Category Archives: Dies

DT: CHNC: Use glitter

Ok so for this week’s challenge at CHNC I might have gone a bit mad with the “use glitter”.

Strips of glitter washi and lots of glitter glue to coat the deer die cut!

Super quick, super sparkly!

Now to check out what the rest of the team got up to with glitter!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Painty Christmas cards

I promised yesterday to take some better pics of the cards I made yesterday for the arty play session… and here they are!Be warned there are a lot!And the ones I made as samples…Love these! And all so easy to make… a 12×12 masterboard with lots of layers, some embossing and cutting out, and then some die cut panels and frames.Happy crafting!Catherine

Painty Christmas cards with friends

Tonight I had lots of fun creating painty layers for Christmas cards with my friends. I made the background a few days ago but finished these sample cards just before my friends arrived… and then I got to make more tonight.

I haven’t got the best of pics for the finished articles tonight so will take those tomorrow and post again then!

So let’s start with how I made them.

First I made a background… layers of paint brayered and scraped on, then stencilling and stamping and doodling and more stencilling.

Next I cut that into panels… this 12 x 12 can make 9 backgrounds but I chose not to do that many… I instead have 2 ATCs and 7 backgrounds.

Next I painted panels onto white cardstock and then heat embossed the images using white embossing powder.

Then I chose how to layer up the card, matching images I fussy cut to the panels…

And that is where I got to before tonight.

Well then I added some die cut frames and panels and sentiments to finish them off before adhering them to white card blanks…

I also added sequins… which was the inspiration for the colour scheme originally.

Sorry that I don’t have a close up yet… but will do that tomorrow morning and upload the photos then.

Also I have the panel and cards i made tonight… then same colour scheme and stamp set…

The only difference is rather than the pink cardstock for the die cut frames I used pearlescent cardstock instead… so lovely.

Some of the ones I made tonight need sentiments to finish… but pleased with them all! I’ve got three not quite finished and on card blanks to go too!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: my own background

This week at CHNC I have a challenge I really enjoyed… make my own background!

I took out the photo paper and mop3d up some distress oxide on it using shaded lilac and iced spruce.

Once dry and buffed up it leaves a lovely marble effect.

Onto this I stamped the snowflakes and then let them dry.

Once dried I wiped away the oxide, and then it left a soft purple snow flurry.

I then cut the panel into two small panels and then edged them with grey archival.

I added them to small notecards and then added some die cuts.

Over the die cuts I also added the glitter glue.

Cute, small cards!

Catherine

Some random cards for the stash

I decided to use up some more papers that I used at the beginning of the month for the Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge and make a couple more cards.

For both I went for lots of bits of papers and used distress inks to edge each piece and give it some strength and frame.

The first one I finished with a bird die cut I had been gifted in a swap. Cute!

The second I added a Coin that my lovely friend Mara had made in a swap that I thought worked perfectly with the papers as a card topper.

Hope you like these.

Happy crafting!

Catherine