I am an on-the-side and increasingly up front papercrafter who loves nothing more than getting inky and creating pretty things with paper and stamps!
I am also a wife to lovely hubby and mummy to a wonderful 12yr old (the joys of a pre-teen) princess.
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Every time Hazel suggests No sentiment as a theme for the CHNC blog I struggle. It just seems strange to make a Christmas card without a sentiment… but I did it!
I chose old papers which I had in the stash and layered them up. Then a tag and a foam sticker which I got in a stash swap which I felt did enough to finish the card with the bakers twine without needing the sentiment.
What do you think?
Anyway, this is my contribution for this week’s blog.
Hope that you aren’t bored of these “male” themed cards I made for my parents… there are quite a few to come which is why I am splitting them up over a few weeks.
Today’s card again uses a glossy paper distress oxide as the background to the stamped images, however I changed it up a little and decided to cut the images out and add them to a card with a panel of distress oxide stamped with an acrylic block.
Thought this looked a little different!
I used the Half Full stamps, not used these for ages! Fun sentiments!
I’m back with another of the cards I made for my parents stash of “male” themed birthday cards.
Just like the one I shared last week this has the distress oxide on glossy photo paper background. Such an easy way to create something dramatic. This time I added to it with the partial stamping of a map to add more interest.
This time, in keeping with the transport theme of the last one, this one I used a Creative Stamping magazine stamp of a ship and mounted the panel onto a pale bronze cardstock.
Really pleased with how this came out.
I will be back next week with another one of these “male” themed cards.
It is Saturday and that means it is time for a new DT contribution for Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog. This week the challenge was to feature a creature, and I chose this reindeer pulling a sleigh image to fulfil the criteria.
I created the background using distress inks and distress sprays and some random text and sentiment stamps. Then I stamped and embossed the image and sentiment onto white cardstock.
I decided to add to the texture by using staples and sequins to embellish.
So about once a year my mum asks for some cards for their stash. Most of the ones she asked for she could just grab from cards already made, but I didn’t have many cards suitable for the men they send cards to… So I had to do my least favourite type of crafting… making “male” themed cards.
Anyways I made them and will share them over the next few weeks with you.
This is the first one. I used the photo paper and distress oxide trick to create a background and then used the Sky’s the Limit stamps to create the focal image and sentiment.
I decided to create interest by splitting the image up and creating the two panels. I think it worked quite well.