Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Sympathy cards for Paper Rose

 Today, I'm sharing a set of sympathy cards for Paper Rose Studios.

I used a 3D embossing folder on some Neenah solar white 110lb cardstock. I used a blending brush to add some Distress Oxide ink around the edges (thank you to my crafty friend, Esther, for that suggestion!), before matting it on some matching cardstock and then adhering to a top folding white card. The sentiment is from the Daisy Border stamp set, which I white embossed onto a scrap of the same coloured cardstock.

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Friday, 14 May 2021

Release day at Picket Fence Studios

It's release day at Picket Fence Studios, and I have a post up on the Picket Fence blog!

Here's a sneak peek: 

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Thursday, 13 May 2021

Fusion - Thank you

Welcome to a new challenge at Fusion!


I used a printed sentiment from Paper Rose Studios, which I foiled with Heidi Swapp Minc foil, and adhered it over some patterned paper from my stash.


Make sure you check out all the rest of the inspiration at the Fusion challenge blog, and play along with your own creation!

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Sunday, 9 May 2021

Happy Mother's Day

 Happy Mother's Day to my wonderful Mum, and to all the mothers out there! 

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Saturday, 8 May 2021

Pink Daisies for Picket Fence Studios

 Today, I'm sharing a pink daisy card using stamps from Picket Fence Studios.

 I stamped the image in black in, and then in Versamark, before clear embossing it. I then coloured it with Copic markers. I coloured the edge of the card base with one of the copic markers I used in the daisies.


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Friday, 7 May 2021

Textured Rainbow for Paper Rose

Back in February, I attended an online Gel Press workshop/retreat with Lydia Fiedler of Understand Blue. There were heaps of amazing techniques, and these two cards came from one of those techniques.

I began by running a piece of white cardstock through my die cutting machine to emboss with the Tulips 3D embossing folder. I then added Distress Oxide inks in Abandoned Coral, Fossilized Amber and Broken China to my Gel Press and blended the colours with a brayer. I then gently pressed  the embossed panel into the gel press to pick up the colour onto the raised parts of the image. To finish the first card, I added a die cut and a printed sentiment strip.


This results in lots of ink being left on the Gel Press where the embossed image did not pick it up, so I took a piece of printer paper and took a print from the remaining ink. 

To finish the 2nd card, I added a stamped sentiment.

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Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Floral Mother's Day cards

 I made three Mother's Day cards using the same stamps, the same white embossing, but three different colouring techniques. 


For this card, I coloured using Nuance watercolour powders.


For this 2nd card, I used Distress Oxide inks for the ink smooshed background, and copic markers to add deeper colour to the flowers and leaves.

I used Zig markers and a water brush for this 3rd card. 


The floral stamp I used in these cards is sadly discontinued, so I have linked below to some other floral stamps that would work just as well.

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Monday, 3 May 2021

Rainbow Mother's Day cards

 I'm sharing a couple of rainbow Mother's Day cards today.

I inked this card in an unusual way. I had an ancient rainbow ink pad with a series of little foam pads. The foam had deteriorated so much that the pad was totally unusable in the usual way, so I swiped it over a few card bases and then scraped the degraded foam off the surface with a stencil scraping tool.

(You could get the same effect by swiping with some mini ink pads)

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Saturday, 1 May 2021

Hi, chook chook chook

This seamless stamp from Picket Fence Studios is so much fun - when I look at it, I actually hear those little contented clucking noises chickens make!


 I lined up the stamp using my MISTI to extend the chickens from top to bottom of the card front. I then used dies in the Slim Line die cutting system: Scalloped Framed dies to create the inlaid "hi".

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Thursday, 29 April 2021

Fusion - Mother's Day

 Welcome to a new challenge at Fusion!


 I used a tag from Heidi Swapp/Minc, foiled with hot pink foil. I then stenciled over it using a Tim Holtz stencil, tied a ribbon and twine to the top, and used a stencil from Simon Says Stamp for the background.


Make sure you check out all the rest of the inspiration at the Fusion challenge blog, and play along with your own creation!

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One layer card for A Blog Named Hero

This month's challenge theme at A Blog Named Hero was Anniversary. The challenge ends on the 28th (get in quick!) so if you're reading this, chances are the challenge has ended, but don't let that stop you making cards! I made this one which I suppose could work for an anniversary card (that's what I love about "hello" cards - they're multipurpose!)


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Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Bookmark for Paper Rose

 This project for Paper Rose is a bit outside my comfort zone. It is not a card, I used ribbon, I used coloured pencils, and (this one is the most unlike my usual style) I used olive green!


I used the Hanging On stamp set from the Snugglepot & Cuddlepie series from Paper Rose Studio. I coloured it with Derwent pencils. I cut the white panel so that it was straight at the top and bottom, but fussy cut around the image in the middle, then I added it to a navy mat and then to an olive green bookmark. I punched a hole in the top and added some ribbon and twine from my stash.

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Sunday, 25 April 2021

More Mother's Day cards

 I have another installment of Mother's Day cards to share today :) I used floral stamps from Wplus9 and Altenew/Pink Fresh Studio, and sentiments from Avery Elle and Artee stamps (sadly, they are both discontinued)



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