Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Pink Valentine...

Happy Tuesday,

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

Black and Bronze...

Happy Monday,

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.
Finally I added a couple of stick pins and A stitched flag with the press cut sentiment cut in more of the bronze.


Sunday, 21 January 2018

Silver Gilt...

Happy Sunday,

A really quick post today showing the Oval cut and emboss folder used as an aperture with a media plate centre piece.  However I think the bow is a little large for the card TBH...


Saturday, 20 January 2018

All that Glitters...

Happy Saturday,

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!

I thought of trying the cut and emboss folders on a piece of glitter card and whilst the pattern show, and the aperture cut, the pattern can only be seen when you look closely.

However not one to waste I made this up into a card!


Friday, 19 January 2018

Silver Glazed...

Happy Friday,

Todays card uses the Oval cut and emboss folder from press cut and the letterpress technique.

I started by adding the Izink silver pigment ink to the flat side ( the one with the die attached to it) of the cut and emboss folder until I had a good coating.  It is very Important to use a Pigment ink for this as a dye based ink will dry on the folder.  I then simply ran the folder through my die cutting machine which cut the aperture and press the ink onto the back as it embosses the card.

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.

I finished the card with a bow and embellishment adding a flower cut with the starflowers dies in velum.

A few layers of silver mirror card and more of the white finishes the card.


Thursday, 18 January 2018


Happy Thursday,

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!

This is a simple card however the weaving is a little time consuming but great for relaxing!  I cut the Corazon cut and emboss folder in Rosa lustre print card.  Next I added a strip of ribbon, from my stash, at the top of the cut piece.  I threaded this through the aperture and taped it at the back.  Next Step is to add a piece of ribbon form the bottom making sure it is slightly over form the first piece.  I repeated this alternating top and bottom until I have 4 pieces of ribbon 2 from the top going into the aperture and 2 form the bottom again going into the aperture.

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.

I finished the card using layers of white, rosa and Royal Auburn with a few stick on pearls to highlight the design.


Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Honeydew sanding...

Happy Wednesday,

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??