Thursday, 17 July 2014

Sew Sweeter

A new blog post by me on Craft Stamper blog today. Why not pop over to the blog for more details and step-by-step of how to make this card.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Cupcake Blueprint

I have a 30th Birthday card to share with you today. I used Tim Holtz Birthday Blueprint stamp set for the main cupcake image. It's a great celebration stamp set and ideal for men and women, as well as all ages. The number and sentiment stamps are both from The Artistic Stamper.

To make this card I started by stamping the cupcake image onto light blue card and smooth white card with a Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad. I cut out the light blue stamped image and mounted it onto a piece of mid-blue card. I coloured the image that was on the white card with Copics. I cut the elements out and attached them to the other image with foam pads.

I cut a piece from the front of the card blank, as shown below. Down the edge of the inside of the card blank I stamped Happy Birthday. I used Katy Leitch's Greetings stamp set available from The Artistic Stamper. The 30 panel on the front I used another Katy Leitch's stamp set called Numerical plate  for the numbers.

I attached the cupcake image to the front of the card with foam pads. I also added a picture frame corner to the top left corner. I drew faux stitching around the edge with a white gel pen. To finish the card I added Stickles to the flame and Glossy Accents to the little Birthday tab.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge: July

The July blog challenge starts today on The Craft Stamper blog. The theme of the challenge is the Embossing Resist technique.

This is my DT card for the challenge.

To create my card I started by stamping the butterflies and sentiment with a VersaMark ink pad. The stamp sets I used were Flutterby by Katy Leitch and Journaling Words #1 both available from The Artistic Stamper. I then heat embossed the stamped images with a clear embossing powder, as shown below.

I then added different colours using Distress Ink pads and a blending tool.

The ink pads I used were  Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers and Shaded Lilac.

I then stencilled flowers onto the image using a Walnut Stain Distress ink pad and a piece of blending foam. The stencil I used was PaperArtsy Stencil 005 by Lin Brown. I also stencilled more flowers using PaperArtsy Stencil 004 by Lin Brown and Brayed Burlap ink pad.

I distressed the edges of the images with a paper distressing tool. I attached the image to a square of brown card and added small silver brads in the corners before adding to a square card blank.

For more details about the challenge or to enter pop over to The Craft Stamper blog

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Jofy heart

I have so many projects and cards I have made this year but I never got round to blogging them so I am having a catch-up over the next few weeks.

Today I have a decorated heart to share with you. The heart was made of mdf. I started by adding a coat of Gesso to the heart. Once this was dry I added Grunge Paste through a TCW stencil called 'Mini Butterfly Meadow'. When the Grunge Paste was dry I added Inky Pool, Bora Bora and Beach Hut Fresco Finish paint from PaperArtsy for the sky background.

When the paint was dry I lightly sanded the background so the paste showed through. I stamped the flowers and leaves using Fern Green Archival ink pad. The grasses were stamped with Jet Black Archival ink pad. The stamp set I used for the flowers and leaves was Jofy Collection 12.

I painted card with areas of Tinned Peas, Yellow Submarine, Very Berry and Sherbet Fresco Finish paint from PaperArtsy. When the paint was dry I stamped the flower heads and leaves. I then cut them out before adding to the hearts. To finish I added Start Dust Stickles and a white ribbon tied through the top.