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Thursday, 15 April 2021

Easy Leafy stamped Card (could be masculine card)

 This card is a very simple idea, and is something I saw on the inspiration card in the Leaf stamp set from Altenew.  I have done a few variations in green coloured inks and then made up two cards using two of these.

 





Some I kept just to the mini cube sets that I used, such as the Altenew Garden? And the Pink fresh Studio Garden stroll set.  Others I mixed it up a bit, and added some brighter greens from the Garden? Set and a grey from the Altenew Stone Collection set. I just stamped some of the leaves from the set randomly down the left hand side of the front panels with a lighter ink, then another layer with a darker ink, and in some cases I used a third darker ink still.  Some I just did 2 layers.  I was pretty random to where I put the leaves, so that I looked like layers as if you were looking through branches of a tree. 

 

Once I was happy with a couple of the front panels, I stamped a simple birthday sentiment and cut them out and mounted it onto the front panel with some foam tape.  Lastly I decorated around the sentiment with some gems from my stash. 




 

This is a quick and easy card to produce, and a bonus as it is a good one to give the guys!


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 5“ x 7” and card panels


Altenew Leaf Cluster Stamp
--- https://shrsl.com/2dhyx ---{Altenew}
--- https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/leaf-clusters-stamp-set/?ref=93 ---{Krafters Cart}


Mini cubes - Green Valley
----- https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/green-valley-mini-cube-set/?ref=93 ----- {Krafters Cart NZ}
----- http://shrsl.com/260my -----{Altenew}
Full sized oval stamp set – Green Valley
----- http://shrsl.com/260n0 -----{altenew}

Mini Cubes - Green Fields
----- https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/altenew-green-fields/?ref=93  ----- {Krafters Cart NZ}
----- https://shrsl.com/260mr -----{Altenew}
Full sized oval stamp set – Green Fields
----- http://shrsl.com/260n1 -----{altenew}

Limestone, Silver Stone, Industrial Diamond, Pure Graphite
Mini cube set - Rock Collection
----- https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/altenew-rock-collection-mini-ink-cube-set/?ref=93 ----- {Krafters Cart NZ}
----- http://shrsl.com/260nz -----{Altenew}
Full sized oval stamp set – Rock collection
----- http://shrsl.com/260o0 -----{altenew}

Pink fresh studio


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

Double sided tape
----- https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/scor-tape-125x27yd/?ref=93 ----- {Krafters Cart NZ}

Gina K foam tape
----- https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/gina-k-designs-foam-tape-3-8x12ft-white/?ref=93 ----- {Krafters Cart NZ}
Tim Holtz Glass media mat
---- https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/glass-media-mat/?ref=93 ----{Krafters Cart}
 
Tim Holtz Tonic Guillotine Comfort Trimmer
--- https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/tim-holtz-guillotine-comfort-trimmer-8-5-shipping-as-per-actual/?ref=93 --- {Krafters Cart}

Paper Xtra sentiment stamp set

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.  



Thursday, 25 March 2021

Ink smooshed and glitter paste background kind reminder card

 I started with a piece of Tim Holtz watercolour paper, and smooshed some ink pads onto my glass media mat, sprayed some water and then put my watercolour card onto this and smooshed it around, drying it with my heat tool in between and doing repeated smooshing until I was happy with it.  I then left it to dry. 


Once dry I stuck it down on a board with some painters tape, to make sure it stayed flat, and using a stencil, I spread some nuvo glimmer paste – moonstone, over the stencil and then peeled it off, this left a pretty pattern that will be just glitter and can see the ink colours behind.  I then left that to be totally dry.

 


I trimmed this down and stuck it onto my card base.  I then stamped the two large flower images from the Kind reminders stamp set, with versafine black ink, and then using the stencil that co-ordinates with the stamp, and two ink colours for both the flowers and leaves, I coloured the images in.  This was quick and great if you don’t want to spend time painting or colouring in the images with other mediums. 


