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Sunday, 21 May 2017

Nailed It - Pop-up Panel Card

Stamp sets: Nailed It, Gorgeous Grunge & Adventure Awaits 
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Delightful Dijon & Whisper White
Ink: Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Delightful Dijon, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze & Archival Black
Tools: Build It Framelits, Paper Crimper & Hexagons Dynamic Folder
Extras: Kraft Rope Trim
Techniques: Sponging & Watercolouring

This card is totally inspired by Rose Packers card that I had seen on Pinterest 
With a little searching I found Rose's Blog post featuring this cards inspiration.

This ended up being the perfect card for my dad's birthday... being a builder and all that handy stuff dads do.

I love the rustic textures of a card like this. You can get rough with it and messy too and it still looks good.

The pop-up panel is great for a wow factor and gives plenty of room for decorating the inside of the card, if that's what you'd like to do.
I had seen a few cards on Pinterest with the pop-up panel featuring the Nailed It stamp set, but probably too many to give credit to any one person. 

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Angled Boxes & a bit of Christmas Magic

Stamps: Christmas Magic
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White & Gold Foil
Ink: Black Archival, Old Olive, Real Red, Soft Sky & Pumpkin Pie
Extras: Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, Gold Embossing Powder & Gold Glitter
Techniques: Watercolouring & colouring straight from markers

This box was big enough for some small candy canes and Christmas toffees.

The patterned box in the background is made from 11 1/2"x 11 1/2" of dsp (Designer Series Paper).
The tall red box is made from 8 1/4" x 8 1/2" of Real Red cardstock.
The short green box is made from 10 1/2" x 8" of Garden Green cardstock.
The pink box is made with rectangle walls therefore cannot be scored on the Diagonal Score Plate, so I didn't write down the measurements. 
You should be able to score most boxes with square sides easily on the Diagonal Score Plate.

The boxes in the photo are made to the patterns in the temple except the pink one.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Corner fold card - Featuring From land to Sea

Stamp Set: From Land to Sea & Hardwood
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Whisper White & Sahara Sand
Ink: Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Marina Mist, Tempting Turquoise, Soft Sky, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Delightful Dijon, Always Artichoke, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Cucumber Crush,  So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede & Versa Mark
Tools: Hearth & Home Thinlits & Heat Tool
Extras; Clear Embossing Powder, White Gel Pen & Wink of Stella
Techniques: Heat Emboss & Resist, Watercolouring, Sponging & Masking 

I used a white gel pen to write the message on to this piece of cardstock before adhering onto the card base.

The Card base is just a large square, scored in half vertical and in half horizontally to make four square quarters. Then score one quarter in half diagonally and cut along the scoreline of the quarter next to the diagonally scored quarter (not the same quarter with the diagonal scoreline, but the next  one over).

It's much easier to stick all the pieces onto the card base before assembling it together.

Here I have tucked excess twine into the two sides that create the front of the card.

The diagonal scoreline on the bottom of the card folds up so that the whole card will fold flat.

I Wrapped the present in brown paper and Kraft Rope Trim (with lots of knots), then slipped in a piece of cardstock with a jellyfish to match to card. 

Stamp Sets: Oh What Fun & Holly Berry Happiness
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Real Red, Garden Green & Candy Cane Lane dsp
Ink: White Craft, Versa Mark, Real Red & Garden Green
Tools: Star Framelits & Holly Berry Builder Punch
Extras: White Embossing Powder, White Gel Pen & Candy Cane Lane Washi Tape
Techniques: Heat Embossing & Sponging (chalkboard)

This card sat together better a different way than the previous card, so I just arranged the inserts to suit the card base. 

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.



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.