Sunday, 30 April 2017

Steampunk Owl on DL portrait card using Graphic 45 paper....

Steampunk Owl on DL portrait card using Graphic 45 paper....

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card is a DL cream linen effect card which I have embossed with gold glitter and some Graphic 45 paper.

Steampunk Owl on DL portrait card using Graphic 45 paper.

How I made this card:-

  • I had this scrap of paper (from Steampunk Spells from Graphic 45) I think - and so cut a rectangle out using a Creative Expressions Panel die making sure that the owl and raven were the main focal points.
  • I then backed it onto some black card (Lynda Chapman's from Creative Crafting World).
  • I then used some of the stamps from the "Time to Celebrate" collection from Hunkydory's For the Love of Stamps set - either using Versafine "Vintage Sepia" (for the larger clock) or some Perfect Medium (or Versamark) and gold glittery embossing powder from Dreamees.
  • I placed the whole panel on to the front of the card with some foam pads to give it some height. 

And there you are - a fun general Steampunk Owl themed card that has been made using dies, a variety of stamps, some embossing powder and black card.

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Products and items you may need to make this card
  • DL cream linen effect card (from Craft Creations)
  • Steampunk Spells paper pad from Graphic 45
  • Time to Celebrate For the Love of Stamps collection from Hunkydory
  • Creative Expressions (Sue Wilson) rectangle panel die
  • Dreamees Gold Glitter embossing powder
  • Versafine Onyx Black ink pad
  • Versafine Vintage Sepia ink pad
  • Versamark or Perfect Medium ink pad
  • Collall All Purpose glue
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Create and Craft Tape pen
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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Home Sweet Home - Magic Fairy toadstool shaped card

Home Sweet Home - Magic Fairy toadstool shaped card

Hi Craft addicts!

It's been a few days since I have been on here - apologies for that but aim to rectify that! This card is a fun "New Home" card that I have made using mainly Hunkydory products from their shaped cards to their "For the love of stamps collection.

Home Sweet Home - Magic Fairy toadstool shaped card

How I made this card:-

  • I used a pre-cut deckle edged off white square panel (from Craft Creations) and stamped the circle (from Rare Earth) in "Onyx Black" Versafine ink.
  • I then stamped the "toadstool house" in the circle (again using Versafine) and then coloured it in using Zig Clean Color pens in red, orange, brown and yellow.
  • Using Altenew inks (green shades) I then added the grass and leaves and shaded them using a waterbrush.
  • I also added the flowers in each corner using "Broken China" (blue) Tim Holtz Distress inks and the "Dragonflies" in the Versafine black ink.
  • I then attached the panel onto a larger one (cut out from black card using the Tattered Lace Pin dot square dies)  and glued that to a 6" shaped white card (from Hunkydory - taking all the waste out first).
  • Finally, I stamped the sentiment (from the same Stamp set) on either side of the card just under the main panel, using "Bamboo Green" Altenew ink pad and then added some bright green "bling" to the centre of the card.
  • Finally, finally I added some Nuvo drops in Pink and Green to the corners of the panel and either side of the bling.

And there you are - a fun New Home card that has been made using dies, a variety of stamps, some distress inks, some bling and Nuvo drops.

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Products and items you may need to make this card
  • 6" holey shaped card from Hunkydory
  • Tattered Lace Pin Dot square die (one of the larger ones)
  • Pre cut deckle edged panel from Craft Creations
  • Circle wreath die from Rare Earth
  • Fairy toadstool house etc from For the Love of Stamps collection from Hunkydory
  • Altnew ink pads (Bamboo)
  • Broken China Distress ink pad
  • Versafine Onyx Black ink pad
  • Zig Clean Color pens 
  • Create and Craft Green gems
  • Nuvo Drops - pink and green
  • Collall All Purpose glue
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Create and Craft Tape pen
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Monday, 10 April 2017

On your special day - Art Deco lady DL card

On your special day - Art Deco lady DL card

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card has been made using a Tattered Lace Art Deco die, some Craftwork Stamps along with Altenew and Tim Holtz inks.

