Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Stamping and Embossing class

Had another lovely class this morning at Forget Me Knot, using basic stamping and heat embossing powders.

First card uses one of my favourite stamps from Hero Arts. Each flower was stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder. The card we used was some of Tim Holtz Distressed card but you can use any coloured card to get this effect. The banner across the bottom is from one of my new Sizzix Framelits from Paula Pascal. Love this die set and you get a smaller die to use for the sentiment. I used some liquid pearls to do some clusters of dots to finish.

Products used:
Stamps: Hero Arts Dotty Flowers, Paula Pascal Double Sayings sentiment set
Card: Kraft, Tim Holtz Distressed card Crushed Olive and Tattered Rose
Dies: Sizzix Fancy Wrappers
Embellishments: Mark Richards Silver Nailheads
Next card uses the fabulous card Candi from Craftwork cards combined with the co-ordinating stamps from Woodware. I choose the Candi from the shop and went with White with Silver dots, so decided on a monotone colour combo for the card. The stamp is quite big and I wanted to use one of the Woodware big sentiments so decided to use one of the new Craftwork Cards shaped cards we have just had in. The stamp is inked with Black pigment ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder, the same for the sentiment. The embellishments on the flower are a combination of card Candi, Black flat back pearls and Nailheads. The leaves were stamped and embossed again and cut out and paper pieced back on with foam pads. Finished off with some lovely Craft Creations paper and some lush Silver satin ribbon

Products used:
Stamps: Woodware Bubble Bloom Felicity, Double Birthday
Paper: Craft Creations Antique Vines, Black and Silver Mirror card
Card: Craftwork Cards 8" Fanciful
Embellishments: Craftwork Card Card Candi Silver Wedding, Creative Expressions Black pearls and Mark Richards Silver Nailheads.
Silver Satin ribbon

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Distress Class at Forget me Knot

This week I had a lovely distress class, using the Tim Holtz ink pads and pens. The first card we made uses some of the fabulous stamps from Indigo Blu. I showed the ladies how to colour seam binding using the ink pads. The frame was stamped twice and one cut out and attached with foam pads onto the background. The flowers were stamped and coloured using the foam applicators and a pen was used to colour the centres. The leaves were stamped using the pens....a great idea if you have a colour in a pen but not the same colour in the pad.

products used:
Stamps: Indigo Blu Blooming Great
Card: Distress Co-ordination Crushed Olive, Brown card, white smooth
Distress Inks: Dried Marigold and Shaded Lilac
Pens: Crushed Olive and Mustard Seed
Ribbon: Seam Binding
Next card was made using a super stamp from Justrite, great for mens cards and with fathers day just around the corner ideal. I stamped the image twice and from one piece cut out elements to colour and attach back on foam pads. The sentiment is also from Justrite but could easily say Happy Birthday. This is a huge red rubber stamp and I can see lots of ideas to play with over the coming months, its stamps beautifully...as do all Justrite stamps whether they are rubber or poly.

products used:
Stamps: Justrite London background, Justrite All in the Family sentiments
Inks: Distress Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Black Soot
Tumbled Glass, Fired Brick,
Embellishments: Bakers twine
All stamps and inks can be brought or ordered from the shop

Heart Cut File

I recently treated myself to a Cricut Air 2 and I had downloaded this cut file from the Silhouette store to use on a scrapbook page. I decid...