Sunday, January 20, 2013

45th Wedding Anniversary

Today is our 45th Wedding Anniversary and I made this card for Murray. I used gloss cardstock for the BG and stamped with versamark and then covered with white embossing powder. With three complimenting distress inks I coloured the cardstock and when dry rubbed off any surplus ink to expose the swirls. The scrolls were cut from Tim Holtz dies and the sentiment was stamped onto plain white cardstock and cut from a spellbinder's die and to finish off I put 45 in the corner.

Lupita's Birthday Card

Haven't used this stamp in such a long time and I so enjoyed colouring it with copics and bringing it to life. The wings have clear stickles applied to give the a see through look. The BG is done with distress inks and once dry I stamped with my BG stamp with a darker blue. The flowers and butterflies were coloured from white fabric lace and bling applied. I coloured the happy birthday which was gold with a Sharpie pen in the same colour. Bright and cheery with yellow mounting card.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Vittoria's Handbag

Granddaughter Vittoria turned 18 and I made this handbag for her, I scored the background paper in threes making the flap smaller, then ruled lines and used a round shape to round the flap. The flower is made from lots of different dies mounted on top of each other and hearts folded in half with a flower jewel on top, I popped a gift voucher inside which you can see peeping out. The handle was a bit tricky but next time I make one will draw two semi circles instead of cutting and trusting that I won't go wonky.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Card made with Silver Tape

I was given some silver tape at a retreat and didn't really know what to do with it, finally I have made a card using it. Cut a frame as per previous cards, glue on mesh, cogs (you could use anything that would give texture), cover with silver tape (which I think came from a hardware shop) and then colour with Alcohol Inks of your choice. With your embossing tools bring out detail around frame, mount on the BG which I embossed through the cuttlebug and coloured with alcohol inks also, rubbing rather than dabbing. The cogs were once again cut from Aluminium coloured with the same alcohol inks, accessories can be added like the clock and corner ornament and sentiment. Happy Birthday to my nephew Christopher, turning 20 tomorrow.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

So Classy this Card

Like so many of my cards, this one evolved as I went along. Cut Cardstock to size desired, I did 4" x 6", colour doesn't matter as it will be covered all over with torn pieces of masking tape. Using Tim Holtz distress inks of your choice colour, apply, blending each colour into the other. I stamped onto heat resistant plastic with gold ink and added embossing powder and heatgunned, applied over the masked card with jac paper. I applied ribbon and sentiment to label & sentiment to top, cut the heart with my cuttlebug and then ran it through again in embossing folder, coloured with distress inks and highlighted with gold buffing cream, then to finish off added dimensional glue, sprinkle of glitter and pearls. Giving it to the lovely ladies that do my nails today @ Tantastic, Upper Hutt.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Year Card

Cut a 4" x 6" piece of gloss cardstock, stamped my news print stamp with Versamark and used white embossing powder, heatgunned to set. Used three alcohol inks to colour cardstock which seemed to change colour a bit with the white of the embossing powder, but liked the effect. Cut a frame the same size as gloss cardstock, removed the inside, ran through cuttlebug and buffed with silver buffer, glued the clock and the cogs on then used brads to keep permanent. The flower was made with left over aluminium from the previous card, the stamin from glitter card, glued on the 2013 and finished with the Happy New Year made from my label maker. It was very admired at the party we went to, thinking maybe could use glitter instead of buffing cream next time.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Recycled "V" Aluminium Card

Out walking and saw two cans so lovely hubby cut them down and I used them for his birthday card. Cut ends of cans and discard, cut down side and lay flat, being careful not to cut yourself on any jagged edges. Cut a 5" square piece of cardstock, cut out centre piece ( I pencil the inner square on the back and cut with a sharp blade) and put piece of aluminium through your cuttlebug with folder of choice. I used Alcohol Inks to colour, added several colours until I had a combination I liked. Slip aluminium into frame and either glue onto backing board or stick with two sided tape. With Tim Holtz dies I cut the cogs and then mounted them on top of each other with foam mounting tape, finally finishing with a brass cog. Add number of choice and sentiment, love the effect.