On your special day - Art Deco lady DL card

How I made this card:-

  • I cut out the Art Deco lady (Molly) using the Tattered Lace Die in white supersmooth cardstock.
  • I coloured it using Orange, green and brown Zig Color markers - I love these as they allow you to add shading etc quite easily.
  • I mat and layered it onto a panel of Silvery Grey Mirri Card and set it aside whilst I embossed the bottom 1/3rd of a tall tent fold DL card from the Paper Boutique set from Creative Crafting World.
  • I then took the Art Deco strip from the Craftwork Cards Stamp set and stamped it using the Bamboo mini ink cube from Altenew.
  • I added the Rose to either end of the strip in Spiced Marmalade (again the stamp came from the Art Deco set from Craftwork Cards.
  • Using some glue, I then attached the main panel to the front of the card trying to make sure that it was between the two strips.
  • I coloured in the "On your Special Day" sentiment to coordinate with the flowers using Zig Clean Color pens - I love them as you can really get in to the smallest space! and attached it just under the main panel.
  • Finally, I took some Orange flat back gems (from Create & Craft) and added them to add some bling (they are self-adhesive which is great).

And there you are - a stylish card that has been made using Tattered Lace and Creative Expressions dies, a variety of stamps, some distress inks, some bling and Mirri card.

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Products and items you may need to make this card
  • Tall DL white card with envelope from Paper Boutique selection from Creative Crafting World
  • Tattered Lace Molly Art Deco die
  • Creative Expression panel die
  • Craftwork Cards stamps (Art Deco)
  • Craftwork Cards sentiment - from the Sentiments all Year round
  • Pale grey silver metallic Mirri card from Hunkydory
  • Spiced Marmalade Distress mini ink cube from Tim Holtz 
  • Altnew ink pads (Bamboo)
  • Zig Clean Color pens 
  • Tattered Lace Mini Score board
  • Create and Craft orange gems
  • Collall All Purpose glue
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Create and Craft Tape pen
  • Foam pads
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Tuesday, 4 April 2017

A Kind Word.... hand stamped and coloured scene 7" x 5" card

A Kind Word.... hand stamped and coloured scene 7" x 5" card

Hi Craft addicts!

It has been a few days since I last posted something but here is one that I have made today using some stamps, inks and dies.

A Kind Word.... hand stamped and coloured scene 7" x 5" card

How I made this card:-

  • I first of all took some white card and cut out the panel using one of the Create & Craft rectangle dies.
  • Leaving it in the die, I used some Tim Holtz blue Distress Inks (Salty Ocean & Broken China) along with one of the DoCrafts ink pads to colour in the sky (masking off the area for the ground).
  • I then used Altenew inks (Parrot etc) to colour in the grass (masking various places to create some dimension).
  • I took it out of the die and placed it on to some black card. I added the birds and the main grass area from a Craftwork Cards stamp set and the sentiment and other grass bits from a couple of Hunkydory For the Love of Stamps sets.
  • Using different sizes from the  "Torn Edge" rectangle die set from Tattered Lace, I first cut out the larger one in Black card and then the smaller one in Pale Green Mirri Card (from Hunkydory) and mat and layered them on to each other. (The main topper I added using foam strips).
  • Using a "wheel" stamp from Bert & Gert's Japanese stamp set 2, I coloured the front of a 7x5in white card. I used Parrot green Altenew and Red inks from Generation INX to cover it.
  • I also added 2 rows of Green and White checked Washi tape to the front of the card trying to make sure they were in the right place!
  • Finally I added the whole of the panel to the centre of the card.

And there you are - a stylish card that has been made using Tattered Lace/Create & Craft dies, a variety of stamps, some distress inks and Mirri card.

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Products and items you may need to make this card
  • 7" x 5" white card with envelope from Hunkydory
  • Tattered Lace Torn Edge Rectangles
  • Create & Craft rectangle die
  • Craftwork Cards stamps (nature) 
  • Hunkydory For the Love of Stamps collections
  • Black cardstock from Lynda Chapman's World of Paper (from Creative Crafting World)
  • White card
  • Pale green metallic Mirri card 
  • Distress inks - Tim Holtz Salty Ocean and Broken China
  • Altenew ink pads - Parrot etc
  • DoCrafts ink pads
  • Generation INX ink pads
  • Collall All Purpose glue
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Create and Craft Tape pen
  • Foam pads
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