Tuesday, 28 September 2010

'tis the Season

Originally this post was under the Dimension Fourth heading, using their stamps, then the name change to Dimensions Stamps.  Now the name is Nina Crafts and the old names have been dropped.

These are my latest cards using the stamps from Aly at Dimension Fourth, she is on Create and Craft tomorrow at 10am, it's best to check for changes to the listings as I was told she would be on at 11am.
This new stamp set is called 'tis the Season ...  and has a three layered poinsettia flower and two roses, it also has holly leaves in various sizes, mistletoe pieces, berries, pine leaves and a 'tis the season... sentiment.

I used the three layered poinsettia for this card.  First and top layers of poinsettia were stamped using VersaFine - Olympia Green and on the middle layer I used VersaFine - Satin Red onto ivory card, I then used detail clear embossing powder before heating.  I then cut it into quarters, mounted it onto gold mirri board then positioned it in a random pattern.  The Merry Christmas stamp is not in the new set but can be found at Dimension Fourth, I stamped it using the VersaFine - Olympia Green, clear embossing powder then heat embossed.

I'm disappointed with this card, the backing paper didn't look that purple when I put it together, it actually looked more red, but hay ho it's done now.  The poinsettia was stamped onto white card this time, using the same inks and embossing powder as the one above.  This time I did the separate layers and used silicone glue to put it together onto silver mirri which had been cut using Nestabilities.

This box/carton was made from a template I had to adjust a little as the original was using Letter card and not A4.  If you would like the measurement click here.  It is actually made using just one sheet of A4 card, no cutting just folding, to see how it's made visit http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/one_sheet_box/ for instructions by Beate Johns.  I stamped the single stem rose with VersaMark and using detail clear embossing powder before scoring and folding a piece of pearl card.  Used the fully open rose on Nestabilities ovals, layering the leaves and then the flower.  Coloured using ProMarkers.  To keep it simple I used a couple of eyelets and a piece of narrow ribbon.  When not needed this box can be stored flat.

I wanted to use a few of the other leaves and things on this new set of stamps so thought a bouquet would be the best option.  I wish I could flower arrange but I had a go anyway. J
I used my Big and Juicy ink pads for this card, stamped then guess what! used my detail clear embossing powder. I also used ProMarkers on the berries and on the mistletoe. Using white card I stamped the three rose heads with VersaMark then used MoonGlow embossing powder - Angel Wings Ruby, this gives a tint of pink to the flowers. I used pale yellow ProMarker for the middle then cut them out and used silicone glue to attach them to the card.

Used ivory pearl card for the front of this card.  I cut out a frame using the Nestabilities circles just to help me keep the circle shape or this card could have looked very different.  Then stamped lots of the different sized holly leaves using Memento - Bamboo Leaves so I could use ProMarkers.  It took ages to cut them all out but I was sat watching the F1 on Sunday while I did it so it passed quickly.  I then coloured them in using the 'Holly' ProMarker - what else lol - they looked a bit flat so I added a bit of Quickie Glue pen and gold fine glitter.  The holly berries were made using Acrylic Cabouchon's from Fred Aldous I use these on lots of things, and have both 4mm and 6mm in loads of colours.  http://www.fredaldous.co.uk/shop-online/a-b-acrylic-cabouchon-4mm.htm  they aren't self adhesive but I'm not bothered about that.  I added a red bow and the Merry Christmas is from my stash its made from plastic and is flat backed, easy to use.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Let's get started

Hello everyone, I've had this blog since the beginning of the month and this is the first time I've used it.  The more I get used to it the more changes you'll see.  I hope I don't put you off too much.

I will be trying to show you how I make my cards and other bits and pieces.  I have also been asked to have a go at making cards for a project club.  The club is run by Aly at Dimension Fourth Ltd and she has asked if I could do the project club every other month.  On this blog I will try to show you the cards and ATC's I make in a bit more detail, hopefully adding a little extra to accompany the newsletter.

More on that soon .....