Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Snowy scene..

Happy Wednesday,

A different card form those so far this week with a more subtle look to it but still lots of snow!

I started by making the background using the same techniques as I did in this card HERE   Click the link to see how to make it using the Izink Pigment inks and my Winter Tress stamp set.

I cut the YCD10114 Yvonne Creations Celebrating Christmas - Scene from white card and framed this using the press cut stitch dot rectangle dies.  I then added acetate behind this so I could make it into a shaker card by adding fake snow in the middle.

I added a panel embossed with my Star Stream embossing folder and then added glue wherever possible and added more fake snow to give a real frosty feel.

I then cut the Crafts Too snowflakes in white card with my double sided adhesive sheets attached so that i could, again add snow!

I made up the card as shown with layers of white and er more white with a little snow added!


Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Colour change...

Happy Tuesday,

Todays card is made using the same products as yesterday however a change of colour really makes a difference!

I started todays cad by embossing a panel of Christmas Red Lustre Print card form Crafts Too.  I embossed the panel with the same folder as yesterdays card the Snowflake Frame however this time I added gold gilding polish over the raised surface so the snowflakes shine!

As with yesterdays card I cut a wreath shape with 2 of the stitch dot circle dies this time in green.  I then cut the berry foliage in a light green and the holly in Christmas green sparkle print card, again from crafts too.  I added ranger red gloss accents to the foliage as berries which balances the red form the background.

A few layers of red, gold and green finish the card.  All it needs is the appropriate sentiment and ready for sending!


Monday, 18 September 2017

floating wreath...

Happy Monday,

Today's card is made using the Snowflake frame and velum a simple Christmas Card that would hopefully stand out on any mantelpiece!

I started by embossing a piece of velum using the snowflake frame 6 x 6 embossing folder from my new range.  Embossing the velum with the soft folder ensures that the velum doesn't crack even if you use, as I have here, a thin craft velum rather than parchment.  This close up shows the pattern and how it is visible in all the detail.

Next I added this to a piece of red card using spray glue which ensures that glue marks don't show through on the front.  You could also stamp a sentiment in the centre at this stage I would suggest white embossing powder would look good.

Next I cut a wreath from red card using 2 circle dies.  I then added the foliage from the Find It media foliage die PM10103 Precious Marieke The Nature of Christmas Cutting Die - 

I arranged these around the circle to make, as shown, the Christmas wreath.  I used all three styles of foliage built up to make the wreath look full.

Finally I added a striped bow on the bottom to accent the colour.


Sunday, 17 September 2017

snow, snow, snow...

Happy Sunday,

Another card made with my new range of embossing folders today and a non christmas one used for a christmas card, just add snow!

I started by embossing a square of white card with the confetti frame embossing folder.  Next, using the Izink dye based ink pad in ultramarine, I shaded the pice to give a warm blue frame.  Next I ran over the embossed area with the Izink silver pigment ink pad which makes the dots stand out.

Next I cut the centre of the frame out using the stitch dot squares die form Press cut.  I added acetate in the aperture before adding some fake snow and a panel at the back embossed with the winter trees embossing folder.
I cut the press cut scripted Merry Christmas die and cut it into 2 words using Merry at the top and Christmas on the bottom.  I then cut the poinsettia and holly form the Find It media dies I had on the last Hochanda show and arranged these with a thin satin bow on the edge.

Finally I added a mat of blue then placed this on a piece I had run double sided adhesive tape around before adding more of the snow.


Dies Used
YCD10026 Yvonne Creations Colourful Christmas Cutting Die - 
PM10103 Precious Marieke The Nature of Christmas Cutting Die - 

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Snowflake with a view...

Happy Saturday,

Todays card mixes the embossing folders along with the media plates and stamps form my second range of clear stamps.  A simple look that shows you don't have to waste any of the stamped pieces that aren't crisp enough for a card on their own ( this piece really didn't work around the edges hence the use with the folder)

I simply added this piece behind a die cut of the Crafts Too Snowflake die which I embossed with the snowflake frame embossing folder..


Friday, 15 September 2017

Luxury and Rustic...

Happy Friday,

I wanted to share this card today which I feel mixes the luxury of Gold Leaf with the whimsy of fake snow in this shaker card.

I started this card by coating a piece of crd with the Crafts Too double sided adhesive sheets.  Because of the grid lines on the reverse of the adhesive sheet I could cut just the amount needed for the card which was 5 3/4' X 5 3/4".  I then added a sheet of gold leaf using a further sheet to ensure all areas were covered.

Next I embossed this card however I used the folder in reverse to give me a debossed look, this works perfectly with the gold leaf leaving the surface with the smooth true gold look.

Next I cut the centre form the card using the stitch dot circle dies form Press Cut.  I then added a piece of acetate behind this before adding some of the funky trees ( cut form scrap pieces of the gold and copper leaf card) to a pice of star stream embossed card and fake snow.  I enclosed this with foam tape ensuring that the snow was behind and in front of the trees.

To finish I added a further tree on the front and used a piece of soft gold card embossed with the Merry Christmas section of the Tree of Hearts embossing folder ( also from my new range)


Thursday, 14 September 2017

Red Trees...

Happy Thursday,

Today's card is made using the Confetti frame, a folder that can work all year but does work for christmas it's all about what you put in the centre!

For the col,ouyrful outside I added Fired Brick distress ink to the deboss side of the embossing folder using a brayer.  I then embossed the card which transferred the colour to all the plate areas.  This is one of my favourite techniques with embossing folders its makes them even more versatile.

To make the card Christmassy ( is that a word?) I added glue around the edges of the frame section with clear glitter added over the top.  For the centre panel I added dots of glue and again added the clear glitter to add shine but not detract from the colour of the card!

The trees come form the Funky Trees set from Crafts Too here i just cut three of them and simple sanded back the card so that the texture from the die is visible.

A couple of layers of red and white and finished!