Friday, December 14, 2018

Model T Dreams


This was a commissioned card for a young man who loves machinery, vehicles in particular.

The stamp is of a Model T delivery van, and I embossed it in silver on a navy background, before showcasing it through a peek a boo die cut window

The sentiment is from STAMPlorations 

And this inside stamp from a magazine freebie set. 

Very CAS but I was very happy with it.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Mills and Boon Birthday


This was a card I taught at a recent class - we revisited inking scrunched up printed paper (this time from and old Mills and Boon type booklet) to make a background, and making a rolled flower. 

The paper was crumpled, inked, and then re-crumpled and re-inked - I used Memento Rhubarb Stalk dye ink and Worn Lipstick DI. 

The crumpled and inked paper was trimmed to size, and cut on an angle.  After adhering it, I inked a narrow strip of paper to give a clearly defined edge, using Rhubarb stalk ink, then stamped the greeting (a magazine freebie), starting in the centre then moving out towards the edges.

The flourishes were cut with a Spellbinders die in light green card, and inked through the die.  I trimmed one to fit on the card better, then added the rolled flower (also cut from a Spellbinders die) 
The finishing details were some flatback pearls on the flourish and the bottom right corner, and a generous coat of Wink of Stella. 

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Stitched Tree


I made this card a while ago, and where I usually make just one design for Christmas, this was an exception... 

I had seen a few stitched tree cards around, so I lightly pencilled a tree shape onto the card base, pricked holes down either side with a paper piercer, and stitched... and only when I reached the end did I realise that I hadn't counted the holes, but thankfully it all worked out!

I added red (with gold) french knots to the purple tree shape, and did some needle weaving to form the 'tub' for the tree to sit in

The tree was topped with a stitched star, I added a thread of gold to that too, along with the pearle, for some more sparkle. 

The sentiment (a magazine freebie)  was stamped and embossed in in deep green, and the panel was mounted over a green base.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Embossing and Burlap


Today is the day a new challenge starts over at Word Art Wednesday.

Our wonderful scripture, foretelling the coming of Christ,  is my focus this week.
I printed it out, and cut it with a Tim Holtz Stitched oval, trimmed off the outer edge, and then mounted it over a layer of gold paper cut with the same die.  (I learnt this tip over at Sew Paper Paint from the talented Autumn) The star was stamped and gold embossed as using the oval left room at the top for a wee embellishment.

This was mounted over a card base that I randomly stamped with a very old All Night Media stamp, and gold embossed.

The burlap and gold strip were added before layering the sentiment over it.  As the burlap is bulky, rather than bend the main panel, I added a layer of card under it, but left a gap for the burlap to sit in.  I am thrilled with the way this turned out, the gold and red look really rich together.

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(The sprays were optional)

Monday, December 3, 2018

Age and a Cat


I recently received a rather humorous birthday card from a friend, and I had great delight in sending her one of similar ilk.

I decided to do a window technique, using a die that  co-ordinated with the Tim Holtz "Crazy Cat" image

The image is actually stamped on the inside, and the matching die is used to cut the front panel.

After stamping the sentiment repeatedly across the base of the coloured panel, some enamel spots finished the outside of the card

The only colouring on the cat was the eyes, which then had a layer of Glossy Accents added. and some washi tape was used to 'ground' the cat.

The 'snark' came in the inside greeting

... and I added "I hope you are not feeling the years!" 

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(centre horizontal line - sentiment, white and animal)

Friday, November 30, 2018

Lessons From a Gift


I was visiting a friend when she showed me some design paper that she said she would not use, and offered it to me.  It was her birthday a few days later, so I couldn't resist making her a card from the paper!

I cut the paper so it sat on the white card base at an angle

I cut the oval and embossed it in white on red card with the stamp that was in the set (by Couture Creations  in the Rambling Rose Series), then die cut two more (black) layers to stack it on.

I used my Vertical Happy Birthday stamp for the sentiment, stamping it completely in the centre of the side, and then once above and below... it was a wood mounted stamp, and I got a bit close, so visually separated the words with rhinestones.

The patterned paper has some glitter on it, and I think was what had made my friend think she would not use it.  To tie the elements together I added some rhinestones to the feature panel corners.

After having a laugh with me over the fact I used that particular paper on her card, my girlfriend went away with an appreciation of how to use the balance of the paper she still had!

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Silver and Blue Magi


This was a one off card I made last year, and then the computer swallowed it and I did not 'find' it again until too late for Christmas.... 

The stamp was embossed in silver on blue - it is one of my originals by Kiwistamping, and incidentally, one of my favourite Christmas colourways

The blue panel was mounted over an angled layer of silver glitter card which was mounted over a card base of embossed pearlised card. 

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