Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Black, White and Spots


It's time for another challenge over at  Word Art Wednesday
Our sponsor is Pretty Little Studio, with a $20 voucher to their store.

This week's scripture is a wonderful blessing, and Karen W has designed it beautifully for us, and it is free, over at the Word Art Wednesday Challenge

This was a very simple card to make, with the scripture die cut, and mounted on black, card, and then over the black and white polka dot paper

I added some string for some interest

And some washi tape to the inside.

My apologies for  not being a round much for the past few days - I think the family have shared a bug with me, and I have been a bit "off colour".

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Saturday, September 11, 2021

Golden Butterflies


I always appreciate it when you pop by for a visit.

This card came about as I was inspired by two challenges - I am too late for one, but hopefully will scrape in for the second...

I started by creating a circle die cut and used that as a stencil, then stenciled the orange dots through it, making sure the colour faded out slightly towards the edges

The butterflies (a now discontinued M.B die) were cut from gold card and mounted on clear foam tape, which really gives the impression they are floating about the card. 

The sentiment was gold embossed on orange card, trimmed and the corners rounded and mounted over some gold washi tape.

The final detailing was to pierce a border of small holes around the edge of the card to create a frame

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Scrappy, Sparkly Card and Tag


I call this a scrappy card as it is literally made from scraps.

The main pink panel was made when I was 'playing' with with water colour crayons and pink mica powder on a scrap of card that was padding something that had come in the mail.

The black grid is a piece that I had made a mistake with when trying to lengthen the die cut when  first using the die - Layered Combi Dioes - Squares by Nellie Sneddon

I had layered the pink card over a purple base, added the die cut, then butterflies cut from sparkle card, some die cut flowers that were on my desk, and pearls.  The sentiment was stamped in purple ink using a freebie stamp.

The tag was made using the final scraps of the coloured card, the die cuts, and some butterflies from my jar of die cut butterflies

This photo shows some of the shine and sparkle - not the easiest to photograph

I stamped the inside of the card with a couple of small butterflies in the purple ink I had used for the sentiment.  
The surfeit of butterflies is because the recipient loves them, and cannot have too many. 

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(The mica powder in the background panel is very shiny, the butterflies were cut from glitter card) 
(The mica powder in the background panel is very shiny, the butterflies were cut from glitter card)

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Blue Birthday


This card is version three for my friend - the first one I made smudged just as I was doing the final assembly - the top layer was binned and the base re-used for another card.
Version two was just too 'busy' and almost gaudy and I didn't like it, and didn't think the recipient would either.
So welcome to version three! 

The 'fold; is one I learnt from a video by Natasha Foote, here.  

I started by painting the front, and a portion of the inside, with 

The folded part of the front panel I die cut with the Spellbinders border from the large "Die of the Month Club " from May this year, (a NBUS set) and stitched it with two threads - a glitter blue thread and an iridescent metallic machine thread. 

The greeting was stamped with a layer of Versamark and then the blue ink, and then embossed with some iridescent embossing powder.  

I had thought to emboss the rest of the panel, but it was not possible.  I painted another scrap of paper, then stamped the accent images on it with Catherine Pooler Something Borrowed ink, and die cut out the images - all magazine freebies
All the card edges were run over the same embossing pad to give a subtle but definite edge to the card.

The flowers are reminders of our love of gardening, and to give her some flowers to enjoy after they were totally flooded back in July...
The feathers are a reminder of the backyard birds that we so enjoyed when we were neighbours.

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Sunday, September 5, 2021

Lady in Red


This card was made for a young woman who loves black and white, and is very fashion conscious...

The side panel was made with a new die I purchased when supporting a new local business... well that's my logic, and I'm sticking to it - it's a Nellie's Choice  layered Combi Die, Squares by Nellie Snedden.
I had to do some extra passes to extend the die cut to fit my card

The fashionista is an unbranded die. I layered the gold under the lace pattern parts of the dress, and also winked it, but the WoS pen was just on dry, so I was not very successful... 

The sentiment was stamped and gold embossed onto a snippet of black card, then cut into a banner shape.  Some gold faux stitching formed the final detailing

I finished the inside with a strip of red washi tape.

As I was working trying to get some good photos in the brighter light by the doorway, 
my buddy photo bombed....

Friday, September 3, 2021

Decoupage Bird and Blooms


I made this card when I was really struggling with an acute episode of 'no mojo', and I resorted to a magazine  kit.  
I chose this one because of the colours, as I know the recipient loves this colour palette.

I love the dimension and glitter this card has - subtle, but fabulous

The only thing I added was the faux stitched border

Love the sentiment on this topper panel, all part of the large kit.

I decorated the inside with this glittery panel

I love how the added elements all came together on the main panel to create a card that my friend loved.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Gold vines with birds


Once again it is time for a new Challenge at Word Art Wednesday, and this time our wonderful sponsor is Stix 2 Anything, who are providing the winner with an adhesives bundle.  
Having won one myself, I can sat their product is amazing!

I created the background for this card with some Iridescent Medium with yellow paint mixed in - and found I had the most gorgeous gold paste.  This was applied through an old (Layers of Color) stencil  directly onto the Kraft card base. 

I had cut the printed verse out with a stitched rectangle (M/B), mounted that onto a snippet of Kraft card  and distressed the edges before mounting it with foam tape.

These wee birds were stamped with Espresso ink onto cream cardstock and fussy cut out, and I popped them onto the card with some Stix 2 Anything clear foam tape

In this photo you can see the light showing through the mounting tape.
I also stamped some more of the wee birds with Versamark ink onto the background.
The bird stamps are also from Layers of Color, unfortunately the company is now defunct. 

The inside was finished with some gold washi tape.

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