Monday, 28 November 2011

Tag Cards

This tag card was a Design Team project for Cardmaking Paradise. The remit was to use lots of texture. I think I ticked that box! The card measured 19 by 10 cms and stood "A" shaped.

The top part was embossed and then the embossed part was painted over with Fresco paint to give a a shabby appearance. The lower half was stamped and clear embossed before applying wall filler through sequin waste. Distress ink was then applied to this area. I die cut three petal pieces for the flower which I spritzed liberally with water, scrunched up the pieces and then gently opened them up and left to dry over night.

Card Recipe

Xerox Colotech+ Copier card
Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby Paper Stash

Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge
Adirondack Pitch Black Pigment Ink
Distress stain - Broken China
Fresco Paint - Ice Blue
Personal Impressions Clear Gloss embossing powder

Tim Holtz Papillion set
Hobby Arts CS034D Scene-it Sentinent (CS034D)

Embossing Folders/Dies
Cuttlebug Swirls
Spellbinders Labels 4
Tim Holtz Die - Elegant Flourishes, Tattered Florals

Tando Leaves 2 mask
DIY fine surface filler
Flat back pearls
Ribbon coloured with Distress Stain

Following publication of the tag project on Cardmaking Paradise Sara challenged members to make a tag card. Mine was smaller than my Design Team one - this time 7cms by 15cms. The background was the wrinkle free distress technique. I then laid my mask over the top of that and sprayed with water and blotted off excess and dried the tag. However the masked areas didn't show up enough so I put the mask back on but not in the same place and stenciled on some Distress Ink. Now it was much more to my liking.

Card Recipe

Craft Creations Taffeta Smooth White
Anna Marie White Smooth Card

Distress Inks - Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Dried Marigold, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint

Craft Stamper freebie

Spellbinders Labels 4
Tim Holtz Elegant Flourishes

Distress Embossing Powder - Peeled Paint
Ribbon coloured with Distress Ink
Flat back pearls
Sentiment computer generated

Friday, 25 November 2011

Daisy Fresh

Sometimes simple is the way to go!
The flowers were stamped onto opaque vellum that had white flower sprigs printed on it. I then inked over them with Sky Blue Pearlescent Brilliance ink to make the petals shimmer.

Card Recipe
White linen card
Bazzill card

Brilliance Pearlescent Sky Blue
Memento Tuxedo Black

Dimension Fourth - Flowers
Sentiment Personal Impressions - Mix and Match

Tim Holtz - Elegant Flourishes

Flat back pearl

Sunday, 20 November 2011

All about me tag

I took part in the "All about me" tag swap at Cardmaking Paradise. I found it difficult to find anything interesting to "say".

The map is the area I live in and I enjoy my garden. I like the colour blue although my favourite Distress Inks have to be Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge. I'm surprised I haven't had to re-ink these pads yet!

Card Recipe

Distress Inks - Frayed Burlap, Pumice Stone
Versafine - Onyx Black

Butterflies and moths - Tim Holtz Papillion set
Quote - Tim Holtz Good Thoughts set

Map photocopy
Shrink plastic
Glossy accents
Tando leaves mask
Flower made using Neil Walker's "paper technique".

I received this beautiful tag from Christa. I love her loose use of colour.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

No beige in sight!

A birthday card made for a friend who once remarked "You know you're getting old when you start wearing beige and putting the milk in first."

Card recipe

Zerox Colortech+ 250g copier card
Coredinations card - Malaysian orchid
K & Co floral paper

Digital Image from Pink Petticoat coloured with Copics & Promarkers

Stamping Bella

Spellbinders Labels Four die
Martha Stewart punch

White ribbon coloured with Promarker

Friday, 18 November 2011

Ballet dancer

Simple birthday card using the versatile dancer plate designed by Sioux Jenneys for The Artistic Stamper.

Card recipe

Anne Marie White Smooth Card
Craftworks Cards White Digital Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock
Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby Paper Stash

Dance Plate & Dance Dictionary Background - The Artistic Stamper

Distress Ink - Broken China
Versafine - Onyx Black & Smoky Gray
Memento Tuxedo Black

Flat back pearls

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Whoo! Blog Candy from The Craft Barn

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Wednesday, 16 November 2011

I'm back!

Who stole the last three months? I haven't been idle in that time though and I have a long list of projects to "show and tell" over the next couple of weeks.

Way back at the beginning of August Sara of Cardmaking Paradise set us the challenge to use her new birdhouse templates. So I made this birdhouse hanging.

For the background I used the wrinkle free distress technique which was partially over stamped with a script and embossed. Some dots were added through sequin waste and Inka Gold applied randomly.

It's not very clear in the photo but the bird was covered in UTEE and with some gold embossing powder along the tips of the wings.

Card recipe

Craft Creations recycled greyboard

Distress Stains
Peeled Paint, Wild Honey, Walnut Stain

Distress Inks - Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain, Rusty Hinge
Ranger Archival - Coffee

Embossing Powder
Personal Impressions - Clear gloss, Gold Sparkle
Distress - Peeled Paint
Melt Art UTEE

Embossing folders/dies
Tim Holtz - Patchwork Texture Fade embossing folder, Tattered Florals die, Elegant Flourishes die
Spellbinders circle die

Eco Green acrylic black paint
Spellbinders metal
Beads and brad from stash
Flower made using Neil Walker's "paper technique".