Monday, December 10, 2018

Christmas Cards No 5 2018

Todays post is so that I can share my latest Christmas card video with you.

You can see it here

These are the cards.

I have used Kaisercraft's Sparkle range for all of the cards today. I have cut my own card bases, they are all 4" x 6". All of the papers have been inked before being used.

I started with a pink card base for this card. I used Die-Namics Mix and Match Banner die to cut 5 of the fish tail banners and the smallest die from Lifestyle Crafts Nested Lace Circles die set to cut 5 circles. I matted the banner pieces on black cardstock

The white cardstock is 5 1/2' x 3 1/2".

The banner was attached to the white panel using a sewing machine. I also stitched the patterned paper to it's mat that holds the Christmas greeting

The size of the greeting matt will depend on the size of your greeting. I have printed an assortment of greeting in different sizes and fonts and printed them out and use the one that I think best fits the space and the style of the card.

I folded the circles in half and then glued them over some twine, to form a half circle banner. This was attached to the panel using brads.

The panel was then attached to the card base using foam tape and the greeting panel was attached using foam tape too.

I cut a piece of patterned paper 5 7/8" x 3 7/8" and put it through my Big Shot with an embossing folder.

The fishtail banner is 3 1/5" long and 1 1/2" deep.

To cut the Christmas trees I cut a rectangle that was 3" x 1 1/2", found the middle point on one of the shorter edges and then using my scissors cut from the corner of the other short ent to the point I  had just marked, then repeated this for the other side. I made 3 of these and attached them to the card using double sided tape. I cut a small gold star using my Nellie's Multi Frame Star die and attached that to the top of the trees.

I then chose a greeting, matted it on some patterned paper and attached it to the card using foam tape.

Four strips of patterned paper 3/4" by 5" with a fish tail cut out of one end were embossed using a Cuttlebug Embossing folder and my Big Shot.

A piece of patterned paper,  4" x 1 1/4" was punched on each long edge and then matted on a piece of darker patterned papers with about 1/4" extended past the top and bottom of the punched piece. This was attached at about the middle of the card using foam tape.

The white cardstock was cut to 3" x 1 1/2" and embossed with the same folder as I used on the patterned paper. The Christmas tree, which was stamped using one of the stamps from Kaisercraft's Sparkle clear stamp set then heat embossed, was attached to the centre of the white cardstock then attached to the front of the card using foam tape at the top and double sided tape in the middle so it would sit level.

The greeting is a rub on from Kaisercraft.

This card uses the waste from cutting out the Christmas tree I used in the previous card.

I cut a piece of patterned paper 5 3/4" x 3 3/4" and attached that to the card base.

Next I cut 7 pieces of patterned paper 1/2" by 3 3/4" and attached them to the card front, approximately central.

I tied a piece of twine around the pink negative cut out panel and a gold star to the top of the tree and then attached that to the card using foam tape.

The matted greeting was also attached with foam tape.

The papers on this card were all distressed as well as inked. The background panel is 5 3/4" x 3 3/4".

The larger fishtail banner is 3" x 5" and the other one is 2 1/2" x 4 1/2".

The scalloped circle is the 4th in the set of Lifestyle Crafts Nested Lace Circles. (Approx 3")

The bauble embellishment is from the collectables pack that goes with this range, I have tied some twine through the loop and attached it to the scalloped circle.

The scalloped circle is attached to the card using foam tape.

Hope you have enjoyed looking at these cards.

Pop over and check out the video here and see them being made. Hope this inspires you to make some cards.

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If Cats Had Phones Art Journal page

Good afternoon everyone.

This post is about this art journal page.

I started with a background that I created a long time ago and it was very bright, so I gave it 2 thick coats of Gesso letting it dry between coats. The colour was so strong it bled through the Gesso.
I did not add anymore colour to the background as I wanted a very light palette for the design to stand out against. 

I used Dylusions Diamonds in the Rough mini stencil and some Matisse Iridescent Medium to add some texture. 

Using Stayzon ink in black I stamped randomly using Kaszazz's Life's Little Moments stamp. 

