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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Warm Christmas Wishes

This card is for all the people who live in countries where you have a warm Christmas instead of a winter Christmas.We usually have between 25C - 30C, but today was already 28C, so it may be even warmer than that this year.  

This card is using the Warm Christmas Wishes stamp set by Simon says stamp, and has a very cute santa in board shorts and sunglasses!

I stamped the stamps I wanted to use with momento tuxedo black ink and coloured them with a selection of Copics if I had them, or the Reno art alcohol markers I have.  See below for the full list of colours for each image. I then fussy cut them out right to the stamped edge, went around the edge with a black pen.  

To make the background I made a cloud stencil with a post-it and then inked the clouds onto a piece of card with tumbled glass distress ink and a mini blending tool.  I also cut out two curvy shapes that could be sand at the bottom of my scene and inked them with antique linen and a touch of mustard seed.

To do the frame I cut a stitched rectangle into the centre of a card panel the same size as the card base, and then used the inside edge of the same die to cut a rectangle out of the red card, so that it was an even amount on the inside of the frame.  

Then it was a matter of mounting the background to the card base, then the sand on top of that, then the frame over that.  Finally I mounted the scene how I wanted it and think it turned out very cute!

Here is a video to show how it was made

The materials I used are
SSS Warm Wishes stamp set
Momento tuxedo black ink
White card base and front panel 5 x 7"
Card for background, stamping and sand
Distress inks tumbled glass, antique linen & mustard seed
Ranger mini blending tool and sponges
Acrylic block
SSS stitched rectangle dies
craft knife
Emboss black pen
Foam tape
Cosmic simmer glue
Quilled pecision glue bottle
Wink of stella pen
Glossy accents
Cutter bee scissors
Copic and Reno art alcohol makers
Surf board: Copics R22, R35, R49, B00 & B02
Reno art 237, 270, 271 & 273
Beach ball: Copics R22, R35, R49, YG17,
Reno art 158, 224, 225, 24, 240, 242, 192 & 193
Santa: Copics R22, R35, B00, B02, YG17,  E00, E02, E11 & RV 02
RA 259, 260, 225, 192
Drinks Table: Copics E11, E35, YG17, R22, R35, B00, B02
RA 24, 27, 192 & 193
Palm tree: Copics E11, E35, YG17 & R49
RA 24, 248, 192, 225, 242 & 158

I hope you enjoyed this card and video, and I managed to inspire you for something for your Christmas cards this year.  
Happy card making 


Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Christmas Music Book card

This card is part of my Christmas 2016 series by request.  When I first said I was going to do some card videos, I got asked by some friends if I could do a card using this open book die and show how I did the music on it.

I traced around the centre part of the book die with a pencil onto scrap paper, and then cut just inside the lines to make myself a template for cutting out the music.

The faboulous site that I downloaded the music for the book was, she has them to download for free.
I made a copy of the two jpgs of the sheet music I wanted to use, and put them 
on a document, then shrunk them down in size until they would fit into the centre part of the book die.  I also made sure I made a text box behind the two sheet music jpgs, so that it there were areas beyond the music that needed to fill in space on the die it would look like it was part of the open page.  

Here is a video showing how I made the card

The materials I used for this card are
The supplies I used are:
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Filigree poinsettia additions stamp set
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Poinsettiea additions die set
Marianne Designs Open Book Die
Marianne Designs Holly Branch die
Pinflair Buff-it Gold
3mm red ribbon
Cheery Lynn Poinsettia die strip
red paper
Gold micro beads
Ranger Gold embossing powder
Versamark watermark ink
3mm red flatback pearls
Heat gun
double sided tape
Green card base
White card
Gold foil card
Crafts too Fancy frame embossing folder
Cosmic Shimmer glue
Quilled precision glue bottle

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Emboss resist background with vellum poinsettias card

This card is using the Emboss resist technique once again, I am going to stamp poinsettias and mistletoe stamps on half of a front card panel with White embossing powder and also some of the largest poinsettia flowers onto vellum.  I cut these out with the matching full petal die. I then blended red distress ink over the stamped panel, going from dark at the outside edge and then lightening the blending towards the middle of the card panel.  

Once I have the blending finished I can trim the panel to fit my card base.  I then stamped the sentiment towards the bottom and to the right of the card, leaving enough space for the vellum poinsettias. 

