Thursday, 18 July 2019

Happy Birthday hot air balloons on acetate A6 cream card

Happy Birthday hot air balloons on acetate A6 cream card

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card is definitely a work in progress insomuch that it definitely needs improving.. but if  you want to see how I worked on it so far then read below!


How I made this card:-
  • This is an A6 cream pearlescent card with a matching envelope but needed a plain background so cut a piece of white stamping card slightly smaller than the card itself.
  • I used the Stamps By Me Watercolour paints wheel and painted a sky scene using the blue palette. I heat dried it but also left it to dry for a bit.
  • I then took a piece of the Hot Air Balloons acetate that Hunkydory produced some time ago and trimmed it to fit the white panel. This acetate is double sided (gold on one side and silver on the other) and decided to use the latter for this card.
  • I then used a couple of alcohol markers to colour the reverse side of the acetate and when it was totally dry, used my score board to score it at the top to make a small flap. 
  • Using red liner tape, I then attached that to the sky scene (using the tape on the inside of the flap so it stuck to the back of the panel).
  • I then stuck the whole thing to the front of the card using PVA glue.
  • Hunkydory's For the Love of Stamps has a pack called Floral Expressions and I used the Happy main stamp and the small Birthday one to create the sentiment.. I used Black Gina K Amalgam ink to stamp it onto some white stamping card as it can take all sorts of pens/paints etc.
  • I then coloured in the Happy part of it with one of Stamps by Me Gossip Glitter pens (Yellow) and attached the panel to the front of the card with foam pads. 
Products used for this card:-
  • A6 cream pearlescent card with matching envelope
  • Floral Expressions stamp set from For the Love of Stamps by Hunkydory
  • Hot Air Balloon acetate sheet from Hunkydory
  • White stamping card
  • Blue palette from Stamps by Me Watercolour wheel
  • Alcohol markers - any colours will do
  • Yellow Glitter Gossip pen from Stamps by Me
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue or Pinflair Glue it glue
  • Collall All Purpose glue
  • Red Liner tape 
  • Foam pads
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Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Cheers! Cocktails and more cocktails 7x5in white card

Cheers! Cocktails and more cocktails 7x5in white card

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card is a fun, bright and cheerful one which was easy to make.. hope you like it!


How I made this card:-
  • This is a 7" x 5" white card and I used it as a landscape top fold card.
  • I used the Cocktail Stamps from a Rare Earth collection and stamped the two designs directly on to the front of the card using Black Gina K Amalgam ink.
  • I then coloured them in using Hunkydory's Prism Watercolour pencils.
  • Once that was done, I then cut a strip (approx 1") of blue paper (from Create & Craft's Core Collection) and placed in the middle of the card, sticking it down with PVA glue.
  • I also cut out the Ornate frame panel (Spellbinder's) in white card, and whilst the card was still in the die, coloured it with a pale blue dye/distress ink.
  • Once I was happy with the blending, I removed the card from the die and stamped the Cheers! sentiment from the same set as the Cocktails on to it using the Gina K ink.
  • I used PVA glue to attach it to some matching blue card and trimmed around it so there is a very narrow border left.
  • I then attached the whole thing on to the centre of the card with foam pads.
Products used for this card:-
  • 7" x 5" white card with envelope
  • Pop, Fizz and Clink stamp set from Rare Earth
  • Drink and Be Merry stamp set from Rare Earth
  • Ornate frame die from Spellbinders
  • White stamping card
  • Blue card/paper from the Core Collection from Create & Craft
  • Blue dye based or distress inks
  • Prism Watercolour pencils from Hunkydory
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue or Pinflair Glue it glue
  • Collall All Purpose glue
  • Foam pads
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Tuesday, 16 July 2019

It's Your Birthday.. Let's Celebrate... Children with kites in silhouette A6 card

It's Your Birthday.. Let's Celebrate... Children with kites in silhouette A6 card

Hi Craft addicts!

I had great fun making this card and I hope you like it too!


