Butterfly basics, Dies, Petal Palette, Watercolor wings, Watercolor words, YouTube video

Making Cards magazine … 5 cards one kit

Today I have 5 cards I made yesterday using the latest Making Cards magazine paper collection kit.

I filmed the process which you can watch here.

I love these papers and ran out if time making cards… I know I could have made many many more!

Love how all of these turned out. The colours are so lush and summery.

Will be back with more makes from this collection in the future I am sure.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Happy wishes, Swirly Scribble thinlits, Watercolor wings

Happy butterfly wishes

I really liked the card I made for my friend the other day so I made another one similar.

I used similar colours of the Hunkydory cardstock and some mirror card. I then heat embossed the beautiful sentiment onto vellum.

I also added the swirly diecut under the butterfly.

I can’t believe I’ve waited so long to use the Happy wishes stamps… this is gorgeous, especially with this champagne embossing.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Petals and more, Stitched framelits, Watercolor wings

Happy birthday Sue!

Today is the birthday of my lovely work friend Sue and I made her a card from all of the team.

I chose a large A5 card and used Everything Eleanor swirl stamp to add some colour to the background.

I used some old Hunkydory papers layered up and then some die cuts.

I then used Watercolour Wings to create the focal butterfly.

I love the foiling on the papers and the layers and different textures the die cuts create.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Finnabair, Gelatos, Faber Castell, Seth Apter, Watercolor wings, YouTube video

52 mixed media cards… catch up for four weeks

Hi there. Sorry I have been AWOL for the past few days. After our trip away and the wedding weekend I’ve not really stopped and made room for crafting… but today that changed and I’ve spent most of the day being creative. It’s been fab!

I started by catching up on some of the #52playingcardchallenge I’ve been doing this year… I had 4 weeks to catch up on. So over the course of a few hours I managed to get 4 cards made.

1. Round and round

2. Lady in Red

3. Fragile

4. Monotone

I videoed the process so here is the link.

I love how different they all are and am especially in love with the cow one! Love the Teesha Moore style of this.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Crafters Companion flourish, Dies, First edition dies, Tim Holtz, Watercolor wings, Woodware stamps

Congratulations Tracy & Mark

Yesterday we celebrated the wedding of Tracy and Mark in the beautiful lake district. Today I can share the card I made for them.

I die cut the flowers from some ombre cardstock and layered them onto vellum and a layer of kraft card and sewed it to adhere it.

Then the butterfly was using the fab watercolour wings and I did one layer of the butterfly into vellum and then another onto whisper white. The vellum one I then heat embossed with clear to give it some texture.

Underneath the butterfly I added some die cut flourishes and sprigs which I added ink to some to give some definition and the sentiment from a Woodware set on a die cut label. The finishing touch was lots of pearl gems scattered around the cluster.

Inside the card I created a panel and edged it lightly with the Wisteria Wonder ink and then stamped the butterfly using the same colours (2nd generation ink) as on the front and added the stamped message.

Really happy with how this intricate card looked and wishing the happy couple love and happiness for their future.

And as an aside the gift bag I got matches the card with the days schedule left in our hotel perfectly so I think I judged them just right.

Because I chose kraft as the base for my card I can also share it on the Paperartsy challenge blog... Love all the inspiration Darcy provides.

And of course I’m going to share a pic or two from yesterday…

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Embossing Folders, Everyday Enchantment, Gummiapan, One Sheet Wonder OSW, Petal Palette, Petals and more, Postscript, Stitched framelits, Tea for Two, Tim Holtz, Watercolor wings

One sheet wonder

It has been a while since I did a one sheet wonder but I felt like having fun with paper and set to on this one sheet wonder project.

I tried to use up bits off the desk as I was building them after the initial cardstock mats etc. I built them up bit by bit too rather than just rushing in to get things stuck down.

So here was the starting point…

A piece of retired Stampin Up Tea for two dsp that I happen to love both sides of.

I teamed it with Early Espresso and old olive cardstock. The early espresso is also the coredinations cardstock so wonderful for distressing.

Next to start adding focal images…

A real hotchpotch of stuff going on… scraps of vellum, die cuts, images from magazine kits and embossing. I had so much fun popping images and scraps from the desk in with these.

So then I started assembling and decided I wanted sewing to feature on most with the quilted type paper as the inspiration. So I added machine stitching to most but not all and the started with the assembling and finishing off.

So I started with some images leftover from making cards magazine…

These first two don’t have any sewing but instead added some twine and ribbon. The next two however have sewing and the lovely cute images.

Now I move onto my fave stamp set… petal palette…

More die cutting and vellum and embossing and some pretty cards were created.

And finally three different cards … the gorgeous watercolour wings…

This one I created some inchies using the butterfly basics stamp set and heat embossed in clear the post script background stamp on the early espresso cardstock.

The last one uses a die of the white rabbit as a focal point. I adore this die and it was gifted to me by a kind friend… thanks M xxx

So there we have it… all of the cards from my one sheet wonder! Hope you enjoyed them as much as I did making them.

Such fun playing with this paper!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Gelli Plate, Gummiapan, Masks/Stencils, Petal Palette, Watercolor wings

More gelli print fun

I’m still going with the 31 days of gel printing challenge over on Instagram. Here are days 3-5.

Day 3: stencils

So I decided to change things up a little and use ink instead of paint for this… Love the funky nature of this print using just two stencils and three different distress ink colours.

Day 4: texture

Still going with ink and this is using the Marbled stamp to create a delicate texture for this print.

Day 5: crayon resist

This was another ink experiment which although it didn’t exactly go to plan still ends up as a fun result. I did 2 layers of gel printing using inks and some punched circles. I then used a crayon to outline the circles and add a line between them before adding another layer of ink. The above picture shows the result.

So now to turn them into something. Well I decided to make some more little hello cards from them.

I added white paint pen marks to this one to brighten the resist elements. Then I added the stamped and embossed image of the typewriter from Tap Tap Tap stamps and added some watercoloured shading. A graphic and fun card.

I kept with a delicate theme for this and stamped the beautiful Petal Palette roses and then paper pieced them before adding additional details in watercoloured ink. I added the sentiment using some alpha stamps.

I decided that this needed some doodling and then a die cut circle in calypso coral helped to tie the colour scheme together. Next I took a die cut butterfly from the stash of gifted bits and pieces and using Seth Apter embossing powders I used the watercolour wings stamps to add colour and texture. I also finished off with some black glossy embossing too. Then added the cute little hello stamp from Gummiapan and some more doodling around the panel.

Love all three of these. And fun to try new techniques like the crayon resist too.

Happy crafting!

Catherine