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Thursday, 25 February 2021

Slim line card with shading

These cards were made with inspiration from a card I saw Kristina Werner do for Christmas. She used a poinsettia stamp and then masked it off and put shading a darker shade of the colour card she had used, and it made the stamping really stand out, and I loved that effect.  I though why can’t I use that same idea, but on birthday cards (or any occasion actually), so this is my go at it.

 



I started off making two slimline cards and cutting two different card panels slightly smaller than the front.  I used some of my floral stamps, and stamped them at the top and bottom of each of the card panels.  I also stamped the same stamps on some masking paper and masked all of the stamping I had just done.  



I then used a distress or oxide ink that was slightly darker than the colour I had picked and went around the gaps and edges of the stamping and blended it out into the middle of each card panel.  I then grabbed a sponge dauber and lightly blended some ink into the centre of the flowers and leaves.  This gave the stamping such dimension!  It made the stamping look slightly raised.





Such a cool effect and no other colouring required.  The video doesn’t do the mauve one justice, it is so much better in real life. 

 

I just dotted a couple of gems around the cards and then stuck the panels down onto the card fronts and that was the card done.

 

This is such a clever and versatile idea, it can be done with any stamps you might have, and as long as you don’t hate fussy cutting out masks, an easy way to make an effective and pretty card.


I have a video of making the card.

 

 

If you would prefer to see it in full HD then hop over to my You Tube channel here.

 

----- SUPPLIES -----

 

These are the main supplies I have used in making this card. The affiliate links of some of these supplies or something similar, may be used at no cost to you.  Product disclosure below.  


Card base: 21cm x 10cm (81/2" x 3 15/16" approx)

Blue and Mauve card panels 19.8 cm x 8.9cm (7 13/16" x 3 1/2 approx)

Stampendous Big Words Happy Stamp set

Gems from stash

Distress Inks - Chipped Sapphire & Faded Jeans

Stampendous Big Words Happy Stamp

Altenew Birthday Greetings Stamp


Altenew Beauty Within Stamp 
----https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/altenew-beauty-within-stamp-set/?ref=93 --- {Krafters Cart}
---- https://shrsl.com/2qgk1  ---- {Altenew} 

Altenew Poppy Garden Stamp
----- https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/altenew-poppy-garden-stamp-set/?ref=93 ------ {Krafters Cart}
----- http://shrsl.com/260p6 -----{Altenew}

Altenew ink blending tool

Versamark watermark ink
----- https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/versamark-watermark-stamp-pad/?ref=93 ----- {Krafters Cart NZ}

Ranger fine silver embossing powder
----- https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/powder-tool-applicator-18g/?ref=93 ----- {Krafters Cart NZ}
 
Ranger Fine Gold embossing powder
----- https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/embossing-powder-super-fine-gold/?ref=93 ----- {Krafters Cart NZ}

Gina K Connect Glue

 Double sided tape


Jewel picker


Tsukeneko Sponge dauber


Distress oxide ink -
Wilted violet --- https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/tim-holtz-distress-oxides-wilted-violet/?ref=93  ---{Krafters Cart}
 

DISCLOSURE All the products used in my videos are purchased on my own for my own use. I however am affiliated with several companies and show the links to these for your own convenience at no cost to you. I do make a small commission when you shop using those links. I do not work for any companies for money, and am not paid to make my videos. I try really hard to bring you quality videos based on my own personal experience. I choose to make these videos as I would like to pass on my knowledge of about 20 years of crafting and card making and feel we can all learn from each other



Wednesday, 3 February 2021

Love You Valentines Card

This is a card I saw a card very similar in layout on the altenew site and decided I would do my own spin on it and use the Garden Picks 3D roses to decorate it. 


I started out by cutting the word ‘LOVE’ out with large letter dies about the middle of a card panel.




I cut out a strip of blue card, and stamped ‘from the heart’ repeatedly along the strip, then trimmed it. 

I cut out 3 of the rose components out of some scrap blue card in 4 shades.  These craft-a-flower die sets are such great ways to use up scraps.  I plan to get a few more, as I love how they look.  Then did a bunch of leaves with 2 shades of green scraps.



So once my flowers were done, my strip and the card panel were all done, I can start putting my card together. I cut out some craft foam to go in behind the LOVE panel and then stuck a piece of pale blue card in behind to make the word ‘pop’.  I then stuck it all down on my card base.  Next I arranged some leaves and flowers and the stamped strip, having some roses on top and some underneath the strip.  I then stuck them all down, using some foam tape on some of them.  I love how this card turned out, and it’s going to be given to my husband for Valentines day. 



I have a video of making the card.

 

 

If you would prefer to see it in full HD then hop over to my You Tube channel here.

 

----- SUPPLIES -----

 

These are the main supplies I have used in making this card. The affiliate links of some of these supplies or something similar, may be used at no cost to you.  Product disclosure below.  