How I made this card:-
  • I first of all took a piece of white stamping card and cut it so that it fitted the front of an A6 white top fold card, leaving a very narrow border around it.
  • I used Simon Hurley dye based ink pads along with a few Rare Earth Water Reactive inks to create the sunrise/set background. I started off with Buttermilk and Apricot Dream from Rare Earth and blended them in, then moved up to Slippery When Wet and Over the Moon from Simon Hurley again blending them all in.
  • I then used an oval mask to cover the centre top part of the card and coloured it with Traffic Cone (Simon Hurley) and Raspberry Fizz (from Rare Earth) leaving a moon/sun effect when I took it away.
  • Both inks really blend in well and there were no streaks left behind!
  • I then cut out the Tattered Lace Kites die in black card (Lynda Chapman's World of Paper) and attached it to the panel using PVA glue - I used a bottle with a very fine nozzle so I could get the glue on to the finest parts of the die cut.
  • I thought the sentiment would work best on vellum, so I cut a strip about 1.5" high and long enough to have enough to fold round the back of the panel. I used an anti-static bag over it and then placed the two parts of the sentiment - It's Your Birthday and Let's Celebrate from Hunkydory's For the Love of Stamps Birthday Wishes collection on to an acrylic block and stamped them on to the vellum using Versamark and then added some white Embossing Powder and heat set it.
  • I then wrapped the strip around the panel (trying to make sure it was in the middle) and taped the edges on the back with tape and then used PVA Glue again to attach the whole thing on to the front of the top fold card.
Products used for this card:-
  • A6 top fold white card with envelope
  • Kites Die from Tattered Lace
  • Birthday Wishes sentiment stamp set from Hunkydory's For The Love of Stamps
  • Black Cardstock (Lynda Chapman's World of Paper)
  • White cardstock
  • Vellum
  • Simon Hurley dye ink pads - Slippery When Wet, Over the Moon
  • Rare Earth water reactive ink pads - Raspberry Fizz, Buttermilk and Apricot Dream
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Versamark ink pad
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue or Pinflair Glue it glue
  • Collall All Purpose glue
  • Foam pads
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Monday, 15 July 2019

Have a great day! silhouette man and child on hand coloured background A6 card

Have a great day! silhouette man and child on hand coloured background A6 card

Hi Craft addicts!

Hope you all had a brilliant weekend and today has been good so far! I had great fun making the background for this and felt really good when I managed to make my own printable papers from it!


How I made the card:-

  • I first of all used various shades of blue (and one green) Tim Holtz Distress Crayons to design an abstract floral pattern, blending them as I went with my finger as they dry quite quickly. 
  • I also used a paintbrush to smooth any rough parts of the design.
  • I then took a photo of it, cropped it so it was a rectangle and dragged it into My Craft Studio Elite (a software programme from Tattered Lace or you could used Craft Artist if you still have it). I played around with it and decided not to change anything, saved it as both a JPEG and PGN format and printed it out..
  • I then trimmed the original panel so it measured approx 4" x 3", edged it with a Bright Blue alcohol marker and then attached it to a piece of the printed background paper - which as you can see is slightly more muted in colour.
  • I cut out the man and child die-cut out in black card and stuck it to the front of the panel using PVA glue, having trimmed the string bits from it first.
  • Once that was done, I placed the whole thing on to a slightly larger panel of black card and stuck the entire image on to the front of a top fold A6 card again with PVA Glue.
  • I stamped the Have a Great Day sentiment on to a scrap of blue card using Versamark (or any sticky ink) and covered it with white embossing powder and heat set it - make sure you use an anti static pad or something like it to remove any residue beforehand.
  • I placed it at a jaunty angle in the top left hand corner with foam pads and finally added 5 drops of Black Nuvo drops to the bottom right hand corner to balance things out..

Products used for this card:-
  • A6 top fold white card with envelope
  • Father and son silhouette die from Pretty Quick 
  • My Craft Studio Elite from Tattered Lace
  • Have a Great Day stamp sentiment (not sure where it came from)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Crayons* -  Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch and Cracked Pistachio
  • Black Cardstock (Lynda Chapman's World of Paper)
  • Yupo Paper (translucent) 
  • Blue cardstock
  • White cardstock
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Versamark ink pad
  • Blue Alcohol marker (BT7 Spectrum Noir)
  • Black Nuvo Drops from Tonic Studios
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue or Pinflair Glue it glue
  • Collall All Purpose glue
  • Foam pads
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Friday, 12 July 2019

Hello - Harvest time silhouette on hand coloured background - small card

Hello - Harvest time silhouette on hand coloured background - 
small card

Hi Craft addicts!

I am just watching the first of the semi-finals of Wimbledon and thought this little card represented the sunshine we have at the moment...


