Sunday, 31 January 2016

Eat Cake

I created this card using Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Squares,
Simon says Stamp Wide Stripe background stamp, My
Favourite Things Blueprints 13, Avery Elle Cake and Candles
and Bazzill cardstock.

I began by stamping the background and set it aside to dry.  I 
then die cut several of the scallop frames and ahered them
 together.  The sentiment was heat embossed with Hero Arts
 gold embossing powder .  I die cut the background layer using 
the largest of the Blueprints dies.  I added the sentiment piece
 and then adhered the frame around it.

Friday, 29 January 2016

A Valentine's Card

This card was made using My Favourite Things
Blueprints 21, MFT Simply Circles background
stamp, MFT High Rise Alphabet and Wplus9 Hand
Lettered Thanks.

I began by using Tim Holtz Distress inks in Barn Door
and Fired brick to create a background from which to cut
the love letters.  I then added some water splashes and
finally heat embossed the whole piece with iridescent sparkle
embossing powder from JudiKins.

I die cut the letters and then stamped the background using
 red chalk ink.  I then die cut this piece with the largest of
the Blueprints dies.  I rounded the bottom of
corners of the white layer and adhered that with
foam tape.  I adhered the letters flat and finished with 
the black 'you' die cut.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Bright Birthday Balloons

A bright, bold birthday card to cheer up the dull
winter days.

I began by die cutting all the elements needed for this card.
I then adhered them, some flat and some with foam tape for 
dimension.  I stamped the sentiment on another die cut and
added it with foam tape.  The final step was to add 3 gems to
balance the card.

I kept the inside simple with another sentiment and a balloon
die cut.

Friday, 22 January 2016

For You Birthday Card

 To make these cards I used My Favourite Things 
Blueprints 13, Bold Diagonal Stripes Background Stamp, 
Die-namics Pierced Circles Stampin' Up Blossom Punch,
 Lawn Fawn Stitched JournalingCard, Avery Elle
 Oh Happy Day and Bazzill cardstock.

I stamped the background first with Midnight Black Versamagic
 ink and set it aside to dry.  I then die cut the white layer and
punched the flowers.  I stamped the sentiment and then 
assembled the card.  I added foam tape between the flower layers
for dimension but everything else was adhered flat.

I also made this pink version alongside the yellow.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Two More Birthday Cards

 To make these cards I used Die-namics Pierced Circle Stax,
Blueprints 21, Paper Smooches Birthday Sampler, Bazzill 
Card and sequin trim from my stash.

I die cut all the elements first an then adhered the small
circles to a thin strip of black card.  I trimmed off the excess
and then added the sequin trim.  I adhered the 2 layers of the
card and then positioned the circles with foam tape.  I then
tucked the larger black circle under the circles strip and
stamped my sentiment.  Finally I attached the layers to 
a top folding card base.
For this card I repeated the steps above but stamped
a different sentiment and rotated the design.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Happy Birthday x 2

This card was made using MFT Blueprints, CAS-UAL
FRIDAYS Bold Birthdays and Bazzill Card.

I began by cutting thin strips of 3 shades of blue card.  I then
used a stitched die to add detail to each one.  I then stamped
and die cut the sentiment.  I added foam tape to the
sentiment panel  but adhered everything else flat.

Along with the blue version I made this pink one.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Birthday Card

This card was made with My Favourite Things 
Blueprints 15, CAS-UAL FRIDAY Bold Wishes,
Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shapes and Bazzill card.

I die cut all the elements and then stamped the sentiment
 in Versafine Onyx Black. I then adhered most of the
layers flat but added foam tape behind the sentiment panel.
I finished by adding the glitter star.

Monday, 18 January 2016

Baby cards

 Baby cards created with Stampin Up Gorgeous Grunge, Lawn
Fawn Scripty Congrats, Avery Elle Dotted ELLEments and
Lawn Fawn Plus One.

I began by stamping the background.  I used Picked Raspberry 
Distress ink and stamped 3 times without re-inking.  I then
stamped the sentiment before adhereing the word die cut.  I
finished by adding some sparkle to the word with a Wink
 of Stella brush pen.

