Tuesday, 25 August 2015
For my card this time I have used some new stamps from Paper Artsy, from their Eclectica range designed by Lin Brown. All the stamps I've used here are from the same set.
I began by stamping the snowflake with Brilliance Ice Blue ink randomly onto some smooth white card. I wanted a subtle background and it doesn't show up very well in my photo but I think you could see it if you click on the picture to enlarge it. I then coloured the branch stamp with Distress Markers, Vintage Photo and Forest Moss, and huffed on it before stamping it toward the top of my card. Next I stamped the little bauble with Versamark and embossed it with WOW pearl gold embossing powder, and then coloured it with a red Derwent Aqua tone marker and a water brush. At this stage I die cut it with a Li'l Inker stitched rectangle die. I did this first so that I knew exactly where to place the Noel, which I stamped with Versamark and embossed and coloured the same way as the bauble. I used a small piece of gold peel off for the hanging chain, and then layered it onto first, some dark green card and then gold mirri card before mounting it onto a folded red A6 card. I quite like it now it's done but it didn't quite turn out as I had in mind and I had some difficulty trying to colour the embossed images. I tried Promarkers and then Distress markers which did colour OK, but I smudged both efforts trying to remove surplice ink from the embossing so my first two ended in the bin. The water colour crayons seemed to work better so I could make some more of this design quite easily now.
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Now I am going to link this up at Scrappymo's Rudolph Day Challenge - Anything Christmas.
Friday, 21 August 2015
I am entering this at The Butterfly Challenge - Butterfly + W for Washi Tape
Pixies Snippets Playground - Use Snippets
Stamping Sensations - Use Stamps and Dies
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Thursday, 13 August 2015
I am entering this at Addicted To Stamps - Make Your Mark
The Crafter's Cafe - The Great Outdoors
The Male Room - Vacation / On The Beach.
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Friday, 7 August 2015
My card today is made with this lovely stamp and embossing folder set that is free with the current issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine. I thought that apart from being very pretty this was good value and worth the price of the magazine. There is the A6 size EF, the border EF and the cameo style stamp. I pretty much followed the design that was in the magazine but I used different colours and different dies.
The base card is an ivory 15cm square, and the front is covered with Forest Moss coloured card from the Distress card pad, cut to leave a tiny border of ivory showing. I used Bundled Sage card from the same pad to emboss two border strips and the sanded the embossing to reveal the lighter core. I trimmed these to fit onto the dark green panel leaving a narrow border. Next I ran a piece of ivory card through my Cuttlebug with the main EF, and then trimmed this piece to fit in the center, again leaving the narrow border. I stamped the cameo image with black Archival ink and die cut it using a Nellie Snellen nesting oval die. I used a Spellbinder die to cut the mat from the light green card to mount this. This die is from a set designed to co-ordinate with Just- Rite stamps. For the greeting I used the smallest die from Spellbinders Elegant Ovals set cutting one from light green and one from ivory card. I the trimmed the edge away from the ivory one so that it would fit inside the fancy edge of the green one and then stamped the birthday greeting with a Stamp Tapestry stamp. All that was left to do was to add a bow and a little rose above the image and some tiny green pearls to the frame and greeting panel.
I am entering this at Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes With a Stamp and a Die
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Tuesday, 4 August 2015
Anyway today I have an anniversary card made for my Son and DIL last week.
The base card is a pearlised white 15cm square and I stamped the greeting with black memento ink before embossing with Couture Creations EF, Tied Together. The embossing didn't cover the entire front of the card so I cut a lacy border from a snippet of mauve pearl card with a Joanna Sheen Signature die and wrapped it round with a very narrow purple ribbon before fixing it to the fold of the card. I then used another short length of the ribbon to tie a bow over it. The circle frame was cut from another snippet of the mauve card with a Memory Box die, and stuck in place to frame the greeting. On reflection I should have stamped the greeting onto a separate piece of card as it looks a bit faded on the pearl card. I think it looked better IRL though, than it does in the photo. The flowers and leaves are all made with Britania dies. I used a snippet of green pearl card for the leaves, and snippets of white satin paper from Joanna Sheen for the flowers which I coloured with Promarkers before making up. I used a gel glue to fix these in place and self adhesive tiny pearls to embellish the embossed background.
I am going to enter this at Pixies Snippets Playground - Just use Snippets.
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