Monday, 12 March 2018

baby christening

for the card:
  • LOTV- baby christening
  • LOTV- for her sentiments
  • LOTV- vintage labels occasions
  • tattered lace- circle dies
  • LOTV- country lady paper pad
  • memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • Neenah classic crest cardstock
  • copics- skin:E50,51,21,93. window:E31,43,55,57,59.BG70. dress:Wo,1,2,3. pink:R81,83,95,56.RV91. green:YG93
  • kraft cardstock
  • vintage lace ribbon
  • paper roses 
 I cut my background papers to size and glued the top section directly to the card blank. I added ribbon to the top edge of the second piece, securing the ribbon ends on the reverse, then glued this onto the front of my card blank. I stamped and coloured my main image on Neenah cardstock, then die cut into a circle. I diecut a larger circle from kraft to mat and layer. I created a custom sentiment by combining several stamps and masking off certain sections to create the saying I wanted. I die cut this into a smaller circle and again matted with a larger kraft layer. Once all of the elements were prepared, I decided on my floral arrangement. As I was using paper roses on wires, I put small holes into the toppers where I would need them and pushed the wire through. I added a small amount of glue directly beneath each rose, then for extra security, I taped the wire in place at the back of the topper.(If you were using flowers without wires or prefer to cut the wires off, you would attach the topper to the card then simply glue the flowers on using hot glue or silicon glue gel.) Finally, I added the completed toppers to my card using foam for dimension.

for the box:
  • a3 kraft cardstock
  • lawn fawn- Finley's ABCs
  • LOTV- country lady paper pad
As the flowers are raised from the card, I made a simple box with lift off lid to fit my card perfectly, instead of an envelope. I then decorated the lid with die cut letters to spell out the name, using the left over paper from the card. I think this adds an extra personal touch and a professional finish.

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Sunday, 11 March 2018

it's a girl

  • LOTV- push chair
  • Lawn fawn- it's a girl border
  • forever friends- kraft notes paper pad
  • Neenah classic crest cardstock
  • memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • copics- E50,51,21,93. E43,55. Rv91,93,95. R83. V91,93. C00,1,3,6,7,8,9. W00,2.
  • wink of stella 'clear' glitter brush marker
To make this card I cut a strip of checked paper and used the word die to cut the top edge. I die cut the words from a coordinating lilac paper. I then cut some copic friendly card stock to size and die cut the bottom edge, I also kept the word strip too. I stamped and coloured the image using copics.
To make up the card, I glued the piece of check paper to the bottom portion of the card front. I added the white wording and then the image portion to the top of the card front. I glued the lilac word strip on top of the white one and added glitter pen over the words for a touch of sparkle.

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Friday, 9 February 2018

Jasmine loves music

  • LOTV- jasmine music & for her sentiments (set20)
  • Tattered lace- circle dies
  • Lawn fawn- Finley's 123s 
  • Memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • Neenahclassic crest cardstock
  • Copics- skin:E50,51,21. R00. Hair:E43,44,47,49. Pink:R81,83,85. Blue:BG15,23,34. Orange:Y38. YR15. Ground:W00,2.
  • Burgundy cardstock
  • 6x8" white card blank
I mat and layered my patterned paper, following the sketch layout. I stamped 'niece' onto the smaller banner, then glued all layers on to my card blank. I stamped and coloured my image and diecut into a circle. I die cut the numbers, once from dot paper and once from card, to layer them to create a shadow. I added this to my card to finish.
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Saturday, 3 February 2018

Bundles of blossoms

  • My favourite things- bundles of blossoms background
  • Mama elephant- birthday script creative cuts
  • Stampin up!- endless birthday wishes
  • Distress embossing ink pad
  • Wow! Embossing powder
  • Indigo blu- lucious pigment powders 'purple, raspberry,coral & green'
  • Archival 'watering can' ink pad
  • White, black, grey and watercolour cardstock
  • 4x6" white card blank
I stamped and embossed the floral background onto some watercolour cardstock. I used the pigment powders and water to create the pearl wash of colour, making sure to wipe any colour off the embossed lines. Once dry, I trimmed the piece to fit the front of my card blank. I cut a thin strip of white card and stamped the 'wishes' sentiment. I glued this to a wider piece of grey card. I die cut the word 'birthday' from both white and black card. I layered the white onto the black, off set slightly to create a shadow. I glued this into position above the 'wishes' to complete my sentiment. I added this to the card flat, however, you could use foam for dimension.
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Friday, 2 February 2018

Delightful daisies

  • Lili of the valley: delightful daisies (small sentiment stamp also used from another set)
  • Lili of the valley & raspberry road: shabby shack paper pad
  • Neenah classic crest card
  • Memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • copic: plant pot:E35,37,99. Mice:E40,41,42,43,44,93. Jug:R81,83,85 BG0000. Flowers:B000,21. Y17,38. YG63. G21. Ladybug:R24. Tag:C00,1,3. Ground:W00,2.
  • American crafts brown twine
  • 6" square white card blank
I mat and layered a patterned paper and a coordinating solid,from the paper pad. I wrapped string around twice at an angle and tied in a bow. I glued this onto my card blank and moved on to making my topper. I cut a piece of card, stamped my image and coloured it using copics. I chose colours to coordinate with the floral paper and added a sentiment into the tag to make it part of the image. I matted this panel onto some more paper, and positioned it on my card  tucked slightly underneath the twine. 

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Thursday, 1 February 2018

mason jar of flowers

  • Stamping Bella: mason jar of flowers
  • Lawn fawn: cross stitches rectangle stackable 
  • Paper smooches: friend word die
  • Memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • Neenah classic crest card
  • Copic: R81, 83& 85. RV00. BG0000, 70. C00, 1 & 2. Y15, 17 & 38. YG03 & 25
  • Gold mirri card
  • Yellow and gold bakers twine
  • Kraft 4x6" card blank
I die cut a panel of white cardstock using the cross stitch die for detail. I stamped the floral image in the bottom corner and coloured with copic markers. I die cut the word friend from gold mirri card and glued this on to the panel. I glued my panel to the card blank, and tied some bakers twine around the top tied in a bow to finish.

Thursday, 25 January 2018

motoring classics

  • Hunkydory charming chaps 'motoring classics' luxury card collection 
  • Silver Miri cardstock 
  • White card blank
  • Bakers twine (docrafts)
  • Su! Large numbers framelit dies
 To make this card i used the sketch as a starting point. I chose the cardstock with the image in the bottom corner. I trimmed to size, just smaller than my card blank. I added a coordinating baker's twine to create a band, securing it at the back of the piece of card and tied a knot at the front for added detail. I matt and layered onto a piece of miri, cut to the same size as my cardblank. I glued both layers to the front of my 5x7" cardblank. I diecut the big '50' from some silver Miri card for the sentiment, and added it to my card using foam tape. To finish the card I added the coordinating insert to the inside of my card.

 To make this card I simply Matt and layered the remaining cardstock onto some more Miri, cut to fit the front of a 7x7" cardblank. I chose the layout of my toppers and sentiment and glued it all in place, using different depths of foam tape for dimension. Finally I added the coordinating insert to complete my card.


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