Monday 26 March 2018

Butterfly kisses

  • Mama elephant- butterfly kisses
  • Lawn fawn- thank you borders
  • Watercolour cardstock
  • Archival 'jet black'ink pad
  • Zig clean Colorado real brush markers (052,023,021,045,041,068)
  • Tim holtz 'worn lipstick & tumbled glass' distress ink pad
  • Wink of Stella 'clear' glitter brush marker
  • 4x6" card blank
I stamped and watercoloured my floral and butterfly images. I cut these out using the coordinating dies. 
I die cut the sentiment twice from black and a third time using cardstock that I coloured using the pink ink pad. (You could also use the watercolor marker instead). I glued these on top of each other to add dimension. 
I used the sketch as inspiration to add a bit of blue ink to the card blank, creating a soft circle. I glued all the elements on to the card blank following the sketch. I used foam on the outer edges of the butterfly wings and glued flat in the centre to add extra dimension. To finish the card I addded a bit of sparkle detail to the wings, sentiment and flower centers.

Friday 23 March 2018

Adrenaline rush part 2

  • Kanban 'adrenaline rush' paper craft toppers
  • DCWV Fresh floral stack 
  • Black & white spot paper (old one from the scrap box)
  • Silver mirri card
  • 7x7" card blank
I created a layout using two of the toppers with a frame from the collection. I then found two different dotty papers to coordinate. I mat and layered the orange spot onto silver mirri card to leave a white border on the card front. I then trimmed the black spot to fit as a band going down the card. With the toppers, I arranged them onto the card front and glued down with varied depths of foam pads to add more dimension to the card. I completed the front with the sentiment in the top corner, overlapping the circle frame to link it into the design. I think this is a nice bold design perfect for a birthday boy!!


Monday 19 March 2018

adrenaline rush

  • Kanban 'adrenaline rush' paper craft toppers
  • Stamping up! Teeny tiny sentiments stamp set
  • Paper mania 'happy days' paper stack (& coordinating colours from my scrap box)
  • Silver mirri card
  • 5x7" card blank
I chose coordinating papers and cut them, following the sketch layout, to fit the card front. I stamped the sentiment onto the red band, before gluing the layers down. I added the topper in position using foam pads for dimension to complete this simple men's card. 


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Monday 12 March 2018

baby christening

for the card:
  • LOTV- baby christening
  • LOTV- for her sentiments
  • LOTV- vintage labels occasions
  • tattered lace- circle dies
  • LOTV- country lady paper pad
  • memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • Neenah classic crest cardstock
  • copics- skin:E50,51,21,93. window:E31,43,55,57,59.BG70. dress:Wo,1,2,3. pink:R81,83,95,56.RV91. green:YG93
  • kraft cardstock
  • vintage lace ribbon
  • paper roses 
 I cut my background papers to size and glued the top section directly to the card blank. I added ribbon to the top edge of the second piece, securing the ribbon ends on the reverse, then glued this onto the front of my card blank. I stamped and coloured my main image on Neenah cardstock, then die cut into a circle. I diecut a larger circle from kraft to mat and layer. I created a custom sentiment by combining several stamps and masking off certain sections to create the saying I wanted. I die cut this into a smaller circle and again matted with a larger kraft layer. Once all of the elements were prepared, I decided on my floral arrangement. As I was using paper roses on wires, I put small holes into the toppers where I would need them and pushed the wire through. I added a small amount of glue directly beneath each rose, then for extra security, I taped the wire in place at the back of the topper.(If you were using flowers without wires or prefer to cut the wires off, you would attach the topper to the card then simply glue the flowers on using hot glue or silicon glue gel.) Finally, I added the completed toppers to my card using foam for dimension.

for the box:
  • a3 kraft cardstock
  • lawn fawn- Finley's ABCs
  • LOTV- country lady paper pad
As the flowers are raised from the card, I made a simple box with lift off lid to fit my card perfectly, instead of an envelope. I then decorated the lid with die cut letters to spell out the name, using the left over paper from the card. I think this adds an extra personal touch and a professional finish.

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Sunday 11 March 2018

it's a girl

  • LOTV- push chair
  • Lawn fawn- it's a girl border
  • forever friends- kraft notes paper pad
  • Neenah classic crest cardstock
  • memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • copics- E50,51,21,93. E43,55. Rv91,93,95. R83. V91,93. C00,1,3,6,7,8,9. W00,2.
  • wink of stella 'clear' glitter brush marker
To make this card I cut a strip of checked paper and used the word die to cut the top edge. I die cut the words from a coordinating lilac paper. I then cut some copic friendly card stock to size and die cut the bottom edge, I also kept the word strip too. I stamped and coloured the image using copics.
To make up the card, I glued the piece of check paper to the bottom portion of the card front. I added the white wording and then the image portion to the top of the card front. I glued the lilac word strip on top of the white one and added glitter pen over the words for a touch of sparkle.

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