Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Sparkly Shaped Card

Hi All

I would like to share with you a flowery, sparkly shaped card that opens and extend to reveal the sentiment.

Closed: 145cm x 145cm
Opened: 334cm x 145cm

I used a die for the corners to shape the card.

I used the Trellis Clarity stencil, applying Classic Stampin' Inks with the stencil brushes. I also used white pigment ink to highlight some areas before dotting glitter/stickles along these areas.

I spritz the voile in green and used the heat gun to speed up the drying time.

For the flowers I used the Agapanthus and Daisies Claritystamps with the Pansy punch, adding black gems in the middle.

I made the background first then cut it up to fit the different panels inside. I used the Tree Branch stamp through the stencil before dotting with a yellow sparkly Sakura gel pen along the leaves to add more bling.

I couldn't decide on the sentiment but then finally saw this and I thought it fits to all the blogs, challenges and products I use as well as to what I aspire to when I create my projects.

I used WoW! Silver Dollar embossing powder on tracing paper so the background can still be seen through. I then traced the sentiment from the back with Stampin' Markers before cutting around it.

I'm really pleased with the card but it's not as striking and sparkly on the photos. I guess I need to get the lighting better next time!

I am entering this card to the following challenges:
Clarity stamp Challenge - 31 Shaped Cards
Crafting From The Heart - 79 Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - 281 Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers And More - 148 Make It Sparkle
Glitter 'N' Sparkle - 156 Add Lots Of Glitter & Sparkles

Thank you for looking


Thursday, 24 September 2015

Shadow Box Frame

Hi All

I've been meaning to show you the frame I made for the Blue, Bubbles & Shell project below which I created a couple of months ago. 

We didn't have any frames to hand and haven't had time to get one so I decided to make one out of card based on Amanda Bates' tutorial from The Craft Spa.

From playing around with measurements, to have an inch border, add 7" from the measurement of the card. The card is 7"x7" so to have an inch border I needed a 14"x14" black card which I didn't have so I used 5 different sections to build up the frame:
7"x7" (Section A), 4"x9" (x4 - Section B, C, D & E)

With the 4" on top, score all the 4"x9" cards at 0.5", 1.5", 2", 3", 3.5"
Turn clockwise to have the 9" on top and MARK at 1.5" and 7.5" do not score all the way down!
Score from the mark to the 1.5" score line - creating a corner triangle.
Cut these triangles out and Sections B & C are ready.
For the Sections D & E, with the other 9" on top:
Score at 1" and 8" down to an inch
Score diagonally from the bottom of the above score line to the edge of the card an inch down.
Cut out these sections.

Now to assemble the frame, start with Section A as the base and adhere Sections B & C on top and bottom.
Then add Sections D & E on the sides.

Hope this makes sense and is helpful to those who wants to do bigger Shadow Box Frames.

Thanks for looking and happy crafting.


Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Jay's Birthday Card

Hi All

It's been been a while but here's a photo of the birthday card I made for Jay last month.

Products Used:
Claritystamp Boy and Bird
Claritystamp Abstract Squares Stencil
Claritystamp Letterbox set
Clarity Stencil Brushes
Stampin' Trimmer to score the border
Classic Stampin' Pads
Centura Pearl

Jay said he really liked the card and he's actually scored the borders of a few of his recent card projects so I'm very pleased with it.

Thanks for looking


Saturday, 12 September 2015

Happy 30th Birthday

Hi All

Hope your having a great weekend so far. I want to share a card I made for my sister's boyfriend who are both in Brussels celebrating his 30th birthday this weekend.

The card is inspired by Amanda Bates at The Craft Spa. I altered the measurements to fit the card base I had which was 148 x 296 and I trimmed it down to 144mm x 288mm so its divisible to 24mm.

The Stampin' Trimmer is great for this type of card as you can cut in the middle of the card with ease AND score as well...definitely a great tool to have!

Other products used:
Papermania Papers
Classic Stampin' Pads
Age Awareness Stamps
Bow Builder Punch
Little Numbers Thinlits
Black Gems from stash

I am entering this card to the following challenges:
Crafting From The Heart - 76 Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - 278 Anything Goes
Creative Moments - 76 Anything Goes / Use A Sentiment
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - 92 Anything Goes

Thanks for looking and happy crafting