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.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Altenew blossom silhouette card

This is a card I have made to enter the Altenew Video challenge #6

It is the first time I have entered.You can see more about the challenge here on the Altenew blog.

It is a clean and simple card.
I have in blended a panel at the top of the card base, which I masked off with post-it pages, and the moon was masked with a circle cut with a die and then I used tombow mono multi glue, let it dry and it becomes repositionable.  I used Altenew crisp inks Cotton Candy and Mango smoothie, and the distress ink Worn Lipstick, to do the ink blending.  

The blossom was made using the Altenew Vintage Flowers stamp set, and I have used the Joy Crafts Banner stamp set to do the Sympathy Sentiment. 

I used some 2mm, 3mm and 4mm white flatback pearls to scatter around the sentiment to finish it off.

The supplies I have used are
Altenew Vintage Flower stamp set
Altenew Crisp Inks Cotton Candy & Mango Smoothie
Distress Ink Worn Lipstick
Ranger mini blending tools
Cottage Cutz stitched circle dies (for moon)
Joy Crafts sentiment 'With Sympathy'
Ranger clear embossing powder
Vesafine Onyx black ink
Pearls 2, 3 & 4mm
Cosmic Shimmer Glue
Card Base 5 x 7 inches
post-it notes for masking
Tombow mono multi adhesive glue

I hope my card gives you some inspiration and that you will pop over to the Altenew video challenge and their wonderful blog and check it out

Saturday, 30 April 2016

A couple of couple cards

Today I have two cards I have made for Fat Cats Card Corner.  They are made with the Lea'bilities Couple die.

The first is done using paper piecing to do the couple.  I cut the dies out with white, black, red, beige and grey card, and then cut all the different parts of the dies out except the white ones which I kept whole as a base. I inked the faces and hair in on the white die cuts, and then glued all the parts of the clothing on top.  

The gold panel is made with the Spellbinders radiant rectangles die set and this has been put on a piece of a pearlised gold damask paper and then this was matted in gold. Then glued onto the card base, which is 5 x 7 inches.

A bow made with white seam binding and a pearl heart embellishment finished this card off.  I have purposely not put a sentiment on this one, as I am not sure what occasion I will use it for, so will put on the appropriate sentiment at the time I use it.  

The second card is using the dies cut out of black card, and I have used the Creative Expressions Sue Wilson embossing folder Victorian Tiles ( I love this embossing folder) two ways.  I embossed some white card and cut it a little bit bigger than the couple and matted it with black card.

I then used the folder again to make a strip panel by inking the embossing folder and embossing it on to white card, and then putting clear embossing powder onto it and heating it with my heat tool. I then cut out the strip that was a little shorter than my card base and matted it with black card and mounted it onto my card base.  Before I stuck down my white panel I put some black satin ribbon down the length of the panel and put a black satin bow at the top.  

I glued my couple onto the white panel, put a trio of black pearls onto the top right hand corner, used the Elizabeth crafts best wishes sentiment on the bottom right hand corner and that completed the second card.

I hope you liked these cards. You can check out my card tutorial below.

The materials I have used are:

First Card
Lea'bilites Couple Die (LeaneCreatief)
Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles Die
White linen card base
Gold foil card
pearlised gold damask paper
Scraps of Black, White, Red, Gray and Beige Cardstock
Altenew crisp inks Perfect Peach and Dark Chocolate
White seam binding
Pearl Heart embellishment
Sakura Startdust Jelly roll pen

Second Card
White and Black card
Lea'bilities Couple die
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Victorian Tile Embossing folder
Black satin ribbon (10mm)
Cream pearls
Sharpie black permanent pen
Versafine Onyx black ink
Ranger clear embossing powder
Heat tool
Glue dots
Elizabeth Crafts Best Wishes sentiment die

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Distress Ink water colour Panel card

This card was a fairly easy card to make, and a great one to have a go at if you are new to using distress inks to watercolour.

I started off by stamping the two of the flower stamps from the Hennah Elements stamp set with versamark ink and embossing them with white embossing powder onto watercolour paper.
I then did a wash of water colour over the entire piece with picked raspberry and squeezed lemonade distress inks.  I took a wet baby wipe and rubbed some of the colour off where the flowers were, then put a heavier wash of the picked raspberry ink over the flowers.  

I trimmed the panel down and mounted it onto some hot pink card and then onto my card base.  I finished it off by making a banner with a sentiment, put a few droplets around the sentiment and it was done!

The supplies I used for this card are:

Bockingford Artist grade Watercolour pad
Altenew Hennah Elements stamp set
Paper Xtra Happy Birthday sentiment stamp
Ranger White Embossing powder
Heat tool
No 4 & 8 round paint brushes
Distress Ink Picked Raspberry
Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade
White card base 5 X 7 inches
Hot Pink Trophee card
Double sided tape
foam mounting tape
Pretty Pink posh 4mm & 6mm droplets

Monday, 18 April 2016

Altenew Hennah Elements Card

I have made this card with the lovely Hennah Elements Stamp Set by Altenew, I love their stamps, and this one is a little different with big bold flowers and leaves, and other elements in the very cool Hennah/Doodle style that is so 'in' at the moment.  This stamp set has such a huge range of possibilities.  I have kept my card fairly simple this time.

I have used gold embossing powder to make an arrangement of the flowers and leaves in to go over the bottom left hand corner of a piece of watercolour card.  I have coloured them with distress inks, fussy cut the top edge and mounted it with fun foam onto pink card cut out to be the same size as my card base which is 5 x 7 inches.   

I used a wooden stamp I have had for quite some time (sorry it doesn't have a brand name on it), I love the script writing on this sentiment.  A few pink iridescent sequins and some pretty pink posh droplets to finish the card off.

Supplies I have used are:

Altenew Hennah Elements Stamp Set
Bockingford Artist Watercolour card
Ranger Gold embossing powder
Embossing heat tool
Distress Ink picked raspberry
Distress Ink dusty concord
Distress Ink squeezed lemonade
Distress Ink salty ocean
Distress Ink tumbled glass
Distress Ink cracked pistashio
Distress Ink spiced marmelade
Distress Ink mowed lawn
White card base 5 x 7inches
Birthday sentiment wooden stamp (sorry no brand name)
Bazzil Basic Paper Chandler
Pink fun foam
tape runner
Double sided tape
4mm pretty pink posh droplets
pink iridescent sequins

Hope I have inspired you with this card.
Happy Card making