Wednesday, 21 August 2013

We Three Kings

Picked this little image up cheap from a market stall. Now I know why it was so cheap and I shouldn't have fallen for it - it took me several goes to get a decent image - each time there was a different part missing! However, I persevered and eventually made a couple of similar cards.
I  am trying to get motivated to make a bunch of Christmas cards but my mojo seems to have taken a hike since returning from our holiday in France LOL!
I cut a silver glitter card frame to mount around the image using  a couple of octagon dies. The black embossed image was sponged with Memento Summer sky and Paris Dusk as was the label for the sentiment. These were mounted on textured white card.
A very quick card for making batches of Christmas cards using different embossed images. I won't be using this particular one again. haha!

Challenges entered:
Just us Girls  Mono Blue #202
Challenges4Everybody No 27 Anything Goes
Make It Monday # 154
The Hobby House #3 Christmas
Through the Class Room Door 20-27 Aug Anything Goes

Products used:
White Card Base, White Textured c/s - Papermania - Midnight Monochrome, Kanban Silver Sparkle, Stamp -Three Kings - unknown, Star - IndigoBlu, Inks:  Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Paris Dusk and Summer Sky, Other:  Clear embossing powder, Spellbinders Octagon Dies, Tonic Studios Ticket Punch, dimentionals,

Enjoy the rest of your week - summer's nearly over!
If all else fails - eat chocolate

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Twisted Easel Card

I made this card for my granddaughter's birthday this coming week. I try to use a different type of fold for each Christmas/birthday etc. This time I chose a Twisted Easel Card which is a very simple fold - follow the steps shown below. I bought the darling "Little Friends" digi stamp from Crafty Sentiment Designs specifically for this card - just so cute!

Update : WOW!!  This card was a Crafty Sentiments Favourite this week. Thanks to all the team for choosing my card xx

These are close ups of the detail.

To make the card:  Some white cardstock - 11" x 5 1/2" was scored at 5 1/2" along the longest side.
Then a diagonal score made from one corner to the centre fold. 

The card was turned over and the centre fold creased using a bone folder. The corner was folded to the centre line. 

The image was printed onto white card  a Spellbinders Large Octagon die used to cut it out.  The card was left in the die and some Milled Lavender Distress ink was sponged around the stencil edges. The image was coloured with Copic pens and Sakara Clear Star used to highlight the ribbon , flowers and butterflies. This process was repeated for the sentiment which was computer generated. The four mats for the image and sentiment were cut from black and deep pink card using the scalloped  octagons. Little Polka Dots and solid colour in Sweet Bohemia by Pink Petticoat was used to mat the base and triangle. The butterflies and vine leaves were cut from the scraps. Gems were added before the card was assembled.
Supplies used:
Stamps: Little Friends from Crafty Sentiment Designs (Digi).
Sentiment: Computer generated.
White and Black Card. Papers - patterned and plain - from  Pink Petticoat.
Inks: Ranger Distress ink - Milled Lavender.
Sakura Clear Star pen, Glossy Accents,  Copic Pens, ScorPal, Memory Box Vivienne and Darla Butterfly dies. Stampin Up! Butterfly Punch, Gems, Spellbinders Large Octagons and Scalloped Octagons, Cheery Lynn Ivy Strip, White Happy Birthday ribbon.

Challenges entered:
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Dies and Punches
Challenges4Everybody - #26 Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door- Aug 13-20 - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - #153
Paper Crafting Journey - Distressed/Vintage
Old Back Porch 52 Card Pick Up
Crafting for All Seasons - #58 Something hidden - my sentiment behind the fold - cheating - noooooo!

Do try and make this fold - so easy yet so effective - have a lovely 'rest of the week'

If all else fails - eat chocolate