Thursday, 19 September 2019

Thanks for everything... swans and cygnets on hand coloured background 5x7in cream card

Thanks for everything... swans and cygnets on hand coloured background 5x7in cream card

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card is one I made using Tattered Lace dies, some stamps and watercolour paints.



How I made this card:-
  • I took a piece of white stamping card (you could also use watercolour card) and painted it using various shades of blue watercolour paints with the lighter blues towards the top half. I tried to blend them in so you can see the difference between the sky and the water.
  • I then used some darker paint (black or dark purple) to create the skyline in the middle of it.
  • Once it was all dry, I then used a white gel pen to create the waves under the land and some to the sky to give the impression of whispy clouds.
  • I then took some white Brilliance ink from the pad, smooshed it on a glass mat, added some water to it and then used a paintbrush to splash some on to the top part of the panel to create stars!
  • Whilst it was drying again, I cut out the Swan and Cygnets topper (from Tattered Lace) twice in white card.
  • I trimmed around the Cygnets from one of the die-cuts, having used some alcohol markers to add some shading.
  • I used PVA glue to add the complete die-cut on to the panel and then added the adult Swan on top of it with some thin foam pads so that the left hand Cygnet looked behind the adult and then added the 2nd Cygnet to the front of them, this time with a double layer of the foam pads.
  • I used a black alcohol marker to add her (or him) beak and eye.
  • I then attached the whole thing to a pre-cut A6 panel of Silver Mirri card (from Hunkydory) with PVA glue and then placed the whole thing to the front of a cream/ivory 7x5in card.
  • I had a small black circle and added it to the top right hand corner for the moon!
  • Finally, I stamped out the Thank you for everything (2 separate stamps from Birch Press Designs) on to some white stamping card using Gina K's Obsidian Black ink. 
  • I then stuck it to a piece of Blue Mirri card (again from Hunkydory) after shaping it to a cloud) and repeating the shape once it had stuck properly.
  • I used foam pads to attach it to the bottom of the card.
Products used in this project
  • Cream/Ivory 7" x 5" card - available from various suppliers such as Toni Darroch's Stamp by Me or Lynda Chapman's World of Paper
  • Swan & Cygnets die from Tattered Lace
  • Thank you sentiments from Birch Press Designs
  • White stamping card - Ink Me from Hunkydory, Rare Earth's Own brand or Lynda Chapman's  World of Paper work really well
  • Blue, Purple and Black watercolour paints
  • Black and grey alcohol markers
  • Blue Mirri card (from Hunkydory)
  • Silver Mirri card precut A6 panel again from Hunkydory
  • White Gel pen
  • Brilliance white ink pad 
  • Jet Black Gina K ink pad
  • Collall All Purpose glue
  • Foam pads
  • Glue it Glue or Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
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Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Something beautiful...horizon landscape at sunset 7x5in card

Something beautiful...horizon landscape at sunset 7x5in card

Hi Craft addicts!

I was really pleased with how this card turned out and it was fairly simply to do too using just stamps and some inks.


How I made this card:-
  • I created the sunrise/sunset background paper using Orange, Yellow and Red dye based and Distress Inks (from Tim Holtz, Prism or Rare Earth). I tried to blend them in so that it looked as if the sunrise or sunset was just happening. I used white stamping card for this part which measured 3" x 4.5"
  • Once I was happy with it, I edged it with a black alcohol marker so I didn't have to add another layer to the card.
  • I then stamped the trees stamp (from Rare Earth) on to the bottom half of the background using Gina K Jet Black ink (as it takes both watercolour and solvent based products).
  • To colour the trees in, I used a couple of green alcohol markers ( you could also use water colour paints too). 
  • I found the flock of birds stamp in another of my collection (I think it is a Pretty Quick one) and stamped it a couple of times with the same Black ink.
  • The birds towards the right of the trees were smudges to be honest but they do look like birds in the distance :) 
  • I then stamped the moon in the top right hand corner off the edge of the paper so you can only see a part of it.
  • I used a lovely sentiment stamp (I think it is from Stamps by Me but could be wrong) and stamped it above the trees, using the same ink as before.
  • I used Collall All Purpose Glue to stick the whole panel on to the front of a 7" x 5" side fold white card.
Products used in this project
  • White 7" x 5" side fold card - available from various suppliers such as Toni Darroch's Stamp by Me or Lynda Chapman's World of Paper
  • Rural landscape stamp set from Rare Earth
  • Landscape images from Pretty Quick
  • Inspiring sentiment from Stamps by Me I think
  • White stamping card - Ink Me from Hunkydory, Rare Earth's Own brand or Lynda Chapman's  World of Paper work really well
  • Black and Green alcohol markers
  • Orange, Yellow and Red Distress, Rare Earth or Prism dye-based inks
  • Jet Black Gina K ink pad
  • Collall All Purpose glue
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Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Happy Birthday Butterfly silhouette on floral background 6in card

