Sunday, June 24, 2018

Hedgehugs

 I have made a fun Children's card today using the stamp set "Hedgehugs", I have done some dry embossing using the Woodlands Embossing Folder and then sponged the embossed cardstock with a dauber and some ink from my ink pads. I punched a circle using one of my punches so you can see the sentiment from the front of the card. I stamped the birds and hedgehog images and fussy cut them out, coloured the Hedgehogs with my Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers, added some rhinestones for eyes to my birds and adhered them to my card with Stampin' Dimensionals and Tombow Liquid Glue.

My Card






Products Used:
Stampin' Up!®
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Hedgehugs
Ink Pads: Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Early Espresso, Basic Black
Punch: 2" Circle Punch
Embossing Folder: Woodlands
Dauber
Stampin' Blends: Alcohol Markers
Jewels: Rhinestones
Stampin' Dimensionals
Adhesives: Tear and Tape, Tombow Liquid Glue
Trimmer
Big Shot

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Hold on to Hope

I know we all don't particularly like making Sympathy Cards but I love the challenge and always try and steer away from black and white cards. Today I have used Wisteria Wonder as my base card, next layer is Soft Sky then I  used a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock to stamp my image with Versamark Ink and heat emboss it with White Embossing Powder. With my Shimmery White piece of cardstock I cut out one of the oval shapes from the Stitched Shapes framelits with my Big Shot and lining it up with my piece of Soft Sky cardstock stamped my image. I then using a blending tool and my Wisteria Wonder ink pad sponged the entire piece. Finally stamped out the cross in Black and cut out the cross and stamped it with Whisper White ink with the image from Hold on to Hope stamp set and finally heat embossed it with clear embossing powder and adhered it to my card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

My Card






Products Used:
Stampin' Up!®
Cardstock: Wisteria Wonder, Shimmery White, Soft Sky
Stamp Set: Hold on to Hope
Framelits: Stitched Shapes
Ink Pads: Basic Black, Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Versamark
Embossing Powders: White, Clear
Heat Tool
Stampin' Dimensionals
Adhesive: Tombow Liquid Glue
Trimmer
Big Shot

Additonal Products:
Ranger Blending Tool
Non Slip Craft Mat


Monday, June 18, 2018

Wonderful Moments

I have made a Criss Cross Card today using the beautiful DSP Nature's Poem, I have used cardstock colours Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride and Whisper White. I wanted to mainly keep the Bride's Gown White so I just gave the Gown some highlights with my Blends Alcohol Markers and my Wink of Stella Clear Pen.  I also made a matching insert for inside the card and have glued a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock on the back of the card for writing your personal message. I then adhered the Bride Oval with some Stampin' Dimensionals to a piece of Soft Suede cut out using my Layering Ovals Framelits.

My Card













Cardstock Colour Combination


Products Used:
Stampin' Up!®
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
DSP: Nature's Poem
Stamp Set: Wonderful Moments
Framelits: Stitched Shapes, Layering Ovals
Blends Alcohol Markers: Pink Pirouette, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake
Ink Pad: Memento Black
Wink of Stella: Clear
Stampin' Dimensionals
Adhesives: Tear and Tape, Tombow Liquid Glue
Stamparatus
Trimmer
Big Shot

Friday, June 15, 2018

Lovely As A Tree

Today I have used my most favourite stamp set Lovely As A Tree, this stamp set is awesome. Today I have used it as a Wedding Card and a Congratulations Card. I use it every year for my Christmas Cards by adding a bit of sparkle and a different sentiment. With my card today I have used the stamp resist technique, heat embossed and  sponged the entire card and finally adding the sentiment. With my second card I masked a circle for the moon using Eclipse Masking Tape, and then when I removed the mask just added a little bit of Wisteria Wonder. I used the same 3 colours for both cards and they look so different.

My Cards










Products Used:
Stampin' Up!®
Cardstock: Night of Navy
Stamp Sets: Lovely As A Tree, Special Celebrations
Ink Pads: Versamark, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Island Indigo
Embossing Powder: White, Silver
Heat Tool
Sponging Tool
Trimmer

Monday, June 11, 2018

Guy Greetings Happy Birthday

I have a male card for you today using the stamp set Guy Greetings and also using my Handmade Embellishments from the previous post and also on my Utube Channel if you want to check it out I have over 200 tutorials for you to choose from. I publish 2 tutorials every week so make sure you subscribe so you don't miss any. Check out my Utube Channel HERE!!

