Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Fragile Heart ......

Here is a card I made called 'Fragile Heart' .  I started with a 5 x 7 inch white textured cardblank as the base and cut a matt 4.5 x 3.5 inches from more white card.  This was then stamped using a Stampers Anonymous grungy background stamp multiple times in Impress Dye Ink (Ultramarine, Pale Aqua, Indigo Blue, Lavender & Celeste Blue)  more ultramarine was added around the stamped matt using cut'n'dry foam.

The black and white chevrons were made by covering white card with Washi tape and trimming to shape with the paper trimmer.  These were then applied over the stamped matt on foam pads to form a rectangle.

I then diecut hearts and arrows in Blue and Lime card and applied over the chevrons as shown.

The matt was stuck in place and a Stampers Anonymous word was stamped as shown in Black Vesafine ink with another blue heart next to it.

Sid xx

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

My Heart ........

Happy Tuesday everyone !!  This is a card recently made in the CAS style (plenty of white space).  I started with a 5.5 x 5.5 inch plain white card and cut a slightly smaller matt in more white card to work on.

I cut some more white card into 1 inch strips and applied Tim Holtz tissue tape in a double row onto these strips.  They were cut into various lengths and then cut into as shown to act as bunting.

The matt was then stamped with Distress Inks in Crushed Olive and Fired Brick with an inksplat stamp from Tim Holtz.

I next took some red card and diecut a stitched heart.  The pennant pieces were applied on redline tape at the top and raised with foam pads.  I then cut a few nicks out of the matt and wound the fibres rouns as shown starting and finishing with some adhesive tape behind the matt to hold it in place.

The heart was then placed as shown and mounted on foam pads.  I then stamped the sentiment (Woodware) in Versafine black ink and addedd a bit of hand drawn decoration with a Micron Pen.

Final touch was to add three self adhesive sparkly gems.

Sid xx

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Monday, January 09, 2017

January Postcard

We are currently running a post card swap over on the new Facebook Group - UK Stampers Forum. The theme is 'Anything Goes' so any subject.  I started with a 6 x 4 inch white card base and my entry uses a printed paper background in pale pink overstamped with a number of Octopode Factory stamps in black Memento ink.  I also used a couple of My Minds Eye stamps.  I have used Alcohol ink markers to colour and applied a little Stickles glitter.  The border is drawn with a 0.5 Micron Pen.

Because the postcard will be sent 'naked' I have given it a quick spray with matt acrylic sealer to withstand the vagaries of the postal system.

Please feel free to join the group and take part, all details are available on the Group site ....... Click HERE to go there.

Sid xx

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Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Happy New Year & Spring Wreath

Firstly may I wish everyone a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous 2017 !

This is also my first project of 2017, a curled paper wreath !  I started with a polystyrene wreath form which was 25cm diameter.

I chose papers which I have had for ages (DCWV - Florals 12 x 12 stack). I used only two designs in green and pink, one a pink floral and the other a green & pink stripe.  In total I used 6 sheets.

I cut the sheets into half inch strips on the paper trimmer and then curled these from the centre of a strip outwards in both directions. I used a bone folder and my thumb to do this.  When I had curled all the strips I used plain headed pins to attach the curled strips to the polystyrene form in a random fashion until the form was totally covered.

Finishing touch was to add a length of white/pink spotty ribbon with more pins.  I wondered whether to add a flourish with the word 'Spring' but decided not too.  Also this would make a great table centrepiece with a battery candle in the middle. What do you think?

Sid xx

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