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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Whispering Trees



Have a fab Sunday and it sees a card from me featuring a fab tree stamp and sentiment from Crafty Individuals.

I started with a 6 x 6 inch square white card.  I then diecut a matt using a smaller stitched square die out of more white card and embossed this with a Martha Stewart embossing folder and the Sizzix Bigshot.  This was adhered to the card front.






I then cut a frame with the same but smaller die.  I then stamped the tree on a square of card in Versafine black ink and then hand coloured this with Distress inks, a tile and a waterbrush.

This was placed behind the frame and then matted onto the embossed card.






The sentiment was stamped on more white card in more Versafine black ink, trimmed out, edged with the same ink and adhered on foam pads to finish.

Sid xx

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Joyous day !




This card was made to fit the challenge over on the Less is More blog for week 281 whose theme is 'Faux Bleach'.

I started with a 5 x 7 inch white easel card blank.  Then a cut a smaller matt out of white card and coloured this with barn door Distress Ink applied with Cut'n'Dry Foam.  This was dried with a heat gun.





I then chose a Paper Artsy stamp and stamped onto the coloured mat with Versamark ink and heat embossed the design with clear detail embossing powder.  I then went over the image again with more of the same colour Distress Ink.  I then covered the matt with some brown paper and ironed over the paper to melt and remove the heat embossing to reveal the lighter one coated layer below.






The matt was edged in black Memento ink and further stamped using more Distress ink and a flourish stamp.  The matt was then stuck in place.

The sentiment (Papertrey Ink) was then stamped in black Versafine ink to finish.  This is one easy way to produce a faux bleach effect.

Sid xx

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

City Crafter Challenge Blog - Guest Designer week 317



I was lucky enough to be invited to be the Guest Designer over on the City Crafter Challenge blog for this week 317 whose theme is 'White and Bright' and above is my card.  Here is the inspiration photo:




I started with a white 5 x 7 inch easel fold card as the base.

I then cut two mats through the Sizzix Bigshot, one in white card and one in a mauve on white design card using square stitched edge dies.  The white mat was to be decorated with the flower whilst the mauve mat was in line with the tea-towels in the photo.





I then stamped a flower image from a Judikins cube stamp in Versamark ink which I then heat embossed with fine white embossing powder.

I then used a waterbrush and tile to transfer and add Memento inks in Lady Bug, Lulu Lavender, Rose Bud, Lilac Posies, Grape Jelly & Sweet Plum to add the petal colour and Desert Sand and Cantaloupe for the flower centre.  These colours represent the colours of the tulips in the photo.

Both mats were edged in black Memento ink before layering and adhering to the card as shown.




The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and was stamped in more Memento black ink.  Finally 3 sequins were added as shown to complete the card.

Thanks again to the City Crafter Challenge Blog for the inspiration !

Sid xx

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Always Being There .....




A clean and simple card from me today.  This meets the weekly challenge No. 275 over on the Less Is More Blog which asks us to make a CAS card using pastel colours. I started with a white 5 x 5 inch card blank and die-cut a slightly smaller matt using a square stitched edge die out of more white card.





Onto this I stamped two bears from Crafty Individuals using Memento black ink.  This was then selectively coloured with pastel alcohol ink markers.

I added a touch of Glossy Accents on the noses and eyes of the cute bears.  The matt was applied on the card front using foam pads for relief.




The sentiment (Inkadinkadoo) was stamped on more white card with Versafine black ink, trimmed and edged with ink before adhering onto the card as shown.

Craft Stamper Magazine has a Take It Make It Challenge in the theme of 'Anything Goes'  for May so this fits the bill.

Crafty Individuals also have a challenge for the Month whose title is 'Anything Goes' so this uses one of their cutest stamps as the focal point on this card.

Simples !!

Sid xx

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Monday, May 02, 2016

Birdie Birthday




Here is a CAS card made to meet the weekly challenge over on the Less is More blog No.274 whose theme is to 'Use Designer Paper in a CAS Style'.

I have used a 5 x 7 inch white card base onto which I drew a fine black wavy line with a 0.05 micron pen.  This was to be the wire.




I then chose a Martha Stewart bird punch which has a set of outline stamps to go with it.  I first stamped in Versafine black ink onto papers chosen from Graphic 45 (Steampunk Spells 6 x 6 inch papers) which I then punched out.

The birdies were then adhered onto the 'wire' as shown and a dot of diamond Stickles glitter glue added over the eye of each one.





The Happy Birthday stamp is from Happy Little Stampers and again this was stamped directly onto the card in Versafine black ink to finish.

Sid xx

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Krafty Triangles three !



Day 3 of the triangle card variants.  I started with a 4.5 x 4.5 inch Kraft card base.  The triangles were cut from coloured card in purple/pink/mauve colours.  A strip of dark pink card was trimmed into a strip and adhered behind the triangles which were mounted on foam pads as shown.




The sentiment (Stampin'Up) was stamped in Versafine black ink to finish.

Sid xx

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