How I made this card:-
  • I used a pre-cut deckle edge panel of white card and added some distress crayons* (from Tim Holtz) in stripes across it, blending them in as I added them - I also used a  paintbrush with a little water to smooth some of the lines out.
  • Once I was happy with what I had done, I then added some of the Harvest Time Stylish silhouettes to it - I placed the flower strip first in the middle using a PVA glue, then another one and finally the fence.
  • The Hello sentiment comes from the Lily Bouquet stamp set (from Crafter's Companion) and I stamped it directly onto the top left hand corner using Jet Black Altenew ink.
  • I edged the panel using  a bright blue alcohol marker (Spectrum Noir  BT7) and attached it to the front of a small (3in) white card.
Products used for this card:-
  • 3" white card with envelope
  • Harvest Time Stylish Silhouettes from Hunkydory
  • Hello sentiment stamp from the Lily Bouquet stamp set from Crafter's Companion
  • 3in white deckle edge card panel (from Craft Creations)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Crayons* -  Festive Berries, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade,Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers
  • Jet Black Altenew mini ink cube
  • Blue Alcohol marker (BT7 Spectrum Noir)
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue or Pinflair Glue it glue
  • Collall All Purpose glue
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Thursday, 11 July 2019

Seeing is Believing.... for a special friend A5 scalloped edge card

Seeing is Believing.... for a special friend A5 scalloped edge card

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card I made using the Seeing stamp from Visible Image, a resist technique and some stamping... if you want to read more then see below!



How I made this card:-
  • I first of all took a piece of white card (approx 5" x 4") and stamped the eye image in the middle of it with Versamark ink (I had used an anti-static bag beforehand to get rid of any grease etc).
  • Once I was happy that it had stamped the whole image (if you use a stamping platform then you can make sure that this is done) - I covered it with white embossing powder and heat set it.
  • I then used a variety of dye based ink pads (blues, yellows, pinks and red) to cover the whole piece of card until I liked the effect and then cut it using the largest die in the3 Monza set from Tattered Lace.
  • I used a piece of kitchen roll to clean any excess ink from the eye image. I also used some blue Tim Holtz Distress Crayon to colour the pupil in.
  • I attached the whole panel on to some cream/ivory linen effect card and trimmed around the edge so only a bit of it showed.
  • Once that had been done, I put it in to the Skinny Woodgrain Embossing folder (by Creative Expressions) and embossed it using my Gemini machine.
  • I stuck the whole panel in the centre of an A5 scalloped edged white card using a PVA Glue. I had edged both pieces with a black alcohol marker before placing them.
  • Sometimes i like the sentiments in stamp sets more than the main image and it is the case with this one - I used the To a Special Friend message from the Enchanting Foxglove set from Crafter's Companion to stamp on to some white card (this time I used the Jet Black ink mini cube from Altenew) and cut round it for a wavy effect.
  • I edged it with some blue ink and then attached it to the bottom right hand corner of the card with foam pads.
Products used for this card:-
  • A5 White Scalloped edge card with matching envelope
  • Seeing is believing stamp set from Visible Image
  • Enchanting Foxglove stamp set from Crafter's Companion
  • Skinny Woodgrain Embossing folder from Creative Expressions
  • White stamping card
  • Cream/ivory linen effect card from Create & Craft's Core Collection
  • Simon Hurley's ink pads (from Ranger)
  • Blue dye based ink for edging
  • Black alcohol marker
  • White embossing powder
  • Versamark ink pad
  • Altenew Jet Black mini ink cube
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue or Pinflair Glue it glue
  • Collall All Purpose glue
  • Foam pads
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Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Congratulations space themed personalised square card

Congratulations space themed personalised square card

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card is one I made for a friend of my daughter and as she has now got it I can show how I made it....


How I made this card:-
  • I first of all used shades of blue Kuretake's Gansai Tambi watercolour paints to create the background on some white stamping card (or you could use watercolour card if you want a textured finish) and left it to dry naturally. To prevent it curling, I taped it down on to a glass mat and let it dry there...
  • I then used the Planets circle die from Paper Boutique and cut it out from the above background.
  • I used the Mat layer die from the same set and cut out a slightly larger circle on which I glued the topper using PVA glue.
  • I didn't have an exact match to the painted background so used one sheet of Create & Craft's Core Collection linen effect paper to create the background (slightly smaller than the 6" square card) and stuck it to it using a PVA glue - I find a wet glue such as Collall too wet to do this as it seeps through).
  • I then attached the whole planet panel on to it, trying to centre it as best as possible again using a PVA glue.
  • For the personalisation part, I used the Typewriter letters from Hunkydory's For the Love of Stamps set and stamped them onto the matching blue card using Versamark ink and then embossed them in white. I then used Tattered Lace circle dies to cut them out and then larger ones in white to attach them to again using PVA glue.
  • I repeated the whole embossing process with the Congratulations sentiment, cut it with a wavy edge and then added that to some more blue card and trimmed it in  the same way.
  • Finally, I worked out where I wanted the name and added the letters using foam pads and then used some more to add the main sentiment.
Products used for this card:-
  • 6" white card with envelope
  • Space themed die from The Paper Boutique by Creative Crafting World
  • Tattered Lace circle dies
  • Typewriter alphabet stamps from For the Love of Stamps by Hunkydory
  • Congratulations sentiment from Creative Expressions stamp set
  • White stamping card
  • Blue linen effect card from Create & Craft's Core Collection
  • Kuretake's Gansai Tambi watercolour paints
  • White embossing powder
  • Versamark ink pad
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue or Pinflair Glue it glue
  • Collall All Purpose glue
  • Foam pads
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Tuesday, 9 July 2019

On your Special day... bubbles and lace 7x5in card..

