Thursday, 27 February 2020

Vellum Vellum Vellum!!!

Hello again,

I have centred all the cards today using Vellum.

Here is a brief description of the sizes and techniques involved.

Coloured Vellum Strip Card
This card uses a neat way to attach Vellum. Cut a strip that measures the mat piece, then add an extra 1" to the length. The extra 1/2" inch on each end will wrap around and be secured behind the mat piece. Emboss the images and colour with Blends from behind.
Vellum Overlay Card
This card uses a very different technique of using the Vellum as the card base. You need to be careful when scoring so as not to tear the vellum, so score gently. The card base is standard 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and the inside mini card is 9 1/2" x 3 1/2" (scored at 4 3/4" on the long side). An extra piece of cardstock is attached to the back of the Vellum 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" to hide the tape from attaching the mini card to the inside of the Vellum Overlay. The floral image on the front is heat embossed on a separate piece of Vellum and attached.

Recessed Panel Card
The recessed panel is an beautiful technique for any pattern paper or stamped images. To create the panel, trim the Vellum to the same size as your mat piece, white heat emboss your images and colour from behind with a blending brush and inkpads. It will be wet for a little bit so set aside to complete dry. The panel used in this card is 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" and the trimmed diagonal piece was trimmed at 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" and trimmed diagonally. Add 1/8" or 1/4" to a coordinating colour and trim diagonally to create the mat panel.

Die-cuts Card
This is the most simple and yet very effected way to use vellum. Choose a dark colour and add white heat embossed images. Glue dots are the best way to attach these.

 Hope this quick tutorial gives you some ideas and inspiration.

Bye for now
Gail 💓

Product List

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Last a Lifetime Stencil Cards

Hello again and welcome to another set of cards I've been working on using Stampin' Up! Last a Lifetime bundle. This project is all about creating stencils from the floral dies in the set.

The first step was to die-cut several of the floral corners. I then placed them on Whisper White cardstock where I wanted the stencil to show, and while holding the die-cut in place, I used my makeup blending brush and Blueberry Bushel inkpad to colour over the die-cut. You could used any blending tool or sponge dauber to do this step. And, not one to waste anything, I then used these sponged die-cuts on the other cards.

If you would like the PDF Tutorial with step-by-step instructions, multiple images, cutting dimensions (Imperial) and a complete supply list, the cost is AUD$12.00.  Please click the "Buy Now" button to proceed to checkout and you will be directed to the PDF to download immediately:



Product List

Thursday, 20 February 2020

Foam Sheet Techniques

Hello everyone 😀

As always, I was looking for a new technique and stumbled upon a tutorial on how to convert dies to stamps, which I thought was pretty cool. It takes cardmaking to a whole new level and makes the most out of our dies.

I sampled some of the dies I could convert into stamps and here's a few of the cards I made. I seemed to have confused some people with my explanation so I made a video (link here) to show you a visual and explain how to use and where to get the foam sheets. A full product list is below:

Product List

Eden's Garden Cards in Neutrals

I have been working on another card collection - this time using the soon-to-be-released Eden's Garden Collection:     While I love the ...