Saturday, February 27, 2021

Masculine Washi Stripes


  Somehow this month has moved faster than me, and this week in particular.! 
Or maybe I am moving more slowly - blame that on the 'big' birthday I had last year!!

I would like to welcome Amy of the Crafty Purple Frog as my newest follower

When I made this card I was lacking in inspiration, so 'sort of' cased a scrappy one, but used washi tape, not card, for the stripes.  

I layered the tape over a diamond shaped piece of card, and then used a square die to cut the base card with a diamond shape.

I had fun sizing the original taped piece to fit in the card behind the aperture.. and ended up with some off cuts.

The card looked rather stark until I added some gold faux stitching on the edges, and a straight line to frame the aperture.  
The sentiment was gold embossed

One of the off cuts was used to finish the inside.

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Friday, February 19, 2021



The challenge in my New Zealand swap group this month was Sepia!!

So I made another glue background!! 
(I think I am becoming addicted to this current favourite technique) 
When the glue was dry, I brushed Vintage photo DI over it as my starting point.

I then sprayed it with water and blotted it - big oops!
The glue re-activated and I had fun removing the pieces of paper towel that stuck!!

The flower was cut from card that I had brushed Tattered Rose DI over, and after cutting (with a very old S/B die), I brushed some more Vintage Photo ink over it.

The leaves were cut from card I had brushed Bundled Sage, then also edged with Vintage Photo. 

The centre of the flower was a dull pink brad that I embossed with copper ep.

The lace was some from my stash, and the muslin was wiped over the Vintage Photo ink also.

The sentiment, a magazine freebie,  was copper embossed 

I finished the inside with some copper toned washi tape

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

A Watered Spray


It's time for another Word Art Wednesday Challenge, and our sponsor this challenge is

who are offering a $15 credit for the winner. 

I started my card by putting masking fluid over the printed text, then spraying it with Lindys Magicals
but when I rubbed off the mask, the printing was 'lost' in the speckled spray,
so I then went over the background with a wet brush and reactivated the paint, which gave me a background that the print was not lost in!

The panel was then framed with some lace, and mounted onto an ombre paper

I laid two strips of lace together for a feature across the base of the card, and finished the front with some clear Kindyglitz drops.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Stand Tall


I recently bought some stamps from Ink Art Designs, and the lovely Dot Lethbridge included some extra, stamped off images, this giraffe being one of them!!  Thank you Dot!

I used it to make this card for a young teen boy's birthday

I coloured  him with my polychromos pencils

I had this background I had recently made, using glue and Vintage photo DI., that I learnt here

I mounted both the image, and the embossed sentiment, panels over some snippets of forest green card

Added some dis-assembled string around that layer, then adhered it to some kraft card for the base, adding the final snippets of the green card under the corners

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Pink Peonies


It's good to be back blogging again - I had intended to be here sooner but it's been 
one. of. those. weeks.

This card was made for a very dear aunt, well into her 80's. 

I started with a piece of ombre pink paper, and stamped it with the Gina K majestic peony stamp, leaving part of it off the edge, then embossed it using some platinum ep.

I added some extra shading a Prismacolor pencil,  

The sentiment was embossed onto a vellum strip using the same ep

I adhered the main panel to some rose gold paper on a cream card base, adding a layer of lace to the left side of the stamped image, and some two strips of tiny adhesive pearls as accents. 

I finished the inside with a piece of the same lace adhered to a snippet of the pink paper

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Saturday, February 6, 2021

The Lovin' Season!!


I would like to welcome a new follower  Dottie - she blogs at Something Crafty By Dottie and  her work is lovely.  I recommend you visit her to see it.

This card started as a monoprint from a stencil I used the other week, and then I received some new Crafty Individuals stamps I had ordered before Christmas...

Everything just fell into place and it took me no time to make the card - the longest part was fussy cutting the ducks :)

I stamped the image directly on the background, and embossed in Coffee Bean ep.

I then stamped the ducks again using Espresso Ink, and trimmed them out and layered them over the embossed image, and added a wee bit of espresso ink to 'ground' them .  
It looks a bit like a mud puddle they are standing over.  😉

A close-up of the fabulous sentiment

I loved how the hearts had the outline around them when I took the print.
I finished the card with a die cut row of hears in gold paper, and also mounted the feature panel on gold before adhering it to the red base.

I finished the inside with three of the offcut hearts from the die cut strip of outline hearts.
 I also placed one above the ducks heads. 

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

I've Got the Blues, Again


The way blogger is behaving as I try to prepare this post really is giving me the blues!!
Although the title was because it is another card with shades of blue...

This card is for the new challenge at Word Art Wednesday, where our sponsor this challenge is

Stamps of Life, who are generously donating a gift of their product to the winner.

I had in mind to make a masculine card for this scripture - it is so beautiful and bold, which often works well for the masculine style cards

I started with the deep blue base cardstock on my desk, and decided to use a diagonal cut on the patterned paper, so clear embossed an old Hero Arts background stamp on the end of it.

I then decided to try double embossing the lighter blue card to use as the background...
I first embossed it with a woven style folder, and then with the large dots, inking the folder before I ran the card through, there was a major oops moment, but that was covered with the scripture panel.

When I cut the scripture print, I made another oops, so to counterbalance that fact that the print was off centre, I tied some blue metallic cord around one edge.

The inside was decorated with a wee strip of the embossed panel - it was just big enough

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