I have been having a little play with some of the new things I have bought from my numerous craft buys lately. Altnew has some gorgeous stamps that you can layer to get some fantastic effects. I have bought a few of these sets, and haven’t used all of them yet, but this one called Garden Hydrangea is a favourite.
I made this card for my Aunt for her Birthday. She also told me she loves the colour blue, I thought she did, and I’m glad she does, I do too.
Couture creations has some fabulous embossing powders that have glitter in them as well as some vibrant colours, so I used this to colour and embossed the FOR YOU sentiment on the card. I also embossed the middles of the flowers with a holographic embossing powder and embossed the vellum Hydrangea with white embossing powder. Great effects.
This is the stamp set I used from Altenew called Garden Hydrangea, a fantastic set of layering stamps. Love this set.
Another card i made this month was a Valentine Day Card for my Gorgeous Husband.
I made this using a stamp set from Unity Stamps, the sentiment is from the Lighthouse set from Altenew, stickers from Hero Arts. The Background was created by me using Tim Holtz distress inks, and cut with dies from MFT. I coloured with distress inks also. I embossed with a clear embossing powder.
This is the stamp set from Unity stamps.
I love to create and these are just a couple of items I really enjoyed this month. I hope you like them as well. Until next time…
Well I have made some cards from The Enchanted Tea Party range for Nicky P Papercrafts. I didn’t think it would take me very long to do this, but designing cards for others to make takes time and you also have to make sure that the card can be made easily. Once I started, i had so many ideas of what I wanted to do, and unsure where to start. One at a time slowly, slowly and the ideas flowed and all went well.
This is my First card, a shaker card, with glitter and microbeads as the shaker bits.
This is the Inside of the Enchanted Tea Pot Card.
The second card called The Mad Hatters Hat. The technique is Burnishing Glitter, love this it feels a little like velvet and even looks a bit like it too. The bird in the background is also made using this technique.
This is my third card, called Mad Hatters Tea Party, another shaker card using sequins as the filler.
This is the 4th card, the layout inspired by my aunts monthly card making kits from Cardmaking.net. I like this one very much as it’s more about paper piecing and layers.
The detail in the teapot and cups I drew over the top of these with some Faber Castell markers, to add dimension and depth.
I have one more work in progress which I will show what I have made so far, but it’s nowhere near finished.
This was a great gift to be able to make these cards and have enjoyed making each and every part of them. I hope you like them too. If you would like to learn how to make these cards, come to my class at Nicky P Papercrafts, on the 10th February, limited places available.
I dry embossed Card 1, with the embossing folder from Tropical Blooms on to white card. On another piece of white card I coloured it with Tim Holtz distress inks using Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Mermaid Lagoon and Faded Jeans. I’ve got a few different stamps of Hibiscus flowers from Stamp It , and stamped them using Pickled Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade. I embossed the newly coloured card with the embossing folder and coloured the raised parts with Faber Castell Big White Pen. I had some of the coloured card left over from Card 2, I die cut the flower shapes out of it and stuck them, over the flowers on the embossed white card, with foam tape. The next step was to use some stick on gems from Kaiser Craft Rhinestones in Lime Green. Framed each card with a fresh hint of blue for Card 2. and purple for Card 1. Loved how these cards turned out. Oh yes with Card 1. I coloured over the coloured leaves and flowers with Zig Wink of Stella clear brush pen, adds a slight hint of glitter, pretty! These cards are made similarly but have 2 completely different looks. Same Same but Different!
I love all the tropical flowers, hibiscus being very high on my list, and this Tropical Blooms pack is a great bonus from the Love Card Making magazine, sold in all good News Agencies.