Saturday, July 19, 2014

Arrows

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I have made another card using the same Close To My Heart set that has the feather stamps.


As soon as I saw this stamp I started thinking of this design, so I had a play using various inks and some gold embossing, ensuring that the embossed arrows went in the opposite direction to the others.  This panel was mounted over a green layer.


I embossed the sentiment (an old Hero Arts Stamp) and die cut it, and then layered it. 


The background looked too plain, so I embossed it with the herringbone design, but the embossing did not quite reach to the top of the red layer of card, so I used some creativity to hide it by using twine and a button with a double bow.



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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Flowers, a Bee and Paper Lace

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After making several Z-fold cards recently, I thought I would try a variation on the theme.


 I made this an upright fold, and used three small (Couture Creation) dies to create the swing panels


I used two different stamps on the panels - a retired Layers of Color flower, 


and an unknown bee (very old, it is one of my originals).


The paper on the back edge is part of a page from a Rosie's 6x6 pad called 
Far Away Land.


The lace on the left hand side is a self-adhesive paper lace.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Whimsy Fish On in Monochrome

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We have a new challenge at the CCC Digi Challenge today, and our sponsor is Whimsy Stamps. The challenge is to create a monochrome card.


I started with the fish image, and as I have been surrounded by keen fresh water fishermen for a lot of my life, I chose to colour the image to look like a rainbow trout, but added some Iridescent Blue twinkling H2O paint to it to keep to the colour I had chosen.


I then started the background, and made it by tearing blue toned paper into strips and layering them on the base - I then ran some Kindy Glitz across the tops of the 'waves', and when that was dry, I embossed the background piece.


The embossed layer was adhered to a sparkling silver layer, and I added the sentiment with some blue ribbons behind it. The fish was popped up on foam dots, and the the whole mounted onto to blue base.
I put the sentiment "Catch More Fish" on the inside, but forgot to 
photograph it.

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

One of a Kind

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Playing in the studio this afternoon I decided to 'christen' a set of stamps from Close To My Heart that I have had sitting on my desk for some time. As soon as I looked at them in any detail this came to mind.


I decided to use two layers to give a subtle frame to the images, which I inked up ion Rich Cocoa and Bamboo Shoot inks


After stamping I computer generated the sentiment, printed it onto vellum and gold embossed it.


When placing it, I was careful to place the word one under the contrasting feather. I held it in place with a brad and a wee touch of glue under the lettering


Before I mounted the image panel, I ran the edges of the panel across the green ink pad.
This card was made in record time (for me) and I am pleased with the outcome.

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Birthday Parade

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This card was made for the first birthday of a wee boy.  I started with a layer of card that I had been 'messing around' with watercolours on a while back, and embossed it with a Swiss Dots folder.


I then stamped the fun images from a retired Layers of Color set, Polka Dot Parade, onto white card, painted them and the fussy cut them.



  And placed them on  the card on a 'road' of glitter, that had been stuck onto double sided tape.


To mimic the glitter, I embossed the sentiment onto a scrap of blue card in silver, then mounted it over a layer of silver sparkling card.
The completed panel was then mounted onto an orange base.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Antique Baby (Image)

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I recently became a great aunt again, and I wanted to make a card for the parents of the new great-nephew.  About that time there was a gorgeous image shared over on the Graphic's Fairy Website.


I loved the image and printed it out sized to fit the card.


After trimming the print, I distressed and sponged the edge, stitched it to the next layer, then mounted it onto the blue base card.
 

I varied the the stitching as I went around the image.


I loved the greeting on the image, as the baby in question weighed in at just under 9lb.  I enjoyed making this card, and it came together in a relatively short time.  What took the longest was figuring out which card to use!

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Shaving Creme and Embossing

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I have been having fun with the shaving creme technique recently, and this is one result.

 

Before I coloured the background, I clear embossed the water colour paper, which formed a great resist, and added to the overall dimension in the card


Here is a close-up of the embossing - I coloured the shaving creme with food colourings in red, blue and yellow, swirled them a wee bit, and then dipped the paper into it.  It is a really fun technique, and you never know what the results will be.


I finished the card with a stamped image of a simple flower (an old Hero Arts Stamp), which I coloured using markers, and as the red did not stamp very well, I added some extra colour by hand later.


The card was finished with a some rhinestones on the plain strip of card.

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