My Makes

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.

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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.

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Another card i made this month was a Valentine Day Card for my Gorgeous Husband.

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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.

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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…

 

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Cards made 2016

wish you were here hedgehog
One of my favourite stamps from Penny Black, which I have owned for about 16 years, always makes the perfect card. I stamped on white card stock with black ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I coloured with watercolour pencils, fussy cut and shaped then stuck to the card with foam tape. A gold sentiment stickers are then added to finish off.

Love Card Making magazine issue 13

Hibiscus fun white
Card 1.     The magazine has free embossing folders, stamps and dies.
Hibiscus fun Colour
Card 2.    The 2 cards are both made from the bonus sets called Tropical Blooms.

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.

 

 

 

Some of the first cards I made in June of 2016, when I started to seriously enjoy this Great Craft.

FishElizabeth Craft Black Stickers ‘Koi fish and Flowers’ stuck onto acetate and coloured with Sakura Glace Pens.  They are then put onto white embossed card with 2mm foam tabs. The white embossed card (Background card) is coloured with a metallic blue rub on.  All layered onto a dark blue card, to frame the finished product.

Fish Happy BirthdayThis card is also made in the same way as the one above but the Blue Fish sticker has been put onto Adhesive Glitter foil first, then applied to the acetate and coloured with the Sakura Glace Pens.  An all occasion sticker is used in the centre for the sentiment.

My first try at colouring with the Sakura Glace Pens on acetate.  I love this technique and you will see more of this on future cards.