Monday, March 27, 2017

Steampunk'ed Car

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I really enjoyed making this card for a young steam punk fan.


The original stamp for the Model T delivery van had other elements to it, so I trimmed it to what I wanted, and then added the steampunk elements.
Love the way the cog fitted into the lines of the stamp.


The cogs in the background were some I had previously cut, and then I cut some more to fill the design.


The panel on the left was stamped using a stamp from the 
 It was not quite long enough, so I split it, and added the bronze embossed sentiment in the centre.


The recipient was very happy with the card.

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Layered Butterfly

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This card started as part of the Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge.  
The images were coloured while waiting in a hospital waiting room recently.
So I used my el-cheapo pencils and layered and layered the colours.


The coloured images sat for some days until inspiration hit - die cut one using a stitched circle M.B. die, and fussy cut the other and layer it. 


 I was gutted when I realised that the paper I had coloured on was a different white to the base, but I had to keep going ...


The sentiment was silver embossed.


This gives an idea of the dimension of the butterfly.


The final detail to show you was that I embossed the base with a stitched rectangle M.B. die.  I had to extend the die to reach the bottom edge, as our card sizes are slightly larger than American ones, and it worked perfectly!! I was very happy with that.
The finishing touch was to add the sequins.

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(I took the delicate pink and the purple/gray colours and circular form of the bowl)
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Brrrm Brrrrm or Chug Chug??

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This card was made for a five year old who is a farmer's son, and I am sure he is very familiar with machinery.


The background is made using an Artist Cellar stencil, with VersaMagic Sahara Sand Ink. I also sponged the edge of the panel with the same ink.


The tractor image was courtesy of Google Images, printed on card and then fussy cut, and mounted over fun foam


The sentiment was gold embossed using a Kiwistamping image.


I finished the inside of the card with some washi tape.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Smooshed Stripes

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I made this card yesterday afternoon - it was so good to get back into the studio and create!!


I started with some scraps that I had used to mop up some 'overspray', (smooshed) and cut part of it into strips.


I eventually found that it looked best on a purple card that I had on hand.  I layered a floral die cut over the strips - it was a gift, so do not know the origin of it.


I silver embossed the sentiment, but it is so delicate it did not show well on the card, so I added some rhinestones for emphasis, then also added rhinestones to the flowers and a few to the strips.


What I have just managed to capture with the camera here is some of the shimmer and shine on the strips - the sprays I had mopped up were two Lindy's, and some silver shimmer spray.

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(Smooshing, Stamping, Embossing, Die Cut and rhinestones)


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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Oh La La

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I wanted to send a friend a note recently, and as she is a self confessed 'Francophile', I came up with this card, using a very old Hero Arts set of stamps.


Firstly I sprayed some Lindy's sprays onto a glass cutting board (that I use as a non-porous surface) and smooshed the corner of the card onto them.  I was most happy that some of the spray dots showed up outside the smooshed area..


Stamped and embossed the images,


Added some paper piercing and called it done.
 I made this a couple of weeks ago but could not blog it until the card was received.

This was to be published a few days ago, but real life intervened and DH was hospital again, so it has been delayed.

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Stamping, Smooching, Embossing and paper piercing

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Pink Anniversary....

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I wanted to make an anniversary card for a couple, and this is the result!

I started with another piece of the metallic tissue that I had made, and this time layered it over a deep pink card, and got a totally different 'look' to it.


I then stamped the sentiment in Versamark (it is only part of a stamp) and white embossed it.


The print really didn't stand out after the sponging with pink inks (I used two different ones, as one pad was a bit dry, and kept the darker tone directly over the words) so then I ironed off the embossing,


and was very happy with the result, added the sequins and was done.


The inside was decorated with a strip of washi tape.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Silver Sympathy - Guest DT Spot

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I was thrilled to have a card recognized in January by Crafting By Design, and then to be invited to be a Guest Designer for them.  The theme I chose was to use three patterned papers, and that is the challenge for this week.


I decided to use the three papers on this sympathy card, making the three banners from co-ordinating paper from the Kaisercraft 'After Five' collection, and adhered them inside the border made by embossing with a M/B Stitched Rectangle.


I stamped and silver embossed the sentiment, again placing it within the border.


I decided it needed something more, and chose the narrow silver lame ribbon, which I threaded through the top layer inside the embossed border, which gives the impression of another layer.


The edges were then sponged with Memento London Fog ink, the top layer was mounted over fun foam to give some subtle dimension.

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