Thursday, 23 February 2017

Sympathy card

This is my last card from my Sue Wilson November release class. It features the same die as yesterdays post Fiji. I took the largest decorative die and cut it out directly onto the card base. I then cut out the next decorative to make a frame in white and another plain frame to pop behind in black. The flowers in the centre are called Delightful Daisies and these were just die cut in black and I attached them behind the frame. Simple sentiment from Woodware directly stamped on card and its done. We all hate making these cards but this could be made up quickly. On the other hand you could change to suit a lot of other occasions but changing the colours.
 
 

 
 

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Sue Wilson Fiji die and Spring Flower Wreath stamp

The card I am posting today uses the Fiji die and co-ordinating Spring Flower Wreath stamp from Sue Wilsons November release. I cut two pieces of white card and then scored down the side about 1" in and attached together ( like a cheque book) The decorative dies on the edge were cut out of foundations cardstock. The Spring Wreath stamp was inked with Versafine black and I used watercolour cardstock. I coloured the flowers with the Zig Clear pens and a water brush. The sentiment is from Crafters Companion and I used the outer die from the set to cut out the stamped image. Finished off with some yellow gingham ribbon, which I threaded through after punching 2 holes with my hole punch.



 
Both die set and stamp are available to purchase from Craft Plus UK, back tomorrow with my last card from this class
 
 

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Sue Wilson Swirly Vine die and misting inks

My card today is from a class I did recently using one of the November release dies from Sue Wilsons. Its made up of 5 dies, 3 decorative and 2 outline dies. I die cut the largest die with the next outline down then trimmed to size as this large decorative stays in the card. I then use the smallest decorative die and an outline die to make the centre piece. I used a good quality white cardstock as I used Creative Expressions Misting inks to spray over both pieces. I haven't used these before but they are great and easy to use. No clogging up as there is no mica in there just ink. They come in a pack of 3 and I have posted a pic so you can see them, its the nature collection. When you first spray them they look quite intense colour but if you dab off the excess with kitchen towel you get a much more muted look. The middle of the card is a piece of acetate, the centre square floats on top of it. I stamped a sentiment from Woodware in Black Stazon ink before I attached centre piece to acetate. The whole panel was then matted onto some more white card and then with foam pads onto my card base.  Think this would work as a mans card as well. I definitely need to get more of these inks. Both dies and inks are available at Crafts Plus Uk, details on my side bar.


 
 

 
Back tomorrow with another card suitable for spring from the same collection.....although looking out of the window the lovely spring weather we had yesterday has done a runner.
 


Monday, 20 February 2017

Feather card

Going back quite a while for this card, it was for my dad on his birthday last year. The feather die was borrowed from a friend, it was free on magazine. Its from Hot of the Press. You could use any other feather die or stamp, they are quite popular now with a lot of stamp/die companies.

I die cut and embossed the feathers in Stampin Up Crumb Cake card and sponged through whilst card was still in the die with some ink of the same colour. The background stamps are also SU called Gorgeous Grunge and the ink colours are Pool Party, Old Olive and Crumb Cake. The Stitched rectangle die is from My Favourite Things and I used more of the co-ordinating cardstock for the mats behind. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted . I finished it off with some twine.

 
 

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Stamp Master card no. 3

Hope you are having a lovely weekend,my card today is very quick and easy one. I made it for a class using the stamp master. This tool is great for bigger stamps, no more throwing card away because you missed a part of the stamp. The main stamp is from Honeydoo and is called Flower Fountain, the sentiment is from Sweet Dixie. They were both stamped with a Black Archival ink. I took some of my circle punches and scrap card and punched some holes to match the different size flowers. I then placed the respective holes over the flower and using a round blending tool I blended ink through the card. I used Spun Sugar, Milled Lavender and Scattered Straw distress inks. In my card I added some glossy accents to the smaller circles, but you can add gems or glitter. It was finished off with some foundations cardstock and Sue Wilson Pierced square dies to create a frame.

 
 


Friday, 17 February 2017

More Stamp Master techniques

This was the second card I made for my class this week. It uses the Stamp Master to stamp a sentiment around the edges. The tool comes with a set of lined templates and so its easy to line up the stamp exactly where you want it. The rest of the card is again very simple. I used the Sue Wilson Swirly Vines set from her November release. I love this set and  keep using it for all different techniques. I die cut the fancy square in a pale lilac card and then using just the edge dies I die cut another square to sit behind that was covered in double sided adhesive. I stuck one on top of the other and then covered with transparent glitter that stuck to the exposed sticky areas. The flowers are from a very old Woodware punch that punch multiple little flowers in different sizes in one punch. Not exactly the same but very similar ones are still available to buy in shop. I added a little glitter glue to the centres, hard to see in photo.
 
 
Hope you have a great weekend, back tomorrow with the 3rd card I made for this class.
 
 

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Multi Layering stamps

Have a card to show you today that I designed for a class this week. We used the new Marianne Stamp Master to create a stamped image built up of three layers. The stamp is from Studio Light and they have several designs, this one is Hibiscus. I used a mixture of peach and orange Versacolor ink pads for flowers and 3 different greens for the leaves. I die cut the rectangle using a die from Presscut called stitched rectangles, probably one of my most used die sets. Sentiment stamp from Personal Impressions and finished with some twine. Very simple card but I knew learning how to use this new tool would take some time explaining so kept them easy.

 
Back tomorrow with one of the other cards from the class
 

 
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