Monday, July 6, 2015

Soccer Greetings

Welcome

This card is a 'mistake' - I was making it for an order, but realised just before I assembled it that it was the wrong sport.... but I assembled it anyway and it goes into my 'stash', but this time with a name on it, ready for an upcoming birthday.


The sentiment is stamped on a die cut using a set of 'el cheapo' stamps I bought years ago - I have not really used them, and I was pleased with how they stamped.


The finishing touch was a soccer ball that was printed off from an image on G##gle Images.


I chose the patterned paper as soccer can take a talented player all over the world - it is from an Amy Tangerine stack.

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Friday, July 3, 2015

A Stencil, Shimmer and Sheep.

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I had some very messy fun making this card.  



Starting with some water colour paper, I used modelling paste to stencil a base, (the stencil is from a now defunct company) then covered it with water based paint once it dried - then a layer of purple spray, followed by a silver glimmer mist...

Next I decided that this Bugaboo image would be my feature


I used minimal colours, then after colouring and adding some glitter to the balloons, I added some glossy accents to give them some dimension and sheen.


The final details were some clear rhinestones and some mauve ribbon across the bottom of the card.


I enjoyed making this card, and was happy with the result. 
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Care Cards

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I have spent quite a bit of time over the past few months making these wee cards for our church to use - either when visiting in hospitals or to go with 'care packages' or into the 'birthday basket'.

(You may be seeing a few of these posts over the coming weeks as I am limited in my card making at the moment, thanks to an injury last winter when I slipped - maintenance is scheduled shortly)

I have used some old business cards as the base for these.


These images were  stamped on tissue, which was then screwed up and wrinkled, then glued onto the base. 


Scraps of paper and card, a wee bit of ribbon, and the scripture from Word Art Wednesday.


Another word Art Wednesday scripture, glitter card punched butterflies and a wee scrap of paper with some sponging.


This time the scripture from WAW was die cut and sponged before mounting.


WAW scripture, ribbon and bling and the edges sponged.


More sponging, ribbon and a paper scrap behind a WAW scripture.

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Blue Butterflies Anniversary

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I had really, really, really, been meaning to be back before this, but....
life intervened, as it does!



I first saw this technique over at Jennifer McGuire's blog, and taught it at class this month.



I used the Tsukineko Kaleidacolor pad Blue Breeze, on watercolour paper.



I finished the card with some sequins and the sentiment panel.
The sentiment was embossed in white,the base of it was coloured as I had no washi tape that 'fitted'.


Some shiny thread behind the panel, and some sequins finished the card.

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I CASEd the layout and sentiment presentation


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Monday, June 22, 2015

Trees and Gears

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I love how this masculine card turned out.


I started by using the letter press technique to emboss the main panel with the Spellbinders 


I then stamped this image from the SU Lovely As A Tree set, having used three inks on it to give some variations of colour to it.  The edges were sponged and it was mounted over hessian ribbon to add to the texture.


The sentiment was embossed with real green ep, on a smooth part of the panel


The finishing detail was the knotted ribbon threaded behind the image panel.

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Sea Shells and a Fancy Fold

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I tried a latch card the other day, and this is the result


I had a change of pace and went for a dreamy, seaside type of card... one can always dream of a warm sunny day!!


I stamped the feature panel with this fabulous Beach Trio stamp from Kiwistamping and coloured it with chalks/pastels.


The sentiment tag was stamped using a stamp from a magazine, and was layered onto a lacy circle die cut to form the 'latch'.


The edge panel is a scrap/snippet from the After Five pad by Kaisercraft


On the inside panel I added a second generation impression of the feature panel in gray ink, just off the edge of the panel.  
Lots of sponging on all the edges to keep the soft and dreamy effect.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Card with a Hairstyle

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This is the last of the cards for my customer - she wanted a card for a hairdresser.

I g**gled hair images, and came up with one that had a braid plaited into the hair, down the back of the head.  I changed it into sepia tones, and blurred it slightly, and then printed it out, and trimmed it to fit the card base.


...and that was when this card took on a life of it's own.....

I had decided to use this die cut, and I cut it out of the same card as the base, and snuggled it into the curve of the plait on the background.


Then came the washi tape, the distressed and sponged edges,


and the wonky machine stitching. 


The sentiment was stamped randomly around the background, before it was all constructed, with Versamark ink, then sprinkled with Perfect Pearls gold powder. I brushed off the excess and returned it to the jar, then wiped the whole with a dry tissue, which cleans off the surplus powder beautifully.
The final details were the flat back pearls by Kaisercraft.

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