Tuesday, March 29, 2016

A Wandering Thread

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This card started with the base being an experiment in brayering colour onto some glossy photo card in an ombre style - I used Forest Moss, Peeled Paint, and Bundled Sage Distress Inks, and was again not impressed with my brayering skills...


The base sat in my 'promise box' for some time before this card eventuated - I cut some gold paper into rectangles with some s/b rectangles, embossed them while the paper was still in the die, and then sat and wondered, until my eye lit upon this (unknown) die that was part of a mystery package.  If somebody recognises it and can identify it, I would be happy to know. 


It was cut three times, and then painted with twinkling H2O's.



Before I assembled the parts of the card, I took some multi coloured metallic thread and looped it over the card front, adhering it with a wee tag of tape under where the panels were to be placed.


I cut the sentiment from a s/b die delite in the gold paper, backed it, and adhered it, and added three drops of gold liquid pearls either side.

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Butterflies and Silver

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I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my visitors a peaceful and wonder-filled Easter.

The inspiration for this card started with some wrapping paper that was around a small gift I received last year - I loved the butterfly paper with the silver highlights, so saved as much of it as I could.


As there was not enough for a full card background, I tried inking the (masked) card base with some silver pigment ink, but it was not really successful.


So I sprinkled silver ep onto it - too thick, grabbed a fan paint brush and lightly brushed over the ep, and then heated it to get this effect.  Loved it!


This shot gives an idea of the silver on the paper


I trimmed the edge of the paper with a scalloped edge die from Paper Smooches, and layered that over a thin strip of silver ribbon, which gave a smooth transition onto the embossed area


I then silver embossed the sentiment onto this die cut that was in my 'promise box', already sponged with pink and sprayed with silver shimmer spray, added the wee butterfly die-cut from silver sparkle card and the card was finished.

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(Favourite line, Ribbon, Diecut and pink - all elements I use frequently and love.
 Great to see them as a combination)

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Card That Didn't....

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I made this masculine card for a a keen fisherman, and despite it looking simple, it certainly did not want to co-operate in the making.


I started with the image, (from Graphics Fairy) which coloured up with no problems using chalk, then I used a silver pen and some Kindy glitz to add the ripples.  All was going well....


But then....

I went to use some TH Embossed Kraft paper and messed up - big time, so flipped it over to the plain side and embossed it (with a TH folder) and found I had de-bossed the plain side, so I decided what the heck, and gently rubbed the Delicata Gold ink pad directly onto it, and voila - a worthy background!
Who wouldn't love to be out fishing on a sunny day?


I then stamped the sentiment onto blue card, (Shh, this is the second attempt) white embossed it and adhered it using some foam dots in the centre of the banner to give it some dimension.


The kraft panel was then mounted onto a blue layer and the card was finally completed.

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Butterfly Black and Sequins

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I came across this die cut butterfly (by Marianne Dies) that I had cut out ages ago in plain white card, and used it as a starting point for this card.


 I water coloured it, then slathered it in iridescent medium to give it some sheen.


I layered it onto black card, and at the base of the piece added the die cut sentiment (a S/B die). As the gold paper was so flimsy, I added a layer of die cut card under it.


I layered the completed panel over a piece of gold paper, which I had cut the center out of with  a die to make the most of it, 


After the black and gold layers were finished, they were layered onto a bright blue card, and the final details were these flower shaped sequins.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

White, and Embossed Thanks

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I taught this technique at my last card class. I saw it used and explained on a blog, and I cannot now remember where. 
(edited)
Found it - Thank you Lin, at Sending Hugs.
This is the post I saw it on


It is very easy to get this stunning effect - I cut the stitched rectangle, then embossed the surround before re-inserting the decorated rectangle


The Painted Thanks die is by Simon Says, and I layered it here using two layers of white card and one of patterned paper.  Although it does not show in this photo, there are also two layers of WoS over the pp. 

I had a creative opportunity here, as the rectangle originally was supposed to cut straight, but it wriggled in the cutting machine... so I also skewed the thanks, and it all looked as though it was planned that way to add interest!! 


Once again the gold thread came to the fore, as it is so fine I could use it and was still able to insert the rectangle with no difficulties.  I wrapped it around three time, secured the ends, and added the bow afterwards


The final detail were the three silver sequins - who said gold and silver should not mix??

