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Thursday, 24 May 2018

Altenew Layered Rose Die Card

This card I felt was a really easy card, I have used the new Alternew layered die set I have purchased recently. My next idea to use this die is going to be a lot more complicated, so you should look out for this one. 

I decided to start trying some different colour versions of this, I tried from light to dark and dark to light but definitely thought the lightest colour at the bottom and the darkest colour as the outline was my preferred version. Since I had different coloured roses in the end, I decided to make a card with them.

I made a coloured card base, this one I used lemon card.  I made a white card panel for the flowers to go onto, so I made a stitched scalloped edge using the memory box country stitched border dies.  I mounted this on some craft foam and onto my card base.

I then organised my 4 different coloured roses and some leaves into a diagonal arrangement leaving the bottom free for my sentiment. I glued the leaves and two of the roses down onto the card panel, and the other two roses I used foam tape or foam tape and glue to glue them on.

The sentiment I cut out two white and one gold die cut of the ‘Wishing’ die and mounted them on top of each other, with the gold on top. I stamped a secondary sentiment from the stamp set that goes with the Wishing die, on black card with white embossing powder, and put a tiny stripe of the gold card at the bottom of the trimmed sentiment. 

So quite quick and easy once I had made the roses with the dies.

The video on making the card is below, or if you prefer to watch in full HD then my You tube channel is here.

The supplies I used to make this card were:

Lemon card base 5 X 7 inches
White Card panel
Altenew layered rose die set
Simon says stamp ‘Wishing’ die
Simon says stamp Sending and wishing stamp set
Quilled precision fine tip applicator bottle
Cosmic shimmer glue
Jewel picker
Gold mirror card scraps
Black card scrap
Scraps of 3 tones of blue, yellow, pink and mauve card for roses
Versamark ink
Ranger white embossing powder
Embossing buddy
Heat tool
Craft knife
Metal ruler
Craft foam
cutter bee scissors
Double sided tape
Big shot machine

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Mother's beautiful Day

This is another Mother’s Day card, and only finished just in time, as it is Mother’s day here in New Zealand this Sunday. Nothing like doing them last minute LOL
I have used my favourite Altenew layering stamp – Beautiful day, its such a lovely stamp set.

I am doing my stamping on a separate card panel, as I intend to cut it out and mount it on craft foam in the corner of my card. 
I stamp all the layers of one flower, then mask it with masking paper, and stamp a second flower, so that it looks like the first one is slightly in front of the other one. Once both blooms are stamped, I mask both, and then stamp some sprigs and leaves to form a triangular arrangement on my card panel.  I also had to mask the leaves, so that I could get two more sets of leaves under the flower stamps to full in the corner. 

Unfortunately I hadn’t thought about the fact that the sprigs are not coloured, I should have stamped them onto water colour paper, so I could colour the sprigs with inks, but I made sure I kept my paintbrush fairly dry, so that it didn’t warp the card I had used and it worked out fine.  The colours in the crisp inks I used for this will be listed below in the supplies list.

Once the panel was finished I fussy cut out the top edge of all the flowers and sprigs, mounted it on craft foam and put double sided tape on it ready to go on my card base, but first I have to do the sentiment and some ink blending.

I kept the sentiment really simple with ‘Happy’ and ‘Mother’s day’ from a freebie stamp in a Simply cardmaking and papercrafting magazine from last year sometime. 

I then wanted to do some inking under the sentiment, so it looked like a slight glow from under the flower panel, so I kept it simple with tumbled glass distress ink blended very lightly in an area underneath and about an inch out from where the flower panel is going to be stuck down. 

I could then stick down the panel and just prettied it up with some sparkling clear sequins dotted around and that was the card finished. 

Here is the video of me making the card. If you would prefer to see it in full HD on You tube that is here.

The supplies I used to make this card were:

White Card base 5" x 7"
Card panel 5" x 7"
Altenew Beautiful Day Stamp
Time for tea stamp for sentiment
Altenew Crisp mini ink cubes; Rose Quartz, Puffy heart, Purple Wine, Frayed leaf, Forest Glades, soft lilac & Lavender fields
Versafine Onyx black ink
Ranger clear embossing powder
Heat tool
No 2 paint brush
tumbled glass distress ink
Ranger mini blending tool
Quilled precision fine tip applicator bottle
Cosmic shimmer dries clear glue
double-sided foam tape
Craft foam
Cutter bee scissors
Pretty Pink posh clear sparkling sequins 4mm & 6mm
Jewel picker