I had intended to just use the single petals of the poinsettia, but they were a bit lost on the background, so I went with using two layers of the vellum petals, and liked that much better.  I finished off by putting a trio of white flatback pearls into each of the centres to finish the card off.  

Here is a video on how I made the card

The supplies I have used for this card are
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Filigree Poinsettia additions stamp set
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson  Poinsettia additions die set (kindly provided by
Joy crafts Banner Sentiment stamp set
Kaisercraft Mistletoe stamp set
Versamark watermark ink
Ranger white embossing powder
Card base 5" x 7"
Ranger Water colour card front panel
double sided tape
Heat tool
Candied Apple Distress ink
Ranger mini blending tool
White 5mm flat back pearls
Cosmic Shimmer Glue
Quilled precision glue bottle

This card can be done with other Christmas stamps instead of the poinsettias, and is not necessarily a Christmas card only, you could use other flower stamps and make any other kind of card.  I hope it has given you some inspiration.
Happy card making

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Silver and white poinsettia Christmas card

Another card for my Christmas 2016 series.

This one is an elegant poinsettia card using just silver and white.  I love these simpler colour schemes for Christmas. This card I did for Fat Cats Card Corner back in August, they kindly provided the Sue Wilson Poinsettia additions die set, but I thought it would be a good card to have as part of my Christmas series.

The card front and top panel were both cut out with the stitched frames from the Sue Wilson Lattice frame die set, using the largest and the 3rd size in the set.  

I used the Kaisercraft 'Yuletide' stamp set for the sentiment done in Silver embossing powder.  The top panel was then put onto the card base with fun foam.  

The poinsettias were made with the Sue Wilson Poinsettia Additions die set which has solid dies and outline dies.  So I cut out 1 large and 2 small of the full petal dies with silver glitter card, and then 1 large and 2 small of the outlines dies in each silver mirror card and white card.  I shaped the petals slightly and then glued the mirror die cut onto the silver glitter die and then finally the white on top and finished it off with a silver dazzler gem for each of the flowers.  

The pine bough is an Impression Obsession die and I cut 5 out of them, and then trimmed them down a little.  

Here is a video showing how I made the card

The materials I used for this card are
The supplies I used are:
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Lattice Frame die set
Card base cut to the same size as the larges of the frames from the frame set
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Poinsettiea additions die set
Impression obsession Pine bough die
Kaisercraft Yuletide stamp set
Ranger Silver embossing powder
Versamark watermark ink
Heat gun
Fun foam
double sided tape
Silver glitter card
Silver mirror card
White card
Silver dazzler gems 
Cosmic Shimmer glue
Quilled precision glue bottle

I hope this inspired you to look at your poinsettia dies a little differently and maybe to use different types of card together with beautiful results. 

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Rudolf and Santa's list Christmas Card

This is the first card in my Christmas 2016 series and I have kept this one fairly simple

The stamp is from Wild Rose studio and is just called Santa and Rudolf.  I have stamped it, in alcohol marker friendly ink, and then coloured it with the copics I have and some of the Reno Art markers to fill in the gaps of my very small copic collection.  

The sentiment is from a Kaisercraft stamp set called 'Mistletoe' 
Once all the stamping and colouring was done I used the Simon Says Stamp 'falling snow' stencil and with some Ranger texture paste made a snowy background but masked the santa and rudolf off, as I didn't want snow on them.  While the texture paste was still wet, I sprinkled it with some polysparkle embossing powder, and then set it aside to dry completely before heating the embossing powder with my heat tool.

This was then trimmed down and mounted with fun foam onto a card base.

I have a  video on how I made the card.

The supplies I used are:
Rudolf and Santa stamp by Wild Rose Studio
Momento tuxedo black ink
Kaisercraft Mistletoe stamp set
Ranger texture paste
Simon Says stamps Falling snow stencil
Ranger polysparkle embossing powder
Heat gun
5 x 7 card base
double sided tape
Alcohol markers: Browns Renoart 246, Copics E11, E35, E37, E55
Reds Copics R22, R35, R46 & Renoart 159
Green Renoart 13 & 27
Greys Renoart 259, 260, 261, 270, 271, 272
Blues Copics B00, B02
Purples Renoart 192, 195
Yellow Renoart 225
Skin Copics E00, E02, E11
White jelly roll pen

I hope this card inspired you to get started on your Christmas cards, its always a great excuse to make some cute cards.