Monday, 4 April 2016

Stampin'Up Botanical Blooms

Don't get as much time as I would like to play with Stampin'Up goodies but made this card recently with some vellum I had from the recent SAB.  Its not easy to attach to a card so I added some drops of glue behind the Early Espresso candy dots. I die cut a square frame out of some Pistachio Pudding cardstock. Stamped the sentiment ( from Birthday Blooms set ) on a square of white card with Early Espresso ink. The cardstock square behind the vellum is Blushing Bride. The flower dies and stamps are from the Botanical Blooms bundle and the other colour used is So Saffron. I added some pearls in the flower centres.

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Wow powder on acetate

My card today uses Pink Fizz Wow embossing powder embossed onto heat resistant acetate from Crafters Companion. The stamp is Rose Wreath from Woodware and it was stamped with embossing ink. Once I had embossed the image I cut it out and added Mark Richards Black pearls in the centres and some small round foam pads behind them to attach to the card. The background is die cut and embossed from the Sue Wilson pierced squares. Sentiment is from Crafters Companion.

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Creating a background with Versamark

Todays card is a simple card showing how to use Versamark ink to create a watermark background. The flower stamp is called small flower embellishments is from Stamps by Chloe as is the sentiment/ The little leaves are from a Honeydoo stamp set. The have been stamped on the wonderful Ombre pad from Craftwork cards. I used a strip of the paper down the side and stamped with Versamark to create the background. Some little gems were added in the middle to finish off.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Different ways with distress ink

I had a class last week looking at different types of ink. This card uses distress ink in different ways. I used a water brush to paint the flowers with the ink off a mat, to distress around the edges and also over a heat embossed image for a resist technique. The stamp is from Stamps by Chloe. The edges have been stamped with the same one as the stem in embossing ink and covered with clear embossing powder. The stem has been stamped in Adirondak Lettuce ink. The flowers have been heat embossed with clear powder again over black pigment ink. The sentiment is from Crafters Companion. Its been all done on watercolour card. I added some yellow pearls in the centres. The distress ink colour is Scattered Straw.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Easter Card

I hope you had a lovely Easter, this is my Easter card for this year. Quick and easy to make and reproduce as time was tight. The stamp set is called egg-cellent day and is from Clearly Besotted. Inks are from Stampin'Up and its Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and Blushing Bride. I embossed a frame using a Sue Wilson pierced square die.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Quick and Easy card class

Todays cards are from my quick and easy class from a while ago. First one uses the Dotty Flower stamp from Woodware. I masked off a circle and blended distress ink Dried Marigold through the middle. The stamp is inked with Black Archival and I stamped the leaves on some green card and then attached them back onto main stamped image. The sentiment comes with the stamp set, finished with some Black pearls.

Second card uses some lovely dies from Spellbinders. I die cut the separate pieces with different coloured card. The smaller one has been stamped with a block text stamp from Woodware . The sentiment is from Crafters Companion.

 The last card has used a Honeydoo stamp with Creative Expressions cloud ink. The back panel has been masked off to created a straight edge and then cloud ink blended over it. The flowers have been stamped and then coloured with a smoothie using Lilac and Moss cloud ink. Sentiment is from Woodware.


Friday, 18 March 2016


Todays post is about the backgrounds for cards. First card uses a Sue Wilson Butterflies striplet die, which has been cut out of white card and the 3 butterflies that come with the set cut in black. Then attached to a piece of double sided adhesive and then gold flake from Creative Expressions rubbed over the exposed sticky areas. Simply matted onto black and the sentiment from Crafters Companion

Second card uses the squishing technique of applying distress ink onto acetate and spraying with water before applying over an embossed image. Colours used are Dried Marigold, Preserved Raspberry, Tumbled Glass. The background stamp is the Honeycomb background from Phil Martin and embossed with Wow white embossing powder. The 3d butterfly is from X cut and the sentiment again from Crafters Companion.

The third card uses strips of card from a Tatty Teddy pad from Trimcraft to make a pattern.....great wait to use scraps. the coordinating Tatty Teddy stamp has been coloured with Spectrum Noir pens, Its then been cut out and attached to a circle die cut, the sentiment is from same set as previous cards.

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