Friday 19 July 2019

Chic 60th

So I wanted to make a special card for a friends 60th birthday. I instantly thought of using the hunkydory window to the heart postcard collection. I used the a special friend toppers, matching paper and insert. 
I folded an a5 cardblank and covered the front with patterned paper. I scored a piece of a4 acetate in the centre, then on one side scored a second line 2.5cm away. I creased the folds, added a couple bits of tape in the folded strip and glued it to my card blank. I wrapped some white ribbon around the card front and acetate to cover the glue, then tied in a bow. 
I trimmed the picture side of the insert to fit the inside of the card. I stamped my 60th sentiment and added some glitter pen to add sparkle. I trimmed the greeting side of insert to be the same size as the toppers.
I glued the first topper in position on the front of the card blank. I positioned another on top of the acetate in line with the one on the card front. I then used the insert greeting paper to cover the glue on the reverse of the acetate. As a final touch, I added a stick on gem to the perfume bottle.

Friday 22 March 2019

botanic thanks

  • Mama elephant- botanic thanks
  • Water colour cardstock 
  • Archival ‘jet black’ ink pad
  • Zig clean color real brush markers- 040,041,047. 036,037. 080,803. 070,052,050.021,026.027,202,200. 022,020. 
  • Black cardstock 
  • SU!- silver glitter tape
I cut a piece of water colour card roughly to size and stamped my image. I taped the card down and coloured the flowers, leaving the thanks without any colour. Once dried, I trimmed the panel to the size I wanted. I matted onto some black cardstock, so a band showed at the top and bottom. I folded my cardblank and added glitter tape to the top and bottom edges. I glued the coloured panel on top to finish my card. I did this flat for posting but using foam tape would be lovely too. 

Friday 1 March 2019

Bambi frame gift

  • Disney bambi metal die
  • Nit wit & LOTV- always & forever paper pad
  • My favourite things- stitch rectangle scallop edge frames
  • Lawn fawn- finley’s ABC’s dies
  • Copic friendly cardstock
  • Copic markers- E30,31,34,35,37,39,57,59. W8,10. R000,81,83.
  • Grey 8” square frame (mine was from wilko)
To make this frame gift, I selected two pieces of coordinating paper. I chose one 8x8 piece for the background and the other to die cut from for embellishments. I diecut the frame and letters to spell the name from the patterned paper. I also diecut my bambi image from white card and added tape to the back, whilst all the pieces where still in the metal die, to hold the sections together. I then removed the bambi from the die and added back in any pieces that had fallen out. I used copic markers to colour the image, using a picture online as reference. 
I decided on the best layout and glued all of the pieces onto the background paper. I used a craft knife to remove any paper showing through the die-cut frame to create an aperture for a photo to sit behind.
I slotted this finished piece into the frame and added a sheet of white card behind, to make it look nice for gifting. I prefer to leave it for the child’s parents to decide which picture they want to display rather than selecting one you like.

Thursday 21 February 2019

Scooter boy

  • LOTV- scooter boy stamp
  • We R memory keepers- anthologie 6 x 6 paper pad
  • Lawn fawn custom craft dies- large dotted square & large dotted rectangle stackables 
  • Copics- C4, 5, 6, 7, 8. W00, 1, 3. E21, 35, 41, 50, 51, 55, 57, 93. R17, 27, 29. B95, 97, 99. YG00, 01, 21. G20. 0. 
  • Neenah classic crest card stock 
  • Red card stock 
  • 6” square cardblank

I was asked to make a great grandson card for a little boy turning 6. I created a custom sentiment on the computer to fit inside the rectangle die, printed it onto Neenah card stock and cut it out. For the image I stamped, die cut and coloured the scooter boy. I covered the cardblank with the patterned paper and die cut a panel of a coordinating red card. To complete the card, I simply arranged the pieces onto the cardblank, overlapping each other, with just the sentiment raised on foam pads for a bit of dimension. 


Monday 4 February 2019

bess the butterfly

  • Stamping Bella: tiny townie Bess the butterfly (stamp & die)
  • Mama elephant: Madison Avenue creative cuts die
  • Stampin up!: curly cute
  • Make it colour blending cardstock
  • Copics:E50,51,21,93. E42,43,44. Y15. BG10,53. BV0000,000,00,11. V25. RV00. C5,6,7,8.
  • Wink of Stella ‘clear’ sparkle brush marker
  • Tim holtz ‘dusty concord’ distress ink pad
  • Pattern Paper (from craftwork cards, don’t know the name)
To make this card I simply die cut my frame from copic friendly cardstock. I used the centre to stamp and colour my image, then cut it out using the matching die. 
I cut out a piece of pattern paper, which had the sentiment printed on. I inked my card blank with the purple ink then glue the paper to the centre. I added the white frame. I glued the image in place using foam for dimension. Final touch was a bit of sparkle to the wings.

Thursday 24 January 2019

sending love

  • hunky-dory 'gift of love...' foil topper sheet
  • patterned paper (found loose in my stash)
  • 6x4" card blank
This card was so quick and easy to make, it would be perfect for a beginner. The hunkydory foiled toppers always make your cards feel very professional too.
To make this card, I folded my card blank and creased the fold. I cut my patterned cardstock to fit the front of the card, then glued in place using double sided tape.
If you don’t feel confident you can place it perfectly, you can cut the patterned cardstock slightly bigger than your card front and glue in place. Then, turn your card over and using scissors trim to size, using the edge of the card blank as a guide.
After this, I added the toppers and used foam tape/squares to add dimension, to make it feel more special. I chose to raise the frame for this card. You can either glue the frame down, then add the image in flat after. Alternatively, you could place the frame in the centre of your card without any glue, allowing you to position and glue the image topper inside. Once in place, you remove the frame, add your foam tape and glue it down using your centre as the guide.
It really is that simple!