Tuesday, 9 July 2013

His and Hers Masquerade

This card features one of the prettiest Spellbinders dies, which is the mask from the Venetian Accents.

The tags have been made using the Studio 490 Tag Topper Art Parts, which were painted with Distress Crackle Paint. A tag shape was cut to fit each of the tag toppers. One tag was heat embossed using Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Ultra Thick Vintage Blush embossing powder. The second tag was heat embossed using Tarnished Silver from the Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Ultra Thick embossing powder range.

The tags have been added to layers of blush card, a plain base, then a layer which has been pierced around the outside edge, then a third layer covering the bottom half of the card, which has been embossed using the Spellbinders Garden Lattice M-Bossabilities folder. This embossed piece has been topped with a die cut lace trim, using the Heartfelt Creations Decorative Lace Border die. 

The bows have been made by spritzing and scrunching two colours of seam binding ribbon and  making bows from these, then topping each with a dazzler.

The sentiments have been die cut using the Spellbinders Back to Basics Tags set and been tied to the bows with bakers twine.

Happy crafting!

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Gilded Poppies

Here is today's card . . . 

Quite a straightforward design, using milk coloured card and metallic vintage gold card, with gilding flakes. The poppies design is from the That Special Touch Poppies Mask. 

I sponged Cosmic Shimmer Flake & Glitter Glue through the mask using a piece of Cut 'n' Dry foam. The mask was then removed and gilding flakes were applied, before being brushed over with a large stencil brush to define the gilded image. The decorative frame was cut using Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight and the standard Labels Eight dies. 

The photo doesn't show it very clearly but the milk layer of card was embossed using the Couture Creations Intrinsic Embossing Folder. 

The bow was made using a piece of champagne sheer wrinkled edge ribbon and a brown dazzler, both from Creative Expressions.

Happy crafting!

Friday, 5 July 2013

Summer has arrived!

It's a lovely sunny evening as I prepare this post, and looks like we are in for a beautiful weekend. I am going to a charity Garden Party tomorrow so the weather should help entice the crowds.

A twisted easel card today in blush . . . 

The card front has been embossed (but I have a confession - this is a sneaky peek at a new embossing folder design coming soon), before being die cut using the Spellbinders 5 x 7 Detailed Scallop die set. The embossed area has been highlighted with distress inks. I made two little slits with a craft knife, either side, to thread some seam binding ribbon through from the back, making a bow at the front.

The sentiment comes from the Creative Expressions Special Sentiments stamp set and has been die cut using the smallest die in the same 5 x 7 Detailed Scallop set.

The "stopper" for the easel has been made by die cutting a long piece of card using a die from the Spellbinders Parisian Accents set and seam binding ribbon has been threaded through this. Flowers have been added, made from spiral flower dies.The leaf sprays come from the Spellbinders Foliage Two die set.

The finishing touch was adding the butterfly.

This was die cut from an old drinks can, which I cut into, and was then coloured using alcohol inks. 

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Pure Pleasure

Today's post shows a quick card made using an embossing folder.

Emboss a white piece of card using the Couture Creations Pure Pleasure embossing folder. Extend the pattern by moving the folder along the card and embossing for a second time. 

Using a blending tool, gently rub over the raised areas with Distress Inks.

Highlight the flower centres with glitter or a glitter glue. 

Die cut the butterfly embellishment using Spellbinders Les Papillions die set.

Stamp the sentiment using the Creative Expressions Special Sentiments stamp set.

Happy crafting!

Monday, 1 July 2013

Polished Silk Daisies

Today's card features the Cosmic Shimmer Polished Silk Glitters and Foundations papers.

Cover a piece of coconut white card with a sheet of adhesive film. The film has protective backing sheets either side of the adhesive, one which feels more like paper and the other which is more shiny. It usually doesn't matter which side you peel off to stick to the card but this time you need to make sure the shiny backing is left on the adhesive and the backing sheet on the opposite side is removed. 

Die cut an assortment of flowers using the Spellbinders Jewelled Flowers die set, from one end of the card. Peel off the shiny protective backing layer from the adhesive on one of the die cut flowers (keep this shiny backing to one side) and pour Silver Chrome polished silk glitter on. Tap off the excess and pour it back into the pot. Polish the glitter with your finger for a few seconds. Repeat this process with the other die cut flowers using Western Blue and Penny Copper polished silk glitters. 

Trim a rectangle from the remaining piece of card. Peel off the backing paper and place the shiny die cut flowers you put to one side earlier onto the sticky adhesive. Pour Silver Chrome polished silk glitter onto the card and polish as with the flowers earlier. 

Remove one or two of the shiny flowers and pour Western Blue polished silk glitter onto the card. Polish this colour into the card. Remove the remaining shiny flowers and pour Penny Copper polished silk glitter onto the card and polish as before. 

Layer this onto white card, and co-ordinating backing papers, as shown.

Trim with a bow and your message then add a few dazzlers to the flower centres.

Happy crafting!