Saturday, 20 January 2018
Its the first Demo and show of the year so If you are around the Newbury paper show then why not pop in and say Hi. I am on the Art Of Craft stand and will be demonstrating my Dies, stamps and media plates all day!
I thought I would share this card that didn't work How I wanted it to but I like the look of it anyway!
However not one to waste I made this up into a card!
Friday, 19 January 2018
Todays card uses the Oval cut and emboss folder from press cut and the letterpress technique.
Next I added Izink Clear embossing powder over the embossed image and heat set it. This sets the pigment ink and adds a glaze over the back.
I threaded a strip of grosgrain ribbon through the aperture and added the sentiment, cut with the mini tags set, to one side.
A few layers of silver mirror card and more of the white finishes the card.
Thursday, 18 January 2018
Another card made using the press cut cut and emboss folders today and one of my favourite techniques that I haven't used in a long time ribbon weaving!
The next step is to add ribbon form the right hand side I threaded this between the 4 pieces in the centre taping the piece under the aperture on the left. I then repeat the process this time from the left threading in and out taping the end under the aperture on the right. I repeated this twice more, again alternating sides, until I have four pieces going across the aperture making the woven piece show at the side of the heart.
Wednesday, 17 January 2018
Todays card was going to be a demo on Hochanda last Tuesday however I never got around to demoing any cards as the folders sold out so fast! The folders will be returning as soon as possible.
I started by cutting and embossing a pice of Honeydew lustre print card using the Mariposa Cut and emboss folder form Presscut. I reserved the middle for the top ( the thing I love about these folders is that the cut piece in the middle is a die cut shape in itself!)
Next I sanded back the top embossed layer to reveal the white core underneath the colour. I foam mounted this onto a piece of ribbed white card ( from my stash) and matted it with yellow.
Next I cut a few sets ( minus the smallest die which I lost at a workshop!) of the starflowers and shaped these so that the petals cup upwards. I mounted these together to make the flower shown adding a stick on pearl in the centre.
I arranged the flowers to the side of the die cut shape which I had sanded around the edge of with a messy bow and my starflower leaves.
Finally I added the sentiment net made with my Anniversary clear stamp set and cut this with the mini tags making mats and layers using the oval dies in the mini tags die set.
A few layers of honeydew, white and yellow to finish the card Now who do I know with a birthday in March??
Tuesday, 16 January 2018
I've been meaning to post this for a while however I keep forgetting! I made this sample to show how you can use the Opera box die set to make larger boxes ( the PDF template for the lids and bases is below just print it out at size A4.
The second box is made using one main die cut and three panels from another die cut ( I class this as a one and a half box) I used the smaller template to cut a base and a lid ( use the larger outer ,line for the lid and the inner line for the base)
I added strips of stick on pearls around the edges which neatens up any cut lines that aren't neat.
Finally I decorated the boxes with the Bonus Gerbera die ribbon and pearls.
Heres the Template for the lid and base.
Monday, 15 January 2018
A little change of pace today from the folders last week, don't worry there are more samples coming with them, with a card using the bonus die from the Operas Box die set.
I started by cutting the panel die from the sandwich box die set three times into a pice of vintage gold card. I backed this with velum to soften the look and added a border made with the stitch dot dies and gloss black card.
I then cut a circular frame again using the stitch dot circle die set in the black and used a plain circle die set to cut a matching gold frame.
I added tag and sentiment and set the whole piece in the middle of the card.
Sunday, 14 January 2018
I thought It was time I reintroduced the idea of simple Sunday where I post a simple card or project that can be made in minutes!
This card was made in less than 10 minutes honestly just using the round media plate and the Cubis cut and emboss folder from Crafts Too.
I simply made a background using the media plate, skeleton leaves and the Izink Pigment inks ( which I demoed on the show) There are videos on this on my you tube channel.
Next I cut a small 4 x 6 card blank using the Cubes cut and emboss folder however I used the folder after I had used it to make a letterpress background using blue Izink pigment ink ( see earlier this week) This means that I transferred a little of the colour left on the folder giving a light dusting of blue which just emphasises the pattern and mirrors the colours inside!
Simple cad quick,