A daily papercrafting blog which features my handmade cards showcasing Creative Expression's products including my own line of cutting dies and embossing folders, Cosmic Shimmer, Ranger, Spellbinders and more which use various techniques and ideas to hopefully inspire the creativity in you.
Good Sunday morning all! I am starting to finally get caught up on all the extra cards that I had to post! The pickings are getting slimmer for cards using the same dies but today's card posts both show the Heart Spray in action though. I used the Love Perspective die to cut an aperture in a piece of coconut white card. I used the smaller plaque to cut the "and kisses" below it. I made a piece of Caught in Crystal using Pixie Powders to show through the cut out areas on the card. Using a piece of acetate, I poured Cosmic Lacquer on it and sprinkled Midnight Blue, Peacock Green and Aqua Lagoon Pixies on it then added a piece of scrunched up white tissue paper over it and set it aside to dry over night. I used part of it behind the cut out areas and then cut the Exquisite Poppies out of the rest of the piece. I added a thin frame using the Double Pierced Noble Rectangles dies, raised for dimension. I added the poppies in the lower corner and accented them with white heart sprays. The card was completed with a white on white mat. The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x 8" in size. Scroll down for card number two.
Card number two is a shaker card which uses the fall away pieces from the Heart Spray (so all of those from the card above did not go to waste!) I cut the Triple Line Best Wishes three times out of a piece of coconut white card. I glued each of the lines to a piece of clear acetate. I added mounting foam to the back edges of the acetate to raise it, I added all the hearts to the acetate and then place a piece of blue dusk card over the back to seal them in. I used the Double Pierced Noble Rectangles to make a multi layer frame out of white and blue dusk card and added it to the front. I accented with Poppies again, but this time they were cut from Blue Dusk card covered with sticky adhesive sheet and glittered with Iced Snow. I accented the with white Heart Sprays. Blue and white mats and layers were used to complete the card. The finished dimensions are 7" x 8" in size.
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Hi crafters! Here is one for those of you who prefer a less floral embellished card. Remove the very small flowers and you have a design suitable for the masculine themed cards you need to make as well! The scalloped trellis gives you such a versatile base!
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The finished dimensions are 7" x 8 3/4" in size. All for now, Sue x
Hi crafters! I have a shadow box card for you up first today. I started by cutting the Christmas Shadow Box out of vintage silver card. I added mounting foam to raise it and create all the cubby hole areas. I embossed a piece of coconut white card with the Twinkle Twinkle embossing folder and added it to the back to show through the boxes. I added a row of silver and gold ornaments to the top section. I cut the Rustic Twig Wreath out of gold card and glued it in the largest area slightly off set then added my die cut sentiment in silver over it. I cut the tree in gold and decided to mount it up over the long thin section on foam. I added small gold and silver ornaments to it. I cut a wide frame using the Stitched Lattice Frames out of white card covered with a self adhesive sticky sheet. I peeled the backing paper off and coated it with Iced Snow for a frosty feel. I completed the card with white mats and thin gold and silver ones in between. The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x 8 1/4" in size. Scroll down for card number two.
The second card was a bit of a lark as I finished the card above, I noticed that the fallaway pieces sort of looked like they ,might make a nice door! I embossed the background using the Wild Poinsettia embossing folder to give it some texture. Next I used the fallaway bits from the Shadow box die, but cut it several more times to get a few more bits to stack up so it looked like a door with panels to it. I cut the Rustic Twig Wreath for the top of the door and added a small holly to it (from the Shadow Box die). I added a sentiment to the bottom part of the door (it is still a card afterall! LOL). I cut one of the ornaments from the shadow box and nipped off the top to use as a doorknob. The card was completed with white and vintage gold mats for a very clean and simple look. The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x 8 1/4" in size. All for now, Sue x
Hello bloggers! Today's video just shows off the Baby Shadow Box die set and some of the fun things you can do with it! Don't forget you can mix and match the different Shadow Box die elements and accessory sets too.
The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x 7 3/4" in size. All for now, Sue x
Hi bloggers! I originally did this card in a black and white theme, but decided to demo it in a red and white theme. I am glad I did as I really like the way it turned out. It will be today's offering for the Wednesday Card Giveaway so if you would like a chance to win it, just leave a comment and you will be entered into the drawing for it. I started with a piece of ruby card and used the Illusion mask taped to it. I spread the Berry Red Sparkle Texture Paste through the mask with a palette knife. After carefully removing the tape and mask, I set it aside to dry over night. Once dry, I cut it into three panels based on the design and added mounting foam to the back to raise them over a piece of coconut white card. I cut several poinsettias out of vellum using the Poinsettia Additions and added them in a cluster in the lower left corner. I embellished them with Holly Branches, Berry Sprigs and Pine Twigs cut out of coconut white card. I added small black Dazzlers to the centres on the larger poinsettias and a black pearl to the smaller ones. I cut my sentiment several times from the Ornate Holly Framed Peace die and stacked them for dimension. I used the oval from the set to create a frame for the sentiment, which I seated on red card. I added a small poinsettia on the rim of the frame as an accent. The card was completed with white and red mats. The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x 7 1/4" in size. The winner will be announced on Saturday's blog post. All for now, Sue x