Sunday, 31 October 2021

Color Fusers Blog Hop | November 2021

This month's challenge saw me placing yet another order for products I didn't have on hand such as Merry Merlot ink and cardstock, the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle and the Beauty of the Earth DSP, from which I chose this pattern to work with as it has all the colours for the challenge:

To make this card:

  1. Basic White card base 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".
  2. Trim Merry Merlot cardstock to 5 1/4" x 4" and emboss with Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder and attach to card front.
  3. Die-cut Misty Moonlight Stitched Rectangle and attach.
  4. Trim DSP 5 1/8" x 2 1/4" and attach.
  5. Die-cut Basic White Stitched Rectangle and stamp Misty Moonlight and Cinnamon Cider leaves with some Early Espresso splatter stamp. Attach to card.
  6. Die-cut Early Espresso branches, Misty Moonlight and Cinnamon Cider leaves, arrange and attach.
  7. White heat emboss sentiment on Merry Merlot and mount over leaves.
  8. Complete the card with Gilded Gems.

Thank you for stopping by on your "hop", and don't forget to click on the Next Stop button to see what Bonnie has created for this challenge:


Gilded Gems

Split Card Technique | 3 Ways

Hello and welcome back to another technique video tutorial - the Split Card Technique - 3 ways!!

 First, and the easiest, is random stamping:


Then it gets a little trickier with "masking":

And for technique #3, adding a little more effort with the stamped die-cut layering effect:

All three of these techniques are demonstrated in the below YouTube Video, and include measurements and products used:



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Tuesday, 26 October 2021

Kylie's International Highlights | Winners Blog Hop | October 2021

I am thrilled to be hopping with Kylie in the Top 10 for Kylie's International Blog Highlights Hop for October. Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to pop on over to the blog and vote for me in the gallery.

It didn't take me long to know what I was going to make since I had just received my order delivery of the Eden's Garden Collection:

I love the gold accents in the DSP, so I paired the paper with Gilded Leafing, some stamped leaf images from Forever Fern and a few small Gold Foil embellishments.

Gilded Leafing Flakes

To make this card:

  1. 5 ½" x 4 ¼" Basic White Thick card base.
  2. Soft Succulent mat layer 5 1/4" x 4" .
  3. DSP layer 5 1/8" x 3 7/8".
  4. Trim Basic White 5 1/8" x 3", die-cut the border from Eden Dies on both long sides and gold heat emboss sentiment.
  5. Place strips of 3/8" tape across the panel and apply the Gilded Leafing.
  6. Stamp the small leaves from Forever Fern using Soft Succulent and attach with Gold Foil leafy die-cuts.
  7. Finish off with gold Simply Elegant Trim and Gilded Gems.

And, here is a video tutorial:

Thanks for stopping by,

Gilded Gems

Friday, 22 October 2021

Beauty of the Earth Cards

Hello again stampers 😀

I have a another collection of cards, this time using the fabulous "Beauty of the Earth" suite. I love that this paper can be adapted for various occasions. 

I pulled together a few sets of my leafy/tree dies (full Product List below) and a selection of my favourite embossing folders. I particularly love how this card turned out - lovely for a white Christmas.


For Australian customers, you have the option of purchasing this card kit by mail, complete with everything you need to make the 7 cards, including the PDF Tutorial (exclusive of twine, tape, Dimensionals and envelopes). Alternatively, keep scrolling to purchase just the PDF Tutorial (available worldwide). Please message if you would like a kit mailed to you.


The full colour PDF tutorial (Imperial measurements) is now available for AUD$15.00, complete with Product List, all trimming guides, step-by-step instructions, preparation guide and colour photos.

Payment is in Australian $$$ and accepted Worldwide - to help with the exchange rate, a Google search of a "Currency Converter" will be helpful.

Please click on the Buy Now button, and after payment is accepted, you will be directed to my Google Drive to download the PDF to your device.


Please note: My tutorials are NOT emailed, you will need to download the file when it opens up on your device. 

If you experience any problems with the download, you can find a link on the emailed copy of your PayPal Invoice.


Cloche Dies

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...