On your Special day... bubbles and lace 7x5in card.

Hi Craft addicts!

Well it is Tessellating Tuesday so I have made this card using dies from Tattered Lace and Creative Expressions....


How I made this card:-
  • I must admit that I had used the Bubbles/Balloons die before (it is from Lisa Horton's Broken Tiles Collection by Creative Expressions and is called Circular Dreams..
  • I cut them out a couple of times in black pearlescent linen effect card using both of them at the same time (taping them together to make sure they didn't cross over).
  • I then stuck them both to some white card using PVA glue and coloured a few of the spaces in using a blue alcohol marker. You can keep the waste for other projects if you like...
  • I used PVA glue to attach them in opposite corners of a 7" x 5" black pearlescent card leaving a space in between them.
  • I took a scrap piece of paper (about 3.5" x 2.5" and coloured it in using Cosmic Shimmer's Opal Polishes (Parakeet Green and Lavender Blue). When I was happy with the effect I had created, I cut it out using a Tattered Lace Pearl scalloped edged rectangle die.
  • I had cut out the On Your Special day frame ages ago (it is a Tattered Lace die which I think is now discontinued) in white card and thought it would go well with this card so stuck it to the front of the small panel using PVA glue.
  • Finally, I used some foam pads to attach it to the centre of the card.
Products used for this card:-
  • 7" x 5" Black Pearlescent Card and white envelope from Create & Craft's Core Collection
  • Creative Expressions Lisa Horton's Broken Tiles Collection - Circular Dreams
  • Tattered Lace Pearl pin dot rectangle dies
  • On Your Special day sentiment die from Tattered Lace
  • White stamping card
  • Black linen effect card from Create & Craft's Core Collection
  • Alcohol marker (blue)
  • Parakeet Green and Lavender Blue Cosmic Shimmer Opal Polishes
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue or Pinflair Glue it glue
  • Collall All Purpose glue
  • Foam pads
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Monday, 8 July 2019

Sending Love and Happiness... dragonfly 7x5in Kraft card

Sending Love and Happiness... dragonfly 7x5in Kraft card

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card is a bright and cheerful card which I have made using the dragonfly die from Paper Boutique, some "shape" dies from Tattered Lace, alcohol inks and some stamps....


How I made this card:-
  • I must admit that I had used the dragonfly embellishment before on another of the cards I have written about, but if you haven't read it, I created a background using Cosmic Shimmer Opal Polishes (Parakeet Green, Lavender Blue and Flamingo Pink) and once dry, used one of the dragonflies in The Paper Boutique Dragonflies and a Bee set to cut it out. I also cut the body part in black self adhesive paper and attached it to the main bit.
  • I had also created the background on which it is placed by using browns, greens, yellows and reds Tim Holtz Distress Crayons and when I was happy, cut a circle out of it and then stamped over it using the Woodgrain background stamp from Hunkydory's For The Love of Stamps in black ink.
  • I then used the largest of the Torn Edge Rectangles dies from Tattered Lace to cut out the main background layer from some old Kanban card.
  • Using Pinflair's Glue-it Bookbinding Glue, I stuck all of the pieces on to the front of a 7" x 5" Kraft Card, trying to make sure it was in the centre.
  • Finally, I stamped the Sending Love... your way today sentiment on to some white stamping card (Hunkydory and Rare Earth both do great card). I used Gina K Black Amalgam ink to do this. I cut around it in a wavy pattern - which is a great way of avoiding wonky lines!
  • I then used foam pads to attach it at the bottom of the card. I also added some cream insert paper inside for messages.
Products used for this card:-
  • 7" x 5" Kraft Card and envelope (I can't remember where I got it)
  • Dragonflies and a Bee die set from The Paper Boutique range from Creative Crafting World
  • Tattered Lace circle die (or any other will do)
  • Tattered Lace Torn Edge rectangle dies
  • Sentiments and quotes stamps from Pretty Quick
  • Orange/yellow card from Kanban
  • White stamping card
  • Black self adhesive paper (from Creativ International)
  • Alcohol inks - either Ranger or Jaquard Pinata
  • Tim Holtz Distress Crayons
  • Black Amalgam ink from Gina K
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue or Pinflair Glue it glue
  • Collall All Purpose glue
  • Foam pads
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