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Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Yellow Rose Border Card

When I was making my Mother's Day card, I made quite a few other colours in the roses too, so this is a card using the yellow set.  

I started by doing some ink blending on the edge of a piece of card, to create the base of my card, then made a card base from that. 



I cut out a border die, this could be any, but I used one I already had which was a Joanna Sheen lace die which unfortunately is no longer available, but use whatever you have or there are lots of brands available.  I stuck that on just above the ink blending.

I then stamped my sentiment with black ink and clear embossed it.  



Then it was a matter of deciding how I wanted the roses and leaves to go along the border and that was the card done.  I kept all the roses and leaves flat, but you could raise some up with foam tape if you wanted.





I have a video of making the card.


If you would prefer to see it in full HD then hop over to my You Tube channel here.

----- SUPPLIES -----

These are the main supplies I have used in making this card. The affiliate links of some of these supplies or something similar, may be used at no cost to you.  Product disclosure below.  I will also have the links on my blog https://handcraftedbyhelen.blogspot.com

Sheet of A4 card

Altenew Garden Picks 3D die set
----- http://shrsl.com/260pn -----{Altenew}

Honey Bee Happy Birthday Stamp

Catherine Pooler ink pads,
Minis – Life of the party - tiki torch
Tiki Torch

Tim Holtz blending tool and sponges

Picket Fence Studios Blender Brushes

Taylored expressions Blender Brushes

Nuvo deluxe adhesive

Precision Tip applicator bottle

Distress Ink - Mustard seed
American Crafts Guillotine

DISCLOSURE

All the products used in my videos are purchased on my own for my own use.  I however am affiliated with several companies and show the links to these for your own convenience at no cost to you.  I do make a small commission when you shop using those links.  I do not work for any companies for money, and am not paid to make my videos.  I try really hard to bring you quality videos based on my own personal experience. I choose to make these videos as I would like to pass on my knowledge of about 20 years of crafting and card making and feel we can all learn from each other.  Thank you for watching my videos.


 

Sunday, 3 May 2020

3D Roses Mother's Day Card

I thought long and hard about buying this die set.  I had seen lots of cards made with it, and loved the look, but it was going to cost $52 dollars to buy it here in New Zealand.  That is a lot of money! I have to be able to see lots of uses for a stamp or die before I will purchase one and this one I think I will get a lot of use from it.  I have already made quite a few cards and love it!

This card I have kept really simple with a foiled sentiment cut out with a scalloped rectangle die. and then some simple arrangements of the roses and leaves in alternative corners of the die cut.  You could use any die for cutting out the sentiment, I have done one with a shaped nesting die, and another using a spellbinders fancy framed die, so really anything could be used.  




The roses I cut out of card from the Gradient Lavender set of card, such a great idea for these sorts of dies.  The green for the leaves, I used shabby shutters distress ink pad directly onto a piece of scrap card and then let dry, it is such a pretty soft green card and in my opinion perfect for leaves.  And then an olive green scrap piece of card for the contrast.  This is such a great die set to use up all those scraps of coloured card you might have! I glued the layers of each of the roses and leaves ready to put on my card.




For the sentiment I used another new purchase.  This is the We R memory keepers Quilling pen.  It is the standard size.  I bought this, as I liked the fact that you can do the foiling on other surfaces and things that you can't put through a machine like the Minc or the Go press foil machines etc.  And you can freehand onto things as well, like journals, ribbon, fabrics, leather, all sorts of things.  For this card I wanted to use the Honey Bee stamp set, but it was just too big for what I wanted, so I stamped it out onto a piece of card, and then reduced it onto a photocopier.  I used the reduction to them trace the sentiment onto the card.  It worked really well.  You can alternatively print out some sentiments in some lovely scripty fonts on your computer and then printer and trace them. I have done this also, for some of the other cards I have done like this.  




So once I had the sentiment foiled, I cut it out with the scalloped rectangle die, and mounted it with some craft foam onto the centre of a card base.  I then played around with the roses and leave dies. I wanted the main arrangement to be in the bottom right hand corner and to overhang the scalloped rectangle.  Then a smaller arrangement of just two flower and some leaves to overhang the top left hand corner.  I used some press and seal (its actually the same piece I have used on several cards now, as it stays sticky enough to use quite a few uses) over each arrangement to stick the flowers and leaves in place and then flip over, so i could glue and pop some foam tape onto the parts that will overhang and then flip back over and glue into place.  (such a cool wee trick)!




