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Tuesday 25 October 2016

More Christmas Cards.......

I've been doing well with making my Christmas cards the last couple of weeks, here's this weeks makes.
 Well I'm still not too sure about Kraft Card or not...... hmm.  I started off by cutting the shape with a die by Spellbinders,  first I cut the full shape, then used 2 together to make a frame.  Taking the full die cut, I blended white ink with a shaving brush, till I was happy with the depth of white.  I then stamped the image with Memento Rich Cocoa, stamps from Inkylicious, and used a white gel pen to create the snow, which I then gave a bit of sparkle to with Glamour Dust, lastly I attached the frame cut and added the sentiment, which I made on my Cameo, and the twine bow.  For the backing I simply stamped random snowflakes with the same colour memento ink.
 This is my latest stamp from Penny Black, I do love there twiggy/tree stamps.  I  started this card by cutting a frame using the Sue Wilson Noble Pierced dies.  I then stamped the image and heat embossed in white.  Then I used Distress Inks in Stormy Sky and Chipped Sapphire and blended it with sponges and added the berries with Waco Pearl Maker (saves on gems..... lol).  While the pearls dried I stamped the border using my Misti to line them up near as perfect as I could.... lol.  The border stamps are by Phill Martin, and I love them!  Once all dry I put the card together sticking the image piece straight onto the card, then place the frame using sticky pads to lift it just a little.
 I made the frame the same as the card above.  For the centre, I stamped and heat embossed the snowflakes using clear embossing powder.  Snowflake stamps are by Sue Wilson, then blended Distress Inks in Shaded Lilac and Tumbled Glass over them, the clear embossing powder acts as a resist so the white from the card show through.  Then I splashed a little water over the inks to create the little white spots.  The card was then finished off the same as above.
 I embossed the background first, then cut the frame using a die by Amy Design called Wintertide.  I also cut a circle of card big enough to sit behind the frame.  I stamped the trees in Versamark and heat embossed with clear powder, so I could ink over the image without it smudging. The tree stamp if from Inkylicious, I used shaving brushed to blend the 2 colours of Distress Ink, Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar.  I finished the card off with a sentiment made on my Cameo and some Christmas twine.
Again the frame was created the same way as the others.  I masked off the image piece and blended Broken China Distress Ink.  Then using the masks again where needed I stamped the trees and added some sparkle for the snow, again using Glamour Dust.  The tree stamp is from a Penny Black,The card was finished of the same as above.

Thursday 20 October 2016

Inspiration from Pinterest

I'm on a roll with my Christmas cards, though I'm a long way behind what I usually am every year.
 I made a stencil with a bauble die for this one.  I blended ink with brushes through the stencil, then stamped my image and coloured it with pencils, stamp is by Inkylicious,  I then used the same dies to cut a frame which I attached over the image,  to give the impression of it being a bauble, and gave it a bit of sparkle, it's showing very gold in the photo, but it isn't really.... lol.  The sentiment is one I made last year on my Cameo.  To finish off, I added card candy to each corner and give that the sparkle treatment

Both of these cards use the Winter Berries stamp from Penny Black which I stamped with Rich Cocoa Memento ink.  Stormy Sky Distress ink was blended over that.  The sentiment on the first one is from a stamp set by Penny Black, and the other Visible Image.  I used Pinflair Pearl Wand for the red berries.

Tuesday 18 October 2016

Same Stamp, 3 Ways

I've been after this stamp for a few years, and finally managed to get it.  A friend over in the US kindly sent me it.  It's by Stampin Up, but I'm sure it's retired now.
 First I stamped and heat embossed with white embossing powder, the blended a couple of colours of Distress Inks to look like it's coming from behind, colours used were Picked Raspberry and Broken China.  The heat embossing resists the ink and gives a lovely effect.  I finished off with a sentiment from Visible Image.
 I stamped and heat embossed just half of the stamp on an off cut of card, matted onto a piece of silver card and finished of with the sentiment which if from a set by Honeydoo Stamps.
Heat embossed again and the sentiment is from Visible Image.

Thursday 6 October 2016

Blue & Purple with Lavinia

This months challenge over on Lavinia Stamps is all about Blue & Purple.
I started by creating my background with Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Dusty Concord, placing the mask for the moon first.  Once I was happy with that I got my stamps out (I really need some sentiment stamps by Lavinia... lol)  I stamped mushrooms with the same inks and also the leaves.  Then I used black to stamp the other images.
Thanks for looking xx