Thursday 14 February 2013

sew on!!

i love this card i have made. it has texture and a vintage feel which looks sooo nice, or at least i think so...
i used an old piece of dress pattern paper and glued it to a piece of ranger manilla cardstock (i wasnt too neat and added creases) . i then stamped over the top using archival ink pads (in vermillion & cobalt) with stampers anonymous (tim holtz collection)  haberdashery stamp set. i stamped the main image with a tim holtz distress ink (black soot) and heat embossed to do a nostalgic batik technique with the iron. i used a little paper distressing tool to really texture the edges and then used tim holtz distress ink pads (brown tones) to  ink the edges. i made a happy birthady topper using my stampin up! memorable moments stamp set and matching dies. i stamped once on to kraft cardstock and once on to manilla. the kraft one just gets cut using the dies and added to the card with foam pads. the manialla one gets coloured using distress ink pads and a blending tool, then stamped with "happy 30th birthday" using black archival ink pad. then cut around the stitched detail and tape to the kraft one. add a few buttons to the corner to finish.

Sunday 10 February 2013

valentines day cards!!

 well since im not the worlds most mushy person, i enlisted the help of mum to whip up this batch of valentines cards. hope you like them all, i know i am pleased with how they all turned out!!
 first is mums card, im so proud as she did it by herself. she used a stampin up! stamp set (you are loved) and some embossing and cutting dies on the big shot. the page out of an old book, kraft card stock, an archival ink pad in verillon, some bakers twine and a button.
 i made a no glue box to match using kraft cardstock, then decorated it with a page of old book, archival ink pad in vermillion, and the stamp set (you are loved)
from stampin up!
 this is my card i used the owl builder punch & the bird builder punch both from stampin up! kraft cardstock, brown,white & cream cardstock, pages from an old book and various tim holtz distress ink pads.
 i looked for certain words to spell out a valentines message for the front of my card instead of stamping one, it did take a long time but i think
it was worth it in the end.
this card was a combined effort, the base is an acetate card blank i made, shaped dies from stampin up! and oval dies from sizzix, stamps from the you are loved set from stampin up! and some ribbon to finish.
(the paper was out of a 12x12" scrapbook pad
which i dont have the name of now)
inside, the acetate card is finished off with the same diecut shapes and a message from the you are loved stamp set by stampin up!