Hi there. I have a card to share whilst escaping the heat here in the UK. My craft room has aircon – so I’ll be playing quite a bit this next couple of days.
This cute little bird is from Spellbinders, and die cut using a few pieces of coloured card. I am not sure what a chickadee colour really is – but I am sure you’ll allow me some artistic license here as it’s so cute….
The circle background is a stamp from Hero Arts, white heat embossed, then some of the images water-coloured with Distress Inks.
The panel I did this on, I managed to get two circles, and one strip out of it – so I’ll be using those for a couple more cards soon.
Hello there. Cardz 4 Galz has started a new challenge. This time the theme chosen by Helen is ‘New Year or New Stash‘. Here is my card:
This card was created using a new stencil from Pinkfresh Studio – a layering stencil – which I’m finding I enjoy using………as long as I keep everything today and don’t get any ink smudges – which happens quite a lot…..
I also used the hint and tip from a few YouTube videos about using the Misti to line the stencil up and keep everything straight – worked very well for me. No longer did I have to tape each layer down – just used the Misti magnets and kept moving them around. I did notice that it worked best when the stamping mat was removed first – some more of the edge to keep the papers and stencils straight.
I used Distress Inks for the stenciling and then die cut that piece to fit the inside of an A2 card base:
I had a plan in mind – but it took me quite a while to figure it out….
The front panel was cut using a hillside border, and that top part embossed using an Altenew debossing panel. I then added some acetate at the back, to hopefully create a window.
The part that was cut from the front panel was cut to size – leaving the ‘window’ in the middle – stamped with an MFT sentiment, and attached to the bottom of the acetate.
The back of this front panel looked a little ragged – sticky showing through the acetate – so I managed to create two backing panels the same as the front to hide all the mess. Some red dots added for some more colour and interest on the front.
I hope you can come and join us – I look forward to seeing you in our gallery.
Hello again. I am amazed at how much I am able to craft when the builders aren’t here. I am sure it will be worth it when they have finished, which should be another 2-3 weeks, and I’ll have two brand spanking-new bathrooms – and I’m going to use them both!
This card is using a new purchase from Simon Says Stamp. My sister was coming from Canada, so I took the opportunity to get some stuff delivered to her for her to bring over to me. The postage was less – even though I had to wait longer……….
This my card using the Simon Says Stamp ‘Peeking Daisy‘:
A picture from a different angle:
You may be thinking it looks quite simple, but let me tell you – there was loads of measuring – to make sure the circles were equal from each other, equal from the edges, and that the daisy images were all the correct way up and looked the same.
This die is a solid circle, but there are two teeny tiny holes on the back of the die, which I lined up with pencil lines I drew across the middle of the piece of card, just managing to see through those holes – which ensured the flowers were lined up and the right way round.
Instead of rubbing the pencil lines off the little daisy images – I think they may be too fragile – I ran the card through my die-cutting machine to flatten the edges – and this side is the ‘wrong’ side of the die cut.
Then I used a challenge colours – I don’t have the specific challenge colours, but substituted Catherine Pooler inks – again drew pencil circles using the die itself as a template, and ink-blended as you see.
The sentiment is from MFT, and is one whole sentiment, but instead of cutting the sentiment apart – not have the nerve for that yet – I masked each part off prior to stamping.
I must say I like the end result, even though that ruler and pencil certainly had some use out of them for such a CAS card.
Hi there. I had time to craft last night, and wanted to play at the current colour challenge at MFT. I also wanted to play with the MFT ‘Friendly Fox’ dies I received a few weeks ago.
Here is my card:
The colours to be used are:
I don’t have any MFT inks or card-stock so I had to make do with what I had. The base card is actually an off-white card I have used as the natural colour, the blueberry fox is from Creative Expressions, and the greens are Distress Oxides blended onto a piece of Crafters Companion Neenah card, and then die cut using the MFT Horizontal Snow Drifts die – and piecing the elements back together.
I think I’m into paper-piecing at the moment – I must move on to something different!!
So – a blueberry fox………I think it works to create even more cuteness…
As I mentioned the other day – I must get to making a birthday card for mum for the 28th, and a mother’s day card for the 31st……so – back to my craft room………..such a difficult evening ahead…………!!!
Hi there. I have another floral card to share to day, but as I still had some black card-stock out from the card posted yesterday, I decided to keep going with the black and gold theme – but also added a few shades of blue.
I stamped a Stamps By Me floral stamp onto water-colour card, and heat embossed in gold. Using my Zigs, and very little water, I coloured as you see, keeping the colours vibrant. The gold embossing resisted the colouring, and it also let me know the main places for the darker shades of blue.
I then used the matching die – one solid die, so quite difficult to place over the image centrally – maybe I;ll die cut first next time, or even emboss around first……hmmm – I think a little playing is coming on….. and then stuck this down onto some black card.
The frame is die cut using two sizes of Sue Wilson’s stitched rectangles. The sentiment is heat embossed in gold, and is from MFT.
I tried to get some shine coming through in the photographs, but it has been quite dull here, even though warm.