Tuesday, 23 January 2018
Today's card stared as a demo on Hochanda when I launched the dies in November last year. However I wasn't happy with the finished result, especially as as usual I made it wonky, so I took the card apart and remade it!
I simply cut the panel die from the sandwich box die set into a piece of rosa lustre card. I then cut the aperture in the other side. I placed another cut using the panel die this time in the auburn lustre card behind this aperture.
Next I foam mounted the opposing colour behind each panel and added pearl strips around the outside and individual pearls on the detail of the panels. I added a Valentines sentiment from my everyday sentiments clear stamp set cut with the matching tag dies.
Finally I added this to a layer of the rosa which I embossed with the Crafts Too Dots embossing folder and sanded back the raised area with a few layers of the Rosa and auburn.
Monday, 22 January 2018
Todays card uses the die from the Opera Box which I haven't really featured. I've made quite a few samples with this but seems to have missed posting them!
I stared this card by cutting the lattice panel three times across a piece of gloss black card. I added my double sided adhesive behind this then added gilding flakes ( a mixed box from my stash) which really makes the detail show!
Next I added few layers of a bronze pearl and more off the black card cut with the Press Cut stitch dot rectangles.
I made the centrepiece using a wreath cut form black gloss card using the matching stitch dot circles. I then added a spray of my starflower leaves and starflowers on one side with a gold thin satin ribbon bow underneath.
Sunday, 21 January 2018
Saturday, 20 January 2018
Its the first Demo and show of the year so If you are around the Newbury paper show then why not pop in and say Hi. I am on the Art Of Craft stand and will be demonstrating my Dies, stamps and media plates all day!
I thought I would share this card that didn't work How I wanted it to but I like the look of it anyway!
However not one to waste I made this up into a card!
Friday, 19 January 2018
Todays card uses the Oval cut and emboss folder from press cut and the letterpress technique.
Next I added Izink Clear embossing powder over the embossed image and heat set it. This sets the pigment ink and adds a glaze over the back.
I threaded a strip of grosgrain ribbon through the aperture and added the sentiment, cut with the mini tags set, to one side.
A few layers of silver mirror card and more of the white finishes the card.
Thursday, 18 January 2018
Another card made using the press cut cut and emboss folders today and one of my favourite techniques that I haven't used in a long time ribbon weaving!
The next step is to add ribbon form the right hand side I threaded this between the 4 pieces in the centre taping the piece under the aperture on the left. I then repeat the process this time from the left threading in and out taping the end under the aperture on the right. I repeated this twice more, again alternating sides, until I have four pieces going across the aperture making the woven piece show at the side of the heart.
Wednesday, 17 January 2018
Todays card was going to be a demo on Hochanda last Tuesday however I never got around to demoing any cards as the folders sold out so fast! The folders will be returning as soon as possible.
I started by cutting and embossing a pice of Honeydew lustre print card using the Mariposa Cut and emboss folder form Presscut. I reserved the middle for the top ( the thing I love about these folders is that the cut piece in the middle is a die cut shape in itself!)
Next I sanded back the top embossed layer to reveal the white core underneath the colour. I foam mounted this onto a piece of ribbed white card ( from my stash) and matted it with yellow.
Next I cut a few sets ( minus the smallest die which I lost at a workshop!) of the starflowers and shaped these so that the petals cup upwards. I mounted these together to make the flower shown adding a stick on pearl in the centre.
I arranged the flowers to the side of the die cut shape which I had sanded around the edge of with a messy bow and my starflower leaves.
Finally I added the sentiment net made with my Anniversary clear stamp set and cut this with the mini tags making mats and layers using the oval dies in the mini tags die set.
A few layers of honeydew, white and yellow to finish the card Now who do I know with a birthday in March??