They are all individually made and all approx 3×6.5 inches in size so at some point I will also need to make bespoke envelopes but hey ho… aren’t they cute?
I stamped and coloured all the images first and then started pulling out papers that worked with the colours I had used. They were all retired dsps that were in my stack of 6×6 papers.
I also added a double embossed panel on each of them. What’s double embossing, well you add versamark to the inside of the embossing folder, then run it through to create the texture, then add embossing powder and heat. I used a pearl white powder and it have a gorgeous sheen and really stepped up some plain white cardstock.
I added a sentiment to three of them and some wink of Stella to the bow on a couple of them too.
Love how these came out…. mainly using scraps of cardstock and some old dsp!
Of course it helps that the stamped image is pretty fun too!
The title of the post says it all… 14 years of marriage for me and my hubby.
We have a nice lunch planned for today, but both have work first this morning.
Here is the card I made for him.
I die cut lots of hearts. I went through all the dies I have and die cut multiples of all the heart shaped ones from very vanilla. I then took a piece of black card to make them pop, added a splatter of shimmer ink and white gesso and then stuck down all the hearts. I made sure some were off the edge and that they were covering all of the background.
Next I constructed the main sentiment panel with the Crumb Cake strip and some strips I coloured using the red and purple coloured stampin blends.
I also cut the word smile out of the cardstock 4 times and layered it up twice and added the s to the end with a double layer too.
I coloured the letters too to give them a similar red/ purple colour scheme.
Next I searched through stamps to make up the rest of the sentiment as I wanted it to say Thank you for the smiles. So there were lots of stamp sets pulled out until I found the right ones for this card.
I added a die cut black heart which I coated with glossy accents to give it some shine. I then used my wink of Stella on the smiles letters to give them shimmer too.
A fun card to say happy anniversary to my lovely hubby.
Challenge number 3 for my self imposed Christmas in July thing… and today it is all about the Masterboard!
So I actually have a little confession … I made the actual masterboard for this weeks ago when testing out some new stamps I had bought 2nd hand off a friend but never got the time to do anything with it… so it was perfect for incorporating into the challenge and get something done. It is A4 linen cardstock that has had lots of stamping and inking and stencilling and doodling on it.
I cut it up into panels… although the one tip right got trimmed again to make the tag and the strip adding to the 2nd card as an extra element so didn’t let any of it go to waste and made these 6 cards.
I love the Peace and Joy set from last years catalogue so much. Don’t think I will ever tire of using it!
I chose scraps of cardstock I had in the scraps pouch to cut all of the words out with their mounts.
I also used some scrap white cardstock to stamp and fussy cut out some more stars using the Jofy stamps and the Peace and Joy word stamps.
I added some tiny snowflakes as embellishments and on the tag card a scrap of sari ribbon.
The finishing touch was to add glossy accents to the top of most of the word die cut pieces to add both dimension and shine.
This month at Postcard art swap group the theme was FACE. I made this postcard using Art By Marlene die cut for the focal image.
I decided to make my own background for the card using linen cardstock and distress stains for the base, and then lots and lots of stamping using stamps I bought in a sale recently from another crafty friend who was reducing her stash!
I then added washi tape and some strips of the Tim Holtz tissue collage paper.
Next I used modelling paste through a stencil. Love the puffy look this ended up with as I heated it with the heat gun.
Once it was dry I added the face and some strips which were from the top part of the body but I turned into little embellishments.
I doodled around the edges and added shading to the image so that I had some depth and felt part of the artwork. I also added glossy accents to the circles on the strips I added. Oh also some glossy accents on the heart on the face I think!
Finally I stamped the title sentiment and added that, again with a border and edging it so it felt part of the artwork.
I then mounted it onto the while postcard base I had made as I always like it to be at least 2 layers of cardstock for posting if I can.
My friend Chris who is an amazing artist and has the biggest amount of amazing stash, did some clearing out so I bought some bargain stamps from her. I decided to make a card to thank her for the RAK I got and also to say hi… and it gave me a good reason to try out the new to me stamps.
I used a mix of Indigo Blu and Paperartsy stamps and used the amazing vintage journal ephemera pack she sent as a rak to make this card.
