Monday, May 30, 2022

CAS and Stripes


I had a masculine card to make today and remembered this die that had been given to me by a friend. 
 It was originally a magazine freebie that she did not want.  
The card started with cutting the die out of copper metallic paper.
There was some tan card sitting on my desk that I used for the base.

To 'ground' the car, I made two stripes across the bottom of the card by masking and sponging Walnut Stain DI across.   The sentiment was stamped and copper heat embossed, and I added a stripe under that, using the same technique

The card looked very stark, so I scored one line across the top of the card above the sentiment, and two across the bottom, and lightly bushed more ink onto the bottom ones.
For some fun I created some exhaust smoke... 
When I put the panel of white card inside, I added two scored stripes to that also.

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Sunday, May 29, 2022

More Vellum...


With this card I showed my friend how to attach vellum between layers...

I started by brushing three inks onto a piece of white card -  Forget-Me-Not by Lawn Fawn is the blue at the base, and the top colour was Orange by Memento, but as this was made some weeks ago while I was staying with her, I cannot recall the names of the other inks

We then used some 'worker ' stamps from Aall and Create and some stencils, to create the final background

The poppy from Darkroom Door was embossed in gold, as was the sentiment, from the same set as the flower, only this time onto the vellum.

Friday, May 27, 2022

Quieten it with Vellum

My friend and I were having fun with our cardmaking recently, and she asked how to use vellum, as she had recently bought some... So the first technique we tried was to mute, or quieten, some vivid paper

I supplied some papers from a calendar - this one has the 'feel' of the Pacific Islands, and was really rather big, bold and bright.  I started by selecting the section of the page  I wanted to use, and some red card to use as a base.

I then trimmed the vellum to size, allowing enough for a fold to be able to attach it to the back of the tent fold card base

Although it was a standard vellum, if you are careful and keep the heat gun moving, you can heat emboss on it, so I used this old stamp from Stampendous and embossed it using Mermaid Tail EP by Brutus Monro

I then finished the inside with a piece of white card and a trimming from the patterned paper, but forgot to photograph it!

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The sentiment stamp is at least 10 years old
The calendar page behind the vellum

Thursday, May 26, 2022

A Purple Rose??


I am posting a day late for this fortnight's challenge at Word Art Wednesday, where our sponsor this time is Stamp Simply with a most generous prize of a $20 credit to their store.

The wonderful scripture used here is available free over at the Word Art Wednesday site


The rose is from the Thinking of You Rose Bundle, which includes the matching die.
I coloured it with Polychromo pencils, and then added clear Wink of Stella.  
A few minutes later I picked up the Wink of Stella pen to add another layer of sparkle, and layered it with silver WoS, not Clear.. and that's where the deeper purple tones came from, as originally it was nearer pink!

To finish the card I layered a strip of vellum to one side when assembling the card, and then found some beautiful matching mauve sequins to add over it

The background was a shaving creme and Brusho's panel that I made when having fun with my friend, and it actually has some wee spots of mauve.

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Friday, May 20, 2022

Playtime Background...

This card was made for a small swap group here in N.Z.  The theme this month was to use inks or paints on your background - I had a lot of fun making this, for a lovely friend in the group.  

It started with three colours, Peanut Brittle, Orange and Ladybug Memento inks blended over white card, then I added C.P .Limoncello over the Peanut Brittle

Then came some very old lemon mica spray, followed by Candle Light and Peppermint Stick mica sprays by TH.... I was having fun!!

Once dry, I had to stamp it to the right, not the left of the card as I had intended because of the design of the stamp – I then embossed the stamping. 

I added some background stamping with a stamp from STAMPlorations using Caramel ink (the chicken wire one) and a stamp from AALL And Create with Lawn Fawn Crunchy leaf ink, I loved the result as it looks a bit like cobwebs.

I trimmed and mounted the feature panel over the yellow, added the ribbons and then mounted onto the base... then added the sequins and called it finished.

The inside was decorated with a trimming from the main panel, as was the envelope

The recipient loved the card, and now she has received it, I can share it.

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There are layers of ink, spray and ribbon
Bling includes sequins and mica sprays

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Gizmo Steampunk


Today I am sharing a card for a young man.
My starting point was some paper from the Gizmo Escapades pack by Imagine If (a New Zealand firm), and some of the cut outs from the same pack

Over the top right corner of the paper I stencilled some cogs, using this stencil in C.P Aquatini ink and embossed it

The other layers were cut-outs from the paper pack, and the chipboard element under the brad came in the pack also.


I added some gold and copper highlights to the light bulb, then masked off the background and lightly sprayed the bulb with T.H. Flickering Candle mica spray.

The clock face had a layer of Glossy Accents in the centre.

The sentiment (an old and well used magazine freebie) was gold embossed

The inside of the card was layered with white card and the edges run over the ink pad, and the corner stencilled with part of the stencil again.  

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Sunday, May 15, 2022

Silver and Shimmer


Yes another post - second in two days  :)
I know I can put this card up on my blog as the recipients don't read it.

This was a very simple card to make.  I took a sheet of white card and coloured it with 
Cosmic Shimmer Pink Thistle Opal Polish - it's fascinating as sometimes it looks lavender, and in other lights, quite pink. This shows in some of the photos.

After embossing the panel using the S/B 3D embossing folder Floral Jewel, I heat embossed the sentiment in silver, and 'underlined' it with silver metallic bling

Added more of the bling on certain elements of the design.

And then tied a bow across the base of the card with a transparent ribbon with a wee bit of sparkle in it that picks up the surrounding colour.
When I mounted the coloured panel to the base, I popped some silver mirror card under two opposing corners for added sparkle.

I finished the inside with some beautiful shimmery washi tape

and also added some to the envelope.

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Saturday, May 14, 2022

Panelling and a Sun Flower


This is a card I made while staying with my friend earlier in the year.
The background is another piece of the faux weathered wood panelling that I made at the time

The image was one that was a freebie in support of Ukraine from Power Poppy that I printed out and coloured with my Polychromo pencils, fussy cut, and glued over the cream coloured die cut oval

The sentiment was silver embossed on a snippet of brown card, and few clear flatback rhinestones finished the card

I omitted to take a photo of the inside, but I assume I added a wee strip of the background card. 

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

But First, Coffee


I needed a Mother's Day card just as the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog hop started, and I found this freebie here on Taylor Made 4U, (with the coupon COFFEE,) which would be appropriate for the recipient. 
The freebie is one on a sheet of four, designed to be used as note cards...

I printed off the page, then trimmed out this one, and also computer generated the sentiment  and printed it on vellum.

The image was added to a larger piece of card on which I had created a border using Vintage Photo DI,
It was then adhered to a white base - I secured the ends of the vellum between the layers

The inside was finished with a strip of Rose Gold Washi tape

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Sunday, May 8, 2022

Blue Butterflies


Another birthday card, this time with a shaving creme and Brushos background
For those of you thinking of trying this, sprinkle the Brushos onto the creme,  give a couple of spritz's of water before putting your card onto it, then press fairly firmly into the mix before lifting it for the best results - moving the card gave the swirly effect on this one.

Made while I was at my friends place, the dies were all unmarked

Loved the wee butterfly die cuts - they came as a set of three and cut the surround and the centre in one pass - I just mixed and matched to get the result I wanted, then placed them on a flower over a circle so they did not get 'lost' on the busy background

Loved using this vertical die cut sentiment, also cut from the silver card the butterflies were cut from

A close up of the background, trimmings of which were used to decorate the inside