I then created the baby boy version in exactly the same way
except I used Salty Ocean distress ink.

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Good Luck Card

A good luck card created with CC Designs Lucky Charms dies, 
My Favourite Things Blueprints 21 and Avery Elle Dotted

I cut 12 of the shamrocks and adhered them to the white
die cut layer and then added the die cut flag onto which I
had heat embossed a sentiment.  I added a last shamrock 
with foam tape and gave it a little sparkle with a Wink of Stella
brush pen in clear.

Friday, 15 January 2016

Sympathy Card

I used My Next Stamp - Mini Flower Splatter, Avery Elle - 
Dotted ELLE-ments and Paper Smooches - Sentiment Sampler
to create this simple stamped sympathy card.

I stamped the flower stamp 3 times without re-inking to
give a muted effect.  I then used the largest Avery Elle die to
cut the white layer and finished by stamping the sentiment.  I
then added twine to balance the card.

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Let's Hang Out

This card was made using Blueprints 21 by My Favourite Things
and Dotted Elle-ments by Avery Elle.  

I used the Blueprints to create the apeture and then adhered
 paper behind it.  I then used the dotted die to cut the 
white layer.  I heat embossed a Paper Smooches sentiment
 and adhered it with foam tape.  The final touch was to add 
a few enamel dots.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Final Valentine Card

A last valentine card.

I started by stamping the white layer with red
and black chalk ink.  I then wrapped some twine
I had coloured with Copics and then added to
simple die cut hearts.  I stamped the sentiment
and finished with a few sequins.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Birthday Card

A quick, simple last minute make.
I used several sheets from a paper pad to make the
flags for this card then simple adhered them to
a white die cut layer.  I wrapped twine around the
white layer and then adhered to the card base. 
The final step was to add some enamel dots.

Monday, 11 January 2016

I'm So Sorry Card

I die cut and punched butterflies and arranged them
on a die cut layer.  I then added the 2 flag layers then
adhered all the elements.  I finished with a heat embossed
sentiment and a few sequins.

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Valentine card

 The main feature of this card is the flower which
I made using heart die cuts.  I heat embossed a
sentiment and attached the flower.  I assembled the
layers of the card and then added the flower and

I used the remaining triangle of paper to create a
horizontal version of the card above.

Friday, 8 January 2016

Love You Card

I used embossing paste coloured with alcohol ink to create the
heart background.  I then cut 3 of the love words and added a 
fourth in gold glitter card.  I then layered everything
together added some twine and heat embossed a sentiment.

Thursday, 7 January 2016

White Birthday Card

A white and silver birthday card made with My Favourite Things
dies and stamps.  

I die cut the 3 chevron strips and added foam tape to them 
to create some dimension.  I then simply stamped
the sentiment and added the glitter die cut word.

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Rainbow Wishes

I used Paper Smooches stamps to create this card.  The
 rainbow stripes are Positive Strokes 2 and the 
sentiment and butterflies are Luminous Spring.  I have had both
these sets for some time now and they had never been used.  

I used Versamagic chalk ink for the rainbow stripes and Versafine
Pigment ink for the rest.  The white layer was an MFT
 Blueprints 21 die and the card base is Bazzill.  I finished the card
 with a scattering of sequins.

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

29 Again

Cards for males are so tricky but this was what I
 came up with.

The candle stamp is Mama Elephant and the sentiment Paper
Smooches.  I coloured the candles with Wink of Stella pens.
I cut this piece with a Lawn Fawn die and embellished with
a few glitter stars.

The background paper was cut with an MFT Blueprints die and
layered onto the blue Bazzill card base.

Monday, 4 January 2016

Butterfly Watercolour

I created the watercolour background for this card with 
Distress Inks.  After it was dry I stamped and heat
embossed the sentiment.  I added the large die 
cut butterfly and finished with 2 punched butterflies, 
sequins and 3 pearls I coloured with Copics.

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Birthday Shaker Card

I created the shaker window with an MFT die and added
acetate behind it.  I chose the paper and sequins next
and built the shaker part of the card.  I finished by 
adding a black strip of card to adhere the word die to and
then stamped the sentiment.

I added another white layer to the inside of the card and
stamped a second sentiment.