Thursday 25 January 2018

motoring classics

  • Hunkydory charming chaps 'motoring classics' luxury card collection 
  • Silver Miri cardstock 
  • White card blank
  • Bakers twine (docrafts)
  • Su! Large numbers framelit dies
 To make this card i used the sketch as a starting point. I chose the cardstock with the image in the bottom corner. I trimmed to size, just smaller than my card blank. I added a coordinating baker's twine to create a band, securing it at the back of the piece of card and tied a knot at the front for added detail. I matt and layered onto a piece of miri, cut to the same size as my cardblank. I glued both layers to the front of my 5x7" cardblank. I diecut the big '50' from some silver Miri card for the sentiment, and added it to my card using foam tape. To finish the card I added the coordinating insert to the inside of my card.

 To make this card I simply Matt and layered the remaining cardstock onto some more Miri, cut to fit the front of a 7x7" cardblank. I chose the layout of my toppers and sentiment and glued it all in place, using different depths of foam tape for dimension. Finally I added the coordinating insert to complete my card.


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Monday 22 January 2018

Carnation garden girl

  • Stamping bella- tiny townie garden girl carnation
  • Avery elle- a tag for all
  • Lawn fawn- stitched scalloped borders
  • DCWV-fresh floral 12" paper stack
  • Neenah classic crest cardstock
  • Memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • Copics- skin:E50,51,21,93. Hair:E55,57,59. Pink:R81,83,85. Green:G14. YG13,17. Yellow:Y0000,11. YR21,31. Ground:W00,1.

To make this card, I chose two coordinating papers. I cut side panels from one and scalloped borders from the other. I also die cut the sentiment from the pink dots. For the main feature, I cut Neenah cardstock to create the central panel. I stamped the girl, making sure she fit nicely below the sentiment, then coloured her with copics to match with the papers. I glued the panels and sentiment in place to complete the card.
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Wednesday 17 January 2018

Lovely sympathy

  • Concord & 9th- hello lovely
  • Avery elle- with sympathy die
  • Memento 'desert sand' ink pad
  • Zig clean color real brush markers: 043,046,052,028,220,222,230.
  • Phil Martin's watercolour cardstock
  • Pink texture cardstock
  • 4x6" card blank

For the card front, I cut a piece of watercolour cardstock the same size as the card front. I stamped the floral image to create a band going across positioned up towards the top of the card. I coloured the image with light colours and added more water for a softer look. Once dry, I glued the watercolour panel onto the card blank. I chose a plain cardstock which coordinated with the flower colours to die cut the sentiment from. I glued the sentiment in place beneath the floral band to complete the card. I think the soft colours create a nice subtle, feminine look to suit a sympathy card.


Sunday 14 January 2018

For my mum

  • LOTV-I'm here for you
  • Memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • Neenah classic crest cardstock
  • Copics- skin:E50,51,21,93. Hair:E55,57,59. Dog:E43,44,47. Clothes:R20,21,22,24,46. Yg21. BG53,10. Y17. Stairs:C00,1,3.
  • SU!- teeny tiny sentiments
  • Patterned paper (from my scrap box so not sure which brand/ collection) 

I chose to make a 5" square card and found strips of patterned paper that would fit the sketch. I cut the main panel from colouring cardstock and stamped my image. I coloured the image using copics makers that best fitted the paper colours. I then stamped my sentiment and layered on to some more of the patterned paper. I glued all the paper pieces down to complete the card sketch, (although I did flip it so the sentiment better fitted my image.)


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Sunday 7 January 2018

Baby shower

  • Stamping bella-Brynn has a baby shower
  • Lawn fawn-stitched scalloped borders
  • DCWV-fresh floral stack paper
  • Neenahclassic crest cardstock
  • Memento'tuxedo black'ink pad
  • Copic: 0. C2,1,0,00. BV02,01,000,0000. Y18,15,11. R24. Y21. E43,42,34,35,37. E50,51,21,93. W3,1,00.
  • Yellow sparkle cardstock
  • White 5x7" card blank
I covered the front of the card with the lilac patterned paper. I then made a border strip from yellow cardstock, using the scallop detail die. I added this to the card front. I stamped and coloured the Brynn image using copics. I matt and layered the image onto yellow cardstock and glued to the card using foam tape for dimension.

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Thursday 4 January 2018

Archaic birthday

  • Basic grey- archaic paper pad
  • My favourite things- brush stroke birthday greeting
  • SU!- endless birthday wishes
  • Archival 'jet black' ink pad
  • Black cardstock
  • White 6x4" card blank
For this card I used scraps of coordinating paper, and followed the sketch for my layout. I simply cut the cardstock into strips leaving one piece for the corner. Once all the strips had been glued to the card blank, I chose my sentiment. I stamped the 'happy' and die cut the word 'birthday' for a bolder detail.
I think this card worked well for a men's card and had the added bonus of using some leftover pieces of patterned paper!

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Wednesday 3 January 2018

All our dreams

  • Lili of the valley- all our dreams
  • Lawn fawn- small stitched circle stackables, large stitched rectangle stackables, stitched borders
  • Forever friends (docrafts) Kraft notes 12" paper pads
  • Neenahclassic crest cardstock
  • Memento'tuxedo black'ink pad
  • Copics- skin:E50,51,21,93. leaf:YG61.G21,24. Pink:R85,83,81,0. Bunny:E41,42.
  • Wink of stella 'clear' glitter brush pen
I cut 2 strips of lilac paper and glued these to down each edge of the card front. I then cut a strip of checked paper, using the stitched borders to add detail. I glued this down the centre of the card to complete the background. For the topper, I cut a mat of cardstock, stamped the image onto it and coloured using copics. For added detail, I brushed glitter onto the hearts. I glued the topper down flat onto the card. Using another piece of cardstock, I stamped then die cut the sentiment. This completed the sketch, glued down with foam for dimension.


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Tuesday 2 January 2018

Bambi for baby...

  • Disney Bambi metal die
  • My favourite things- stitched rectangle scallop edge frame
  • Lawn fawn-Finley's ABCs
  • Forever friends (docrafts) Kraft notes 12" paper pad
  • Neenahclassic crest cardstock
  • Copics- E30,31,34,35,37,39,57,59. W8,10. R83,81,000.
  • Grey 8" square frame
First I cut check paper to fill the background of the frame.
I then die cut letters from coordinating lilac paper, to spell out the baby's name. To position the letters, I started in the centre and worked outwards to space them evenly before gluing down. To create a frame for the photo, I found the right size scallop frame die and cut from lilac paper. This was then glued in place beneath the name. For a cute focal point, I die cut the Bambi image from white card stock, with tape on the back to stop all the pieces falling out. I coloured him using copics before I glued into position, slightly overlapping the diecut frame. Using a craft knife, I cut around the inside of the frame to remove the check paper and create an aperture for a photo. I cut a piece of white cardstock to fit the frame. I layered this behind my decorated piece as a plain backing for the aperture to make it look nicer to gift. 
Once the new parents receive their frame, they can simply open the back and pop their chosen picture of their new baby girl into place. Of course you could change the colour scheme as a gift for a baby boy too!!