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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sweet Heart ......



Happy Valentines Day !!!

This very simple Valentines card started it's life on a 5 x 5 inch square white card blank.  I chose a rubber stamp from Studio G and inked up in various shades of red and pink Impress dye ink and stamped multiple times on the face of the card.




The sentiment (Papertrey Ink) was inked in black Versafine ink and stamped on more white card which was trimmed, edged in black ink and applied centrally on foam pads.

Sid xx

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Harey Love ......



Happy Valentines Day !!!


Sorry about the title !!  Couldn't resist !!

This card started with a 5 x 7 inch white card blank.  I cut a slightly smaller matt in more white card on which to work.  I first stamped a loving hares stamp (Crafty Individuals - Alice Palace) in black Memento dye ink onto the matt.  This was coloured with Alcohol Ink markers.




The sentiment from the same company was stamped in Versafine black ink on another piece of white card which was trimmed and matted onto some textured pink card.  This was then stuck in place on foam pads.



Finishing touches were added with pink Posca marker in the dotty border, noses and on the hearts along with a couple of pearl cabochons.

Sid xx

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I Heart You ......



Happy Valentines Day !!!

Another Valentines Card in the CAS style from me.  I started with a 5 x 5 inch square white card blank.





I stamped a swirly heart from Prima onto red card in Versafine black ink.  I trimmed the heart out with scissors.  I die-cut an arrow in the same cardstock and stuck this in place on the heart.




The heart was then mounted on foam pads as shown.  I stamped the sentiment (Some Odd Girl) onto white card in more Versafine black ink, trimmed this out and edged with black ink before mounting on more foam pads as shown.

Finishing touch was to add a dash & dot border with a black Micron Pen.

Sid xx

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Number one !!



Yet another Valentines Card from me.  I started with a 5 x 7 inch white card blank which I stamped with a bobbly acrylic stamp from Uniko which could be curved on the acrylic block.  I used Versafine black ink.

Next I diecut some stitched hearts in pink dotty cardstock and attached these on foam pads following the line of the stamped image. I added a self adhesive crystal to each as shown.




The sentiment (Crafty Individuals) was stamped in more Versafine black ink on white card and this was then matted on some pink card before mounting on more foam pads.




The card was finished by edging with dashes using a black Micron pen.

Sid xx

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Colour My Heart ......



Love is in the air !  This Valentine card could also be used as a love card.

I started with a 5 x 7 inch white card blank and I worked directly onto this.  I took a Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz inksplat stamp and stamped multiple times in red, yellow, green & blue Impress dye ink.  At the same time I inked more white card direct to card in each of the colours.




I then die-cut 4 stitched hearts from the card I had previously coloured and mounted the hearts over the inksplats on foam pads.




I added a coloured pearl cabochon on each of the hearts as shown and stamped the sentiment on white card in Versafine black ink. I trimmed this out out, edged with more black ink and mounted on more foam pads to finish.

This card has been entered into the That's Crafty Challenge Blog for February whose theme is 'I Heart You'.

Sid xx

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Heart Flower



Another Valentines card from me today in the CAS style.

I took a 4 x 4 inch square white card blank and cut a slightly smaller matt in white card on which to work.

I stamped the plant pot and stem (Beth Hughes) and wiped off the ink from the flower.  I then diecut a heart in pink spotty paper, sticking in place on stem in place of the flower.  The pot was 'grounded' with a few lines added with black Micron pen.




The matt was edged by hand in a dot-dash scribble using a pink Posca Marker.




The sentiment was stamped on white card in Versafine black ink, trimmed out and matted on more of the pink spotty paper before mounting on foam pads as shown.  The matt was then applied to the front of the card on foam pads.

Sid xx

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You Had Me .......



Valentines season is upon us so I have been busy making cards for this.  I dug out some old stamps (loads of these in the collection) for this card too.

I took a 5 x 7 inch white card blank and cut a slightly smaller matt in white card on which design on. I used a Paperbag Studios stamp, inked up with Memento black in and coloured the top heart with alcohol ink markers and then added a pink pearl to it.




