Sunday, December 15, 2013

Latest Christmas Card

With a bit of careful masking I created the snowy hillside, overstamped trees at the top & the Christmas Tree with star at the side, with Kaleidacolor blues. Glued the star and memory box die deer (plain white card stock, covered with glue and glitter added), Crystal stickles used on the Christmas tree for sparkle effect with stick on sentiment in the corner.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Window Frame Christmas Card

Well this is a bit different, a mainly white card. The back is embossed with snowflake folder, lightly covered with versa mark and embossed with holographic embossing powder. The Spellbinders shape is mounted, then the frame with window and distressed card and Acetate to give a glass effect. The flower spray is from a memory box die with the flowers coloured with gold and little gems in the centre. Lastly added the snowflake, held with a gold brad.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Card using Tim Holtz Stamps

Yesterday's make, a birthday card for my brother-in-law Bruce - I used distress inks on white card stock and coloured the little squares with a stencil, the stamps are all Tim Holtz, the two background ones embossed, the hand and the plane just stamped. Happy Birthday Bruce.

Christmas Ball

This was a lot of fun and gave my dies a work out, love the finished look. Start with a polistyrene ball, I painted mine to hide any gaps, pin in the two layers of flowers, one in glitter, one in scrapbooking paper, once positioned, I removed one at a time, glued them with my glue gun and added centres so I knew where I was up to, finished off with a pretty bow.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Cass's Birthday Card

So here is version 2, my second granddaughter turned 17 so this is a take on her older sister's. I so like using a 5" palette, centre is embossed, frame is stamped over the distress inks with a Tim Holtz Stamp, skirt is made with part of a serviette gathered, glitter top free hand cut, shrink plastic cogs and letters cut out with my alphabet die.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Birthday Card

This birthday card I made for my granddaughter Vittoria, 5 " square with mounted frame on top, coloured with distress inks and stamped with dots and distress embossed. The cogs are coloured shrink plastic (I have found that oven shrinking retains shape better than heat gunned). The top I free hand drew, covered with jac paper and orange glitter, then put dimensional glue all over to keep in place. The skirt is made from the top layer of a serviette, peel off the other two layers before pleating. Flowers were white and I coloured with copic pens and centred with glitter, I loved the finished effect.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Shrink Plastic Cogs Birthday Card

After buying some shinky dink for my granddaughter Katie, I was inspired to search out my shrink plastic and create again. I used Tim Holtz Cogs and embossed with gold embossing powder, the card is made with Tim Holtz stamps and the background coloured with distress inks, the gold corner is some mesh I found searching for the shrink plastic, ideal birthday card for Murray's brother Howard.