I do like the type of cards created with Card-it stamps, so I decided to have a go using stamps I already own.
I used a white card base, then a mat of pink pearl card, topped with a white mat which I stamped upon using several delicate stamps.
After stamping in black I coloured some little flowers in pink to match the outer mat, glued on some pink beads, then finished with an inspirational message from Visible Image.
I am happy with the result, hope you like this
Today's card is similar to the previous two, except the background was created with Brusho paints. This gives a brighter, bolder background.
I am pleased with the overall card, however I was unable to lighten the colour inside of the water dropletts with a water brush as you can with distress inks.
Overall I am quite pleased with the result, and it gave me another opportunity to use the crazy accessory stamps. I will redo this card with a distress ink background sometime.
I had some good news today:-
I am one of five winners on Christine Emberson's blog. We had to design a wrapper for a chocolate bar, take a look, I am privileged to be one of the winners in this talented group.
Christine's blog is creativity-continues.blogspot.com
Today I decided to use stamping on my card - I think this card could be used for many occasions, simply by adding a different sentiment .
I covered a 7 by 5 inch card blank with a grey and white spotted paper.
Then I stamped and coloured two floral panels before mounting them onto grey and pink card.
I added a sentiment and some buttons - this was a little different for me - hope you like this
This card was an experiment for me. I had just taken delivery of some Sizzix alphabet dies and needed to experiment - here is the result.
This is how I made it:
I covered a card blank with black card, then striped paper.
I drew the funky flowers freehand , coloured them with Promarkers before adding glossy accents then cutting this into a rectangle .
I placed the word 'hello' (using Sizzix alphabet dies) onto black card, taped them down, and sandwiched them between my die cutting plates, leaving a small portion at the bottom of each letter off the edge of the cutting mat. This resulted in the bottom of each letter stil attached to the black card.
I cut between the letters with a sharp knife, then made the rest of the card into a mat for the funky flowers.
It took a little time to get this right, but I am pleased with it.
Today I want to share with you a Christmas card using one of the Tim Holtz Crazy bird stamps
I have enjoyed using these stamps so decided to adapt one for a Christmas card.
I stamped a random pattern onto craft card in brown and white, before embellishing with hessian and lace then adding a sentiment.
I coloured the bird with Promarkers and added to the card. I am pleased with this and hope you like it
Today I want to share, with you, a card which recently made friend.
I began with a piece of yellow card which I mounted onto black, then onto an eight by eight card blank.
I stamped the card in yellow, orange and a subtle red, using random stamps, then spritzed with red ink.
I stamped a narrow border, added a sentiment, then glued this to the bottom of the card with a black scalloped border. I finished with a black flourish die cut, some black spiders web and yellow die cut butterflies.
I completed this with a sentiment in complimentary colours. I was pleased with the result - these colours would be good for a Halloween card , what do you think?
Today I would like to share with you a card which was very simple to make because most of the card was made with die from Spellbinders. The die was Nestabilities Labels 47.
I wanted to make this card in muted colours, but was struggling to find a taupe colour in my stash. Luckily my sister had give me a roll of wallpaper which had the exact colour I was looking for so I used this and it worked a treat - don't you think?
The flower was made from velum, and once assembled, I painted it with pearl paint
Today I would like to show you a get well card.
Having just treated myself to some new dies from Sizzix, I just had to try some of them out.
I cut a strip of the Tim Holtz confetti striplet die and backed it fushia pink then edged it with another striplet called Vintage lace.
I made the flower with the Sizzix Gerbera die from the Susan's Garden range, distressing the edges with seedless preserves distress ink.
I enjoyed using these dies, so decided to try something else. I made some napkin rings for a dinner party we are having next week. I used the same dies and similar colours to match my table colour scheme.
I wear glasses for long and short vision, so many times I put a pair down and can never find them when I need them.
Today I thought I would show you a holder I made for my glasses, which I made so I would always know where to find them.
I began by making the carcass using mount board which I joined together with masking tape, and included a division to ensure my two pairs of glasses were separate.
Then I painted the whole thing with matt black acrylic paint.
I decorated each side with papers to match my décor - these are from a stash of Teresa Collins papers, then I added embellishments.
Finally I lined the two compartments with black felt to ensure the glass lenses remain scratch free.
I have found this very useful, and will be making a larger one to hold glasses and TV remote controls
I have recently treated myself to some Brusho crystal colour paints.
I am still experimenting with them, but I would like to show you my first attempt.
I used water colour paper, which I spritzed with water before sprinkling sparingly with red and yellow crystals.
I spritzed with water again, then left the panel to dry.
I selected the area I liked best, then cut this out before stencilling through a mask in black.
I outlined the stencil in white pen then mounted this on black card.
I cut three butterflies from a scrap of the coloured card, then glued them on and added black Pearl dots for the bodies, and finished with a stamped sentiment.
Today's card is a quick and simple card using a letterpress technique
This was very easy to make:
Simply ink up an embossing folder with your chosen colour distress ink (I used pink)
Insert a piece of white card into the embossing folder and run through your die cutting machine (mine is a Big Shot plus)
The ink is transferred to the card as you can see (this is letterpressing)
As my card blank is the same colour as the embossed letterpress panel I sat the piece of embossed card onto a white panel which I cut using my Crealies stitched rectangles so that it would stand out from the card base
I used a smaller stitched rectangle to sit the sentiment on, then added the 'hello' word which is raised with funky foam.
Hi todays card is a thank you card using shrink plastic and the Crazy Bird stamps:
I wanted to see how the little birds looked against a colourful background, so I used the largest size of my Crealies stitched rectangles to make five strips in bright colours.
I glued the strips to black card making sure to leave a little gap as shown, and glued this to a square card blank.
Then I cut a Sizzex striplet die from black card and glued this across the bottom of the card, then perched a little Crazy Bird on top (this was stamped onto shrink plastic, then coloured with pencils - as were those on my two previous posts).
The 'thanks' was cut using a Lawn Fawn die. I glued some leftover scraps of coloured paper onto white card and cut out the thanks from this. I also cut four more thanks in white card and glued them together to give the word some depth.
I hope this gives you some ideas for using these stamps. I will be back in a week or so
I have been having a lot of fun lately - colouring in my new Crazy Bird stamps from Stampers Anonymous.
I have coloured in several of the birds with blendable pencils and several with permanent pens - they seem to need vibrant colours.
At the moment I am stamping and colouring (with pencils) onto shrink plastic and I am very pleased with the results.
Happy Bird-Day - Card number one
This was a very simple card to make - just using a message produced on my computer, and three assorted colourful birds.
A little bird told me it's your birthday - Card number two
I really like this card, made also with two crazy birds which were stamped onto shrink plastic.
I made the balloons using a free die from a magazine. I cut them from funky foam to make my own stamp, stuck this onto a clear stamp block, then stamped with distress inks onto shrink plastic with colours which coordinate with the backing paper.
Our eldest grandson was 25 recently - we do wonder where all the years have gone!
This is the card I made for his birthday :
I covered the card base with craft card and some chevron paper from my stash.
The watch was made by running a spellbinders clock face die (retro mod clocks) through the big shot, then embossing it and inking the raised areas - I sat this on a gold circle and covered it with resin.
I placed this on a brown paper strip which I had run through a sizzix embossing folder to look like a leather strap.
The cars were cut from art board with a movers and shapers die then rubbed back to show the copper core.
I finished with an Avery Elle 'happy' die and a sizzix striplet for the 'birthday'.