I have a video of making the card.


If you would prefer to see it in full HD then hop over to my You Tube channel here.

----- SUPPLIES -----

These are the main supplies I have used in making this card. The affiliate links of some of these supplies or something similar, may be used at no cost to you.  Product disclosure below.  

Card base 5“ x 7”

Spare piece of card for die cut

Altenew Garden Picks 3D die set

----- http://shrsl.com/260pn -----{Altenew}

Honey Bee Mothers Day stamp


We R memory Keeper Quill Freestyle starter kit


We R memory keepers gold foil

Altenew Gradient Cardstock
Shades of Purple

----- http://shrsl.com/260ol -----{Altenew}


Double sided tape

Gina K foam tape


Nuvo deluxe adhesive



EK tools Tweezers


My favourite things dienamics mini scalloped rectangle die
Transparency Grid - https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Accessories-MISTI-GRID-TRANSPARENCY-mistigt-mistigtsss
Sizzix big shot
Craft foam
Glad Press and Seal

DISCLOSURE


All the products used in my videos are purchased on my own for my own use.  I however am affiliated with several companies and show the links to these for your own convenience at no cost to you.  I do make a small commission when you shop using those links.  I do not work for any companies for money, and am not paid to make my videos.  I try really hard to bring you quality videos based on my own personal experience. I choose to make these videos as I would like to pass on my knowledge of about 20 years of crafting and card making and feel we can all learn from each other.  Thank you for watching my videos.  



I love the look of this card, and the look of the roses.  Such a simple design but so pretty!





Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Poppy Garden with framed die cut background - Mothers Day Card


A new stamp I have purchased recently is the Poppy Garden stamp.  I love the Altenew outline stamps for colouring.  This stamp set has the individual flowers and leaves to make your own arrangement, but comes with a couple of ready made arrangements, I really like that.  

I stamped out the two ready made arrangements and went ahead and coloured them in, one in reds for a traditional poppy and the other I did in Mauves, as my Mum likes purple and these are going to be Mother's day cards.

I fussy cut them out and then set to making a background to put on the main part of the card.  I used a cover plate die to cut out a rectangle pattern and then cut out a frame using a couple of stitched rectangles.  I stuck this down over the pattern and then trimmed around the surplus to make a framed pattern.  For one card I stuck this down directly onto the card base.  For the other I made a coloured background by blending some Cosmic shimmer opal polish onto a piece of card and then mounted another frame with foam tape onto this and then cut out the surplus. This was then stuck down onto another card base. 





I stuck the flower directly onto a corner of the card with the framed background stuck directly onto the card base, and the other, I glued the central part and then mounted the overhang with some foam tape.  The opal polish gives a lovely pearlised background that has a lovely interferance of mauve and pink.  Really lovely in true life. 




The sentiments for both I kept simple with some word stamps from the Honey Bee Mother's day stamp set on black card with white embossing powder, which was cut into a strip.



I have a video of making the card.


If you would prefer to see it in full HD then hop over to my You Tube channel here.

The materials I used to make the card are:
Card base 5“ x 7” X 2
Scrap black card
Spare card for the cover plate & frame and stamping 


Altenew Poppy Garden Stamp

----- http://shrsl.com/260p6 -----{Altenew}


Honey Bee Mothers Day stamp


Versafine Onyx black ink



Versamark watermark ink



Ranger white embossing powder



Double sided tape

Gina K foam tape



Nuvo deluxe adhesive


Cutter Bee Scissors


Taylored expression circle plate die
Transparacy Grid - Download the printable pdf from https://www.mysweetpetunia.com/category-s/116.htm or buy from Simon Says Stamp https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Accessories-MISTI-GRID-TRANSPARENCY-mistigt-mistigtsss

Simon says stitched rectangle dies
Copics: reds R22, R35, RV46, Greens YG00, YG03, YG63, Yellow Y15, Y02
Metal ruler
Craft knife
Scissor

This card could be done with any cover plate, I have just purchased the lovely new cover plate by Altenew and so that would have been great to have used, but decided to use an older one I already have for this card.  You can just use any that you might have.  


