Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Embossed leaves

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I was asked to make some more sympathy cards, and this is one of them.


I started with a  piece of cream card stock, and clear embossed some leaves onto it - then the card developed a mind of it's own and took off in another direct than what I had envisioned.


I had ribbon and a doily die cut already to go, but the card said no, just the embossed leave die cut and the sentiment - so that's what it got!!


The leaf was cut with a TH die, dipped onto Versamark and sprinkled with gold ep, heated, and the process repeated.  Love the outcome.


The sentiment was embossed on another scrap of the lemon (handmade paper) and die cut with a MB stitched rectangle.
All edges were sponged with Delicata gold ink.

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Girl In Spring

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The image has been supplied by Ching-Chou Kuik and is called Girl In Spring


I coloured her with Prismacolor pencils, and for the first time ever, did green hair - the photo shows it as more yellow, but it is a limey green with darker touches on it.


I coated her frock with clear Wink of Stella and it looks like organza IRL, I also added Kindy Glitz to the edge of the butterfly wings.


I decided to keep her in a rectangle, but used the 'out of the box' technique in several areas as I did, and then distressed and sponged the edges with Memento Pear Tart ink.



I mounted the image panel over a mosaic of papers designed by Lozzy, the flowers and stripes, free papers. The final details were the rhinestones and some lace.


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1 digi, 2 patterned papers, 3 embellishments (rhinestones, lace, glitter)

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

HRH The Frog Prince

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I had so much fun making this card - actually I think it may have made itself!!


I started with scraps on my desk - the yellow and purple, and embossed the yellow with a S/B Embossablities folder.


I then found a scrap of green paper in my promise box, and stamped and embossed the sentiment and frog - both Kiwistamping stamps.  
These folks are responsible for my addiction to card making!!


The half doily is a Kaiser Craft stamp that I bought from a bargain bin at the Stamp Expo last year... and was NBUS until now :-) It was fussy cut after stamping


The cake plate is a Close To My Heart stamp - again NBUS - and I paper pieced it, and added some gold highlights with a Signo ball pen.
The frog was embossed with dark green ep, as was the sentiment, and then fussy cut.
Something was missing, and so I found this crown stamp in a (retired) Layers of Color set, gold embossed it and again fussy cut it.
Assembled the card and was happy with it, but for all that hesitated for some time to post it - I have since heard from the recipient that is is appreciated, and she loves HRH the frog!

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Rainbows and Trucks

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Some time ago I was experimenting with distress inks, watercolour paper and gold perfect pearls, at least that is what I think I used on this background... Or then again it may have been watercolour paints. 
Needless to say it was months ago rather than weeks, and my memory has failed me - oops!


I took the background and made a couple of ribbon 'roads' on it. 


The images were stamped on scraps of coloured card, silver embossed and fussy cut, and mounted with foam dots. 
The images are from a set called Toy Trucks by Flonzcraft


The sentiment was white embossed.


The coloured panel was then mounted over a bright blue base to make a fun card for a small boy's 5th birthday.

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(Inspired by the motor/mechanical theme)

(A Fire engine with loads of water on board, and I think watercolours on the background)
(The trucks were stamped on and cut from snippets)

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Daisy Encouragment

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I wanted a card to encourage a friend, and this is the result... with help from Our Daily Bread Designs dies and stamps - thank you ODBD!


I started with one of the Scriptures from the Grace's Hope Set, stamped it with 'Bottle' dye ink. After cutting it with a die from the Lavish Layers Die Set, I sponged the edges before removing the die.


That was then layered over a metallic red piece of card that had been cut with another die from the same set.
 

The 'scrolly' die cuts were cut from an oddment of card that was in a kit.  They were fairly long, so I snipped them in half and tucked them behind the layered flowers.


The layered flowers are a mix of brands, the top daisy is from Prima, the rest from an unmarked packet. 
 The brad was also unmarked, but the perfect match with the scroll die cuts.
The patterned paper from and Amy Tangerine 6x6 stack.

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Silver Poppies

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First I would like to say a very warm  'hello' to
 Jen Thompson of Dare To be Different 
Leanne of Leearts
who have both chosen to follow  my blog - thank you for the compliment ladies.



This card started with the blue rectangle cut with a MB stitched die. 
The Poppies are a Sweet n Sassy stamp, and the word 'sister' is from the same set, and both were stamped with versa mark and silver embossed.


The greeting is cut from silver glitter card using a S/B die, and was inserted into the card front.
The butterflies were punched from the same glitter card


As the rectangle die cut is smaller than our (NZ) A4 card front, I offset it on the base, and added a silver ribbon and bow to the end.  I wiped the edges of the white base over a blue ink pad.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Gears for a Guy

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I had intended to post before this, but lately life seems to have thrown several days at me in one, plus I have been trying to get the gardens sorted for winter, but winter is slow in coming and the weeds keep growing.... 

I made this card for a man who is a mechanic.
I was inspired by a card somewhere (can't member the details) where the frames where made by cutting two graduated dies at one time.


Keeping with the 'square' theme, I embossed the black panel with a square patterned folder


The greeting was stamped on the center off-cut from the frames, and embossed in copper.  The greeting is a very old Hero Arts stamp, one of my originals - i am so glad stamps do not wear out!
  

The gears within the frames were cut from silver and copper glitter card, some bronze card with a sheen in it, and shiny black card.


The gold layers behind the dark gray frames and sentiment, are actually the wrappers from the Hershey's Kisses that we shared for Valentines.

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