Sunday, 19 November 2017

I Heart Santa...

Happy Sunday,

As usual for a Sunday, a simple stamping project for today using the heart media plate and the christmas textures clear stamp set.

I inked the text stamp form my Christmas textures clear stamp set in various colours and stamped this onto the heart media plate.  I then inked the media plate and used the same texture stamp to remove ink so that I get the shown layers of texture.

I then simply stamped over the top using stamps form the silhouettes and scene sets of my stamps.

I cut this out using the square stitch dot dies and matted this on lilac before adding to a small card blank.  Ideal for your quick cards!


Saturday, 18 November 2017

The Heart of Christmas...

Happy Saturday,

A simple classic Christmas card today with the media plates izink inks and my Festive Silhouette clear stamp set ( This set is out of stock however more arrives next week)

I started by inking the heart media plate using the emerald, ultramarine and verbena izink dye based ink pads.  I used the resist technique to remove snowflakes from the plate and add them around the bottom of the card.  Next I started the heart and added snowflakes on the media plate and stamped this over the top.

Next I simply stamped some of the elements, as shown, form the silhouettes set using the trees to frame the scene as well as  black micron pen to ground the elements.

I matted this on black then white and added a large mat made with the scrap card I "cleaned' my brayer on ( this means simply running the brayer after use on the media plates over a piece of paper, it gives a really nice background.

A card blank and finished


Friday, 17 November 2017

White Snowflakes...

Happy Friday,

Another card made using the Amy Design Snowflake Swirl die  (Find It Media ADD10122)  

To make today's version of the card I added silver gilt sheets to a piece of card covered in my double sided adhesive.  I then embossed the piece using my snowflake circle embossing folder.

Next I layered a circle of silver mirror card over a circle of white pearl card.  I adhered the snowflake swirl die cut around the edge of the circle with silver snowflakes and crystals sprinkled over the die cut.  Finally I added the seasons greetings cut with the Press Cut die in white pearl card.

Finally I added layers of silver mirror card with white pearl card embossed with the crafts too falling snow embossing folder.  A few crystals in each corner and finished.


Thursday, 16 November 2017

Flying Santa...

Happy Thursday,

The same die as yesterday however a different treatment today I've used it round an oval rather than a circle and this time in gold and white.

I stamped the centre panel using my Christmas Scene and festive silhouettes clear stamp sets in gold Izink pigment ink pads.  To get the gold so strong I used the press to impress which allowed me to layer the gold on three times to get the intensity.

I mounted this behind an oval aperture, cut with the press cut stitch dot ovals which I had embossed with the crafts too falling snow embossing folder.  I added the snowflake die around the aperture in gold and topped this with the same cut in white.  I added back the snowflakes that fall away in gold with pearls on top.  I used different sizes of pearls around the remainder of the oval.
I added a bow of gold cavort and thin white satin ribbon with one of the snowflakes in the centre.

I made up the card as shown with layers of white, gold glazed white ( new card available on Hochanda on the 30th November) and gold card.


Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Silver Flakes...

Happy Wednesday,

I seem to have fallen for the combination of silver and white for this Christmas ( perhaps with a ,title duck egg or aqua) so heres another card made in the combination.

I stared by cutting the scentre form a piece of white card which I then embossed with my Rustic frame embossing folder.  I added a layer of silver mirror card with acetate behind.

I then added the new Amy Design (Find It Media) Snowflake swirl die ADD10122. Cut in Silver mirror card which really work for these fine die cuts.  I added crystals on the spots on the embossed image and along the corner.  I then made a frame using the pre-cut Plain and stitch doe squares.

The sentiment is form my Christmas scene clear stamp set and is stamped in izink silver pigment ink I placed this behind the acetate and added snow on the acetate with a white gel pen.


Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Shiny, Shiny, Shiny...

Happy Tuesday,

Another mantelpiece pleaser for todays card using the Press Cut hexagons a die set I bought ages ago but never got round to using, how daft am I? lol

I started by making the shiny glittery snowflake in the centre of the card I used the silver Izink Texture paste through my Elegant snowflakes mask and stencil set.  I removed the mask then added clear glitter over the top this turns the texture paste into a raised glitter paste I love having different uses for products and as the Izink texture paste is a different formulation it is strong and flexible enough to hold the glitter!

I then framed the piece suing the press cut hexagons, what I love about this set is that the dies are really close together meaning I don't need 2 sets to make an even set of mats and layers.  I cut the top layer in white and then embossed it using the crafts too falling snow embossing folder.  I used the next 2 dies in the set to frame the frame using silver glitter card.  I then used the next 2 to cut a frame using silver mirror card.

I mounted this set onto a set of hexagonal layers cut with the largest dies in the set in silver mirror and white.  I then added this to a base of white, silver finishing with silver glitter card.  I finally added a snowflake, cut with the press cut snowflakes set, cut in glitter card with a smaller snowflake cut in mirror card on top.  A few crystals in white ( from Habico at the Art of craft)


Monday, 13 November 2017

Gloss and Gold...

Happy Monday...

Fabulous weekend in the north looking forward to (edit I meant Returning! lol) retiring next year!

Todays card uses the Gold gilt sheets with just black and white to make a bold and confident card for today.

I started by adding gold gilt metal sheets to a piece of card covered in my double sided adhesive sheets.  I then die cut a circle in the centre and debossed the piece using the snowflake circle embossing folder.

Next I added ranger black gloss accents around the circle adding acetate behind the piece to make something to hold the snow in!

I added a panel behind the acetate with an embossed piece of white using the winter trees embossing folder.  I added snow over this and 2 deer cut in black gloss card before sealing this all with foam tape.

I added a further black gloss ( Pearl gloss card from Limetree crafts) on the front looking through the window.

I made up the card as shown using layers of embossed white, bright gold and black gloss.