Monday, 28 January 2019

Artisan Butterfly Notecards

After the day I had yesterday, I thought I would begin today by casing a project to help me get started. Card 1 (Hello) was case'd from Magriet Tournier and card 2 (You've Been On My Mind) is a Lauren Alarid project, and they are both so gorgeous. Lauren is a designer that I have cased previously - I just love her style. Once I got started, I was on my way .... these are 4" x 4" notecards using just two colours and few embellishments. 

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Sunday, 27 January 2019

"Wonderful Romance" Watercolour Cards

These watercolour cards have to be the easiest and most effective cards I've ever made. 

Follow these few steps: 
  1. Trim watercolour paper to 5 1/2" x 3 3/4".
  2. White heat emboss image coming off the edge.
  3. Attach painters tape aligning with the edges (see image below) and attach to craft sheet or grid paper to hold in place.
  4. Wet entire piece with a paintbrush or aquapainter (not too wet).
  5. Start adding colour - because the watercolour paper was wet, I just gently dabbed the aquapainter with each colour and let it blend together naturally. Start off with lighter colours and adding darker colours. Try not to spread it like you are painting - just dab dab dab.
  6. Remove tape immediately, while it's still a little wet around the edges - I found this didn't tear the watercolour paper underneath. When I left it to dry naturally, the painters tape tended to tear the watercolour paper a little.
  7. Set aside to dry naturally or heat emboss on the lowest setting.
  8. When completely dry, stamp greeting in Memento Black. 
  9. Add Glitter Enamel Dots as desired.
  10. Attach to card base - making sure you add tape to the back completely around the edge and down the middle so the watercolour paper doesn't lift.
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Sunday, 6 January 2019

2019 Sale-A-Bration "Home to Roost"

Today I have three completely different uses for the rooster in the Home to Roost stamp set.

For the first card, I opted for a rustic theme and used a sheet of the lighter Wood Textures DSP, made some tears, blended the edges with Crumb Cake then ran the piece through the Big Shot with Corrugated Embossing Folder, wrapped some Linen Thread around and attached to Early Espresso cardstock. I then stamped the rooster on Whisper White, coloured, die-cut with a circle and blended the edges, with an Early Espresso Scalloped Circle behind the image.

The second card I kept fairly simple using a strip of the Wood Textures DSP and some stamping on Whisper White with the Beauty Abounds stamp set.

For the last card, I was aiming for an Aussie Outback theme and gave it a silhouette look by colouring in the rooster with a black marker and adding some black branches on a sunset background.

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Early Espresso 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon
Early Espresso 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon

Multi-Tiered Pop-Up Christmas Card

  Today I have a single card tutorial for you - a Multi-Tiered Pop-Up Christmas Card using the Merriest Moments Bundle:   This card is a gre...