My Card






Products Used:
Stampin' Up!®
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
DSP: True Gentleman
Stamp Sets: Guy Greetings, Hardwood Background Stamp
Ink Pads: Basic Black, Crumb Cake
Blends Alcohol Markers: Ivory, Crumb Cake, Pool Party
Punches: 1-1/8" Scallop, 1-3/8" Scallop, 1-3/4"Circle
Embossing Folder: Brick Wall
Buttons: True Gentleman
Enamel Shapes: Regal
Stampin' Dimensionals
Bone Folder
Adhesives: Tear and Tape, Tombow Liquid Glue
Trimmer
Big Shot

Other Products Used:
Craft Foam
Tacky Glue

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Handmade Embellishments

What a fabulous idea, why not design your own embellishments to suite your card colours so they all blend in beautifully. I have been doing this a lot lately and decided to share it with you. With these embellishments I had a male card in mind so once I decided my colour scheme I created these embellishments using some Cardstock, DSP, Buttons, Enamel Shapes, Sentiments and using the technique curtain fold. 

Here are the measurements for the curtain fold I used.

Instructions on making the Curtain Fold:
  1. One piece of Designer Series Paper - 8" x 3"
  2. Score on one side at 1/2", 3/4", 1-1/2" and 1-3/4"
  3. Turn your paper and score at other end at 2-1/2", 2-3/4", 3.5" and at 3-3/4"
  4. Do the other side the same.
Also, here are some links over on my utube channel for some cards I made using this technique.





My Handmade Embellishments






Products Used:
Stampin' Up!®
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Marina Mist
DSP: True Gentleman
Punches: 1-1/8" Scallop, 1-3/8" Scallop, 1-1/2" Circle, 1-3/4" Circle
Buttons: True Gentleman
Enamel Shapes: Regal
Bone Folder
Adhesives: Snail, Tear and Tape
Simply Scoring Board

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts

I have used the lovely stamp set Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts, on this card I have made my own embellishements with Cardstock, DSP, Buttons and Pearls. This is one thing I like to do, to make my own embellishments is so much fun and cost saving. I hope you like it.

My Card






Cardstock Colour Combination

Products Used:
Stampin' Up!®
Cardstock: Island Indigo, Basic Black, Whisper White
DSP: True Gentleman
Stamp Set: Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts
Punches: 1-1/8" Scallop, 1-3/8" Circle, 1-1/2" Circle
Ink Pads: Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz
Sponge Brayer
Buttons: True Gentleman
Jewels: Pearls
Stampin' Dimensionals
Adhesives: Tombow Liquid Glue
Trimmer

Other Products:
Craft Foam
Tacky Glue

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Scalloped Tag Side Opening Card

I have once again used the wonderful Scalloped Tag Punch to make this card, this time I have made a side opening with the Tag Punch and also made a full size tag for the front of the card and decorated it using the stamp sets Petite Petals and Papillon Potpourri Stamp Sets. I used my Petite Pairs stamp set for my Thank You Sentiment. I also used the Fluttering Embossing Folder on the full size tag on the front of the card.

My Card









Cardstock Colour Combination 


Products Used:
Stampin' Up!®
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Shimmery White
DSP: True Gentleman
Stamp Sets: Petite Petals, Papillon Potpourri, Petite Pairs
Punches Scalloped Tag, 1-1/8" Scallop, 1-3/8" Scallop
Ink Pad: Always Artichoke, Basic Black
Embossing Folder: Fluttering
Ribbon: White Organza 1/4"
Jewels: Pearls
Sponge Dauber
Stampin' Dimensionals
Adhesive: Tombow Liquid Glue
Trimmer

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Scalloped Tag Card

Today I have a Scalloped Tag Card for you, I wanted to try something a little different and it's a very easy card to make. It's mainly just layering your DSP with some Cardstock, then making your Tag and decorating it before adhering it to your card. I also sponged all corners of my tag, butterflies, flowers and sentiment using a Dauber and my Sahara Sand Ink Pad.

My Card





Cardstock Colour Combination

Products Used:
Stampin' Up!®
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, Shimmery White, Whisper White
DSP: Coffee Break
Stamp Sets: Petite Petals, Papillon Potpourri, Birthday Blooms
Framelits: Stitched Shapes
Punch: Scalloped Tag
Ink Pad: Sahara Sand, Basic Black
Lace: Very Vanilla 1/2"
Jewels: Pearls
Stampin' Dimensionals
Adhesive: Tombow Liquid Glue
Trimmer
Big Shot


Monday, May 28, 2018

Thoughts and Prayers

I have another card for you today using the stamp set Thoughts and Prayers, this time with a different layout. I have masked off the top and bottom and using my sponged brayer sponged with Night of Navy of one card and with Bermuda Bay on the other. I then have added rhinestones just to take the card to the next level. These are great cards for Sympathy or Get Well.

My Cards










Products Used:
Stampin' Up!®
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Basic Black, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Thoughts and Prayers
Ink Pads: Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate
Sponge Brayer
Jewels: Rhinestones
Adhesive: Tombow Liquid Glue
Trimmer

Other Products:
Eclipse Masking Tape