Saturday, October 10, 2015

Stained Glass Technique

Morning everyone, yesterday I held a class at Whitminster where we created 3 cards so today I thought I would share one of them with you.
One of the pillow gifts I received at the Incentive Trip to Madeira earlier this year was a stamp set called "Lighthearted Leaves" and I have had plenty of use from it since!
I love the patterns on the leaves, great for colouring in, and also we have a set of Framelit dies to cut them out so no tricky handcutting which makes lots more crafting time!
Onto my card.....
We stamped a large leaf in Craft White Ink onto Vellum Cardstock,
yes I know, more vellum usage!!  Next we dipped the stamped leaf into White Embossing Powder and set with the Heat Tool.
The next step is to take a couple of our Stampin' Marker Pens and colour from the reverse side of the stamped image, it gives you a lovely Stained Glass Window effect, beautiful
I added my leaf using a Glue Dot at the base of the leaf then stamped some greetings from the same stamp set.
I've also used another set called "Bordering Blooms" to create a little border of leaves along the bottom of my Whisper White layer.
My colour combo is
Soft Sky
Soft Suede
Pear Pizzazz
Here's a closer look at the beautiful leaf, it is just so pretty!
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Hope you liked today's card, I will be back very soon with more inspiration!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

It's on it's way!!!

Dare I say Christmas will soon be upon us and it's never too early to start making your cards and gifts, and I just love getting festive with my creativity!
Today's card is one from a recent class....
I used the gorgeous set called
"Happy Scenes"
which is definitely not just for Christmas, love the little scenes in this set, so very usable!
I used the new corner punch which you can find in the Autumn/Winter catalogue or click on the picture below to go direct to my shop
The greeting is from the same set
I die cut the "Noel" from vellum from the Wonderful Wreath framelits set, yes, more vellum usage in the craft room!
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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Cards for Men

I know I'm not the only one who struggles when it comes to making a card for a man, why is it we struggle so much??  I think we just find it so easy to create girly pretty designs and when it comes to the masculine ones we really have to think about it!
So today's card is definitely one for the men, I've used a gorgeous set that I received when I was on the Incentive Trip to Madeira earlier this year called
Lighthearted Leaves
I love how these leaves can be coloured in or left blank, shading with a dauber would work well too!
So here is my card...
A pretty simple design really, this gorgeous set of leafy stamps has a matching set of Framelits Dies making it easy to create in a short amount of time.
I seem to be hooked on using Vellum at the moment, you may have noticed!
The birthday greeting is from the set called "B.Y.O.P" (Buy your own present!)
My base card colour is Soft Suede which I love using on masculine cards, teamed with some Sahara Sand and Always Artichoke.
Hope you like it and feel inspired to make some "man" cards too!
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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

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