Friday, 9 February 2018

Ranunculus Distress Oxide and Promarker card

This is one of my favourite stamps, Stampendous Ranunculus.  I've used it so many times.  I made a background by smooshing a few Distress Oxide inks onto a craft mat, spritzing lightly with water, then wiping watercolour paper through the ink puddles.  I coloured the image with Promarker pens, then added some embossing powder to the bottom and 3d glaze to the flowers and droplets (Designs by Ryn).

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Bazoo card for first birthday

I made this card using a Bazoo card kit I bought years ago off the telly.  The images and colours are lovely, but I don't have many occasions to make cards for young kiddies, so I had a lot of the kit left.  It was good to have an excuse to make a cute card. The embossed background is a much-used Sizzix embossing plate.

Saturday, 30 December 2017

60th birthday prim poppy die cut card

After a long absence, I'm posting a card I made for a friend's 60th birthday.  It was a little fiddly, but less so than similar cards I've made, as I didn't make a raised frame, but stuck a coloured circle of card behind the aperture, not sticking down the bottom so I could poke the flower stems down behind the outer part of the card.  I've had so much use of the prim poppy die, and love the tonic message die I've had for ages but only used for the first time on this card.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Engagement card

I'm back blogging after a long absence as I lost the app I used to update the blog on my iPad.  I've got a lot to learn with this app but here's hoping I get the hang of it soon. I've not done a lot of crafting recently, but managed to make this engagement card using machine stitching and stamping.  It was inspired by one on Pinterest here.

Friday, 1 May 2015

Another water droplet birthday card

I had another play with inks, old Hero Arts wildflower stamps and the Designs by Ryn water droplet stamp to create this birthday card for my friend. Texture was added with Stampendous Frantage embossing powder (this one is a gorgeous pale blue mixed with chunky white and gold and gold glitter), and the splashes were made with a Dylusion ink spray.

I used Ellie Knol's excellent idea, and cut down the water droplet stamp into several pieces, exactly as she did, and it has made the stamp much more versatile. Take a look at her fab blog here.




Sunday, 19 April 2015

Designs by Ryn water droplet birthday card

I've been keen to make a card like this for a while. I used water colour paper as the base, which I sprayed with Dylusions spray inks in shades of red, orange and yellow. I inked the edges with Distress ink, and used some of my first ever rubber stamps - from the Hero Arts wild flower range, to stamp over the background using the same colour of Distress ink. The sentiment is also Hero Arts. I sprinkled Stampendous embossing powder over the card and heated gently from underneath. One of the embossed areas covers a bit of a mistake where I stamped the droplets the other way round, so the card had the water droplets running in both directions which looked very wrong! I've spent a bit of time looking at water droplet cards made with the fabulous Designs by Ryn stamp, and trying to learn how to make the droplets look realistic. I followed a great tutorial on the Designs by Ryn site. I found the colour of ink you use makes a big difference. My first attempt at this card used black ink and it was far too harsh. Matching the ink to the background colour worked much better.



Saturday, 18 April 2015

Memory Box Prim Poppy embossed card

I combined a couple of embossing folders - with score lines defining the sentiment panel, and my favourite Prim Poppy die to make this card for my friend's birthday. The die was cut twice and raised slightly with Pinflair glue.