Saturday, 21 October 2017

Deja view...

Happy Saturday,

Today's card may look a little similar to Tuesdays card as this was made at the same demos last sunday.  However I wanted to show that you can make a far more simple card just with the stamping and dont have to add lots of layers and die cuts to make a pretty and effective card!

Go back to Tuesday post HERE to read the technique for making this card!


Friday, 20 October 2017

More Purple...

Happy Friday,

Another card made form a demo pice form last weekend today.  this time I have used the pieces to make a multilayered card that looks far more complex than it is!  Plus I thought it was time we had a revisit to my large bows lol

I made the oval stamped front using the oval media plate and my argyle duo mask.  I inked the plate and added the mask over the top and brayerd over this to transfer the pattern to the plate.  I stamped this then stamped the little bubbles form my clear stamp set in a darker blue around one edge of the plate so that when I stamped it it shaded the oval.

Next I stamped the flower silhouette stamp and the sentiment and finished with one of the leaves form my circle leaves set around the edge in the 2 ink colours used.

The background is made using the large media plate and my butterfly and dragonfly stamps using the resist technique ( there is a video on this on youtube and its described on this tuesdays post!)

I made up the card as shown with mats and layers and a large bow with roses in the centre.


Thursday, 19 October 2017

You are Gold...

Happy Thursday,

A different card today with Gold on Gold on Gold but I have to admit i love the different shades of the gold card I have used including a little gilt metal.

The centre panel of this card is made with adding gold metal sheets to card then embossing the piece with my winter trees embossing folder.

I embossed a piece of old gold card using my confetti frame and I rubbed black ink over the surface to darken the colour and make the embossing show.

The next layer is gold mirror card embossed this time with my Star stream embossing folder.  I finished the card with layers of gold in the old gold, mirror card and a little vintage gold to add further light and shade.

The poinsettias are cut in Kraft card and I added gold pen around weach of the die cuts so that they match the gold on gold theme.  I added holly leaves in gold mirror card and an ombre ribbon from my stash.


Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Snowflake Stream...

Happy Wednesday,

Today's card is again made up with pieces I had left in my scrap box.  I always keep all the pieces I cut and make especially during demos its perfect when I want to play and challenge myself.

I found this background and the snowflake in my box obviously from other projects that hadn't worked or left from a demo.  the background is a piece of card I had stamped with the large media plate using the liquid pigment inks in blues and silver.  This gives an easy and more importantly mess free background that shines.  I embossed this with my star stream embossing folder then ran silver pigment ink pad over the top to bring out the embossed stars.

The snowflake was cut form more of the card and I added swirls and a smaller snowflake cut in the new Crafts Too Yale blue lustre print card.  I added a couple of pearls and a strip of a rafia ribbon in the same lighter blue.  The snowflake in the lustre print card was lightly sanded to age it and show a little white in the raised areas.

Finally layers of Cobalt, sh
silver shine and light blue make the finished card.


Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Demo Scraps...

Happy Tuesday,

I had a wonderful time at the mini show at the Holiday in Kent on Sunday meeting so many lovely people.  One of the demos I did was this piece I have used for the centre of this card.  I love getting the pieces I have made on demos home so that I can, with my full craft stash as I can't take everything with me, make these into finished cards and samples.

Today's card is made using my Oval jedi-late as well as just 2 colours of ink and 3 stamps! I stared by adding blue and purple pigment into the media plate.  I then brayered this to smooth the ink and used 2 of the leaves from my circle leaves set to stamp onto the plate to pick up the ink and then stamping this onto the card.  I continued removing the ink and adding it back on 2 corners of the oval.  This gives, as shown stamped images that have both colours.

Next I stamped the oval so that the areas I had removed the ink show as shadowed showing the white card below.  I added more of the blue ink using the mini blending tool ( Finally back in stock for next Tuesday's Hochanda shows) and stamped this to gradient the oval.

I then stamped the butterfly stamp in the blue around the oval.

Once I got the piece home I added some shaded roses at each end along with leaves cut with scraps of card I had cleaned my brayer on ( I run my brayer over plain card to clean it between uses which makes a brilliant shaded piece perfect for die cutting)

I added mats and layers of a matching purple and cobalt blue with a few white layers thrown in for good measure!


Monday, 16 October 2017

Blue Snowflakes...

Happy Monday,

A bright and wintery card for your delectation today!  I live Blue white and silver and thought it was time, after a lot of black, that I went a little more traditional today.

to start I embossed the Yale Blue lustre print card using my snowflake circle embossing folder.  I then sanded back the raised areas to show the white core under the print, for this card i lightly sanded the card so that a soft snowflake look was achieved.

Next I added the die curt form the Amy Design range cut in white over this.  Next came a sanded and embossed panel of the blue embossed with the winter trees embossing folder ( see yesterdays card(

I then added the Crafts Too snowflake cut in card that I had covered in silver kitchen foil.  I then added ranger gloss accents in white on the snowflake to add to the snowy feel.

A layer of mirror card embossed with my star stream embossing folder and a few layers of blue and white finish this 8x8" card.


Sunday, 15 October 2017

silver trees...

Happy Sunday,

Today I am demoing at the Oyster Stamps open day in kent, if you are around the area pop in and say hi!

Todays card is a silver version of a card I posted last month however having just got my hands on the Silver gilt metal sheets I really wanted to see how different it looked and the silver allowed me to add snow at the bottom which didn't work very well in the gold!

I added 2 sheets of the silver gilt to a piece of card with double sided adhesive sheets then embossed it using my Winter Trees embossing folder.  to make the silver show properly I smoothed over black versafine ink and polished the excess off using a soft cloth ( kitchen roll market the silver so I used an offset of cotton)

I then  simply added the 2 Amy design deer dies cut in black gloss card.  I then added glue across the bottom and used the Crafts Too snow over this to give a fluffy base to the card.

To finish I added a few layers of black white and silver to make a large yet flat card perfect for a winter birthday.