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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Lee Holland - Puppy and Present


We're having some very hot and humid weather in the UK at the moment, which tends to kill my crafting mojo somewhat, especially after a long hot bus journey home from work lol. Luckily I made a whole swathe of cards when my mojo was running at full speed. 

For this card I used another of Lee Hollands adorable Puppies for Whimsy Stamps' June release.

I again coloured him up with Zig Markers, adding some detail with a white Posca pen and fussy cutting him out.

For my card I took a piece of Tim Holtz watercolour paper and stamped some paw prints with Versamark ink, heat embossing them with white embossing powder. Then I took 3 colours of Distress Inks (Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers, and blended them over the area I knew I wanted to place my image. I stuck the embossed piece to the front of a white A2 card base and then cut a piece of patterned paper with a border die and glued that at the top. I then rounded all 4 corners with my corner chomper.

I stamped one of the sentiments from the Big Balloon Celebrations stamp set onto some white cardstock, with Onyx Black Versafine Ink and cut it out with the coordinating die.

I mounted my image and my sentiment on my card with some foam tape and finished my card with a few enamel dots.

Whimsy Stamps Products Used

Lee Holland Puppy and Present
Big Balloons Celebrations Clear Stamp Set
Big Balloons Celebrations Die Set
Stitched Border Trio Die
Summer Breeze Enamel Dots

That's all from me today, but I'll be back again tomorrow if I haven't melted!

Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

MFT Camp Create - Divine Dry Embossing - Beautiful Butterflies


Swinging in super quick with the last of my cards made during Camp Create 2017.

I did not get the time to do a slider or a glitter card for those classes...damn work, but I did manage the bonus class - Divine Dry Embossing.

I made 2 cards using the Beautiful Butterflies stamp and die set for both. This time I didn't use the solid layering stamps, I cut my butterflies with the die and did some ink blending and water spotting on both, stamping the markings in black ink once they were dry.

For my dry embossing I actually used stencils. This is a great way to get more life from your stencils, they really are so versatile. The top one is the Radiating Rays stencil and the other is an older one that I can't remember where it's from.

I also used a few dies from the Blueprints 31 set.

That's another badge ticked off. If you want to join in with the class you can find it here.

I really have enjoyed the classes this year and I'll be sure to join in the fun again next year, looking forward to it.

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, 19 June 2017

Holiday Cheer


I thought I would kill 2 birds with one stone with this card. 1 I would get another Camp Create class done and 2. In the process I'd check off another elusive Christmas Card lol.

So this is my card for the fabulously titled class- Spectacular Shakers.

If you want to join in with this class, there's still time and you can find it here

I used one of the little penguins from the Toasty Greetings stamp set (my daughter loves penguins so I do try to use some), stamped him out on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper with Versafine ink in Onyx Black.

Than I coloured him in with my zig markers and cut him out with the coordinating die.

The background of the shaker window is meant to be reminiscent of an igloo wall. I used the English Brick stencil and some blue shades of ink with my Clarity stencil brush for some soft tones. 
Unfortunately the die I cut my aperture with is no longer available from MFT, but you could use an ordinary circle die instead if you don't have something similar.

I used a mix of the Lucy's Lagoon Sparkly Shaker mix and some white sequins from my stash.

The large rectangle die is from MFT Blueprints 15 and the smaller one is from MFT Blueprints 20.

I finished off with a small banner and a little charm and twine.

This is the badge earned from the Spectacular Shaker class.

I hope you enjoyed my card and thank you so much for visiting.