Category Archives: Dies

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

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Calendar – August 2019

For Christmas I gave my parents and my auntie a calendar I had made with a postcard sized piece of art on each month… so today I am sharing their August artwork.

I decided that I wanted to use the Tim Holtz wildflower dies so built this around that idea.

I created a background using Paperartsy fresco finish paints and stencils and stamps. Then I added the wildflowers stamps using dye based inks and heat embossed them with clear powder.

This gave a subtle layered effect to the background.

Next I did cut some of the flowers and then added paint to them in the same colours using a sponge to create a mottled effect.

I adhered them and then added shading using Big Brush Pitt pens.

I then heat embossed the sentiment and edged the panel with versamark and added more embossing powder to that too.

Love these … so many details and layers.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: washi tape

Hello!

Gosh I really haven’t been blogging regularly… just not been feeling well enough to sit and craft and so out of the habit I guess. Thankful I have some DT things that make me get my creative time in and also that some of them I have prepped ahead of time! This is one of those kind of posts…

This week the theme Hazel has set us at CHNC is to use washi tape so I kept my card really simple and let the sparkly washi tape do all the work!

I chose the three colours of sparkly washi I had and laid them down in strips. Then I added the First edition die cut wreath which I layered up 3 times to give it dimension.

Then I added the Tim Holtz sticker sentiment onto a strip of red cardstock and called the whole thing done! Sometimes simplicity is best!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: Back to Basics and Beyond challenge blog: Triple stamping

I am very late with this one… it should have been finished two days ago and shared yesterday… ooops… better late than never though!

The theme for this fortnight at Back to Basics and Beyond challenge blog is Triple stamping and I hadn’t done this for a while.

I used a background stamp and my stamp positioner (platform) for mine.

First I cut the papers and the mats for each layer. Then I stamped just the paper.

I chose to use a few shades of the teal ink for my card.

Then I layered them up.

I decided to finish with the Petal Palette flower image, a band of pink cardstock and a pink card blank I made.

I also added the light turquoise sequins.

Love how the bold background is softened by the image.

Happy crafting!

Catherine