Monday, 20 June 2016

1st birthday triple window card

I have made another card, using the same stamps and coloured the same way as the last card, but this time it isn't a shaker card, but a triple window card.  

You can get dies that do this automatically, but I don't have one of those, so I made my windows using a Spellbinder square nestabilities and cut the smallest sized one out three times down my 5 x 7 inch card base.  

I made a background for behind the windows, making a bokeh effect with a stencil I made with the silhouette cameo of a whole lot of different sized circles.  I inked a few of the smallest sizes with Distress inks cracked pistachio and wilted violet and then the Altenew crips ink buttercream, using a sponge dauber.  

Finally I made a couple of banners, one from a Heidi Swapp toner spotted sheet of paper from her 6 x 6 signature set with mint foil through my Minc machine and then the other banner is from a mauve and white patterned paper and I stamped the 1st birthday sentiment from the petite plushies stamp set by Clearly Besotted, and the Happy is from the Kaisercraft Save the date stamp set.  A few enamal dots and some clear sequins from pretty pink posh finished it off.  

A full list of the supplies I used are
Card base and panel in white linen card 5 x 7 inches
Spellbinder square nestabilities die
scotch repositionable tape
scraps of fun foam
double sided tape
Kaisercraft Save the Date stamp set
Clearly besotted  petite plushies stamp set
Versafine onyx black ink
Ranger clear embossing powder
Heat tool
Sponge doubers
Distress ink cracked pistachio and wilted violet
Altenew crisp ink mini pad buttercream
Handmade circle stencil
Heidi Swapp 6 x 6 Signature set
Heidi Swapp mint foil
Heidi Swapp Minc machine
Scotch foam tape
Enamal dots 
Mauve and white bakers twine
Pretty Pink Posh clear sparkling sequins 4mm
Renoart markers Yellow 224 & 225
Brown 248 & 171
Greys 259, 260, 261 & 271
Orange 158
Copic markers RV00 & RV02

I hope this gave you some inspiration on how to use some stamp sets you might have in a different way.  Happy card making

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

1st Birthday Shaker Card

My husband came home from work a few weeks ago, asking for a 1st birthday card for a lady that he worked with, as someone she knew had a wee girl who was turning one, so wanted to give her a card.  I didn't have anything made up, and didn't really have anything to make one with either.  I remember seeing a cute stamp set recently, so decided to order it, so I could make some of these cards.  

It was a stamp set called Petite Plushies by Clearly Besotted, it has some very cute animals, some in nappies, but what I like the most, is it has animals facing both ways and sitting front on, so you can use them in all sorts of positions on a card.  

 I made the shaker part of the card with a circle die and a scallop die that I cut out of a piece of card that was sponged with distress inks picked raspberry and spun sugar.  I then cut out the centre of this with the same circle die that I had cut the circle out in my card panel, this made a frame to go around the aperture for the shaker part.
To make a background for behind the shaker, I took two post-it notes and put them facing each other with the sticky parts together and cut a curvy design out with scissors, this meant the the top and bottom parts of the post-its when I put them on a piece of card, leaving a small gap between them, were perfectly shaped top and bottom.  This gap I then ink sponged between, and then moved the bottom post-it up to cover the inked part and then move the top up leaving the same sized gap, and inked again with another ink colour.  I continued to do this up the card until it was high enough for my shaker circle, and then worked my way down from the point I started until I had gone down far enough.  The colours I used were Distress ink colours picked raspberry, spun sugar, abandoned coral and Altenew crisp ink colours cotton candy and perfect peach.  The idea for this background had come from a video I had seen recently from Jennifer McGuire who did a rainbow inked striped background for some cards, and then I got the idea for a curvy line from a card I had seen on a blog called Mikey's Mum by Ros Crawford.  She did one with 3 colours in bigger wavy stripes, which I loved the effect of.  
I glued a piece of acetate to the back of my front panel, and the scalloped frame to the front of the panel.  I then glued fun foam scraps to the back of the panel around the aperture and the rest of the panel, filled the shaker space with a mix of pink, white, clear and silver sequins and stars.  Then stuck the inked background to this, that was glued to my card base and that was the basic shaker part done.  

I stamped a range of the animal stamps and some of the balloons that come in the set, with versafine onyx black ink onto white card and embossed them with clear embossing powder and then coloured them with some Renoart alcohol markers I have.  (I only own a couple of copic markers)
The colours I used for them will be below in my supply list.  
I cut them out leaving a small white border and stuck them around the shaker part of the card with some foam tape. I also put some glossy accents onto the balloons and the animals noses.   

The sentiment I stamped the 1st birthday sentiment which is also in the stamp set, again with versafie onyx black ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  The 'Happy' sentimet was a found an old Quickutz alphabet die set I have had for years and cut out 4 of each letter and glued them together in a stack, so they made a more dimensional sentiment. 

That finished the card.  