Happy Birthday Butterfly silhouette on floral background 6in card

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card is one I made some time ago using a couple of dies , some hand coloured paper and a sentiment stamp...


How I made this card:-
  • I had created the background paper using Gansai Tambi Metallic Watercolour paints and once it was dry I cut it out using a circle die (approx 2"). 
  • I then used another slightly large circle die from Tonic Studio's Oceana Layering Die set and cut it out in Black card.
  • I then used the fancy circle die from the same set and cut out a larger frame using a backing paper from Creative Crafting World.
  • Using the Butterfly Animal silhouette die from Crafter's Companion, I cut it out in black card and stuck it on to the coloured circle using PVA glue.
  • I then attached that to the Black circle die again with PVA glue.
  • I attached the whole panel on to the fancy circle with the same PVA glue.
  • I used PVA glue also to stick it to the front of a 6" black pearlescent card (from Create & Craft).
  • I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment on to some white stamping card (from Lawn Fawn's sentiment set) using Gina K's Jet Black ink and created a cloud effect but cutting around the letters.
  • I used foam pads to place it at the bottom of the card.
  • Finally, I used some Red Nuvo drops and placed one in the centre of all the main flowers.
Products used in this project
  • Black 6" pearlescent card with envelope from Create & Craft
  • Butterfly Animal Silhouette Die from Crafter's Companion
  • 2 Circle dies from Tattered Lace (slightly larger than the first one)
  • Oceana Layering Die set from Tonic Studios
  • White stamping card - Ink Me from Hunkydory, Rare Earth's Own brand or Lynda Chapman's  World of Paper work really well
  • Birthday sentiment stamps from Lawn Fawn
  • Black cardstock - Lynda Chapman's World of Paper is great
  • Gansai Tambi Watercolour paints - Oranges, reds, Pinks and yellows metallic/shimmering
  • Jet Black Gina K ink pad
  • Red Nuvo drops from Tonic Studios
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue or Pinflair Glue it glue
  • Foam pads
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Monday, 16 September 2019

New Baby silhouette of Tigger on hand coloured background card

New Baby silhouette of Tigger on hand coloured background card

Hi Craft addicts!

I made this card to give to someone who had just had a baby and what can be better than excitable Tigger on a hand coloured background with stamps from Bert n Gert and dies from Tattered Lace.


