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.