Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Scrappy Hexagons


There is a new challenge over at Word Art Wednesday , this time sponsored by 
who are providing the winner with a generous $30 voucher to their store.

I decided that I wanted a bold card that highlighted the scripture.

I started by embossing the orange layer with a net pattern,

I then cut various scraps of card into hexagons and fiddled with them until I was happy with the arrangement, and left it overnight to be sure!!

I then layered all the panels onto gold paper before adhering them to the orange and then the grey base of the card.

The inside was finished with a narrow strip of gold washi. 

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Saturday, September 25, 2021

What's the Occasion?


And a special welcome to Louise from the blog PunknScrap, who is my newest follower.  
Thank  you Louise for choosing to follow me. 

This card turned out to be a bit quirky - but it was appreciated and enjoyed when given.

I started with two unmarked wooden stamps I had left on my desk to use - I bought them second hand, years ago, off a local auction site (TradeMe) .

When I figured they would fit behind the Peek a Boo die cut, I stamped them onto the pale mauve card.  There was a single line frame around the part image that I had to mask out. 

Below the framed image I silver embossed a sentiment ( a magazine freebie)

Touches of silver dotted and pale mauve washi were added to the focal panel

I also embossed a couple of overlapping heart circles in the bottom left corner - they are very faint, and I was a bit disappointed that they did not show up more.

The focal panel was matted over the mauve layer, and then onto the white base

The inside was finished with the appropriate sentiment and some more washi.  I added a layer of cardstock for a sentiment panel as the card front was fairly heavy with the layering. 

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Centre vertical row. Embossing, image, sentiment
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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Scraps and Packing Tape


Thank you all for your support - I am well on the road to full recovery and working from home this time - thankfully!

The theme for this months swap in the small local group I am in was to use strips of  paper as your background.  I am in awe of how some folks interpreted this - mine was fairly simple - but colourful.

I had spent an afternoon recently gluing waste strips of paper to an A4 sheet of paper, so I trimmed out a piece to fit this card front, and mounted it over dark blue card stock,
Some of the strips are alcohol ink trimmings, glitter, and metallic card, and some tidy pieces from stamping failures.... and my stack was not much reduced at all 😮

The dragonfly (unidentified die) was cut three times and layered,

As was the word die cut, (a Memory Box die).  The top layer in both was cut from card covered with clear packing tape, which gives a 'faux embossed' effect.

The inside had a final trimming added to it.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Anniversary Love Birds


I made this card some months ago, and had it on my file which I have with me in hospital... yes the 'bug' I had was not what the family had, but rather a massive chest infection.... but I am starting to recover!!

I started with a Brusho background on watercolour paper that I made one day when playing with them

I stamped the love birds and flower spray from a freebie magazine set, and coloured with watercolours.
I tried to stamp the floral spray directly onto the background, but messed up, hence it is stamped on white and fussy cut.... The sentiment was also from the set.
I cut the image with a hexagon from an infinity set by Hero Arts, and mounted it over dark green

From memory I also used some Brushos Pearl SprinkleIT powder, which shows here as a slightly deeper green, but in real life, it sparkled beautifully.
I ran a deep green ink panel around the edge of the  main panel which was mounted over a dark green base

I used an old anniversary stamp on the inside, and a snippet of the background paper cut into a banner shape, and edged in the same deep green ink. 

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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....