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.


Sunday, 14 January 2018

For my mum

  • LOTV-I'm here for you
  • Memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • Neenah classic crest cardstock
  • Copics- skin:E50,51,21,93. Hair:E55,57,59. Dog:E43,44,47. Clothes:R20,21,22,24,46. Yg21. BG53,10. Y17. Stairs:C00,1,3.
  • SU!- teeny tiny sentiments
  • Patterned paper (from my scrap box so not sure which brand/ collection) 

I chose to make a 5" square card and found strips of patterned paper that would fit the sketch. I cut the main panel from colouring cardstock and stamped my image. I coloured the image using copics makers that best fitted the paper colours. I then stamped my sentiment and layered on to some more of the patterned paper. I glued all the paper pieces down to complete the card sketch, (although I did flip it so the sentiment better fitted my image.)


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Sunday, 7 January 2018

Baby shower

  • Stamping bella-Brynn has a baby shower
  • Lawn fawn-stitched scalloped borders
  • DCWV-fresh floral stack paper
  • Neenahclassic crest cardstock
  • Memento'tuxedo black'ink pad
  • Copic: 0. C2,1,0,00. BV02,01,000,0000. Y18,15,11. R24. Y21. E43,42,34,35,37. E50,51,21,93. W3,1,00.
  • Yellow sparkle cardstock
  • White 5x7" card blank
I covered the front of the card with the lilac patterned paper. I then made a border strip from yellow cardstock, using the scallop detail die. I added this to the card front. I stamped and coloured the Brynn image using copics. I matt and layered the image onto yellow cardstock and glued to the card using foam tape for dimension.

I would like to enter this card:

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Archaic birthday

  • Basic grey- archaic paper pad
  • My favourite things- brush stroke birthday greeting
  • SU!- endless birthday wishes
  • Archival 'jet black' ink pad
  • Black cardstock
  • White 6x4" card blank
For this card I used scraps of coordinating paper, and followed the sketch for my layout. I simply cut the cardstock into strips leaving one piece for the corner. Once all the strips had been glued to the card blank, I chose my sentiment. I stamped the 'happy' and die cut the word 'birthday' for a bolder detail.
I think this card worked well for a men's card and had the added bonus of using some leftover pieces of patterned paper!

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Wednesday, 3 January 2018

All our dreams

  • Lili of the valley- all our dreams
  • Lawn fawn- small stitched circle stackables, large stitched rectangle stackables, stitched borders
  • Forever friends (docrafts) Kraft notes 12" paper pads
  • Neenahclassic crest cardstock
  • Memento'tuxedo black'ink pad
  • Copics- skin:E50,51,21,93. leaf:YG61.G21,24. Pink:R85,83,81,0. Bunny:E41,42.
  • Wink of stella 'clear' glitter brush pen
I cut 2 strips of lilac paper and glued these to down each edge of the card front. I then cut a strip of checked paper, using the stitched borders to add detail. I glued this down the centre of the card to complete the background. For the topper, I cut a mat of cardstock, stamped the image onto it and coloured using copics. For added detail, I brushed glitter onto the hearts. I glued the topper down flat onto the card. Using another piece of cardstock, I stamped then die cut the sentiment. This completed the sketch, glued down with foam for dimension.


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Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Bambi for baby...

  • Disney Bambi metal die
  • My favourite things- stitched rectangle scallop edge frame
  • Lawn fawn-Finley's ABCs
  • Forever friends (docrafts) Kraft notes 12" paper pad
  • Neenahclassic crest cardstock
  • Copics- E30,31,34,35,37,39,57,59. W8,10. R83,81,000.
  • Grey 8" square frame
First I cut check paper to fill the background of the frame.
I then die cut letters from coordinating lilac paper, to spell out the baby's name. To position the letters, I started in the centre and worked outwards to space them evenly before gluing down. To create a frame for the photo, I found the right size scallop frame die and cut from lilac paper. This was then glued in place beneath the name. For a cute focal point, I die cut the Bambi image from white card stock, with tape on the back to stop all the pieces falling out. I coloured him using copics before I glued into position, slightly overlapping the diecut frame. Using a craft knife, I cut around the inside of the frame to remove the check paper and create an aperture for a photo. I cut a piece of white cardstock to fit the frame. I layered this behind my decorated piece as a plain backing for the aperture to make it look nicer to gift. 
Once the new parents receive their frame, they can simply open the back and pop their chosen picture of their new baby girl into place. Of course you could change the colour scheme as a gift for a baby boy too!! 


Saturday, 16 December 2017

Christmas couple

  • Hunkydory Snowy season luxury card collection: Christmas couple
  • Hunkydory adorable scorable cardstock
  • White ribbon
  • A5 white card blanks

  • For the first card, I cut the snowflake cardstock to cover the card front. I then tied a bow in the ribbon and wrapped this around the cardstock, before I glued it to the card to hide the cut ends and keep it all neat. To create space to allow the image topper to stand out, I die cut an oval from a coordinating plain lilac cardstock to sit inside the frame. I glued the image down onto the die-cut panel using low foam pads. I added the sentiment frame, raised on deeper foam to create dimension and edge the lilac panel. I glued this in position on the card front above the ribbon. I cut the insert down with the coordinating couple image and glued this inside to complete the card.
    To create the second card, I used the lilac cardstock which complimented the snowflake paper and frame to soften the design. I pieced together the card front with the lilac panel at the top and a strip of the snowflake cardstock beneath. I covered the join with the border strip from the collection. I then glued the image and frame central to the top panel and added the sentiment topper to the middle of the snowflake panel, all using foam pads. Again, I finished the card with an insert, trimmed down to fit neatly inside.