I then took a black Micron pen and doodled some scribbles around the card matt.




I then stamped the sentiment (Some Odd Girl - Everyday Smiles) in black Versafine ink onto a piece of white card, trimmed this out then edged with black ink before applying raised on foam pads.  The matt was then applied to the front of the card on more foam pads to finish.

Almost a CAS card !

Sid xx

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Follow My Heart ....



I have a lot of materials but have not really made many multimedia pieces in the past. This multimedia piece is on a piece of compressed wood measuring 6 x 6 inches.

I started by spreading a fairly thick coat of Viva Decor Croco Crackling Colour (try saying that fast !!).  I used Bronze, Platinum, Gold & Turquoise.  I applied it in blocks which blended a little where they touched.  I must say they really did 'crackle' when they had dried (around 12 hours drying time). I quite like the way the raw wood shows through the cracks in places and I did originally think about gessoing the wood base first but decided against it.





I then took an old Tim Holtz design die from Sizzix called 'Heart Wings' and diecut the design out of kraft card.  I embossed the wings through an embossing folder and then painted them in gold acrylic paint.  Once dry I highlighted the embossing with some pink pearlescent acrylic paint.  The solid back of the heart I covered in Tim Holtz Tissue Tape whilst the swirly front of the heart I gave a couple of coats of the same pink pearlescent acrylic paint and when dry edging with a black Posca pen.  The crown was painted in silver acrylic paint and 5 self adhesive crystals were added after edging with dots in black Posca pen.





Before I attached the wings and heart I inked a rubber alphabet stamp in black Stazon and stamped randomly on the crackle finish.  I didn't use a block but applied directly with my fingers as the surface was so uneven.




The wings were applied with hot glue and I raised them on foam pads, followed by the heart back then the heart front again raised on foam pads.  The crown was also applied on foam pads.




I then stamped the sentiment on white card in black Versafine and applied as shown with more hot glue.  I edged the whole thing with Washi Tape.  I also added a hanger made from florists wire stuck in place at the back with hot glue to finish the piece. I have also entered my creation into The Artistic Stamper February Challenge whose theme is 'Hearts'.

I really enjoyed making it and it has got me thinking about more multimedia in future.  Hope you like it.

Sid xx

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Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Colour Theme Card



This card was made as an entry for this months Colour Theme Challenge over on the UK Stampers Forum whose theme is Pansy Colours (credit to Design Seeds).  Please do join us in the Forum we are always looking to welcome new members !




I started with a 5 x 7 inch white card blank. I cut some purple textured card and applied this as a mat on the front of the card.  Then I cut another rectangle of white card and onto this stamped multiple wildflower stamps from Crafty Individuals in Memento Dye inks and Versamagic Chalk inks in the colourway.  I also stamped a butterfly as shown.  Glossy Accents were applied selectively to highlight some of the stamping and a Micron pen was used to add some shadows.  The completed mat was then edged in green chalk ink and applied on foam pads onto the card.





The sentiment was stamped onto more white card in Versafine black ink, trimmed and mounted as shown.




Finishing touch was to add some violet glossy dots on the corners.

Sid xx

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Monday, February 06, 2017

Let's Face It Postcard



I have made my monthly postcard for February for the Swap over on the UK Stampers Forum Facebook Group.  This months title is 'Let's Face It'.

I cut a piece of white Card to 6 x 4 inches and stamped the Tim Holtz 'David' image in Versfine black ink.  I also stamped another as a mask and masked off the image.  The borders were then coloured with barn door Distress ink applied with cut'n'dry foam and this was overstamped with a text stamp in walnut Stain Distress Ink.  Some splashes of water were added and blotted with a paper towel.






I then used the negative mask and coloured the face image with antique linen Distress Ink, I then cut some apertures in the face mask and applied more walnut stain Distress Ink on a music stamp through the apertures.  The white of his eye was coloured with white Posca Marker.




I also stamped some keys as shown in black Versafine and used some self adhesive alphas to spell out 'David'.  I finally sprayed the card with matte acrylic varnish to protect the postcard through the post.

Sid xx

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