With Watering Can (Grey) Archival ink I stamped Clearly Besotted's solid leaf stamp here and there around the edges of the page.

Next I used Jet Black Archival ink and Dylusions leaf outline stamp from the Further Around the Edge stamp pack to add more leaves to the edges of the page.

The orange flowers were stamped with a stamp I got with a magazine purchase and Tiger Lily Archival Ink.

To create the cats I used a Dylusions Puddy Cat stamp and Stayzon Ink on water colour paper. The large cat is coloured using water colour pencils and for the small cat I used Twinkling H2O's. These were then fussy cut and attached to the page using Matt Gel Medium

I have shaded around the cats using a black Faber-Castell Big Brush marker.

The leaves were also coloured using a Big Brush Marker in Leaf Green.

I have then detailed the cats and the orange flowers using an Artline 0.4 tip permanent marker

The heading was a stamp in the same stamp pack as the cats, so I stamped it on watercolour paper and attached it to the page with Matt Gel Medium before detailing around it with the same pen as I used previously.

To finish the page off I ran around the edge of the page with a gold ink pad and a black one.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

2009 Layout


Today I am sharing a layout I created using photos from Christmas 2009. Charli was nearly 2 at the time so it was the first year that she knew what was going on. I have a process video over on my Youtube channel so why not pop over and check it our here.

I have gone with the minimalistic look to this layout. The papers I have used are from SEI and the range is called Glitzmas. I have had this paper for some years so it is probably not available anymore.

The background has got some Modelling Paste through a Christmas Tree stencil which I have left white, so it is tone on tone but is there when you look at it in real life. A light splattering of mists in colours that coordinate with the papers finish the background off. Each of the papers and the photos are matted on white cardstock and inked.

The Baubles are cut from silver cardstock using Memory Box Snowflake Ornament die. I have used silver because there is silver in the patterned papers. Each of the baubles have been attached with a heart shaped red brad.

The photos are attached with foam tape and the patterned papers are attached using double sided tape.

I would love it if you popped over to my Youtube channel and watched my video, maybe even subscribe to my channel.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

More Christmas Cards

Hi there.

Well look at me go, another process video for these 5 Christmas cards.

You can see the video here

This first card has no middles section to the front of the card. The Christmas trees hold the front of the card together.
I made a standard 6" x 4" card and then cut the front section at 1 1/2" and then 2" up from the new bottom. I matted the top and bottom sections with 2 patterned papers and then used the Christmas trees that I had fussy cut from another patterned paper to join the 2 sections back together. The greeting was printed on my computer then matted before being attached with foam tape.

This square card is 5 1/4" in size because I found some envelopes in my stash that this size will fit into and I wanted to start using them up.

The red 2 1/4" squares were cut from a metallic glimmer velum. The gold squares were cut from a Christmas card I received last year.

The banner was cut using a no-name die, there are 2 pieces to it the frame and the background. I have cut the frame in gold cardstock and the background in the same velum.
I have matted the computer printed greeting on some of the velum and attached it to the card.

This 6" x 4" card is a top opening landscape card. I have cut 2 pieces of patterned paper 2 1/2" x 5 3/4". I have distressed and inked the edges and then attached them to each other so the top cardstock overlaps the bottom one. I then tied a piece of ribbon around this panel before attaching it to the card base. I cut a piece of white cardstock 3 3/4" x 1 1/2" and used foam tape to attach that to the card to hold the matted greeting and the Christmas tree embellishment.

This card is very simple. The 6" x 4" portrait card base has been matted with a piece of kraft cardstock that I cut to 3 3/4" x 5 3/4" then put through my big shot with a music notes embossing folder. I inked the edges and lightly wiped the ink pad over the embossed surface to highlight the pattern. I used a no name die to cut the baubles from white cardstock. After I attached that to the front of the card I applied some Stickles randomly on the baubles and I have coated my greeting with Glossy Accents

This square card measures 5 1/2" x 5 1/2". I have cut a background patterned paper 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" then patterned paper No. 2 to 4 1/2" x 5 1/4" which I have punched the two longer edges with a border punch. Another piece of the background patterned paper 3 3/4" x 5 1/4" was layered on top of that so that the punched edges poked through. Pattern paper no. 3 was cut to 3 1/4" x 5 1/4" and attached on top of the other papers using foam tape. I cut the greeting with Sizzix 662667 alphabet die and the background patterned paper and attached it to a piece of white cardstock that measures 3 3/4" x 2", this was attached to the front of the card toward the right hand edge of patterned paper no. 3. A purchased tag embellishment was add to complete the card.