The full list of supplies I used 

Card base 5 x 7 inches
front panel 11.5 x 16.7cm (4 9/16 x 6 1/2 inches)
Scrap for same card for scalloped frame and back inked panel
Spellbinders scalloped circle nestabilities
Cottage Cutz circle die
Quickutz complete alphabet set (Rollerskate font)
American crafts trimmer
Distress inks picked raspberry, spun sugar & abandoned coral
Altenew Crisp inks Cotton candy & perfect peach
Clearly besotted petite plushies stamp set
Glossy accents

Reno arts alcohol markers
Giraffe: yellows 224 & 225, browns 248 & 171
Lion: body 248, 171 mane 158 & 163
Tiger: yellows 5, 224 & 225, browns 171 & 248

Copic markers RV00 & RV02 for the ears and paws of the animals
Ranger clear embossing powder
Versafine Onyx black ink
Heat tool
mini blending tools
fun foam (white)
Mix of sequins and seed beads
precision tip bottle
Cosmic shimmer glue
Scotch repositionable tape
Scotch foam tape

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Peony bouquet recessed panel card

Hello, this card is something I had been wanting to try for a while, I made a card a few months ago, which had a recessed panel going down the left hand side of the card.  For that card I used Vintage roses die by Altenew, and I wanted to do something similar, but do the recessed panel on an angle.  So I tried it, and I am quite happy with it. 

I marked points at the top left hand corner, that were 1.5cm and 3cm, and I drew a line from the 3cm mark down to the bottom right hand corner, and then measured up from that corner, up 7.5cm and drew a line from that point to the 1.5cm mark.  This was the area that was cut away to give a peek at the recessed panel. The sentiment is using a Kaisercraft 'save the date' stamp set.  I lined the two internal edges with a fine piece of pale blue card, and mounted them onto fun foam.

To make this I used the Altenew Peony Bouquet stamp set, and used the flower bud, the smaller leaves and the larger of the berries.  I stamped them using the Altenew crisp inks in Buttercream, warm sunshine, Jet Black, Caramel toffee, frayed leaf, and then used a medium blue pigment ink cube, it doesn't have the brand on it sorry, and the Adirondack Denim dye ink.    

Once that was stamped, I trimmed it to fit into my 'window' and glued it to my card base which is made of white linen card measuring 5 x 7inches.  

I then decided it was a little plain just like that, so I stamped some more of the flowers and leaves, fussy cut them out, leaving a small white border, and then mounted them into a 'bouquet' with glue and foam tape, making sure to fill the area under the flowers and leaves, in the recess with foam tape, to support the 'bouquet'. Finally I used some Kaisercraft yellow droplets which I have had in my stash forever!

The supplies I have used in this card are:
Altenew Peony Bouquet stamp set
White linen card base 5 x 7 inches and a card panel the same size
Altenew crisp inks in Jet black, buttercream, warm sunshine, caramel toffee & frayed leaf
Medium blue pigment ink mini cube (sorry no idea of brand)
Adirondack Denim dye ink pad
Kaisercraft 'save the date' sentiment
Kaisercraft yellow 'droplets'
White fun foam
tape runner
pencil rubber
foam tape


That completes the card, I hope this gives you some inspiration, you can really use any flower stamps to do this.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Black with gold florals card

Hello, I hope you are going to like the card I have posted today, it is a different way you can use any of your floral stamps to get a simple but elegant effect.

The main card I used the Altenew Peony bouquet stamp set and just used the outline stamps from the set.  
I used Zing gold glitter embossing powder, and stamped them with versamark ink around the circumference of the card, stamping off the page, until the complete border around the card was filled and left an area blank inside to put my sentiment.

This sentiment is from Indigo Blue and was a freebe in a card magazine 'Simply cards'  I purchased some time ago, and haven't used very much. It says 'Live every moment, Laugh every day, love beyond words' a great sentiment to live your life by I think!

I made the matts for the flower panel and sentiment piece by going around pieces of black card slightly bigger than both, with the versamark ink, and then the glitter embossing powder and heat setting it.  This way it matches perfectly with the flowers and sentiment stamped.

This one is another version of the above card, but this time I used the Altenew Peony Scroll stamp set and mounted it on a white card base instead of the black card base.  
Really you can use any floral stamps to do this card, and really it wouldn't matter if some of the areas were filled in more.  

The supplies I have used are
Card bases black and white 5 x 7 inches
Flower panels are 4 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches
Sentiment panels are 2 x 2 5/8 inches
Zing Gold glitter embossing powder (any gold glitter embossing powders would do)
Versamark watermark ink pad
Altenew Peony Bouquet stamp set
Altenew Peony scroll stamp set
Indigo Blue stamp set for sentiment
EK success embossing powder tool
Heat tool

Monday, 23 May 2016

Belgian Background feminine card

This card I have made for Fat Cats Card Corner, who kindly provided the Belgian Background die set, the Cheery Lynn Gardenia strip die and the Impression Obsession mini spiral flower die set, and decided to make a pretty, feminine card with them.  

