Friday, 30 January 2015

Craftwork Cards Suits You Sir

A couple of cards today using the Suits You Sir paper pad and die cuts from Craftwork Cards

I used a YouTube video to help me make the tie but I cant find the one I used but here is a link to a better one. I then adapted the cardbase to make a collar.

The second card uses some of the tiny ties on one of the papers, with simple matting behind.
Products used:
Papers: Craftwork Cards Suits You Sir paper pad and die cuts
Stamps: Woodware sentiment
Dies: Spellbinders Square
Pen: Fine liner Black

Monday, 26 January 2015

Wedding Hearts

Todays card uses another new stamp set from Woodware Wedding Hearts

 I decided to go with a distressed look using Tim Holtz ink pads and paint. Love how the paint resists the ink and shows through.

The heart stamp was inked, stamped and embossed with clear embossing powder. The hearts were then cut out and re attached with foam pads. I edged the outline of the hearts with some of the Pewter paint.

Products used:
Stamps: Woodware Wedding Hearts, Justrite Dotted Fronds, Paula Pascual Congratulation messages
Paint: Tim Holtz Brushed Pewter paint dabber
Ink: Distress ink Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Dusty Concord and Shaded Lilac. Black Archival and Black pigment.
Embossing powder: Clear detail
Cardstock: Tim Holtz Watercolour card, Black from stash
Embellishments: Mark Richards Black pearls

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Jeepers Creepers

Woodware have released their new stamps and I used one in class last week. Ideal for young men/boys and even girls who love their Converse's. Just change the colours to suit. These are 5 3/4" square cards so you get idea of size.

The grey one I simply stamped on grey textured cardstock with black ink and coloured the edges with a grey Promarker. Star image was stamped onto white and coloured with grey Promarker and punched out with 1/2", attached with foam pad.

This one was stamped onto white cardstock twice, with black ink again and coloured the left hand shoe a red promarker. I coloured the right hand side shoe again on the second stamped image, cut out and mounted back onto the first image with foam pads. The star was stamped and coloured with same pen and punched out with 1/2" circle punch.

This last one was stamped onto some off white cardstock with black ink and then stamped and embossed onto black card with white embossing powder. The top parts of the shoe were cut out and then attached back onto the off white card with foam pads. The main reason for doing the card in off white was once I used the white embossing powder on my black card it wasn't very "white". I think it might have been my old powder as in class with newer embossing powder it was more "whiter" than mine.
All 3 cards had a simply stitched line going around the edge to form a frame and the saying comes in the set, together with a heart, star and leaf icon.
Products used:
Stamps: Woodware Sneaker
Promarkers: Greys and Reds
Ink: Black Archival and Perfect Medium ( embossing)
Embossing Powder: White
Punch: Woodware 1/2"
Pen: Black fine liner
Cardstock: White, Grey, Black

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Craftwork cards Paper Couture

Craftwork Cards put a "Pink" challenge up on Friday and I managed to squeeze in enough time in the day to design a card. I only had Paper Couture collection that was mainly pink and it came with some fab bodice die cuts. They was a prize for a winner picked at random and I won !! so I have some more fab Craftwork Card goodies on the way.

Here's my entry

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Create-a-card Christmas card

Todays card uses one of the Die'sire Create-a-card dies. I used Kraft card to make it more rustic looking. Once the die had been cut and embossed I left the die in and sponged distress ink through the holes with a piece of cut n dry foam. The poinsettia die was done with a combination of kraft and co-ordinations card and sanded back.
Products used:
Die: Die'sire Create a card Christmas Eve, Spellbinders Poinsettia
Stamps: Woodware A Heartfelt Christmas
Distress ink: Frayed Burlap
Extras: Twine

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Indigoblu class

Todays cards are from a recent Indigoblu class, using some of the new stamps released for this Christmas. The first one is a bauble from Spellbinders, that has been distressed with inks and then the Snowflake stamp inked with Flitter glue and the new gilding flake rubbed over the top. I also used some more flake on top of double sided tape to make an edge around the card. The ribbon was sprayed with a pearly spray mist, scrunched up and wiped through some of the distress ink.  Once its dried you can see the shimmer of the pearl spray plus it matches the ink used on the card

Products used:

Dies: Spellbinders Heirloom Baubles
Distress Inks: Evergreen Borough, Tumbled Glass
Stamps: Indigoblu Snowflake lace and Noel (dinkie)
Flake: Indigoblu Chocolate Box
Extras: Seam binding ribbon, pearl spray, Creative Expressions gem, Flitter glue

products used:
Stamps: Indigoblu Rockin Robin, Merry Christmas Circle
Embossing folder: Die'sire Snowflake 6x6
Pencils: Spectrum Noir
Flake: Indigoblu Chocolate Box
Extras: Stampendous Frantage white, circle punches
Back tomorrow with some cards


Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Magic of Christmas part 3

Here are a few more cards using the Magic of Christmas kit from Craftwork Cards. For the first one I used some Kraft cardstock to make a round frame using my circle cutter. I used the waste from the die cut sheets with some paper behind them for the accents on the side. Bow is from the coordinating pad. I used a Die'sire 6x6 Snowflake embossing folder behind.

Next one I used some of the die cut waste again for the middle and made a square from kraft card and cut a cross in the middle so the flaps opened out. Each one was covered with some paper from the pad and finished off with some snowflake punches and a bow.

The third one uses the Woodware bubble tree stamp from this year and I have added candi, pearls, gems and glitter glue in the smaller circles. The sentiment comes with the stamp set. I have used chalks to colour the card around the stamp.

Back tomorrow with a crushed candi card