Here is a little gift bag I have made to house a little gift for a friend. It's not often that I do anything without stamping but this one definately does not have any.
I have used my Cricut Expression to cut a box from some pretty printed card using the Bags, Tags, Boxes & More cartridge. The cutout was then assembled into the bag with sticky glue. The edges were gone over with yellow ochre chalk ink.
I have then cut out a few layers of several of the same flowers from a piece of matching printed paper and edged these with Copic marker before applying over the bag and securing with small yellow brads.
The little gift was surrounded by pale pink crumpled tissue and placed in the bag and a piece of pink stitched grosgrain ribbon tied round the handle.
A short while ago I bought a bead loom as I had been meaning to have a go at bead weaving. This one uses four colours and is 13 beads across in a traditional American indian design. The beads used in this piece are a bit large but for a first attempt I liked the design and the colours. I think I will incorporate this into a card design as an embellishment going forward.
I intend using some smaller more even seed beads to do a more complex design next.
Hasn't the weather in the UK been horrible lately ........... hardly Summer in my opinion ! This creation hopefully will bring a little colour into these dull and wet days we are experiencing at this time.
This is a postcard (6 inches x 4 inches) made from mountboard as part of a monthly swap at UK Stampers Forum. This months theme is 'In The Air' so I have loosely interpreted the theme in my creation. The card was trimmed to size and coloured with Ranger Dylusions sprays in vibrant turquoise, pure sunshine and cut grass. These were dried with a heat gun.
Next the pennant stamp (Lynne Perrella - PaperArtsy) was stamped top left with Archival black ink. The background was also grunged with spot and fleck stamps in Ultramarine Impress ink.
A Marriane diecut was used to cut a garland from white paper and this was trimmed and was added in a couple of places as shown. A Cuttlebug cut'n'emboss folder was used to diecut the hand from dark green paper. This was sprayed with black spray ink, blotted and rubbed over with the black Archival ink to highlight the relief.
The words were half printed and half hand-written in Posca and the same pens were used to edge and highlight the images on the card. The card has to travel to its recipient 'naked' in the post. I have sealed it with a light spray of cheap hair lacquer.
Here is a card I have made recently incorporating the colours of turquoise and orange. The card measure 15 x 15cm and is made from stout white card. The card has been covered on the front with a piece of digital backing paper with an abstract orange/blue colourway. It is available in my Etsy store.
The mat has been made from turquoise linen effect card and has been punched with Martha Stewart around the page punches. A piece of narrow orange grosgrain ribbon has then been threaded through the edging and tied in a bow at one corner before mounting onto the card.
The girls face has been stamped with Memento black ink, cut out with a circular die and then coloured with alcohol ink brush markers. The orange dots have been added using a Sakura Aqualip pen. The image has been added in the centre with foam pads to add relief.
The 'On Your Birthday' foiled plate was also added on foam pads.
Finishing touches were added by edging with orange chalk ink.
I'm a crafty fella living in Manchester U.K.
I love nothing better than to escape into my very untidy craftroom and mess around with stamps, inks , paint, fabric & anything else that's crafty for that matter!
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