 Card base and card panel both 5“ x 7”

Scraps of 4 tones of blue card and 2 of green card


Altenew Garden Picks 3D die set


Versamark watermark ink


Ranger white embossing powder
----- https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/embossing-powder-super-fine-white/?ref=93 ----- {Krafters Cart NZ}


Gina K Connect Glue



Couture creations Goodbye static pad
----- https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/couture-creations-goodbye-static-pad/?ref=93 ----- {Krafters Cart NZ}

Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat
---- https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/glass-media-mat/?ref=93 ---- {Krafters Cart NZ}



Stampin Up Framelets Alphabet dies
Simon Says Stamp Thoughtful Messages Stamp
Stampendous Big Words Happy perfectly Stamp
Double sided tape
Washi Tape
Foam Tape
Sizzix Big Shot machine
Scissors

DISCLOSURE

All the products used in my videos are purchased on my own for my own use.  I however am affiliated with several companies and show the links to these for your own convenience at no cost to you.  I do make a small commission when you shop using those links.  I do not work for any companies for money, and am not paid to make my videos.  I try really hard to bring you quality videos based on my own personal experience. I choose to make these videos as I would like to pass on my knowledge of about 20 years of crafting and card making and feel we can all learn from each other.  Thank you for watching my videos.  






Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Beauty Within Layered Stencil and Stamp Card

I have purchased a few new stamps and stencils at the end of last year and one of them was the ‘Beauty Within stamp’ and the co-ordinating stencil for easy colouring the stamp.  This appears to be a quick but still lovely way to colour your stamp.

                            

I stamped the different flowers and leaves from the stamp set, without realising that the stencils are only for 2 of the flowers. I coloured what I could using the stencil and the altenew blending brushes, using a pink combo and a grey combo. I then fussy cut all the flowers and leaves out

I stamped my sentiment on a card panel, towards the top right and also using versamark ink I rubbed some on a piece of scrap card and then embossed with gold embossing powder. I then cut out a ring with two circle dies a similar size.



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Then it was a matter of arranging some of the flowers and leaves with the ring to make a pleasing arrangement. I glued the leaves and ring down with some wet glue, and then put some foam tape on the back of the flowers to raise them up a little.  I dotted a few flat back pearls from my stash around to pretty it up, and that is the card finished. 

I have a video of making the card.

 

 

If you would prefer to see it in full HD then hop over to my You Tube channel here.

 

----- SUPPLIES -----

 

These are the main supplies I have used in making this card. The affiliate links of some of these supplies or something similar, may be used at no cost to you.  Product disclosure below. 

Card base and card panel both  5“ x 7”
Scrap white card for flower stamping
Waffle flower additional circle die

Altenew Beauty Within Stamp
----https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/altenew-beauty-within-stamp-set/?ref=93 --- {Krafters Cart}  
---- https://shrsl.com/2qgk1  ---- {Altenew}

Altenew Beauty Within Simple colouring stencil set
---- https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/altenew-beauty-within-simple-coloring-stencil-set/?ref=93 --- {Krafters Cart}
---- https://shrsl.com/2qgk3 ---- {Altenew}

Mini cube set - Northern Lights

Pink Quartz, Puffy Heart, Purple wine,
----- https://shrsl.com/260mn  -----{Altenew}

Limestone, Silver Stone, Industrial Diamond, 

Mini cube set - Rock Collection


Honey Drizzle -Mini cube set – pocketfull of sunshine
---- https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/altenew-pocketful-of-sunshine-mini-ink-cube-set/?ref=93 ---{Krafters Cart}
---- https://shrsl.com/2g52o  ----{altenew}

Full sized oval stamp set – Rock collection
----- http://shrsl.com/260o0 -----{altenew}


Altenew ink blending tool
---- https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/altenew-ink-blending-tool-large/?ref=93 ----{Krafters Cart}
---- https://shrsl.com/2g52j ---{altenew}


Versamark watermark ink
----- https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/versamark-watermark-stamp-pad/?ref=93 ----- {Krafters Cart NZ} 

Versafine Onyx black ink

----- https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/versafine-pigment-ink-pad-onyx-black/?ref=93 ----- {Krafters Cart NZ}


Ranger Fine Gold embossing powder

----- https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/embossing-powder-super-fine-gold/?ref=93 ----- {Krafters Cart NZ}


Couture creations Heat tool 


Cutter Bee Scissors

----- https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/cutter-bee-scissors-5-original/?ref=93 -----  {Krafters Cart NZ}


Sponge dauber
Flat back pearls in mixed sizes from my stash
foam tape
Sizzix Big Shot Machine

Tim Holtz Glass media mat


DISCLOSURE

 All the products used in my videos are purchased on my own for my own use.  I however am affiliated with several companies and show the links to these for your own convenience at no cost to you.  I do make a small commission when you shop using those links.  I do not work for any companies for money, and am not paid to make my videos.  I try really hard to bring you quality videos based on my own personal experience. I choose to make these videos as I would like to pass on my knowledge of about 20 years of crafting and card making and feel we can all learn from each other.  Thank you for watching my videos.  


