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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.

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