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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