Thursday, 25 October 2018

Graceful Glass Bookmark. Number 47 of #100things

Good Morning Everyone,

Today I have this cute little bookmark for you. I tend to read a lot of books, so a bookmark is a must for me, so I thought I would make myself a pretty little one using the beautiful Graceful Glass Printed Vellum.

These are really quick and easy to make, and would make a great little gift or packaged up could do well for a craft fair.

Take the printed vellum pack and find the design that has four long thin panels. Cut down this piece to create four even panels approx. 5" x 1 1/2" each. Pick one of the designs for your bookmark.

I used watercolour pencils to create a softer look, but nay colouring medium will work. Turn the panel over and colour in the back side of the vellum. Add colour using the watercolour pencils, then blend the colour together to get rid of the harsh lines.

Add small dots of liquid glue to a few places and them adhere to a piece of whisper white of the same size. Usually you have to be careful with glue and vellum as it can show through but with the colouring on the back makes the adhesive less noticeable.

Cut a piece of old olive cardstock that measures 5 3/4" x 1 3/4". Round the corners of one short edge using the detailed trio punch. Also cut a hole using another function on the punch. Use this hole to thread a length of Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and secure this in place with a small length of baker twine tied into a knot.

Here's a list of all the supplies I used today, click on the images to head over to my online store:-
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Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Very Vintage Inky Block Technique Birthday Card. Number 46 of #100things

Hello Everyone

Today I wanted to show you this wonderful technique - I'm not sure if it have a 'proper' or 'technical' name so I'm just going to go with 'Inky Block' and it will all become clear shortly.

 I love the results you get with this, a little similar to the baby wipe technique I thought... what do you think??

 Create a card base from a piece of basic black cardstock  that measures 5 7/8" x 8 1/4", scored and folded at 4 1/8".

Cut two pieces of Whisper white that measure 5 5/8" x 3 7/8" and adhere one to the inside of the card.

Take an acrylic block and your ink pads and add ink directly to the block. I used four colours so added colour to each corner - be careful when adding the ink that you don't overlap the colour too much or you could end up lift a different colour from the block onto the pad. See below:-

Using your spritzer, add a few squirts of water to gently mix the colour.

Choose your stamp and mount onto a seperate block - now that the stamp and use the inked up block as you would an ink pad. gently press the stamp into the ink, and then transfer to the other whisper white piece you cut down.

I cleaned off my stamp a few times throughout the process to try stop getting the ink to 'muddy' and merged to one colour. Another tip is to try not to move the stamp too much when on your make shift ink pad - use one firm press to pick up the colour - again this will help keep the colours seperate.

On a scrap piece of whisper white stamp the sentiment and cut out, then layer onto a piece of basic black.

Once the large stamped panel is dry, adhere to the front of the card. Make sure you add plenty of adhesive to the back of this, as sometimes it can warp slightly due to the extra moisture you added with the spritzer.

Add the sentiment to the bottom right hand corner. Then using a few of the sequins from the mini sequin trim add to the centre of each image.

Here's a list of all the supplies I used today, click on the images to head over to my online store.
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Thanks so much for joining me today. 

Don't forget the 24 hour Birthday Sale that is happening today - although the stamp sets I have used today aren't included - you can get yourself 15% discount off selected sets for today only so head over to my store to take a look....

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Stampin Up 24 hour Birthday Sale

Good Morning Everyone,

I just wanted to pop on this morning and share this amazing Birthday treat that Stampin Up are offering for TODAY ONLY.

They have selected a huge bunch of Stamp Sets and for the next 24 hours they are offer 15% off the Retail price.

See below for the sets that are included:-

If you are interested in taking advantage of this amazing offer, head over to my online store now:- 

or contact me for any further information.

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Monday, 22 October 2018

Congrats on your New Home Card. Number 45 of #100things

Hi Everyone,

A friend of mine has recently moved house, so I needed to make a new home card. I looked through all my stamp sets and I couldn't find anything that I could use which was a New Home etc. So I decided to use the treehouse and the labeller stamp set. 

Using one of our alphabet stamp sets means you will never be stuck for a sentiment again, as you can make any sentiment you like.

She has very eclectic tastes and is super quirky - this is what I came up with and She loved it...

Create a card base from a piece of whisper white that measure 8 1/4" x 5 7/8".

Take the treehouse from Treehouse Adventure and cover the card from with them, I chose to do each house in a different colour but you could stick to a particular colour theme or just one or two and alternate them. Build up the images to create a full image.

Taking some scraps of whisper white and the labeller alphabet stamp set and create the sentiment strips. Cut out each word seperately and mount onto basic black cardstock. Add dimensionals to the back of these and arrange onto the card front.

Here's a list of the supplies I used today, click on the images to head over to my online store.
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Thanks for taking a look at my card today. 

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Lovely & Lasting Let's Celebrate Greeting Card. Creative Colour Challenges #CCC44

  Good Morning Everyone Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend - we have been doing the odd jobs around the house in and among...