I hope this card has inspired you with another layout or way of colouring flower stamps.
Thanks for dropping by



 

 



Monday, 16 November 2020

Emboss Resist Christmas Card

 I am finishing my Christmas Card series this year with an easy one, as long as you have some inks and any Christmas stamps you can do this card. I am using the Sunny Studio Classy Christmas stamp set to do my first card, but you can use anything you have.  I stamped random stamps off this stamp set all over a card panel with versamark and embossed it with white embossing powder. I left an area in the middle where I will put my sentiment. 


I then used some distress oxide inks, candied apple and pine needles inks and blended the ink heavier at the top and bottom, and fading into the middle where they meet.  I think I should have faded it out a little sooner, so the colours didn’t meet, as the colour it produced was a bit muddied, but you live and learn. 




I then rubbed the ink off the stamping with a paper towel, and see the white of the embossing pop!  I went back and stamped my sentiment with versafine onyx black ink and clear embossing powder. 



I trimmed down the card panel to be slightly smaller than the card base, so that I have a white edge around it, and stuck it to my card base, you could stamp straight onto the card base if you choose. I dotted a few clear sequins around it just to give it a bit of sparkle and that’s the card done.  Easy.

 



I show another example where I stamped snowflakes onto a card panel, did some blue ink blending, and then made a scalloped edge with a die, and then attached it to a card base.  You can do anything really to decorate your card panel.





 



I have a video of making the card.

 

 

If you would prefer to see it in full HD then hop over to my You Tube channel here.

 

----- SUPPLIES -----

 

These are the main supplies I have used in making this card. The affiliate links of some of these supplies or something similar, may be used at no cost to you.  Product disclosure below.

5 x 7 card base
5 x 7 front panel (I used strathmore bristol water colour paper)

Distress Oxide

Candied Apple ---https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/tim-holtz-distress-oxides-ink-pad-candied-apple?ref=93 --- {krafters Cart}

Pine Needles --- https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/tim-holtz-distress-oxides-ink-pad-pine-needles/?ref=93 --- {Krafters Cart}

Sunny Studio Classy Christmas stamp --- https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/sunny-studios-classy-christmas-stamps?ref=93 --- {Krafters cart}

Double sided tape

Scissors 

Couture creations Heat tool --- https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/couture-creations-multi-purpose-heat-tool?ref=93 ---{Krafters Cart}

Craft knife

Metal ruler

Gina K Connect Glue--- https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/connect-glue/?ref=93 ----{Krafters Cart NZ}

Pretty Pink Posh 6mm clear droplets----- https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/6mm-clear-droplets/?ref=93 ----- {Krafters Cart NZ}

Pretty Pink Posh 4mm clear droplets----- https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/4mm-clear-droplets/?ref=93 ----- {Krafters Cart NZ}

Ranger white embossing powder

Ranger clear embossing powder

Ranger ink blending tools and sponges

Versamark watermark ink----- https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/versamark-watermark-stamp-pad/?ref=93 ----- {Krafters Cart NZ}

 

Versafine Onyx black ink----- https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/versafine-pigment-ink-pad-onyx-black/?ref=93 ----- {Krafters Cart NZ}


Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat---- https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/glass-media-mat/?ref=93 ---- {Krafters Cart NZ}


Second Card

Distress oxides

Blueprint sketch --- https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/tim-holtz-distress-oxides-ink-pad-blueprint-sketch?ref=93 --- {Krafters Cart}

Salty Ocean --- https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/tim-holtz-distress-oxides-ink-pad-salty-ocean?ref=93 --- {Krafters Cart}

Snowflake stamp - aliexpress

Memory Box stiched country borders dies

Karen Burniston – Merry Christmas Die --- https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/merry-christmas?ref=93 --- {Krafters cart}

Nuvo Aqua shimmer pen

DISCLOSURE

All the products used in my videos are purchased on my own for my own use.  I however am affiliated with several companies and show the links to these for your own convenience at no cost to you.  I do make a small commission when you shop using those links.  I do not work for any companies for money, and am not paid to make my videos.  I try really hard to bring you quality videos based on my own personal experience. I choose to make these videos as I would like to pass on my knowledge of about 20 years of crafting and card making and feel we can all learn from each other.  



So that’s the Christmas card series for 2020. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a relaxed and happy New Year holiday break.  I will see you in the new year for some new cards.





Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Poinsettia Circle Frame Card

 This card could be done a lot simpler that I did it, my fussiness got in the way with this card, so I had to keep adding extra dies and panels to hide glue etc, but you definitely don’t have to do this if you don’t want to.