I have only used the outside die and the rectangle inner die in the Sue Wilson Creative Expressions Belgian Background die set for this card.  I cut a matt piece a little bigger than the frame and embossed it with the delicate hearts embossing folder.  I cut a smaller piece of white card, than the rectangle die piece I had cut out of pink card, to use for my sentiment which is an old wood stamp I had in my stash.

I chose to put a tiny pearl strip around the circumference of the sentiment rectangle, as I thought this would make for a prettier card.  

The flowers were done with the Cheery Lynn small gardenia strip die, just two of the complete flowers in pink, and then a spiral flower made with the Impression Obsession's mini spiral flower dies in white.  I also made some tiny buds with the two smallest flower pieces from the strip die one in pink and one in white.

The foliage is done with the Sue Wilson Creative Expressions delicate fronds dies, which I cut down into smaller pieces.    

I show you how to make the flowers here

A full list of supplies I have used are
 Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Belgian Background die set
Delicate Hearts embossing folder (Ecstasy crafts)
White and pink card
Best Wishes for a wonderful Birthday wooden sentiment stamp
Pearl strip
Versamark watermark ink
Ranger silver embossing powder
Embossing Heat tool
Tape runner
Cosmic shimmer glue
Cheery Lynn small gardenia strip die
Impression Obsession mini spiral flower dies
Pink paper (80gsm)
White paper/card (160 gsm)
Green card (160 gsm)
Silver embroidery thread
Jewelry wire
Wire cutters
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson delicate fronds dies
Aleene's tacky glue

I hope this card has inspired you to have a go at making some flowers
Happy papercrafting

Monday, 16 May 2016

Aperture lattice card

The card I have done today is a re-do really, I made one slightly different in colour about a month ago, but thought I would do a video showing how I made it, and did it in a different colour this time.  

I made the base card first by cutting the aperture into the front of the card base with a stitched rectangle die, and then matched up the front panel and the inside panel with the cut rectangle to cut the same stitched rectangle into these.  I glued a die cut of the lattice onto the front of the card base, mounted the front panel with fun foam and stuck that over the lattice on the card base, matching the aperture to hide the edges of the die cut. Lastly the inside panel was stuck into the inside of the card, again matching the aperture, so that there is stitched detail on the inside of the card as well.  That is the base finished.

I stamped 6 of the large flower and two of the small flower from the Altenew peony scroll stamp set with versamark ink and white embossing powder, and an assortment of the different leaves from that set as well.

I watercoloured the flowers with an apricot coloured stabilo 68 pen and an aqua brush pulling the colour out to the rest of each petal from the darkest point.  I used two shades of green for the leaves and watercoloured them the same.  I then cut out the flowers and leaves, 3 layers for each of the bigger flowers, cutting some of the outside petals for the second layer, and only cutting out the central portion for the 3rd layer, and then stuck each layer together with foam tape.  The smaller flower (the one at the top) I only did two layers, one of the whole flower, and one with just the centre portion cut out.  
I arranged them on the card base with two flowers at the bottom and some leaves surrounding them, and the one at the top, again with leaves around it.  

That finished off the card

The supplies I used are
Card base 19 x 29cm folded at 14.5 cm
1 panel for the inside (about A5)
top panel 18 X 13.5cm
Simon says stamps stitched rectangles dies
Taylored expressions circle plate die
Hero arts Happy Birthday wood stamp
Versafine onyx black ink
Altenew peony scrolls stamp set
Versamark watermark ink
Ranger white embossing powder
Heat embossing tool
white fun foam
Cosmic shimmer glue
Stabilo 68 pens in apricot, light green, medium green
Aqua brush (not sure the brand)
foam tape
tape runner

I hope I gave you some inspiration, happy paper crafting. 

Monday, 9 May 2016

Red & White Mum's Card

I have made another card for Fat Cats Card Corner using the Marianne Creatables Anja Rectangle die (LR0405).  It is a very pretty die, and when you emboss it as well, it is just gorgeous.  I wanted to keep my card quite simple, and just used two colours, white and red, but I thought I would make some flowers to give it a bit of a lift.  I will show how I make them in the video, so please take a look at the  video at the bottom of this post.

So this card was just matted with red and white mats and then onto a red card base.  The flowers are made with the Cheery Lynn Small Gardenia strip die, a punch for the stamen.  I think it might have been a nelle snellen punch but can't be sure as it doesn't have any name on it.  And the Cheery Lynn branch die for the leaves.  I used the delicate frames and tags set of Creative Expressions Sue Wilson die set and cut and embossed the tag in the set.  I used a sentiment I had cut out on my silhouette cameo some time ago which was the perfect colour.  A white seam binding bow and that finishes it off. 

The supplies I have used to make this card are
Marianne Creatables Anja rectangle die LR0405
Red and white card stock
Cheery Lynn Gardenia strip die (small)
Cheery Lynn Branch die
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Dainty rectangle Frames and Tags die set
Seam Binding
Stamen punch (Nellie Snellen)
Cosmic Shimmer Glue
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
Fun Foam
Deet tool (pockey tool)
Ball Stylus tool
Foam Mat
McGill Molding mat

Here is the video to show how the card and the flowers were made.