Friday, 24 November 2017

Silver Snow...

Happy Friday,

Todays card is the workshop card form last week at Samuel Taylors in Embsay Skipton.  As with workshop cards I don't put full instructions on the blog however Im sure you can work out how this one was done!

The centre panel is stamped using my build a wreath clear stamp set and the izink silver metallic pigment ink pad.  I heat enmnossed this with glitter embossing powder but its not showing on the pictures, in real life it sparkles.

I'm really bust getting ready for next Thursdays launch on Hochanda its a brand new product launch so I can't wait to start showing you samples.


Thursday, 23 November 2017

Autumn Feeling...

Happy Thursday,

A change form the Christmas cards today with a birthday card with a real autumnal feel.

I started by adding rude and copper izink pigment ink pads to the flat side of my winter trees embossing folder.  I embossed this to give the letterpress look where the deep red is at the top but fades down the scene.  This leaves the trees showing in white.  Next I added clear sparkle embossing powder over the top ( as i used pigment ink i was able to heat emboss over the top)  I heat set this which adds the clear coating with a sparkle in it.

I simply added the press cut happy birthday over the top shadowed with white and copper.  O matted and layered the piece using white, copper and deep red card.


Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Blue Scene...

Happy Wednesday,

I have to admit it isn't often I say this but I  really pleased with how this card turned out!  I know its another Christmas Card and I will be moving on to less Christmas next week however I really wanted to share this one!

I stated by letter pressing the snowflake circle embossing folder using izink pigment ink pad in navy blue.  I then stamped the centre panel using the same ink and my Christmas Scene clear stamp set.  I cut this with the stitch dot circles mating it on yale blue, silver mirror card and more of the white mounting them in the centre of the embossed panel.

I dressed this with the Amy Design poinsettia dies cut in white velum.  I used each of the three sizes of flower folded and mounted to make a really 3D poinsettia.  I added these on the top of a spray of foliage cut from dies in my stash with silver holly added between the flowers.

I framed the piece using the stitch for and plain squares form press cut in Yale blue lustre print card, white card and silver mirror card.

I mounted this onto a few layers of the blue white and silver and added it to a large 8x8" card blank.


Tuesday, 21 November 2017

First in Gold...

Happy Tuesday,

A very simple card today but the first card I made with my embossing folders and Stamps so I thought It was worth sharing!

I stared by stamping the sentiment and scene from the festive scene clear stamp set in Izink Pigment gold ink pad ( I stamped it three times using my press too Impress which made it really shine gold as the layers built up)

I cut this out with the press cut plain circles dies drawing around the inside of the die with a fine gold pen to add the fine line.  I matted this on antique gold card cut with the stitch dot circles again from press cut,

I then added the gold pigment ink pad to the flat side of my snowflake circle embossing folder and letterpressed a piece of white card so that I got a gold backing with white snowflakes over the top.

I simply matted this with more of the gold and white adding a bow of thin gold ribbon along with gold cord to add a highlight.


Monday, 20 November 2017

Pearl and Aqua Swirl...

Happy Monday,

I thought I had exhausted the cards I made with the find it snowflake swirl die however I found this one lurking in my files and its another way to use the die this time as a base for Poinsettias.

I used a mother of pearl card ( on my next Hochanda shows) for this card and cut the apeture in the centre before embossing the piece with my rustic frame embossing folder.  I added a layer to this in aqua cutting a smaller circle in the centre.  I backed this with a piece of white card embossed with the winter trees embossing folder.  Finally for this part I added acute behind the top layer and added the Christmas die cut ( From Press cut) on the acetate so that it appears to float.

I cut the snowflake swirl die in aqua and added this around the base of the circular aperture.  I then cut a load of poinsettias in the pearl card and added these over the swirl with bow of aqua and white seam binding over this.  I then added the fall away snowflakes from the swirl die in the centre of the flowers with a pearl in the centre.

I added all of this to a larger card as shown using the falling snow embossing folder from crafts too.


Sunday, 19 November 2017

I Heart Santa...

Happy Sunday,

As usual for a Sunday, a simple stamping project for today using the heart media plate and the christmas textures clear stamp set.

I inked the text stamp form my Christmas textures clear stamp set in various colours and stamped this onto the heart media plate.  I then inked the media plate and used the same texture stamp to remove ink so that I get the shown layers of texture.

I then simply stamped over the top using stamps form the silhouettes and scene sets of my stamps.

I cut this out using the square stitch dot dies and matted this on lilac before adding to a small card blank.  Ideal for your quick cards!


Saturday, 18 November 2017

The Heart of Christmas...

Happy Saturday,

A simple classic Christmas card today with the media plates izink inks and my Festive Silhouette clear stamp set ( This set is out of stock however more arrives next week)

I started by inking the heart media plate using the emerald, ultramarine and verbena izink dye based ink pads.  I used the resist technique to remove snowflakes from the plate and add them around the bottom of the card.  Next I started the heart and added snowflakes on the media plate and stamped this over the top.

Next I simply stamped some of the elements, as shown, form the silhouettes set using the trees to frame the scene as well as  black micron pen to ground the elements.

I matted this on black then white and added a large mat made with the scrap card I "cleaned' my brayer on ( this means simply running the brayer after use on the media plates over a piece of paper, it gives a really nice background.

A card blank and finished