I fussy cut the two images out, and also the sentiment I chose and had stamped, put some foam tape onto the backs and stuck them onto the card.  I was just going to use one image and the sentiment, but decided to use both.  Finally I stuck some gems randomly around the images and sentiment, and that was 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 5“ x 7”

Altenew Kind reminders Stamp
---- https://shrsl.com/2qgka ---- {Altenew}

 

Altenew Kind reminders Simple colouring stencil set

---- https://shrsl.com/2qgkd ---- {Altenew}

Altenew Birthday greeting stamp

----- http://shrsl.com/260py -----{Altenew}


Catherine Pooler ink pads,
Minis – Life of the party



Frayed leaf & Forest glades

Mini Cubes - Green Fields

----- https://shrsl.com/260mr -----{Altenew}

Full sized oval stamp set – Green Fields
----- http://shrsl.com/260n1 -----{altenew}

Pink fresh studio
Heartbeat --- https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/pinkfresh-studio-premium-dye-cube-ink-pads-4-colors-heartbeat/?ref=93  {Krafters Cart}

 

Altenew ink blending tool
---- https://shrsl.com/2g52j ---{altenew}

 

Altenew mini ink blending tools

----  https://shrsl.com/2qgkpj ---{altenew}


Versafine Onyx black ink

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


Original Misti

----- https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/original-misti-laser-etched-includes-1-bar-magnet-postage-as-per-actual/?ref=93 ----- {Krafters Cart NZ}



Gina K Connect Glue


Gina K foam tape


Plastic palette knife


Craft knife - substitute


Cutter Bee Scissors

Ranger Water color Paper


Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat

Jewel picker


Gems from stash
Nuvo Glimmer paste - moonstone
Metal ruler

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, 10 March 2021

3D embossing folder Card

 These cards are using the lovely Altenew 3D Beautiful Bergenia embossing folder, both are very similar, one I coloured the entire embossed area with a brush and ink, the other I was more selective, only coloured the middle parts of flowers and leaves with ink and a sponge dauber.

My cards are 5” x 7” but the embossing folder is 6” x 6”, so what I did was create a sentiment panel by embossing above and below where I wanted the strip to be on two card panels.





 
Then this is where I coloured them slightly differently.  I used one of Altenew’s blending brushes and used some oxide ink and went over the whole embossed area very lightly.  The second card I just inked a few areas, just the centres of the flowers and base of leaves, just to highlight them slightly. I then went ahead and stamped the sentiments into the blank strip I had created.  Then stuck them to my card base
 
Then it was a matter of decorating them.  The apricot coloured one, I stamped the ‘positive vibes’ flower spray with the Pink fresh studio cube stamps in the ‘heartbeat' set, and the greens with the ‘ Garden stroll‘ set. Then fussy cut it out, put some foam tape on the back, to raise it slightly, and then stuck it down beside the sentiment. 




For the blue one, I wanted to use the leftover roses from my valentines card, but felt they were a bit lost on the busy background, so decided to stick down part of a paper doily, and then put the flowers on top of that, and that looked better.
 
 

I was really happy with how both these cards turned out, I love embossed backgrounds but haven't done any in awhile, so love the look of these.



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 panels and bases 5“ x 7”

Altenew Beautiful bergenia 3D embossing folder
---https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/altenew-beautiful-bergenia-3d-embossing-folder/?ref=93
 --- {Krafters Cart}
--- https://shrsl.com/2qgjt  --- {Altenew}

Altenew Positive vibes stamp
--- https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/altenew-positive-vibes-stamp-set?ref=93
 ---- {Krafters Cart}
---- https://shrsl.com/2qgkg ----- {Altenew}

Altenew Garden Picks 3D die set

------ https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/garden-picks-3d-die-set/?ref=93 -----{Krafters Cart}

----- http://shrsl.com/260pn -----{Altenew}

Versafine Onyx black ink

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


Pink fresh studio
Heartbeat ---https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/pinkfresh-studio-premium-dye-cube-ink-pads-4-colors-heartbeat/?ref=93 --- {Krafters Cart}

Original Misti

----- https://krafterscart.co.nz/product/original-misti-laser-etched-includes-1-bar-magnet-postage-as-per-actual/?ref=93 ----- {Krafters Cart NZ}


Gina K Connect Glue


Gina K adhesive dot runner

 

Gina K adhesive dot runner refills


Double sided tape

Gina K foam tape


Tsukeneko Sponge dauber


Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat


Cutter Bee Scissors


Sizzix big shot
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. 

 



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.