DISCLOSURE


All the products used in my videos are purchased on my own for my own use.  I however am affiliated with several companies and show the links to these for your own convenience at no cost to you.  I do make a small commission when you shop using those links.  I do not work for any companies for money, and am not paid to make my videos.  I try really hard to bring you quality videos based on my own personal experience. I choose to make these videos as I would like to pass on my knowledge of about 20 years of crafting and card making and feel we can all learn from each other.  Thank you for watching my videos.  



Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Glitter Gliz background - Pandemic Thank you card

This card is one of a few I am making to send out as thank yous to all the wonderful workers working through the Pandemic to keep us safe, and to provide us with necessary supplies

My daughter and her partner were incouraged to come back home when the Virus was starting to ramp up, as they were in the UK.

Unfortunately the process of flying home, they contracted the virus, and although they were unwell for some time, they didn't get a very serious case of it. However because they were in our home we became quarantined as a precaution, so although New Zealand were in complete lockdown, households could still go out and get their supplies.  We weren't allowed to do this, and so had to rely on companies to deliver to us, which proved to be very difficult.  

So I wanted to send a card to the grocers that would deliver to us, because even though we were registerd as a 'prioriy case' we still couldn't get a slot in the delivery service timetable to get groceries delivered and the two main supermarkets, so this one company that would deliver to us was an absolute godsend!  

We also had some pretty dedicated nurses/doctors that kept an eye on our daughter and her partner, and also us, by phone making sure we were ok, so I wanted to send them a big thank you too.  

So the card was one of a few I made for this purpose.



This one I started with stencilling a stencil with the glimmer glitz that I coloured with yellow distress ink and pink distress ink re-inker.  

I spread this over the stencil in patches, and then put aside to dry.  I have found that this glitter glitz does rinkle the paper quite a bit, so I had to press it under some weights as soon as it was dry.  



The flowers I wanted to colour and put on the card were from three different Altenew stamp sets.  The daisy sprigs and some leaves and one flower is from the Poppy Garden stamp set.  I used the daisy cluster from the Simple Beauty stamp set, and a flower and some leaves from the Beautiful Peony stamp set.  I think if you mix and match the flowers you put in an arrangement on your cards always look more natural if they are mixed.  

I coloured them with copics and then fussy cut them all out.



I also cut out 2 white and 1 black thanks die cut and layered them up with glue  



I cut down the glitter background and mounted it onto my card base, and then went about making an arrangement of the flowers and leaves that would look nice at the bottom left of the glitter rectangle.  

Finally the die cut thanks went on the card towards the top of the card.  

I have a video of making the card.


If you would prefer to see it in full HD then hop over to my You Tube channel here.

----- SUPPLIES -----

These are the main supplies I have used in making this card. The affiliate links of some of these supplies or something similar, may be used at no cost to you.  Product disclosure below.  I will also have the links on my blog https://handcraftedbyhelen.blogspot.com

Card base 5“ x 7”

Stencil - aliexpress

Altenew Simple Beauty stamp
----- http://shrsl.com/260p3 -----{Altenew}

Altenew Beautiful Peony stamp
----- http://shrsl.com/260pb -----{Altenew}

Altenew Poppy Garden Stamp
----- http://shrsl.com/260p6 -----{Altenew}

Momento Tuxedo Black Ink

Nuvo deluxe adhesive

Gina K Glitz glitter gel – White

Cutter Bee Scissors

Double sided tape

Scotch foam tape or alternative is Gina K foam tape

Plastic palette knife

Deco foil stencil pal

Craft knife - substitute

Ranger Water color Paper

Aleene’s Tacky Glue

Original Misti

Copic alcohol markers: YG63, YG17, YG03, RV10, RV13, RV21, Yo2, Y15, C3, C5
Painters tape
Ruler


DISCLOSURE

All the products used in my videos are purchased on my own for my own use.  I however am affiliated with several companies and show the links to these for your own convenience at no cost to you.  I do make a small commission when you shop using those links.  I do not work for any companies for money, and am not paid to make my videos.  I try really hard to bring you quality videos based on my own personal experience. I choose to make these videos as I would like to pass on my knowledge of about 20 years of crafting and card making and feel we can all learn from each other.  Thank you for watching my videos.