How I made this card:-
  • To make the background, I first of all cut out the Tree in silhouette die (from Tattered Lace) in black card.
  • I then used some white stamping card (or you could use watercolour card if you want a more textured effect) and painted it with orange, yellow, pink and red paints, blending them in to create a sunset.
  • Once it was dry, I placed the tree silhouette over it, stuck it on using PVA glue and trimmed it to fit (I also edged it with black so you couldn't see any white card).
  • I then die cut out the Tigger figure out in an orange card, and then placed it on some black so you can see the stripes through it. 
  • I also used some alcohol markers to create shading on him.
  • Before attaching the background panel to the front of a 7" x 5" white card, I stamped the Congratulations sentiment at the top (using Gina K Obsidian Black ink) and then used an alphabet stamp set from Bert n Gerts and stamped the New Baby down the side - I repeated the B once I knew where it need to go.
  • I stuck the background panel just below the Congratulations with PVA glue and then added the Tigger to it using foam pads to give dimension.
Products used in this project
  • White 7" x 5" white card with envelope
  • Tigger die from the Winnie the Pooh range from Create & Craft - please note..there is a strict Angel Policy that you can only make cards etc for family and friends - you cannot sell them at all...
  • Tattered Lace Forest silhouette dies 
  • Alphabet sentiment stamp set from Bert n Gert
  • White stamping card - Ink Me from Hunkydory, Rare Earth's Own brand or Lynda Chapman's  World of Paper work really well
  • Black cardstock - Lynda Chapman's World of Paper is great
  • Watercolour paints - Oranges, reds, Pinks and yellows
  • Obsidian Black Gina K ink pad
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue or Pinflair Glue it glue
  • Foam pads
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Saturday, 14 September 2019

Beautifully Wicked - Witches inspired from Wizard of Oz characters DL card

Beautifully Wicked - Witches inspired from Wizard of Oz characters DL card

Hi Craft Addicts!

I had great fun using these stamps from Visible Image - I think I am going to try it with a darker background too soon as I think it could work with both.


How I made this card:-
  • To make the background, I measured a piece of white stamping card (I used Hunkydory's Ink Me 8" paper pad) so that it fitted the front of a DL card with a narrow border all around (approx 2.5" x 5.5") and painted it with Dreamees Dinkie Inkies Sparkle watercolour inks - especially  Phlox, Rosey (I know it isn't the right spelling but that is what it says) Cheeks and Sunset blending them all in so that the darker colours were at the top and the brighter ones at the bottom.
  • To create the cloud effect, I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks - Picked Raspberry and Candied Apple.
  • I heat dried it on the back and front, smoothing it down when it curled over. 
  • I then stamped the smaller, silhouette witch from Visible Image's Oz Wicked Witch stamp set (inspired by the Wizard of Oz) on to the panel using Gina K Obsidian Black ink - as you can see, it gave the ones stamped on top of the Distress Oxide a more spooky effect which I liked.
  • I then edged the whole panel with a Black alcohol marker and stuck it to the front of a white linen effect DL card using Glue-it Glue from Pinflair but any PVA glue will do.
  • I used Gina K ink to stamp the larger Witch ink on to some white card (again Hunkydory's Ink Me) and coloured it in using their Prism Watercolour pencils). 
  • Once that was dry, I cut around it leaving a small white border and then attached it to the middle of the card using foam pads to give it some dimension.
  • I also stamped the Beautifully Wicked sentiment on to some white card with the Gina K ink cut around it so it looked like a cloud, stuck it to some black card, cut around that and then attached it to the bottom right hand corner with foam pads.

Products used in this project
  • White DL linen effect card with envelope
  • Oz Wicked Witch stamps from Visible Image
  • White stamping card - Ink Me from Hunkydory, Rare Earth's Own brand or Lynda Chapman's  World of Paper work really well
  • Black cardstock - Lynda Chapman's World of Paper is great
  • Hunkydory's Prism Watercolour pencils
  • Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks - Picked Raspberry and Candied Apple
  • Dreamees Dinkie Inkies Sparkle watercolour re-inkers - Sunset, Rosey Cheeks and Phlox
  • Obsidian Black Gina K ink pad
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue or Pinflair Glue it glue
  • Foam pads
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Friday, 13 September 2019

You Make me smile...birds and flowers 7x5in black pearlescent card

You Make me smile...birds and flowers 7x5in black pearlescent card

Hi Craft addicts!

Well the internet is actually behaving itself (fingers crossed) so can post this today! I used Tim Holtz Distress Crayons (of course) to make the background and had fun using it to create this card - so if you want to find out how I made it, read on....


