Dies, Festival of Trees, Gelli Plate, Papermania stamps, Swirly Scribble thinlits, Tree punch

Christmas in August… pretty pink! (310 & 311)

Another lovely pair of ATC card toppers and then some more scraps cards using resist technique and pink and purple colours…

All of the backgrounds were created using an old Papermania background stamp and stamping in versamark and then heat embossing with white powder.  I didn’t do a clean job of stamping it but it didn’t matter for the purpose of these backgrounds. 

Once I had heat set the embossing I started added ink in bright pinks and purples using a mini round gelli plate.  I love the effect this gave of overlapping the colours but keeping some defined edges a bit like patchwork. 

I then cut them into panels… two ATCs and two squares. 

The ATCs I made little embellishments from the Festival of Trees stamp set and matching punch. 

For the squares I chose die cuts to add features. I also die cut a little bit of the inked paper left over using the swirly scribbles thinlits to provide the contrast swirls against the white card blanks. 

I mounted the card toppers onto some pre embossed card blanks and added touches of glitter to finish. 

Love love love these modern and fresh cards. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Distress oxide ink, Festival of Trees, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy, Eclectica -Darcy, Tree punch, Woodware stamps, YouTube video

Christmas in July madness! Distress oxide masterboard ATCs – Paperartsy challenge 290-295

Yes I thought I would join in with the Christmas in July madness … but also enter the Paperartsy aqua challenge again… and make another YouTube!

So the plan is to make ATCs which will end up as card toppers for Christmas cards.

I started with a piece of card 6×11.75 inches and added the distress oxides (cracked pistachio and broken china) with a blending tool. Then added some water drops and lifted some colour. Next I added some stencilled elements. Then took another stencil and removed colour using water again.

Next more pattern using stamping using the Darcy Christmas stamps.

Then I cut up the panel into ATC panels. Then I added clear texture paste through a stencil and left them to dry.

Next step was to add some netting or some muslin and machine sewing to adhere them.

Finally embellishment and feature stamp time! First pictured are the stocking ones. I used a stamp from Creative Stamping magazine set and in one case I darkened it with some peacock feathers and the other I left white. The stamping was using Lost Lagoon SU ink.

The next are Woodware stamps… I love these modern deer. I used a mixture of watercolour and normal pencils to add colour.

And finally (I couldn’t not do a tree based one!) Festival of Trees and embossing to create the last two.

Super happy with these and in total (without drying time) they took about an hour. So that’s 6 card individual arty card toppers made in an hour towards the Christmas batch. Not bad!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Festival of Trees, Sheena Douglass Embossing Folders, Tree punch

Tidying up and up cycling

So during one of my brighter days I decided it was time to do a quick tidy up in the spare room aka craft room and came across some panels I had embossed with Sheena Douglass embossing folders.  They were actually part of the packaging for the folders themselves and Sheena had suggested when demoing these on TV that they were perfect for embossing so decided to quickly make some cards using these and the scraps on the table.

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The dark green card is a sort of mottled marbled effect and once sanded the sprigs I had embossed jump out ! Chose some paper and the cute holly border along with the Festival of Trees punched tree with white stamping for this one…
… and for the other a different paper and embossed design but otherwise the same idea.

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Love how these came out.

Not bad from a bit of waste packaging and some scraps of paper and cardstock!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Festival of Trees, Masks/Stencils, Ribbons, Tree punch

Last batch of commissioned cards

Here goes… the last of the batch of cards my friend ordered… This time three almost identical cards… the ribbon changed slightly on each of them to a different green.

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I used a stencil to create the background… a circle one and the Dylusions holly leaf one.  Then I created some lovely trees from the Festival of Trees set.

I added the little bits of fun on the tree with liquid pearls. Just adds a bit of something to the trees.

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I added the ribbon tied round to soften it up a little and then mounted on some Old Olive cardstock.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Christmas Greetings, Modern Ornament Punch, Papermania, Tree punch, Use It Up Saturday

UIUS take two

Yes i know its halloween but my post is all about Christmas… might post pics of the pumpkins tomorrow.

As promised another UIUS post all about the cards I made last week at the crop Helen organised.

These four were all using the bits and pieces I had to hand…

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Some punched baubles and trees, all of which I ran through an embossing folder with a snowflake design to make them a bit different.  The tree cards I added the die cut Christmas greeting words to them that I had inked in Cherry Cobbler. I then added some glossy accents to finish them off.  This gives a lovely finish to the words.

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For the bauble cards I stamped and inked a sentiment from a magazine gift which I picked up a couple of weeks ago.

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Doing  UIUS set for a crop was such an easy project to work on without too much thought … meant I could chat away with friends but still be productive.
Happy crafting!

Catherine