Friday, October 18, 2019

Stencilled and Inlaid Anniversary


I am so glad you have come to visit, and I trust you enjoy your time here

I started this card by cutting a heart die out of card, and then using it as a stencil and blending Rich Plum ink through it - I was using sponges, and was not entirely happy with the outcome

The word cherish was cut out of gold glitter card and also from the card front, and the gold was then inlaid  into the card front.

This panel was then mounted over some maroon card, with a strip of gold glitter tape attached to the left hand side.

The inside was stamped using a now discontinued stamp in Delicata Golden Glitz ink

The edges of the white internal panel were also sponged with the plum ink

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Napkin Rose


This card was made using a paper napkin - love how it came out!
I glued the napkin to some card, using some gel medium, folding the edges over the card for a neater finish. 

To make the card I gold heat embossed a two strips of diagonal stripes onto a snippet of white card, I then trimmed them to join them with minimal disruption to the pattern, as the stamp did not do this. 

I used Wink of Stella on the rose to draw the eye to it and add some class...

added a pearl bling swirl below the rose to take the eye to the 

gold embossed and double mounted sentiment.

The outer two corners of the pink base card were rounded to finish.

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Colour Sprayed Birthday


A few weeks ago I was 'playing' with my sprays, and ended up with a piece of card covered with Lindy's Sweet Violet, Purple, Teal spray and some Perfect Red Perfect Pearls Spray, which was one of the first sprays I ever owned...  I die cut this coloured card to make the sentiment panel.

I layered that over a rich butter toned cream cardstock, then came to a grinding halt.
In this next photo you can see some of the shimmer and shine the sprays give.

I then decided a flower was called for, and whilst fossicking in my stash came across these die cut felt flowers that I received from MariLynn ,  They were layered and attached with a gem headed brad, then layered over some sparkly ribbon, tied in a simple knot in the middle - I originally wanted to make a bow with the ribbon, but the card had other ideas!

The butterflies were punched from the coloured cardstock, and had nail art gems attached for bodies, which matched the 'silver' rhinestones on the corners.

I finished the inside with a strip of the sprayed paper, and this photo really caught the sheen of it.

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(Memory Box Happy Birthday Die)

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

A WAW Twofer


For this weeks Word Art Wednesday Challenge we have this lovely scripture 
(it is on the site as a freebie) 

I simply printed the sentiment at the size I wanted it, then cut it using a Memory Box stitched rectangle die, elongating it as I needed while cutting.

I added two wee folds of ribbon under one top corner, and wrapped a longer piece of ribbon around the panel, tying a double bow, before mounting the sentiment panel.  I used a piece of digi paper  (an old freebie)from TLC Creations across the base of the card - I chose this design, which I had printed out and it was haunting my desk asking to be used, as it was the only one I had with any form of transport on, to indicate that at times we literally "go out" to share the Good News of Jesus. 

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My Twofer card is one that I had made using one of the sponsors images,  
the Stamp Simply Thinking of You Rose Stamp and Die Set (Currently on special)

I stamped  the image in dark brown ink and coloured it with Prisma colour pencils - this is so well designed the shading is very easy to do as it all indicated on the stamp!

I die cut the stamp and the word and adhered to the dark pink background, then die cut a S/B labels 14 aperture out of white card, stamped the sentiment in the brown ink, and then embossed the panel before adhering, putting a layer of cereal box cardboard under it to give some dimension. 

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Patchwork Fancy Fold


I made this card for a patchworker - not that the paper was 'patchworked', it was printed that way.
She also is not a 'fussy' person, so I left the card fairly simple, letting the paper do the work for me. 

I embossed the sentiment, making it the focal point on the 'stopper', sponging it before removing it from the die, and then layering in over a fancy die cut - both dies are by Spellbinders.
I also added a lace bow to soften what was otherwise a fairly plain card.

This is the card opened out, showing the back of the 'stopper', and some lace trim on the inside too.

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(Dies used are Spellbinders)

Monday, September 30, 2019

Ivy and Rose Buds


I was asked to make a card by a gent who is marking an anniversary with his fiancee.

Believe it or not, I was actually inspired by this card by Cinderella, at least for the basic shape and floral theme!

