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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Flowery Postcard



I made a postcard for a monthly swap over on UK Stampers Forum.  The theme for this month was 'Green and Peach'.

I started with a 6 x 4 inch white card base and covered this with two pieces of printed paper featuring daisies and lily's.  One was fussy cut and overlaid on the other some diamond Stickles glitter glue was added to the daisy centres.




I then set about stamping some swirls (PaperArtsy) in opposing colours of Memento dye ink.  I then made some mica powder paints with Perfect Pearls in green patina and mandarin and painted areas of the flowers as shown.



Some penwork in 0.1 Micron pen was added and the 'flowers' stamp (PaperArtsy) was stamped in black Versafine and finished with Glossy Accents.

The card edges were coloured with more orange Memento ink and a spray with matt acrylic varnish to finish.  The card will travel through the post to it's recipient naked (without any envelope or covers).

Sid xx

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Cherry Ripe



This card fits the requirements of the Less is More Challenge blog for week 285 whose theme is 'Repetition'

I started with a 5 x 7 inch kraft card blank.  I cut another strip of kraft card with a white scalloped design and applied this as shown.





I then stamped a cherry image in red Memento dye ink three times and trimmed these out - this the origin of my repetitive theme.  Two of the leaves were coloured with a green alcohol ink marker, the other left white.




The trimmed out cherries were then applied as shown.  The sentiment was stamped in black Versafine ink to finish.

I think it looks like a winning line on a fruit machine !

Sid xx

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Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Kitchen Colours




This card has been made for the Less is More challenge blog for week 283 whose theme is 'Colours of your Kitchen'.

I had a good look at my kitchen and the main colours are Lime Green, Dark and Light Grey & White as depicted in this photo of walls and tiles.






I started with a 5 x 5 inch white square card blank.  I then used the Sizzix Bigshot to cut a postage stamp edged die in pale grey textured card.  This was matted onto another slightly larger diecut square of dark grey card with a stitched edge die.





I then took a leaf, flower and butterfly die and cut this from white card, trimmed the base to fit the smaller matt and coloured this with a lime green alcohol brush marker sticking in place as shown. The butterflies (in three sizes) were left white and positioned as shown before sticking in place.




The sentiment is a stamp from Papertrey Ink which was inked in black Versafine ink and stamped directly on the card blank.

Think I got the colours right and I do like my kitchen colours, they are bright but with a nice contrast.

Sid xx

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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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