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(sequins, gold thread and Wink of Stella)

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Race Car For Issac

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This card was made for a young boy turning four

The image is a Wags 'n' Whiskers Stamp called Speed Racer


I coloured the image with PrismaColor pencils, added some WoS on the car, fussy cut it and mounted it with foam dots on the background.


The background is one that I had made for another card, over a year ago, and then discarded.  It was made with modelling paste through a stencil, then painted with water colour paints and sprayed with a glimmer mist. 


I added the sentiment stamped and white embossed onto a scrap of card that matched my base, and cut it into a banner shape before adhering it.

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Purple and Silver Embossing

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I would like to welcome my newest follower, Princess Judy of Blog This. Do pop over and visit her - her work and wit are wonderful.

I am glad to report that the nerve release went smoothly and I am healing well, and glad to be back here. 
These next few posts will be of cards made before all this happened.

I love this card, and am very happy with how it turned out.


I started out using the S/B 3-D Embossing folder Mediterranean Medallion, inking it with Memento Plum ink before embossing some white card.  


I then took some Inka Gold Silver Paste and rubbed it over the 'vine' section of the embossed panel.


I then took another piece of purple card, embossed the sentiment in silver and cut it using a S/B Lacy Circle die, and mounted that over the circular cenete part of the embossed panel, and finished it with some silver liquid pearls.
The final detail was a bow of mauve ribbon, and then the feature panel was mounted onto a purple base.

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(This card was made for a Mother's birthday)

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Wedding Day Pinks

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Just a personal note - I may not be around the blogisphere much in the next few days as I am having a nerve surgically released in my right elbow tomorrow.  I may hobble around later in the week, typing with my left hand....

This is another card I made for sale locally
The image is a Wedding Couple by Mitzi of Aurora Wings.


I coloured the image with chalks, and after die cutting it (S/B Romantic Rectangles) sponged on some Spun Sugar DI.


The paper I chose for the base was too dark for the softly coloured image, so I placed a layer of  printed vellum over it to mute and soften the colour, and embossed the sentiment in silver over that.  The sentiment is from a now unobtainable Layers of Color set.  I tore the end of the vellum to add interest.


The final details were some flat backed pearls.

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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Tree Sympathy

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This is the last of the sympathy cards for a while (I hope).


I started by masking my card and sponging the green inks onto the card base - I used Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint and Forest Moss Distress Inks, starting in the centre with the lightest ink.


The tree is a S/B  Die D'lites Whimsical Tree die cut


The leaf stamp, from Stampin' Up Lovely as a Tree set, was randomly stamped and gold embossed on the green panel.


The sentiment (ODBD  With Deepest Sympathy) was gold embossed.  It looks a bit fuzzy, but that was partially due to the fact that it was stamped on linen textured card. A few green rhinestones finished the card. 

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Friday, March 4, 2016

Inspired Sympathy

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This card started as a trial of the smooshing technique - I was not impressed with the results, but being frugal, I decided to keep on with the card...


My colour choice was inspired by the card at the CASEplorations Monthly Inspiration challenge.

Working from the top down - I used some fine gold thread for a feature across the top of the card, as it did not need a lot of 'weight'



The die cuts were some I had over from another card I made yesterday - the roses were cut from a piece of watercolour paper I had coloured with Spiced Marmalade, the green card was self coloured.


Before I added the die cuts I had sprayed the coloured card with a lemon shimmer spray, the shine of which can be seen in this shot.


The gold embossed sentiment  was stamped directly onto the card. 


The finishing touches were a small scattering of flat gold sequins.
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(I was inspired by the colours, gold embossing, water colouring and the flowers)


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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Simple Sympathy

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


The central panel is a digi from McMahonfive Designs called Honeysuckle that I have had printed off for years, and came across in my folder recently. 


 I coloured the flowers with Prismacolor pencils and the added WoS.


The sentiment from Our Daily Bread Designs was stamped and gold embossed in the blank area, and the panel then mounted over some pink sateen adhesive ribbon and paper from the TrimCraft pad Botanical Notes.
The finishing touches were some green flatback pearls.

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