I cut out the frame on a card base where I want my frame to go, (this one I will use for another project), then cut another one out in a green card.  I put some acetate inside the card so that the intricate die was more stable when I glued it into place.  I then decided I wanted to cover this, so I cut out another frame on a piece of card to go on the inside of the card, matching up the circles and then cut it to size.  I then decided I didn’t like seeing the glue on the inside of the card, so I cut another frame in the green and stuck that inside the card to sandwich the acetate between the two.  Just remember you have to glue the inside one on the front of the die, and stick in down, so that the dies match perfectly.  I was satisfied with the finished look of this, and you could stop there, but I didn’t haha.




 

I decided the card was better cut down to a square card, as I was going to have the sentiment on the inside of the frame, so I didn’t need extra space at the bottom of the card.  I cut two of the sentiment peace die, that co-ordinates with the frame die, there are a few options you can choose from.  One I stuck into the centre of the frame die, on the front of the acetate, and the other I stuck on the inside of the card, on the back of the acetate. 


 


Finally I decided to do the poinsettia that came with the frame die set. So I cut out one outside and two of the centre dies for each flower, bent the ‘petals’ slightly, to give dimension, and then glued them on top of each other, alternating the petals.  I then stuck them down onto the frame where the poinsettia are on the green frame.  Finally I put some liquid pearls into the centre of each poinsettia.  Card done!



When it is opened, you can see right through the frame, and it looks really cool.

I have a video of making the card.

 

 

If you would prefer to see it in full HD then hop over to my You Tube channel here.

 

----- SUPPLIES -----

 

These are the main supplies I have used in making this card.  

 

Card base 5“ x 7”

Poinsettia Frame die from Memory Box

Peace circle die from Memory Box

Tim Holtz paper Guillotine

Pokey tool (any)

Gina K Connect Glue

Skewer

Liquid Pearls - Rouge

Scraps of red card

Scraps of pearlised green card

Big Shot Sizzix

Piece of Acetate






Thursday, 22 October 2020

Snow Globe Deer Scene Card

 I start off this card by doing a lot of cutting. I cut out the globe shape out from a card panel, I cut out the two snow bank pieces and the two smaller deer from the Sizzix thinlet set.

I then do some ink blending on a small piece of Strathmore bristol smooth water colour paper, and use some blues going from a medium blue to a darker blue to make it look like a night sky.  Once I'm happy with that, I will cut out the snow sky background die in the same set.  



I wanted to have the base of the snowglobe to have a woodgrain effect, so I used the Sizzix 3D texture fade called lumber, and ink up one side with the versafine onyx black ink and put it through the big shot and it gives me a woodgrain look so I can cut out the snow globe base piece.  


I decided to try using the Go press foiling machine to do the sentiment for this card.  I haven't actually used it a lot.  I had a stamp set that I got from Aliexpress and so I will use one of the sentiments from that set, and use some holigraphic gold foil to do the sentiment.  


Finally I can put the card together, I put the snow banks in behind the base of the aperture that I cut out, and then stuck the card panel onto some craft foam.  I worked out where I needed to put the ink blended backgound and stuck that down onto my card base and then stuck the card panel over it.  Finally I can stick my deer onto each snow bank and the wood grain base to the snow globe and that is the card finished. 



While I was doing all the cutting, I cut out the snowman pieces that came with the snow globe set and made up a card using that, this time I made it into a shaker card, it made a very sweet card. You could also make the deer scene one into a shaker card if you wished to also.  Such a cute card. 


 

I have a video of making the card.

 

 

If you would prefer to see it in full HD then hop over to my You Tube channel here.

 

----- SUPPLIES -----


Card base 5" x 7" or 12.7cm x 17.7cm

Card panel slightly smaller 11.8cm x 16.8cm or 4 11/16 x 6 5/8

Piece of Strathmore bristol smooth water colour paper

Extra white card for scene pieces and kraft card for woodgrain

Sizzix big shot

My favourite things Die-namics classic snow globe die

Sizzix thinlets Winter wonderland

Sizzix 3D texture fade - lumber

Altenew mini cube - persian blue

Distress inks - blueprint sketch, salty ocean and chipped sapphire

Ranger mini blending tool and sponges

Nuvo deluxe adhesive

Craft foam

pencil

Craft knife

Scissors

Couture creations GoPress foil machine

Couture creations gold foil

Foil stamp from aliexpress (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000203301353.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.1a844f09HyHMH2&algo_pvid=85bf1460-cddc-4a2f-8d51-9183e02e4cd7&algo_expid=85bf1460-cddc-4a2f-8d51-9183e02e4cd7-0&btsid=0bb0623616017635954468706ed16f&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_,searchweb201603_) not same but similar