Sunday, October 19, 2014

Birthday Butterlies

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I had some pieces of  paper left after the class I took making these patchwork butterflies, so I made another set, again painting them with iridescent medium to give a gorgeous shimmer.


This time I mounted them on a cream card-stock I had embossed with the fantastic flowers folder, then the patchwork frame and dark pink background


The edges of the butterflies were sponged with Worn Lipstick D.I., and added a line of rhinestones on the body, and some individual ones randomly on the background of the card


The sentiment, stamped in Worn lipstick, had been clear embossed before the card was embossed.
The final detail was a three layered flower, held together with a clear gemstone topped brad.  


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Friday, October 17, 2014

The One That Didn't Get Away

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This is the second card I taught this week, and we tackled the 'dreaded masculine card', and conquered it.


We started with a piece of embossed kraft paper from a Tim Holtz pad I brought years ago, which we sponged with Distress Inks - Broken China, Spiced Marmalade and Bundled Sage.


The fisherman image (a Kiwistamping Image)was coloured with prisma coloured pencils, and the fish painted with grey Kohinoor watercolour paint and over painted with Oyster Twinkling H2O's.


The sentiment was embossed with copper embossing powder, the panel sponged with Spiced Maramlade DI, and adhered to the side of the image panel.


The final touch was this starfish charm, attached with some pearle thread - you can see the embossed paper behind the charm.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sparkling Pansies

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This card is for the CCC Digi Creations Challenge #11, Digi with Glitter Power, has been made using an image from our sponsor, Aurora Wings Digital Stamps,
who is also supplying the prize of $US10.00 worth of images from her store.


The image I chose was one of pansies, one of my favourite flowers.  


I made my own background by chalking a cloud background.


The pansy image was coloured with Prisma coloured pencils, then painted over them with some iridescent medium, and the edges then had clear KindyGlitz added.
  

These were fussy cut, and mounted over a die cut that was made with glitter card.

The final details were some sequins and a wee bow.

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Monday, October 13, 2014

A Golden Tree

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This is the first Christmas card I have made this year and I will be teaching it at my class this week


The red background was embossed with a spellbinders folder


The sentiment is from a Unity Stamps set Love, joy, Peace (now retired).  I masked off the final line of the sentiment as 'happy holidays' is not used as a Christmas greeting in New Zealand.


The tree image from the same set was stamped in Gold Delicata ink - here you can see the sheen it gives, Both the image and sentiment were layered on dark green card before being mounted on the red.


A gold edged ribbon and bow were attached,


and I randomly applied gold kindy glitz to some of the embossing on the red panel.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Purple Butterfly Birthday

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I was a bit stuck for inspiration when I started this card, so started with the Little Butterfly image from  Meljens Designs, painting it with twinkling H2O's, and after cutting it out with a Spellbinders labels eleven die, chalking the background with blue.


The trail was highlighted with Ice Stickles


Sequins and rhinestones, and an embossed sentiment finished off the panel


This was mounted over some patterned paper, and then onto a purple base.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Shaving Foam and Cricket

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This card was made using a recycled image from a commercial card as the focal point.


The image was fussy cut and mounted off the edge of an orange oval, cut with a spellbinders die.


and mounted over a Shaving Creme background I made some time ago.


The sentiment was gold embossed onto a double ended (die cut) tag and mounted using brads


The brads were plan brass ones, so I heated and embossed them with Tinsel Green embossing powder.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Pinterest Inspired Tree Card

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I needed a masculine card, and could not get any inspiration flowing, so I went to Pinterest and found this card, which I CASED (Change and Share Everything)


I kept to the basic sketch with the circle and tree shape, and a kraft background, which was a sheet of paper from a DCWV Printed Kraft stack rather than stamped layer as in the original.


 I used a Flourishes stamp for the tree from the set Love, Joy, Peace, which appears to be retired.
The (coloured rather than natural) bakers twine was wrapped around the layer rather than just used as a bow.


The tree was stamped using the rock and roll technique, with two colours of green,  then over-stamped with clear embossing ink and clear embossed, which gave an interesting finish.  Once fussy cut, I mounted the tree with heavy glue dots, which gave a little bit of dimension.


I stamped the sentiment on two small banner shapes and after sponging  the edges, they were attached with brads, and left flat.  I also put brads in the corners of the top layer.


The circle was cut from a textured wall paper, which also has a slight gold fleck in it, which can just be seen in the above photograph.

I was pleased with the outcome of this card.  
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