I hope you pop over to my Youtube Chanel and check out the video. You will find 3 other card making videos linked in the description of this video that you might like to check out too.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Christmas Cards Group 3

Good afternoon

Today I am sharing another video I have created showing the process to create these cards.

You can watch the video here. In the description of this video you will find a link to the other two videos I have posted on creating Christmas Cards. The 3 videos show you have to make 20 cards in total

My goal is to use as much of my Christmas stash as I can.

This first card has a stepped front which is not easy to see in the photo. The front of the card has been cut back to 4" x 4" and then all of the layers have been added to that so that they step out until the top layer is level with the right hand edge of the card base. All of the papers have been distressed and inked around the edges.
I have added a purchased bauble sticker that I have threaded some ribbon through and a computer generated Christmas greeting to finish the card

I have used some corrugated cardstock as the bottom layer on this next card. I cannot even guess how long I have had that. A layer of patterned paper and then some white cardstock. The edges of all the papers has been inked with black Versa Color ink.

I have die cut the bauble decoration from gold cardstock, green/blue cardstock and red cardstock then layered them in the appropriate places to create the embellishment.
I attached it to the card and then covered the bow with red stickles for some shimmer.

The greeting has been printed from my computer and then matted on some red cardstock. It has been attached to the card using foam tape

This next card is a shaker card. I die cut the baubles from a piece of white cardstock that I had trimmed to 3 3/4" x 5 3/4" so I would have a 1/8" border all the way around my 6" x 4" card

I also cut the tops of the bauble from gold cardstock.

I attached a piece of acetate to the back of the panel and then used glue to put the bauble detail back into the cut out shape.

I created a border all of the way around each bauble on the back of the panel using foam tape, I tipped the ultra fine red glitter into the well that this created and then covered it with a piece of white paper. Make sure you have a complete row of tape surrounding your glitter or you will end up with glitter everywhere and none left in your card.

I then attached the red ribbon from the top of the bauble and carried it over the top of the panel. The gold bauble tops were then glued into position.

The greeting was cut using a die and attached with glue

The bauble on this last card is made using Washi tape. I covered a piece of white cardstock with an assortment of glitter washi tapes then used a circle die to cut out a circle in a size to suit my panel.

The card has 3 background panels made from patterned paper, the top layer is white cardstock that I have embossed using a Cuttlebug embossing folder.

The top of the bauble is a small rectangle I have cut from the leftover washi covered cardstock

The white layer and the bauble are attached using foam tape.

For the greeting I have cut it once from patterned paper and twice from white cardstock and stuck them on top of each other to create a slightly raised greeting.

Hope you enjoy my videos if you check them out.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Katy Perry Layout

Hi there

Tonight I want to share with you a YouTube clip that shows the process I used to create this layout.

You will find the video here

My first step was to give the background a coat of clear Gesso then some Modelling Paste through a Kaisercraft stencil called Lattice.

I used some Pearlescent watercolours and some Dylusions Ink Spray to add some colour over the top of the texture paste.  The same ink spray and some Black Magic Glimmermist were then splattered randomly over the page.

Lots of border stamps were used with Stayzon Ink to stamp vertically over the page to give it more texture and interest.

I chose 7 co-ordinating patterned papers from my stash and cut some 3/4" strips in various lengths to use behind my photo.

The photo was double matted and attached using foam tape to make it stand out from the background.

I die cut a journalling block from one of the patterned papers and attached it to the layout under the photo and used some glittery black alpha stickers to finish the journalling off and create the title

Hope you can check out the video.

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

Christmas Cards 2018 Group 2

Good morning

I have made some more Christmas cards and a process video to share with you today

You can see the video here

These are the cards I have made this week. My aim is to use as much as possible of the huge "Christmas" stash I have been saving for that special card.

