Sunday, 27 May 2018

Best Husband

Good Sunday morning all!  With Father's Day right around the corner (in both the UK and the US, perhaps even Canada, Australia and others), I thought I would share a super simple card for you.  I started with a piece of tan card and used the Stitched Pegboard die set to create a Faux Pegboard background for my card.  I used the stitched dies in the set to add a multi layer frame of tan and Antique silver card for interest.  I layered them up with mounting foam.  From the In The Tool Box die set, I cut all the various tool dies and added silver paint pen for the metallic look on them.  I glued them all to the pegboard background as if they were from a neat an organised garage (who are they kidding!LOL)  Finally I added the Best Husband sentiment stacked a few times to it, but you could easily adapt for Father's Day or birthdays too!  I completed the card with white, tan and silver mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  7 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x










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Saturday, 26 May 2018

Chocolate Topped Ice Cream Sundae Card



Hi there my crafty friends!  I think you can easily send an ice cream sundae for almost any occasion, who wouldn't love it!  Don't forget the Creative Expressions choco brown PVA glue to use as your "chocolate" sauce on top!























The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Friday, 25 May 2018

For You

Hello bloggers!  Here's a quick and easy card for you!  I started with a piece of coconut white card.  I used Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxides direct from the pad to the card in a random pattern all over the background.  You can easily use the edge of the pads to lay down ink all over the background and it will give you an interesting effect.  I recommend starting with the lightest colours first, working to the darker colours and it looks nice to have a little bit of the white card showing through too.  I used a gold paint pen around the edges as an accent and then tapped the pen over the card to add gold splatter dots too.  I cut my sentiment out of the very centre of the card so it would match my background, but would be covered when the card was complete.  Next I cut the Summer Rose Frame twice out of coconut white card.  I cut away the smaller rose corner and kept the two identical corners with the larger roses.  I added mounting foam to the backs to raise them then mounted them together to create a larger frame.   I cut the smaller frame from the Summer Rose Frame die with a piece of sticky adhesive sheet on it.  I made a thin frame for it using the two outer cutting edges and peeled the backing off and added it to the shape.  I also added the sentiment ct earlier to the middle of it then coated all the remaining exposed areas with Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz, then mounted it in the centre of the frame.  The card was completed with white on white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x











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Thursday, 24 May 2018

Textured Beaded Stained Glass Card



Hi bloggers!  I just love that there are so many beautiful techniques to use in conjunction with the Stained Glass dies.  Today's video shows you just one more way to create a lovely card with them.




























 The finished dimensions are 6" x  7 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Happy Mother's Day

 Hi crafters!   Better late than never! LOL  I just found this one with a Mother's Day sentiment, but imagine it with a happy birthday or even a get well sentiment!  I just couldn't let it go without a blog appearance, now could I! LOL  I started by creating a letterpressed background.  I inked up the Art Deco Shells embossing folder with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink and placed a piece of milk card inside the folder.  The ink was then transferred onto the floor of the design on to the card as it passed through the die cutting machine.  Next I cut the Springtime Frame and used small smoothies to ink the die cut.  I used Vintage Photo, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide inks.  I added small pearls to the flowers too.  I cut the backing piece out of milk card and added the frame to the centre of the background with mounting foam.   I cut the sentiment that comes with the frame and inked it to match using Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide and glued it to the centre of the frame.   I tied a messy bow with cream satin ribbon, adding a pearl to the knot and added it to the side of the frame.  Milk mats and layers were used to complete the card,  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x






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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Gilded and Beaded Card



Hi crafters!  I just love using the matching Stamps To Die For with my dies and adding some gilding flakes really makes them pop (and it is faster than colouring most of the time too!)  Add some micro beads to that and you really have some lovely texture!








 The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  9" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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