How I made this card:-
  • To make the background, I used a 7" x 5" piece of transparent Yupo Paper from Tim Holtz and Ranger (it is synthetic paper but is recyclable - you can't tear it however and does need to be cut).
  • I first of all used Spun Sugar Tim Holtz Distress Crayons to create some "squiggles" and blended them in using my finger. I then added some Picked Raspberry to give the flowers some detail and dimension.
  • I did use a fine paintbrush to blend them all a bit more. I then added some Mustard Seed Distress crayon in between them, blending them in again and then created some stalks with Twisted Citron.
  • I trimmed it down to about 3.75" x 5.75" and edged it with a black alcohol marker.
  • I took a piece of Raspberry pink paper (from Hunkydory's Paper Families 8" paper pad and stuck the flower panel on to it and instead of using a die to create a border, I cut it in a wavy line pattern to add a bit of difference.
  • I attached it to the front of a 7" x 5" Black pearlescent card (from Create & Craft's Core Collection) using Glue it glue from Pinflair.
  • I cut out the Birds and Blossom die from Tattered Lace in Black card and stuck it to the top half of the main topper using the same PVA glue.
  • I stamped out the You Make me smile sentiment (from Toni Darroch's Stamps by Me) directly on to the card using Gina K Obsidian black ink.
Products used in this project
  • 7" x 5" Black pearlescent card and envelope (from Create & Craft's Core Collection)
  • Tattered Lace Bird and Blossom die
  • You make me smile sentiment stamp collection from Stamps by Me range by Toni Darroch
  • Yupo paper - white or translucent
  • Black cardstock - Lynda Chapman's World of Paper is great
  • Pink paper pad from Hunkydory's Colour Families 8" paper pad
  • Tim Holtz Distress Crayons - Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Mustard Seed
  • Obsidian Black Gina K ink pad
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue or Pinflair Glue it glue
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Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Happy Birthday Fairy and flowers 7x5in landscape card

Happy Birthday Fairy and flowers 7x5in landscape card

Hi Craft addicts!

Am back in the world of the internet after a few days and thought I would make this Fairy themed Birthday card and here is how I made it using some Hunkydory and Rare Earth products....


How I made this card:-
  • The background is one I created using one sheet from Hunkydory's Prism Colouring Pad Vol.2 - I coloured it in using purples and yellow Tim Holtz Distress and Rare Earth inks - I placed some on a glass mat directly and used a paintbrush to blend the colours in.
  • Whilst it was drying, I used some medium width ultra strong red liner tape to add a border to the right hand side of a cream/ivory 7x5in card (landscape/tentfold) - I had previously placed the topper on to the card to make sure it will fit.
  • I removed the liner and added some black foil to it and burnished it until there was no glue exposed. 
  • I then stamped the Fairy image (from Rare Earth's Fantasy Stamp range) on to some white card with Gina K Obsidian black ink and coloured it in using the same inks as before.
  • Once that was dry, I cut it out leaving a very narrow border around it.
  • I edged the flower mat with a black alcohol marker and stuck it to the left of the foil. 
  • I then used some foam pads to the back of the fairy and placed it in the middle of the flowers. I did stamp some bubbles around the fairy with some blue dye based ink.
  • I stamped the Happy Birthday to the right hand side of the card with black ink, turning it around so it was Portrait before stamping it and added some more bubbles to either side of the Happy this time with black ink.
  • And there you are a quick and simple card using just stamps and inks along with a pre printed flower panel.
Products used in this project
  • 7" x 5" Cream/Ivory card and envelope (from Create & Craft's Core Collection)
  • Prism Colouring pad Vol 2
  • Rare Earth Fantasy Fairy stamp collection
  • Birthday sentiments stamp collection from Hunkydory's For the Love of Stamps range
  • White stamping card
  • Black Alcohol markers
  • Tim Holtz Distress inks - blues, purples and yellows
  • Rare Earth ink cubes - blues, purples and yellows and pink (for the skin)
  • Black foil
  • Obsidian Black Gina K ink pad
  • Ultra strong Red liner tape
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue or Pinflair Glue it glue
  • Fingerlift tape
  • Foam pads
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