All of the card bases are cut from white cardstock and are 6" x 4". I get 3 cards from each 12" x 12" sheet.

This card features some Creative Imaginations stickers. They are beautiful stickers that have a high gloss finish. I have attached them to the card with some ribbon. The two round baubles are attached with foam tape. The paper I used on this card  is from SEI and is a glitter paper. For the greeting I have printed a whole sheet of greetings in various fonts and sizes and I cut them up and use them as they are required. I have mounted it on a patterned paper mat and then attached it to the card with foam tape.

The front panel of this card was created using the Kaisercraft Mini die "Christmas Tree" and some Modelling Paste. A ribbon tied around the panel before it is attached to the card using foam tape gives the card some extra texture. The tree is on gold cardstock and the red cardstock behind the panel is red mirror board

This card took me quite a while because I have threaded micro beads onto gold wire to create the tree then used the same wire to outline the tree. I have layered gold embossed paper, pink and white cardstock for the background layers

The inspiration for this card came from Pinterest, a post by Split Coast Stampers. The combination of the white and kraft cardstocks are just so "clean". I have used a Cuttlebug embossing folder to create the background for the kraft trees. The decoration on the trees was created using Scribbles which is very similar to Stickles and Kindy Glitz. I tossed up weather to go with white or gold ribbon but decided to go with white.

The Christmas tree on this card is cut using an unbranded die I bought on the internet. There is another bigger piece to this tree but I thought it was too big for the card so left it off.
The patterned paper used for the first layer is by Best Creations Ink and is very old. I can't remember what the brand of paper is that I used for the tree. The tree decorations and base are cut from red mirror board. I have used the same method for the greeting as I did on the first card.

This card is several layers of patterned paper from Kaisercraft's Countdown and Christmas collections from several years ago. The edges of all of the layers have been distressed and inked. The bells are a clear sticker from Clover, once again very old.
The greeting has been matted on some patterned paper then I added a brad put to each end and attached it to the card using foam tape. The white square of cardstock has also been attached to the card with foam tape.

So don't forget to check out the video here for full instructions on how to make these cards. Hope you enjoy it and subscribe to my channel.

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

24th April Layout and process video

Good morning

Today I am sharing a double page 8" x 8" layout.

You can see the process video here.

I have used the Kaisercraft "Party" collection on this page.

I have also used some Colour Blast Pastes through a 13@rts stencil on the background.

The border is made using my sewing machine and a straight stitch and a zig zag stitch over the top of a hand drawn sketchy border.

There is a pocket behind one of the photos that holds the program with all the details of the play she was in.

The photos are matted on tissue paper.

Hope you will check out my video and subscribe to my channel.

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Motorbike Ride Layout

Good Afternoon

To create this page I have used a Kaisercraft "Party" paper pad.

I have torn 2 edges of the white cardstock and placed a couple of layers of patterned paper behind the photo which has been matted on white cardstock. I have wrapped some twine around the top layer of patterned paper.

The scalloped patterned paper that has been layered at the bottom of the page was created using a Sizzix die called Lace Scallop. The hearts, scribbly circle and You & Me are chipboard that I have heat embossed with White.

The title is made with alpha stickers.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Choir Layout

Good Afternoon again

2 post in one day.....what is happening

I am sharing a layout that belongs in my Grand-daughters yearly album. It is an 8" x 8" album so I have to scale everything down.

I am using Kaisercraft's Party collection throughout the album.

The background cardstock is plain white. Using my Scan N Cut I cut a circular frame out of one of the papers and attached it to the background.

I then cut 3 strips of patterned paper to go down the left hand edge of the page and 3 strips of the dark grey paper, which I punched to go between the layers.

I saved the punched out flowers and stuck them randomly to the background.

I have then added a dob of Scribbles (similar to Stickles) to the centre of each of the flowers. This is quite textured and stands off the page quite well.

The title is cut using Sizzix "Cherish" font dies.

You can see the dimension that the Scribbles add to the flowers in this photo.

Would love to hear your comments

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