Wednesday, 22 February 2012

White and Gold Vellum Butterfly

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

I wanted to do a card with the ‘Vintage Fluttering Flourishes’ stamp set ref: 2400063a from Dimension Stamps just using white and gold, but this card has turned out looking a little on the ivory side, it must be because its next to the gold, I’m not complaining it has turned out just how I wanted it.  I used Spellbinder dies – Lacey Circles, Circles, Foliage and Double Ended Tags.  The embossing folders are – Couture Creations – Tied Together and one of the ‘Love’s in the Air’ embossing folders from Cuttlebug.  The rose (Medium Flower Head from Dimension Stamps ref: 0701072a) has been stamped with VersaMark and embossed with detail gold embossing powder, then once cut out it was embossed in the Cuttlebug folder.   The foliage has been made up from the gold mirri, white card and some Vellum.  The butterfly was stamped onto some of the vellum and that’s from my Papermania – Vellum Collection, it’s a silk screen printed vellum and comes in a 6 X 6 pack of 30 sheets, very nice weight.  Once the background had been embossed I left a plain bit at the bottom and used a score board for the single line, before using an EK Success punch along the very bottom.  The tag was made from a new new set of stamps that I haven’t even got a reference code for yet, again from Dimension Stamps.  Loads of tag size words with five word shapes to use as well, I can see me using this set for nearly everything lol, you will need to keep checking the Dimension Stamps website to see when they will be available, well worth getting.

Acetate butterfly

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

I used a white DL card blank for my base card and some lilac dotty paper for the background.  Using one of the small flourish stamps from the ‘Vintage Fluttering Flourishes’ stamp set ref: 2400063a from Dimension Stamps and Memento – Grape Jelly I stamped around three edges of the background paper.  I used Martha Stewart punches around the edge of some lilac pearlescent card and onto some white card I stamped the butterfly with Memento – Tuxedo Black using the flourishes to add a pattern, then coloured it in with different shades of lilac FlexMarkers.  I inked around the edge of the white card with the Grape Jelly before attaching it to the pearlescent card shape.  Using some acetate and some StazOn black ink I stamped the butterfly and three of the small circle flourishes, I then used a double sided adhesive sheet to stick them on before cutting them out.  Once cut out I removed the other sticky side and used some iridescent glitter from Glitter Magic to cover the butterfly and one of the flowers with White/Violet and two of the flowers with a purple colour (I have that many different glitters I think it was Violet) glitter, I used the iridescent so you could see the pattern on the butterfly underneath.  I cut into the circle flourishes and bent them to make them look more like petals on a flower.  I used silicone glue to attach the butterfly and the flowers and added some Crystal gems from MeiFlower to finish.  The shin on this card has made it difficult to take a decent photo, hope you can see the pattern underneath the butterfly.
Thanks for looking J

A Rose for Mother’s Day

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

For this card I used the ‘Forever Floral’ ref: 2400061a and the ‘A Touch of …. (June)’ ref: 0701075a stamps from Dimension Stamps.  I used a plain green and a plain pink card for my matting and used a Spellbinders die for the labels.  The background is stamped using Color Box Pigment ink – Chiffon White and heat embossed with detail clear embossing powder, I didn’t want to emboss with white embossing powder because I wanted a very subtle background and the white would have shown up too much, so using the Chiffon White takes that edge off.  I coloured the roses with the very palest of ProMarkers.  For the large rose I stamped the rose itself with Adirondack – Watermelon and embossed with detail clear embossing powder, and the leaves with Adirondack – Meadow, once again embossing with the detail clear embossing powder, I coloured them in with ProMarkers, using two lots of leaves and the decoupage flower has three layers.  Once coloured in and cut out I used the ‘Spray & Shine’ from Crafters Companion to give a slight gloss, I only put one coat on, if you want a deeper shine put more coats on.  For the earrings I stamped the small rose onto some shrink plastic and cut the circles using Spellbinders circle dies.  I then used my Crop-O-Dile to punch a hole at the top and at the bottom of the circles, before colouring in the roses using the watered down Adirondack – Watermelon and Meadow ink pads.  I raided my bead box and found the beads as shown in the picture.  I cut out the small oval shape and punched two holes in before using double the height of foam pads on the back, so the earrings could be easily attached and removed.  The labels have also been attached using foam pads, and the rose was stuck together using silicone glue.  To finish off I used some Bling gems.  At bit awkward to take a photo of this card, a bit too shiny in places.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Looney Tunes - Tweety Pie

I again used my Create and Craft Looney Tunes CD for the Tweety Pie image and the background paper, using a plain white card for the base.  I used a purple card for the matts and the Spellbinder – Lacey Circles die, the Grosgrain Saddle Stitch ribbon is from ribbonbox and I’ve had it in my stash for ages.  I really need to use some of my ribbons up I have loads of the stuff, it seems to be never ending lol.  To finish off I used some adhesive pearls from Papermania.
Thanks for looking J

Looney Tunes - Taz

Hanni (my daughter) gave me enough time to make another couple of cards for her, this time I got a couple of days notice and not just a couple of hours J

For this card I used my Create and Craft Looney Tunes CD for the Taz image and the background paper.  I used some brown card with a leather texture on it for my base card.  I also used Spellbinders – Sprightly Sprockets dies on some brown/gold card, and a piece of ‘happy birthday’ paper from my stash.  I finished off this quick card with some Papermania Dew Drops.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine

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

A few of my non-crafting friends have asked me to post something about a card I did for the Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine, issue number 94, so here goes lol. The magazine has a little booklet called ‘Designers' Guide to .... Birthday Cards’ with it and you can see my card on the front cover as well as on page 14.