I also added die cut butterfly and some lace from my stash.
Love all the layers and different stamping I added to this … even if I did cover most of it with the ephemera collage 😄
Today I am sharing a tag I made for this months UK stampers forum swap. I decided as I was about to start to do this as a video so if you want to see the process of this then check out my craft with me video here on YouTube.
Loved playing with the Art by Marlene collage paper and die cuts and think the Badass art chicken stamp works so well as the sentiment. Also loved getting out the sewing machine to play too!
I decided to make some cute ATC flipbooks for my raggy doll sisters as a little treat to send through the post. It took me a few different sessions to put these together so bear with me with the many pics of the process.
I started with ATC cut from amazon packaging and made lots of layers of paint, paper and stamping.
I used a lot of different supplies and had lots of fun creating these (there are 8 of us in the group so I made one for me to keep too!).
Next I made page two …
Side one (awaiting finishing touches) and side two…
Again it was fun to just play with supplies I had to hand and make some cute ATCs.
Next session I played with alcohol inks on slightly shiny card and created these cards… after playing with the alcohol ink, I stamped and embossed a grungy background stamp from the stash, added back washi and then stamped the Bee onto some French bookprint.
The reverse I used the same alcohol ink but more of a blended finish and added some stamped leaves, die cut flowers and a sentiment with a fun resin centre for each of the flowers.
I also worked on the back card which I also made from corrugated card and added more of the neon pink paint.
This time I added it after adding some Tim Holtz tissue wrap with matt medium and also added some black gesso round the edge. I then used some art alchemy paint in black for some sparkle (it doesn’t really show in the photos unfortunately). I then used black gesso to paint the wooden Love word and glued them into place and added a sparkly gem and some dots of black enamel to finish off. They were still drying in the picture so not the best pics but you get the idea.
I kept the back really simple with scrapbook scrap paper and a stamped and sticker date. I later signed my name but that didn’t make it to the photo archive! Also the odd one out here was the one for me as I ran out of the paper I had been using for the rest!
I did add a couple more pages but didn’t photo them whilst unattached … plus included little messages for my friends. I did however make a little flip through video and share it on YouTube.
Then I punched the top of each card with my cropadile and used a colourful book ring to fix them together.
I then went mad with ribbon scraps adding little colourful bits of trim to each of them… here they all are on my floor ready for packing.
I hope you liked this little project, I certainly had lots of fun making them and thinking lovely thoughts about my friends, whom I got to know 10 years ago this year.
Today I have the Artist trading coins I make for the swap group I organise over on Facebook. This month the theme is feathered friends and I ended up with feathers floating round the craft room with what I ended up making!
I have videoed the process for making these if you are interested…. here is the link.
I started with Making Cards magazine papers and used Jofy stamp and a Crafters companion sentiment and the feathers from an old Artful Days goodie box… oh and some shrink plastic. Such fun!
Looking forward to seeing what the other swap participants make of this theme!
Yes I have indeed started another journal, although this was one I bought which has really narrow notebooks in it. I chose the one with blank pages to start on (there are lined and grid page notebooks too) and decided to make it into a journal for adding pages about family members… and started with the youngest member of the family… my youngest great nephew, Hugo, born November 2020.
I have yet to meet him (or indeed my youngest niece who is 2) so I am reliant on photos I am sent or see on Facebook etc.
Decided to mainly use the soft green cloud paper I had cut into for another project and other papers on the desk along with the cute journalling card which I created into a flip so I could put some journalling behind it.
The Welcome sign was cut from some packaging I had on the desk and the heart stencilled piece was a Gelli print I made earlier in the day for another project but decided not to use … decided it was perfect for adding to this page, along with the wipe off from my brayer.
I stamped Hugo using some large alpha stamps from Paperartsy and love how that came out.
On the circles I punched and added, I also punched and added hearts and then used glossy accents to make them into dimensional embellishments and went to town with doodled lines etc.
Quite a quick page to put together and good that most of it was using up stash off the desk so required no new items or papers and pleased I could add in a bit of mixed media too with the Gelli print etc.