Friday, 31 July 2015

A pink pinwheel birthday card

Can you believe that it is the 31st July already? I know I've seen many Christmas in July sales and thought little of them ... Some companies have even been showcasing their Christmas products. Maybe this will encourage me to get ahead with my Christmas card making!!

I know that this evening when I briefly popped outside there was the most amazing Full, bright moon - just stunning in the night sky.

Today's card is a fun one in a mix of pink colours - here it is:

The base of my card was white cardstock. In making the first matting layer, I added 0.5 inch double sided tape to all the edges of a piece of American Craft pink cardstock then sprinkled and burnished Iced snow onto it.

I used a piece of taupe cardstock from an AC cardstock pack then embossed it with a Sue Wilson A4 knotted Trellis embossing folder. I added foam underneath to add dimension and on top added a Bo Bunny Crystal rhinestone.

The central pinwheel is made from a Sue Wilson Quilted Blocks striplet die; cutting this twice, in two different tones of pink and backing them with the taupe cardstock and then cutting them into squares (you end up with removing the centre piece as it is a different pattern to the two ends which are the ones you keep and use!) Lay them out using glue dots so you can reposition if needed, then I added a piece of Really Reasonable ribbon on top of the pinwheel.

I used the smallest die of the Sue Wilson Noble collection classic adorned die, cutting it in white and backing it with the darker of the two pink tones.
The sentiment was one from my stash.

On the inside of the card I used the Sue Wilson expressions sentiment.

Here are the main ingredients that I used to make this card:

Thanks for reading today's blog, I hope you like my card

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

A peach coloured Birthday Card

Hello my blogging friends and family, how are you? I hope your Wednesday is going/has gone well. Wednesday, it seems to me, is a strange day of the week. Getting to it can be slow going and once it's here the week seems to zoom!

It was freezing overnight, literally zero degrees; and we are hoping it hasn't killed all our new plants that we added to our garden over the weekend.

Today's card is another product of the weekend. Here it is:

I was playing with some new Spellbinders dies layering up different dies in the set and this card was the result.
I used two colour palettes, milk and peach from two different American Crafts paper packs.

Made with the smallest Spellbinders Triple Floral die and using white cardstock I created the central panel. I used a Just Rite sentiment stamp with a memento ink pad which I also used to colour inside the die before I separated the die from the cardstock.

Using the next die in the set which is a square dotted edge die, I cut the first peach layer then added the inner die and just embossed it into the card without cutting it through.

I did this a coupe of times when making the card - it just gives a nice impression.

I cut the largest frame twice to add a little dimension to the top layer. I used an Adirondack Lights - Peach Bellini ink pad to distress the edges of the milk coloured cardstock for the middle matted layer.

I added a Sue Wilson leaf die with a Petaloo flower in the bottom right hand corner of the card.

I used the Cottage Cutz die on the inside of the card.

Here are the main ingredients that I used to make this card:

Thanks for stopping by and reading today's post. I trust the rest of you week is amazing...

Monday, 27 July 2015

Have a Hoot Birthday Card

Hi, how are you today? I hope you have had a great Monday and are looking forward to your week ahead.

Today's card is one of those I made over the weekend when I was in my crafting space enjoying just playing and experimenting with dies and stamps.

Here is my card:

I began by folding an A4 sheet of white cardstock in half and cutting it into an oval shaped card by using a Spellbinders Grand Oval die. I then used the same die and its smaller counterpart to create a green oval ring using the American Crafts pastel cardstock pack.

I added this fantastic Grosgrain green and black striped wired edge ribbon to the card base.

On top I added 4 pieces I cut from the Sue Wilson Petite Arched Adornment die in white cardstock. (Actually they were an experiment - I had cut them for another card but somehow I didn't use them... until now!)

I cut a frame using the Austrian collection Innsbruck die cut with white cardstock which I backed with the oval cut from the Spellbinders Oval Floral. in the pale green cardstock.

I stamped the sentiment onto white cardstock, coloured it with Distress ink and cut it out with a small oval die.

The bow I tied separately and added it to the side of the card.

I just love this little chap. Owls seem to be very on trend right now. He just seemed to leap out at me when I was looking for a central feature of this card.
I stamped the image with a Memento Black Tuxedo ink pad and coloured it with Copics

I used this stamp on the inside of the card as the sentiment. A freebie from one of my Magazine subscriptions. I also coloured it with my Copics.

The main ingredients that I used to make this card were:

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you like my card ...

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