Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Sue Wilson Christmas Dies

Hi, got another Christmas card to share, I couldn't resist these new dies from Sue Wilson and they were all purchased from Maximum Crafts, great prices and free delivery.



I started this card with a 8 x 8in scalloped card blank and used the stitched lattice frames from the shadow box collection to die cut the lattice into the centre of the card, I cut twice to  extend the lattice to fit the size I wanted.  I then glued a sheet of 8 x 8 blue paper behind the lattice, from the botanical notes 8 x 8in premium paper pad by First Edition (purchased from The Range).

The baubles are a stamp set by Creative Expressions called heirloom ornaments, they're a few years old, so I don't think they're still available.  I stamped them onto silver mirror card and white pearlescent card, which has been coloured using tumbled glass distress ink.  I used Creative Expressions true white embossing powder.

The small snowflakes are dies by x-cut, which were £2.00 in hobbycraft, cut from white card and glamour dust added.

For the 'garland' I've used Berry Bough from the Festive Collection, Pine Cone & Greenery from the Woodland Collection, Lace Edged Leaves &  Poinsettia Additions from the Festive Collection (last year, I think).  I cut the poinsettias from parchment and added some pale blue stamens from Aliexpress and some glamour dust.  For all the other foliage I used pale silver pearl card, silver mirri card and white pearl card, the berry bough was cut with the grey pearl card and I've used a white enamel pen to colour the berries.

The sentiment is the Merry Little Christmas die from the Festive Collection, which I cut in silver mirri card and snipped into it toget the Merry Christmas.


Thanks for looking and any comments you may leave.



Maria

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Sunday, 16 July 2017

Viva Decor Happy Birthday Stamps

Viva Decor Silicone Motives, sheet 14x18 cm, Happy Birthday, 1sheet.


I absolutely love this stamp set, for this card I've used the Happy Birthday script for the entire background, the tag and the Happy Birthday sentiment.



I started with a 8 x 8 in scalloped card blank and used a pierced circle die to cut out the centre, I then die cut the stitched lattice frame from Sue Wilson and used a section of it to cover the circle.  I then stuck this to pink card and put it on the inside of the card.

The first layer for the front of the card (pink), I cut the next size down of the pierced circle die.  For the top layer I stamped the entire sheet of lemon pearlescent card with Docrafts clear embossing ink and embossed using Creative Expressions true white embossing powder and then cut the larger size pierced circle from the centre, so it leaves an aperture to the inside.



I stamped the centre tag in pink using the same embossing, then cut the centre out using Spellbinders small oval nestabilities, then stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment onto some of the lemon pearlescent card and used the smaller oval to die cut it.



To decorate the circle aperture I've used a mix of paper flowers and also a lily I made out of foamiran, I've also used the lace edged leaves dies from Sue Wilson.  The smaller butterflies are an x-cut die and the larger butterfly was cut using my silhouette cameo.  I finished the card with some flat backed pearls from Aliexpress and some lemon and clear liquid pearl drops from Dovecraft.




Thanks for looking and any comments you may leave.


Maria

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I've entered this card into the following challenges

The Ribbon Girl  -  Any Image
Crafting by Designs Monthly Challenge
Crafty Catz  Anything Goes Weekly Challenge  -   Inspired by Ice Cream Colours
Creative Inspiration  -  Anything Goes



Saturday, 15 July 2017

Snowflake Embossing Folder

Hi, this white on white card was made using centura pearl card.  The poinsettias were made using Sue Wilson Festive Collection - Poinsettia Additions, die cut from parchment.  I created the apertures by using Spellbinders nestabilities labels one and the stamped sentiment is from Creative Expressions Heirloom Ornaments stamp set.



I wanted a snowflake background, so decided to try and make my own 'embossing folder'.  I started with some scrap card (300 gsm) and some small x cut snowflake dies which I bought in hobbycraft, for the bargain price of £2.




I measured two pieces of 8 x 8 in card and glued them together.  I then cut all the snowflakes out, again stuck two together, layed them all out until I was happy with the pattern and glued them to the 8 x 8 card.  It embossed beautifully (although it doesn't really show up that well on the main picture of my card, probably because of all the glitter I ended up using, lol.

To emboss my design onto card, I used the same plates I would if I was embossing my dies, e.g. I have the big shot plus, so the plates I have used are - The platform, adapter plate B, acrylic plate, my snowflake embossing folder, then my card I want to emboss and finally the rubber embossing mat and black precision plate.

At the moment I'm looking through all my smaller dies to see how many others can be used to make 'embossing folders.


Thanks for looking and any comments you may leave.

Maria
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