- so very gorgeous!! and detailed. I can tell there is a lot of work put into all 3 cards and Elfie is sure lucky to get them!! The embellishments are very interesting too!! Someone is going to enjoy using those (Elfie!) !!

Everyone has a different 'interpretation' on the theme -- so don't feel you've missed it, Anneke -- it's up to the 'creator' to show their interpretation. And interesting for us all to see how the interpretation is displayed.

Beautiful swap!!

P.S. I am SURE that the striped or plaid pattern of the coral or pinkish flowers is handmade as well -- that is extremelly difficult to get those lines all straight and then colored and glittery == it is beautiful!
Jan 2, 2017 14:19:05   #
Annekeetje
 
Carol: the plaid pattern is actually very easy to do. The idea is not mine, I got it from an Elizabeth Design tutorial.

https://youtu.be/G71wheBY8g4

Since my craft room was not covered completely with glitter I thought it was a nice card to make. Now my room is glittered all over, LOL.
 
Jan 2, 2017 17:32:47   #
BirdWatcher7
 
Annekeetje wrote:
Carol: the plaid pattern is actually very easy to do. The idea is not mine, I got it from an Elizabeth Design tutorial.

https://youtu.be/G71wheBY8g4

Since my craft room was not covered completely with glitter I thought it was a nice card to make. Now my room is glittered all over, LOL.


Anneke -- That is the easiest looking tutorial video I have ever seen and it looks so beautiful!! I would have guessed you measured and drew lines for that whole card!! Beautiful -- thanks for sharing. I MUST TRY THIS -- but I could do without glitter all over -- maybe I should clean up all the sniplets of paper first and then try it!
Jan 2, 2017 17:45:28   #
Annekeetje
 
BirdWatcher7 wrote:
Anneke -- That is the easiest looking tutorial video I have ever seen and it looks so beautiful!! I would have guessed you measured and drew lines for that whole card!! Beautiful -- thanks for sharing. I MUST TRY THIS -- but I could do without glitter all over -- maybe I should clean up all the sniplets of paper first and then try it!


Yes, well... don't sneeze into the glitter!
Jan 2, 2017 17:49:00   #
BirdWatcher7
 
Ha, ha -- you are good to warn me about that!! LOL
Jan 3, 2017 10:36:47   #
Friday'schild
 
Wow!!!! What lovely cards...and embellishments! Super lucky, you are, Miss Elfie! Anneke has done well...as always! Gorgeous, so pretty that I can't pick a favorite. Lots of talent oozing out of every detail. Love the tall, delicate tulips. Love the plaid background. Everything is lovely!
 
          
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