Can I just say a big 'thank you' for the kind words and comments in your emails and text messages, I really appreciate it.
As well as stamping on the inside of the card with the smaller lilly stamp from this set, I stamped on the flap of the envelope.
The reference number for ‘The Luscious Lily’ stamp set I used for this card is 2400058a from Dimension Stamps.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Me to You

My daughter sent me a text latish on Saturday afternoon asking if I could make her three cards, two birthday and one engagement.  She wanted them for the Sunday, so she said on her text, it got to about 6 o’clock, David (hubby) wanted to watch some car thingy on TV so I left him to it and went to make a start on the cards.  Hanni (daughter) came home 20 minutes later and said she was going out at 8 o’clock, ‘where are the cards’ she said.  So, ‘Keep Calm and don’t Panic’ thought I, as well as a few chose words lol. 

To cut an even longer story short I used my ‘Me to You – Especially for You’ CD’s.  I printed out three characters and cut them out with Spellbinder dies.  I put a bit of shading around the images with Blue Grey 1 FlexMarker, then did a few little highlights with a Clear Star Gelly Roll pen from Sakura.  I used some pearlescent card for the matts and for the Spellbinder leaves, I used a Marianne Design butterfly die and matching pearlescent card for each butterfly.  The background paper is from the ‘Forever Friends’ collection I have in my paper stash.  I used some of the Crystal Gems from MeiFlower Crafts Ltd, love this, one of my favourite places to shop.

It's a good job they were going to three different people lol

Jackie J

A Touch of Spring

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

I love these flower stamps from Dimension Stamps, the detail is very sharp, and they come in two different sizes: ‘Forever Floral’ ref: 2400061a has all twelve flowers and measure approx. 2½” high, and the ‘A Touch of Spring’ set ref: 2400062a, these measure approx. 5” high.  I have only measured the rose from each collection other stamps may vary in size slightly.  Other sets will be released though the year as the seasons come round.

For this decoupage card I have used the ‘A touch of Spring’ stamp set, from this picture you can’t see the layers very well though.  I stamped the daffodil using VersaFine – Onyx Black onto the Spellbinders shape and heat embossed with detail clear embossing powder before colouring in with ProMarkers.  I then inked around the edge of shape with Color Box – Jelly Bean yellow ink.  Using white card I stamped and embossed another daffodil but just cutting out two leaves and the flower head, I then stamped and embossed the flower head three times, cutting just the complete flower, the trumpet shape of the flower with the top section, and then last of all just the top section on its own.  I coloured each layer with ProMarkers.  I used the black ink to stamp the ‘happy birthday’ and heat embossed with detail clear embossing powder, onto another Spellbinder shape inking around the edge again with the Jelly Bean ink.  I used some light green pearlescent card and the Spellbinders shapes to cut out the matts, I used the same size shapes as the ones previously used and just cut them down the middle.  I found some yellow stripe paper in my stash so rounded the corners and inked using Color Box – Forest Floor ink.  I used some silicone glue to layer the daffodil (I don’t like my decoupage to be too high) and double sided tape for the background etc. I finished off with some emerald gems.
You can see Roy from Dimension Stamps on Create and Craft tomorrow on the Dawn Biddy & Friends shows at 2pm – 4pm and also on the 7pm – 8pm show with Leonie Pujol.
Happy crafting and thanks for looking J


Vintage Fluttering Flourishes

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

This is the butterfly from the new set of stamps ‘Vintage Fluttering Flourishes’ ref: 2400063a from Dimension Stamps, lots of really useful flourishes as well.  I stamped the butterfly onto some white card using one of the dark blue inks from Color Box Classic Pigment Cat’s Eyes – Deep Sea, I then used Color Box – Surf’s Up! ink for the swirl stamps, I used three of the blue inks on one stamp before stamping over the butterfly.  This ink stays wet long enough to stamp the whole butterfly then heat emboss using detail clear embossing powder.  I then used a Sakura pen on the body before using some Mica Paints, I dabbed some of the blue and the red randomly over the butterfly and let it dry before cutting out. For the sentiment I used the top swirl, happy birthday and the two bottom flourishes, using Color Box – Deep Sea then heat embossed again using detail clear embossing powder.  I added the Mica Paint same as on the butterfly.  I used a Couture Embossing folder on the pink card, because my pink base card was slightly too big to fit in the embossing folder I scored a line at the base of the embossed area, and then used an EK Success punch along the bottom of the card, I made the top panels in the same way before using a corner rounder punch on some of the corners.  Once matt and layered I attached the butterfly using silicone glue, the sentiment with shaker tape with a little bit of silicone glue to make sure it stuck.  To finish I used some clear gems.