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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




Monday, 31 October 2016

Woodland Embossing Folder

I had a lot of fun playing with the Woodland embossing folder and I think everyone in the class did too. The Navy Christmas card was the class project. 

Stamp sets: Lovely as a Tree & Oh What Fun
Cardstock: Whisper White, Sahara Sand & Naturals White
Ink: Garden Green, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler & Sahara Sand
Tools: Rubber Brayer, Decorative Label Punch & Woodland Embossing Folder
Extras: Linen Thread
Note: The ink has been brayered onto the Woodland Embossing Folder for this card

Stamp sets: Wetlands
Cardstock: Whisper White, Smoky Slate & Sweet Sugarplum
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Daffodil Delight & Smoky Slate
Tools: Rubber Brayer Circle Punch & Woodland Embossing Folder
Extras: Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon

Stamp sets: Lovely as a Tree & Oh What Fun
Cardstock: Whisper White, Sahara Sand & Mossy Meadow
Ink: Marina Mist, Always Artichoke & Sahara Sand
Tools: Rubber Brayer, Circle Punch & Woodland Embossing Folder
Extras: Linen Thread
Note: The ink has been brayered onto the Woodland Embossing Folder for this card

 The next few cards almost look the same, but because this was the card we made for the class project each one I made turned out a little bit different. So I thought I would show them all anyway, just so you could see that if you want something like a moon in the background, with mistletoe/holly dangling in front of it -while hanging from a branch, then you need to think about placement a little bit before embossing.
Stamp sets: Lovely as a Tree & Oh What Fun
Cardstock: Whisper White, Marina Mist & Night of Navy
Ink: Marina Mist, Night of Navy & Dapper Denim
Tools: Rubber Brayer, Circle Punch & Woodland Embossing Folder
Extras: White Gel Pen 


Stamp sets: Lovely as a Tree & Oh What Fun
Cardstock: Whisper White, Marina Mist & Night of Navy
Ink: Marina Mist, Night of Navy & Dapper Denim
Tools: Rubber Brayer, Circle Punch & Woodland Embossing Folder
Extras: White Gel Pen 

Stamp sets: Lovely as a Tree & Oh What Fun
Cardstock: Whisper White, Marina Mist & Night of Navy
Ink: Marina Mist, Night of Navy & Dapper Denim
Tools: Rubber Brayer, Circle Punch & Woodland Embossing Folder
Extras: White Gel Pen 

Stamp sets: Lovely as a Tree & Oh What Fun
Cardstock: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, & Night of Navy
Ink: Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Wisteria Wonder & Dapper Denim
Tools: Rubber Brayer, Circle Punch & Woodland Embossing Folder
Extras: White Gel Pen & Staple


Stamp sets: Lovely as a Tree & Wetlands
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black & Always Artichoke
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Always Artichoke, Memento & Tip Top Taupe 
Tools: Rubber Brayer & Woodland Embossing Folder

Make a mask by stamping the row of trees on a sticky-note and cutting along the horizon. 
Place the mask on the bottom of a piece of Whisper White Cardstock, leaving enough room at the bottom for some green ground.


Add some Daffodil Delight ink to the Brayer (you only need to ink up about half way across). Then apply in one direction rolling all the way across the page and working your way gradually so the colour fades as the ink runs out. (This can take some practice if you're new at it - just keep rolling)

Next add some Cajun Craze ink to the brayer, you wont need much, probably about an inch across the brayer. Repeat the first step of rolling, but try to keep most of the colour concentrated on the horizon. The trick is don't add to much ink to the brayer to begin with, remember you can always add more... 

I just used a wet wipe to remove the left over Cajun Craze ink from the brayer.
I don't want the darker colour to stain the lighter coloured ink pad.



Apply another layer of Daffodil Delight to help get a nicer blend.

Clean all the orange and yellow inks off the brayer before changing colour.

Apply Soft Sky ink along the top of the sky working your way down towards the horizon.
Try not to overlap these colours to much or it might start to look a little green.

Add some Marina Mist to the sky but don't take it down quite all the way.

Sometimes when I'm adding a few colours to one area to achieve a graduation of tone, I'll add the colours in layers on the brayer, starting with the lightest to darkest.

Pacific Point is the darkest of the blues here, but there is only small amount at the top, then it blends into the other blues.

Remove the mask.

Put the opposite side of the mask on, to cover the sky this time.

Use the brayer to apply plenty of Always Artichoke ink to the ground.

Remove the mask.

Use Memento Black ink to stamp the row of trees onto the Woodland embossing folder.
Stamp onto the side with the Sizzix and Stampin' Up! logos on it, so that the stamped trees will land behind the embossed trees.


Position the brayered cardstock inside the Woodland embossing folder. If you have the stamped side up you will be able to see through the folder and line up the stamped trees with brayered horizon.


Run it through the Big Shot with appropriate plates.

Ink up the Brayer with Tip Top Taupe and very gently roll over the embossed trees. You may need to repeat this step quite a few times, but take it easy or the ink will end up all over the background too.  

You can always use a marker in the coordinating colour to touch up any bits the brayer can not reach. 


I decided to fill in all the extra little bits of the trees with a Marker so you couldn't see the background through them.