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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Monday, 22 January 2018

Carnation garden girl

  • Stamping bella- tiny townie garden girl carnation
  • Avery elle- a tag for all
  • Lawn fawn- stitched scalloped borders
  • DCWV-fresh floral 12" paper stack
  • Neenah classic crest cardstock
  • Memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • Copics- skin:E50,51,21,93. Hair:E55,57,59. Pink:R81,83,85. Green:G14. YG13,17. Yellow:Y0000,11. YR21,31. Ground:W00,1.

To make this card, I chose two coordinating papers. I cut side panels from one and scalloped borders from the other. I also die cut the sentiment from the pink dots. For the main feature, I cut Neenah cardstock to create the central panel. I stamped the girl, making sure she fit nicely below the sentiment, then coloured her with copics to match with the papers. I glued the panels and sentiment in place to complete the card.
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Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Lovely sympathy

  • Concord & 9th- hello lovely
  • Avery elle- with sympathy die
  • Memento 'desert sand' ink pad
  • Zig clean color real brush markers: 043,046,052,028,220,222,230.
  • Phil Martin's watercolour cardstock
  • Pink texture cardstock
  • 4x6" card blank

For the card front, I cut a piece of watercolour cardstock the same size as the card front. I stamped the floral image to create a band going across positioned up towards the top of the card. I coloured the image with light colours and added more water for a softer look. Once dry, I glued the watercolour panel onto the card blank. I chose a plain cardstock which coordinated with the flower colours to die cut the sentiment from. I glued the sentiment in place beneath the floral band to complete the card. I think the soft colours create a nice subtle, feminine look to suit a sympathy card.