The lady who will receive this is quite a 'practical' person, so I did not go for a lot of fuss... 
I started by embossing a frame 5mm in from the edges of the card front. Then stamped the 
leaves, which are a very old Hero Arts Stamp, using my new Catherine Pooler ink Grass Skirt 
(that I promised myself I would not open until I have reorganised my studio - oops)

I die cut the hearts and digit out of sparkle card, glued the layers together, and then cut a piece of thin corrugated card to the size of the large heart, but trimmed the sides back slightly before gluing that on, so I could fit the stems of the rosebuds under the edge.  
(I used that 'cover' to attach them, using glue dots) 

I used more glue dots to attach the lace bows over the end of the stems

The inside of the card was finished with a wee piece of washi tape.  The edge of the card front, and the white layer inside were wiped over the Delicata Golden Glitz ink pad.

The customer was very happy with the card - I will have to wait for a week or so to hear if the recipient likes it 

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Friday, September 27, 2019

A Simply Stamped Rose


This is a rather CAS card, but I liked the outcome

I started with the snippet of paper that I mounted the rose on, and decided that it looked best over the pale green card.  
The Rose from Stamp Simply Thinking of You Rose  stamp and steel die set was stamped using markers on the stamp, and then cut using the matching steel die

The sentiment (from Montarga Stamps, a New Zealand firm) was embossed in silver.
I ran all the edges of the green panels over a Memento Cottage Ivy ink pad

The final detail were some random clear rhinestones on the feature panel, and a strip of them across the bottom of the card

I inside was kept simple with a wee piece of washi to match

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

A Rainbow of Daisies


It's time for another challenge at Word Art Wednesday, and this week's freebie is a beautifully scripted verse from 1 Corinthians.

I deliberately printed it out fairly large to let it be easily read.  It was die cut with a Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Die, and layered over dark blue cardstock, the same as the card base. 

The background was a Daisy stencil and I started on the diagonal in the centre and blended my colours out from the red stripe, using blender brushes ( Yes, I do have some blender brushes as well as make up brushes)   Love how the colours blended and created intermediate colours too. 

The finishing touch was the ribbon treatment - the ribbon picks up the colours around it, which was perfect for this card.  It does not knot well, so the bow is held with a glue dot. 

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Give a Man a Fishing Rod...


We have several keen fishermen in the (wider) family, and I could not resist this die.

I cut the image from white card stock and water coloured it

The sky was sprayed with Lindy's spray, but it blotched, so I used my finger to sweep the ink from side to side and my background was created!  
You can just see the sparkle in the left of the photo below.

The water was a piece of mulberry paper torn across the top, and it had some silver florist wrap layered over it before gluing it to the base.  The 'hill' was also a piece of torn paper.

The sentiment was embossed with Platinum ep, and the clouds die cut, and lightly shaded at the bottom to mimic the shadows .

I used a bright yellow base for the card to intimate that it was a sunny day!

I finished the inside with a strip of fishy washi.

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I used the centre horizontal line - Die cut, Stamp, Blue line. 

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Daisy, Daisy....


And a very warm welcome to my newest follower Bonnie of Stamping with Klass.  I am honoured that she has followed me, as her work is amazing!! Please pop over and pay her a visit.

I made this card with the 'goodies' I won over at Pixies Snippets Playground -a set of stamps and dies from Newtons Nook, Dainty Dasies, and a Feeling Dotty stencil by Altenew

I stamped and die cut the daisy image - the stamps gave a clear impression first time, and the die cut like a hot knife through butter - and then painted them with some watercolours - from a sample sheet of Daniel Smith Watercolours, sent to me by the wonderful Libby Hickson of  

I then cut two masks, one of the daisies, of which I used the positive, and one of an oval, which I used the negative of,  placed them on the card where I wanted them to go, then applied iridescent medium though the stencil - and when I was happy with the result (shhh, second time around) I left it to dry overnight!! 

I mounted the daisies over the background on foam squares after trimming the panel a wee bit, and added a narrow border of lace down one side

The sentiment was also in the stamp set, and stamped then die cut with a S/B double ended tag die.

The inside was decorated with a narrow strip of gold Washi

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