Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Feline Better?

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This will be a short post as 1) this card is very CAS and 2) I have had to use a phone photo as my camera and computer are not being cooperative, so the detail photos I took are nowhere to be found!

There is no doubt this has been inspired by one of the Queens of CAS, Miss Ellenor


I started with a RAK sent to me by the wonderful Kelly, The Sandcastle Stamper 
being the Feline Good stamp and die set by The Project Bin.

I stamped and cut the fat cat of the set on a snippet of card, and coloured him with chalks.  Next I stamped the sentiment, and added some grey chalk to ground the cat.   To add some subtle dimension I added two layers of card under the cat before positioning him.  The orange twine, which tied the pretty packaging the set came in, was tied across the top to finish.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Memorial Thank You Cards

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Firstly I would love to welcome my newest follower Diane Wray, 
Please pop over and have a peep at her beautiful work, and say hello.

These were the thank you/memorial cards that I sent to acknowledge the love poured out to me after my husbands death.  
I received many cards and well wishes from so many people, that I was like a one armed paper hanger in tornado making these - well, a slight exaggeration, as I developed a 'system' that worked for me and was quite methodical!!  - even if I did take over part of the kitchen bench for several days, but as there is 'just me' now, it was not an issue.

I made a selection of designs in this batch, but all the same layout.

 


These were all stamped using the Misti - what a gem of a tool!!  The images were all from a NBUS Your Next Stamp set called Framed Flowers.  




All images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink, and the flowers coloured by painting with a mica based Semco set of paints,


and the Thanks was a stamp from the Duck set by Kiwistamping.

I made nearly 70 of these cards - it was quite a marathon, but by working systematically I got through them in relatively short time.  I am sharing them now as I know the majority have now arrived at their destinations - all around the globe!!

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(I did not use the optional twist of Christmas)

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Lace, Paint Chips and Flowers

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I am so glad you continue to visit me.

This card was made for a young woman who is best described as minimalist, so I needed a fairly simple "unfussy" card, yet I wanted it feminine. 


I started with some paint chips, which I cut apart, as I didn't want the white strips between them and the colour names showing, and then held them together with removable tape while I randomly stamped flowers over them and then gold embossed the images. 
(Be warned, paint chips can bubble when heated!!)


I then separated the chips again and mounted them over the layer of lace on the gray card base.


The sentiment was stamped directly onto the base and gold embossed - quite a simple card, but I was really quite happy with it.

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(The pinks and grays inspired me, and the lines of  the macaroons)

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Ribbon and Layers

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I don't often make cards with many layers, but this was the exception to that 'norm', and I was very happy with the results.


I was inspired by scraps on my desk, and the fact that the recipient is quite feminine, and loves the Lord, so a scripture stamp was appropriate


The scripture was stamped onto a journaling card (by Prima) in Espresso ink, and the panel had the ribbon and clear rhinestones added before I layered it over the scrap of pink the same as the base, and a scrap of embossed card that I had tried to colour and it hadn't really worked... the smudges don't show with it being layered like this!


I used a neutral coloured paper on the base, and wanted the colour of the sentiment to blend in, and tone with the ribbon - it did that a bit better than I thought it would, but as it does not detract from the overall look of the card, I let it be, and did not try to redo it before assembling the layers.
A few sequins and the card was finished.

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(Gems, Ribbon and embossing)

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Do It Outdoors!!

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I have recently seen some wonderful cards made using nail polish marbling, so I bought some cheap ones and had a play... after watching some videos here and here.  I took the advice offered and ended up working outside whilst I was playing, and I was very glad I did as the fumes are potent!
These are the results, and I discovered that some colours were better than others, and that I suspect was a variation of quality, as they were very cheap!! 3 for $5.
(I also discovered that the polishes will dissolve a polystyrene dish if they hit the bottom!!)

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I chose this green one for the feature panel of a card I made yesterday.


I trimmed the marbled paper, and layered it over a bright green backing, then a forest green base, when I realised I had no layer to hide the ends of the ribbon behind - oops.



I few green/gold sequins were added to both the panel,


the sentiment panel, which was mounted on fun foam,


and one end of the layered ribbons.

I was really happy with the end result of this card, which is now in the mail.

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