Thursday, 15 December 2011

Forever Floral Demo Card

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

I used a white base card and a dark green card for all the matting.  I have a paper stack that I’ve had in my stash for quite a while and used a slightly marbled piece.  Using the ‘A Room with a View’ set of stamps from Dimension Stamps, I stamped the calendar grid and added some of the numbers using Memento – London Fog.  I then stamped the Rose from Dimension Stamps new set ‘Forever Floral’ using the Color Box inks Forest Floor and Jelly Beans, I used the Green on the leaves and the orange on the rose itself, stamping them around the outer edge of the background paper.  Before matting onto the green card I used the orange ink from Jelly Beans and inked around the edge of the background paper.  I used a Nestabilities Label Four die for the stamped rose, which I stamped using Memento – Tuxedo Black and coloured in with ProMarkers, I used the Jelly Beans orange and inked around the edge of the shape before matting onto the green matt.  Using an off cut of the white card I stamped the month June and rounded the corners, inking around the edges with the orange before matting onto some green card.  I tucked the June tab behind the Rose and attached to the card with silicone glue.  To finish I used some Glossy Accents on the number nineteen, I didn’t want the date to stand out too much.
You can see Roy from Dimension Stamps on Create and Craft tomorrow at 1pm, why not tune in and see some of the other stamps he will be selling.  I must say, these stamps are really lovely to work with, the detail is fantastic.  He has changed the polymer he uses for the stamps recently and you can really tell the difference.  Love them J

Thanks for looking and happy crafting

Jackie x


March Daffodil

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

I used white for my base card and a green mirri for the matt on this card, the background is a small gingham from some Kanban cards and papers I have.  I used the new stamp set from Dimension Stamps called ‘Forever Floral’ and for this card I used the March Daffodil and Color Box – Rain Forest inks for the wording down the edge of the card, I embossed it with detail clear embossing powder, I used the same for the ‘Happy Birthday’ tab.  I used another of my Nestabilities shapes for the topper and some more green mirri for the matt.  I wanted to show that you can use these polymer stamps with UTEE, so I got my melting pot out and had a play, I inked the stamp with black StazOn before stamping into the UTEE, once it had cooled I melted the edges to tidy them up a bit and attached it to my topper with silicone glue.  The ribbon is from my stash (I think I got it from ribbonbox.co.uk) and to finish off I used some small green gems.

Hannelore

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

I used the plain alphabet in both upper and lowercase from Dimension Stamps for this card refs 1801012a (uppercase) and 2400060a (lowercase).  Hannelore is the name of my daughter and she loves stars, so I thought why not make a card using her name, I’d just bought a new cartridge for my Cricut Expressions machine and found a star border on it that reminded me of her, the cartridge is called ‘Wall D├ęcor and More’.  To start I stamped out a Lily background onto some white card using ‘the Luscious Lily’ stamp set and Color Box – Surf’s Up! pigment inks.  I then used an Anti-static bag to make sure all the ink was dry before using VersaFine – Onyx Black ink and detail clear embossing powder for all the letters.  I found an off cut piece of blue texture card in my stash, just the right size for her name and after cutting each of the letters out I overlapped them so it would fit on this DL card.  I used some silver foil card for the background and punched a border using a Martha Stewart punch, and an inverted corner rounder on the top two corners.  Once the blue name panel had been attached to the silver it didn’t look right so I used a white Gel Pen and did a faux stitch around the edge.  To finish I used some blue gems on and in the stars and added another two to the top corners.
This is a picture of my daughter Hannelore, she's beautiful isn't she but then I would say that wouldn't I.  She will not be amused about me putting this picture of her on my blog but hay ho.  
At lot of people ask how to actually say her name, well here goes.  Han-nee-lor-re J

August Poppy

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

This card was made using the new set of stamps from Dimension Stamps called ‘Forever Floral’ ref 2400061a, on this one I’ve used the August Poppy.  I used some red texture card for the matt and some pink texture card for the background.  I scored two lines on the left of the card, the first at ½” and the other at 1” then did the same but along the bottom.  I stamped the words and numbers using Distress Ink – Barn Door and did the same for the Poppy, but the poppy looked rubbish when I’d used my water brush on it, so I re-stamped it onto some more pink textured card and cut it out using my Nestabilities shapes, cutting a red scallop for the matt.  I was much happier with this colouring so just stuck it over the top of the other.  You would have never known would you lol.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Christmas Cake

Well that's this years Christmas Cake finished, just have to fix the Eskimo, Penguin and ribbon in place as they are just resting on top at the moment, I'm calling it 'Dinner Time', they are all waiting for some fish lol.  Mince pies next, I wouldn't mind but I don't even like them or cake, so I'm going to be making some Marzipan cookies for me I think, maybe even some Bakewell Tarts, that sounds like a plan.  Back into the kitchen then J
The Eskimo is from a Modelling Magic DVD by Ann Pickard, the penguin is also partly from Ann's, I just adapted it slightly.