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Friday, 17 March 2017

Hidden Message Cards

Yeah... I'm a little slow at getting my Christmas projects up (Easter isn't faraway).
Imagine how many other projects I've made and haven't shared yet : / Well better late than never, hey.  I had lots of fun with the Christmas Magic Stamp set and the hidden message card, as you can see lots of the same card style in different colours.

Stamp set: Christmas Magic
Cardstock: Dapper Denim, Real Red, Whisper White & Thick White
Ink: Archival Black, Dapper Denim, Real Red, Garden Green, Crushed Curry, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Soft Sky & Tip Top Taupe
Technique: Watercolouring
Extras: Clear Wink of Stella & Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine 




Stamp set: Christmas Magic
Cardstock: Dapper Denim, Real Red, Whisper White & Thick White
Ink: Archival Black, Dapper Denim, Real Red, Old Olive, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Soft Sky & Tip Top Taupe
Technique: Watercolouring
Extras: Clear Wink of Stella & Silver Metallic Thread




Stamp set: Christmas Magic
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Real Red & Thick White
Ink: Archival Black, Real Red, Garden Green, So Saffron, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Soft Sky Crumb Cake & Tip Top Taup
Technique: Watercolouring
Extras: Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine



Stamp set: Christmas Magic
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Gold Foil, Whisper White & Thick White
Ink: Archival Black,  Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Crushed Curry, Delightful Dijon, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Basic Black, Soft Sky & Crumb Cake
Technique: Watercolouring
Extras: Clear Wink of Stella, Gold Sequins & Gold metallic Thread


Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Sponge Brayers & Seasides

Stamp set: Wetlands
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pacific Point & Sahara Sand
Ink: Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Sahara Sand, Memento Black & Craft White
Extras: Linen Thread
Tools: Sponge Brayers



This was the card design I made for a technique class  using the Sponge Brayers. I must admit I wasn't too sure about the Sponge Brayers at first... but once I tried them I didn't mind the results I was getting. Then showed everyone in the class how they worked best for me and they were all very happy with the results they ended up with too. The other comments I heard during the class were; "They're easier to use than the rubber brayer" and "They're more forgiving than the rubber brayer" and " I think I'll have to order some of those"! 
So of course I had included a few more projects in later classes using the Sponge Brayers. This was to not only show the possibilities of the Sponge Brayer, it was also to help everyone get some more practice, because the more you practice the better you get.
I've noticed that when people order a product they also like seeing it used and demonstrated in classes to get more ideas on how to use it at home.

Because I ran two classes I had two demonstration cards plus my practice and sample cards, you can see from the photos below that they all turn out slightly different.









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After all the ink colours have sponge brayered onto the white cardstock, you can stamp the images in black.

Either use a White Craft ink pad, or a White Chalk Pen to add some white wash and background waves.

The White Gel Pen is great for adding a bit of white to the backs of the seagulls.

What else but the Wink of Stella to add some sparkling highlights to create a shimmery shiny sea.


Saturday, 31 December 2016

Pop up panel card- Featuring Papillon Potpourri, No Bones about it & Swirly Bird.

These Pop-up Panel cards are are fun to make, loaded with space to decorate and impressive to give or receive. 


Stamp sets: Swirly Bird & Endless Birthday Wishes
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Rose Red & Very Vanilla
Ink: Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, Emerald Envy & Chocolate Chip
Extras: Linen Thread
Techniques: Masking


Stamp set: No Bones about it
Cardstock: Cucumber Crush, Bermuda Bay, Emerald Envy, Basic Black & Very Vanilla
Ink: Cucumber Crush, Bermuda Bay, Emerald Envy, Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi, Old Olive,  Soft Sky, Memento Black & Craft White
Techniques: Masking & Sponging




Stamp sets: Papillon Potpourri, Birthday Blooms
Cardstock: Basic Black & Whisper White
ink: Archival Black, Emerald Envy, Mint Macaron, Peekaboo Peach & Flirty Flamingo
Techniques: Masking & Watercolouring


Stamp Sets: Papillon Potpourri & Birthday Blooms
Cardstock: Basic Black & Whisper White
Ink: Black Archival, Emerald Envy, Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum & Rich Razzleberry
Techniques: Masking & Watercolouring






Stamp sets: Papillon Potpourri & Birthday Blooms
Cardstock: Basic Black & Whisper White
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise, Crushed Curry & Tangerine Tango
Techniques: Masking & Watercolouring



Saturday, 12 November 2016

Z Fold Cards

The Z fold card (or tri-fold card) is quite simple to do. All you need is a piece of A4 carstock, trim the length down to 11 1/4", then measure about 7cm or 2 3/4" up the short side, mark it and cut diagonally from that point to the opposite corner. Next you'll need to score it into thirds, so at 3 3/4" and 7 1/2", then fold in opposite directions and decorate.
This first one was my favourite...
Stamp set: Balloon Celebration & Sprinkles of Life
Cardstock: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach & Flirty Flamingo
Ink: Smoky Slate, White Craft, Soft Sky, Basic Gray, Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Cucumber Crush, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point & Sweet Sugarplum
Tools: Balloon Builder Punch, Tree Builder Punch & Duet Banner Punch
Techniques: Masking & Sponging 

The Duet Banner Punch had a nice arch shape to create the rainbow, but it's not very long so the rainbow length is limited.
By placing two masks made from the duet banner punch roughly an 8th inch apart, gently sponge colours of the rainbow, one at a time moving the masks in between every colour change.










Stamp Set: Birthday Blossoms
Cardstock: Thick White & Whisper White
Ink: Basic Gray, Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder & Soft Sky
Tools: Pansy Punch
Techniques: Watercolouring

Stamp Set: Sprinkles of Life
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point & Watermelon Wonder
Ink: Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi, Cucumber Crush, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo,  Pacific Point & Watermelon Wonder
Tools: Tree Builder Punch & Woodland Embossing Folder


Stamp Set: Birthday Blooms & Petite Petals
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Tangerine Tango, Watermelon Wonder, Calypso Coral & Peekaboo Peach
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Garden Green, Tangerine Tango, Watermelon Wonder, Calypso Coral & Peekaboo Peach
Tools: Pansy Punch & Petite Petal Punch




Stamp Set: Birthday Blooms & Petite Petals
Cardstock: Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum & Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Versa Mark, Mint Macaron, Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry & Elegant Eggplant
Tools: Pansy Punch & Petite Petal Punch