Monday, October 27, 2014

Golden Leaves

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I was inspired to make this card by a challenge which required the use of newsprint.
I also like to have at least one sympathy card 'on hand'.


The sentiment stamp is part of a retired Layers of Color set, designed by Nina Brackett, which I gold embossed.


The leaves were cut with a Sizzix die I have had for years and never used.... 
I coloured them with various distress inks, using colour dusters. The tips were tapped onto a Versamark pad, then gold embossed, and then some Viva Gold gold and bronze pastes were touched onto them


The final details were the gold sequins and the single line frame.


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I may not be around for the next wee while, we are having a massive change in lifestyle and this may not leave much time for blogging in the short term.  I look forward to being back in 'blogland' when life settles down again. :-)



Saturday, October 25, 2014

Bright and Bold

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I love trying new techniques, and I learnt this one at a craft show some time ago.  It uses Opalite Reflective Interference ink pads on glossy card stock. This time I used black for my base.


I mounted this feature panel onto an orange handmade paper,


embossed the sentiment in white onto vellum which I tore to fit,


and this was layered onto an embossed blue paper, and a slightly darker blue card base.


Ribbon and pearls were added to finish the card.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Birthday Blues

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This is a masculine card that started with the paper that came as a freebie years ago from Paulette at Create with TLC, called Dad's Honey Do Paper.


I teamed it up with some gray card I embossed with a retro squares folder.



I then cut several pieces of blue card with a SB zig-zag edge die to form some  borders.


Then a scalloped oval, a plain oval that I sponged lightly with blue ink,


and then the final layer was an embossed SB label cut from silver card, with a blue embossed sentiment. 
All cuts were made on my wonderful, faithful Cuttlebug.
The final touch were some black half pearls.

 I don't think I have ever used so many layers to form a masculine card, but I was more than happy with the outcome.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Archery Birthday

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I made this card for a young boy who is very keen on archery.  


 I started by embossing only part of the Sycamore tree folder, and chalking the trunk and branches with a cotton bud (Q Tip)to make it look as though it is starting to leaf up, being spring here in the Antipodes.  
The background was also coloured with chalks



To ensure the card looked authentic, I researched (Googled) the colours of the archery target before I started - four die cuts later (s/b circles through my trusty Cuttlebug) and I had the target, then some strips of brown card were added for the legs.

The arrow was stamped and gold embossed, then trimmed to fit the card.
 The sentiment was also gold embossed, and the panel mounted on an orange base.

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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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