Sunday, 22 April 2018

Birthday bus



  • Avery Elle- birthday bus
  • My favourite things- big birthday die
  • Lawn fawn- large dotted rectangle stackable
  • Memento ‘tuxedo black’ ink pad & dual marker
  • Neenah classic crest
  • Copic- C00,C1,C3,C4,C6,C8. W00,W1,W3,W5. E53, E55,E57,E70,E71,E74,E77,E93. RV42,R43,R32. Y32,YR21. BG70.
  • Watercolour cardstock
  • Tim holtz ‘squeezed lemonade, worn lipstick’ distress ink pads
  • Cosmic shimmer ;burnt orange, straw yellow, scarlet mist’ pixie powders
  • Wink of stella ’clear’ glitter brush marker
  • White embroidery floss
I made my background using inkpads, pixie powders and water. Once dried, I die cut into a panel with the largest rectangle. I then die cut the birthday into the panel, making sure to keep all the cut pieces. I glued the panel and the inside letter pieces onto my white card blank. On another sheet of cardstock, I stamped my images and coloured using copics. I fussy cut all the pieces and glued the little white smoke puffs flat. I added foam tape to the bus for dimension. To attach the balloons, I first tied 2 strands of embroidery floss onto the balloon with a little knot. I then added foam tape to stick it in position and used a few dots of glue to keep the string in place where I wanted. The final touch was a bit of glitter to the hats and balloons.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Fairy birthday


  • My favourite things- big birthday die
  • Lawn fawn- large dotted rectangle stackable
  • LOTV- fairy a5 stamp set 
  • Memento ‘tuxedo black’ ink pad & dual marker
  • Neenah classic crest 
  • Copic- C1. E50,51,93. RV42,R43,R32. Y32,YR21. BG70.
  • Watercolour cardstock
  • Tim holtz ‘squeezed lemonade, worn lipstick’ distress ink pads
  • Cosmic shimmer ;burnt orange, straw yellow, scarlet mist’ pixie powders
  • Wink of stella’clear’ glitter brush marker
  • Cosmic shimmer ‘crystal stars’ glitter jewels
 
I made a water colour background and die cut the happy birthday letters from it. I die cut a panel of white cardstock and positioned the letters, then glued them down flat. I stamped my fairy image to fit in the top corner on to the panel. I coloured the image and added sparkle to the wings. I glued the finished panel to a card blank. The final touch was to glue on some crystal stars for a bit of extra sparkle.

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Sunday, 15 April 2018

Manly moments


  • Hunkydory- little book of manly moments
  • Lil’ inker designs- happy birthday border die
  • Paper mania ('son' stamp: not sure what the set was called)
  • Black & white cardstock
I made a 5x7” card blank and stamped son in the bottom corner. I trimmed the little book image to fit the remaining space and matted onto black cardstock. I then die cut the happy birthday border and placed over the top of the image to match the sketch. 
I think this simple card is great for men and could easily be adapted with a different image to suit the man!
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Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Sympathy bouquets


  • W plus 9- beautiful bouquets ranunculus
  • Avery elle- with sympathy die
  • Hand written background stamp (not sure which brand)
  • Archival'jet black & sepia' ink pad
  • Watercolour cardstock
  • Zig clean Colorado real brush markers (052,022,260,080,037,033,041,045,046,047)
  • Kraft cardstock
I stamped the hand written stamp on to the cardblank. I cut a panel of watercolour cardstock to fit the card, leaving a border along the folded edge to reveal the stamped cardblank. I stamped the floral image at the side, slightly over the edge. I coloured this with watercolour markers and water. I glued this panel onto my card blank. I die cut the sentiment from Kraft cardstock and glued in position to complete the sketch.
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Monday, 2 April 2018

Bold butterfly sympathy


  • Avery elle-with sympathy die
  • SU!- bold butterfly framelit die
  • Lilac floral paper and coordinating purple paper (from scrap draw, not sure what brand) 
  • Grey (looks darker on photos) and white cardstock
I cut a strip of floral paper and matted it onto a coordinating plain paper. Following the sketch, I glued this panel in position on a 6x6" square card blank.
I die cut the sentiment and a butterfly from grey cardstock and glued in position to complete the card. This is a simple sketch, perfect for a sympathy card. 
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Monday, 26 March 2018

Butterfly kisses


  • Mama elephant- butterfly kisses
  • Lawn fawn- thank you borders
  • Watercolour cardstock
  • Archival 'jet black'ink pad
  • Zig clean Colorado real brush markers (052,023,021,045,041,068)
  • Tim holtz 'worn lipstick & tumbled glass' distress ink pad
  • Wink of Stella 'clear' glitter brush marker
  • 4x6" card blank
I stamped and watercoloured my floral and butterfly images. I cut these out using the coordinating dies. 
I die cut the sentiment twice from black and a third time using cardstock that I coloured using the pink ink pad. (You could also use the watercolor marker instead). I glued these on top of each other to add dimension. 
I used the sketch as inspiration to add a bit of blue ink to the card blank, creating a soft circle. I glued all the elements on to the card blank following the sketch. I used foam on the outer edges of the butterfly wings and glued flat in the centre to add extra dimension. To finish the card I addded a bit of sparkle detail to the wings, sentiment and flower centers.
 

Friday, 23 March 2018

Adrenaline rush part 2


  • Kanban 'adrenaline rush' paper craft toppers
  • DCWV Fresh floral stack 
  • Black & white spot paper (old one from the scrap box)
  • Silver mirri card
  • 7x7" card blank
I created a layout using two of the toppers with a frame from the collection. I then found two different dotty papers to coordinate. I mat and layered the orange spot onto silver mirri card to leave a white border on the card front. I then trimmed the black spot to fit as a band going down the card. With the toppers, I arranged them onto the card front and glued down with varied depths of foam pads to add more dimension to the card. I completed the front with the sentiment in the top corner, overlapping the circle frame to link it into the design. I think this is a nice bold design perfect for a birthday boy!!

Mx