Monday, October 28, 2019

A Ducky Birthday


Just a quick post this evening.  

This card was made for a one year old, and when I was searching through my stamps and saw this old one, inspiration struck - never mind that I was on a short deadline :)

I coloured the image with prismacolor pencils, then 'winked' the flower petals, glittered the flower centre with Kidy Glitz, and used some glossy accents for the beak and feet of the wee duck

I finished the inside with some washi tape, that has some flowers on it that resemble the ducks 'hairstyle' 

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Friday, October 25, 2019

Ghost Fish


Why is it that so many of the men in my (extended) family enjoy fishing?  Although it gives me a ready topic for a card, it can get challenging to make each one unique. 

This card started with a play session on day with a friend who had just bought some 
Brusho SprinkleIT powders... what fun we had, and this background is one of the results

Look at the sparkle there !!
I then stamped the piece with this fish from Hastings Rubber Stamps and silver embossed it, but was not happy with the outcome... 

 I then stamped and embossed the fish again on regular card and painted it - I was not happy with the way the colour turned out, so went over it with Oyster Twinking H20, and also painted the background fish with it too, giving them a ghostly look ;😉. 

It took me ages to finally settle on the layout....

The sentiment (a magazine freebie) was silver embossed on white and cut to a banner, and the edge sponged with blue ink, as was the edge of the background panel.

The main panel was mounted over a layer of silver sparkle paper and then onto dark blue cardstock. 

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Outer Space and a Magic Window


I went to make a card for a young teen recently and was at a loss as to what to do, until I came across this magic window technique on The Butterfly Challenge, and this fabulous graphic style of silver embossed paper 

I had to adapt the measurements from imperial to metric, and our slightly larger card size, but I was very pleased with how it turned out!

As recommended, I used a lighter weight card for the main construction, and then layered a light weight blue cardstock over the outer panels, and then the paper, being careful to line it up in the centre.

As you open the card the mechanism reveals a window that gradually opens to show the sentiment

I stamped and silver embossed the sentiment (a very old Hero Arts stamp) onto a snippet of the blue cardstock I used on the outside

To form the focal point and 'closure' I took a die cut of a globe (from a borrowed, unidentified die) and mounted it over some more of the blue card, and then 'winked' it heavily, which really shows up marvellously under the electric light.

I was really pleased with the outcome of this card, and have made some more using this technique, so you may well be seeing more of them here in the future.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

A Poppy and Trust


It's time for another challenge over at Word Art Wednesday, and the scripture featured on this card is the freebie for this fortnight.

I started by merging the two images - the poppy is from the Graphics Fairy (her images are free), and then printing them, and die cut them using a M/B stacked stitched rectangle die. 

This was mounted over some grey floral dp, then framed with snippets of gold spotted paper from an Amy Tangerine 6x6 Pad - Sunshine and Good Times
 (The gold looks coloured as it reflected the colours around it when taking the picture)
A butterfly punched from gold glitter card finished the main panel.

I finished the inside with some narrow gold spotted washi tape

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Monday, October 21, 2019

X-card - NOT X-rated!


Warning - this is a photo heavy post, so will let the photos speak for themselves :)

I am part of a group in New Zealand who swaps a card a month, the card is made to a challenge set out by one of the members, and sent to a buddy according to the roster the wonderful group moderator sets up and maintains. 

This month the challenge was to make an X-fold card, directions for which are found on Beccy's site here, and we were to include a summer theme.  Thankfully mine did do that, although I did not see that element of the challenge until after I had made it - ooops, read the instructions thoroughly!

The top view of the card showing the fold and the four individual 'pages'

The next four photos show the individual pages in detail, where I was able to use lots of snippets for the small die cuts

To unify the card, I used a banner on each 'page', and also the wee punched butterfly with the gems on it's back.  I had to allow for each of the added elements to fold up when the card was closed.  Each die cut also had some sparkle - the rose had Wink of Stella added, the others I used glitter card on

This image is of the card closed and tied with the ribbon, that also holds it open .

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(Gem, Die cut or punch, ribbon)

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)