Sunday, November 27, 2016

2 more folded Christmas tree cards

I am loving this folded Christmas tree, I used the 4 circle die in Spellbinders Grand circles to make my trees...

Here are some links to You Tube tutorials on how to make folded Christmas trees
Folded Christmas tree 1

Folded Christmas Tree 2

Folded Christmas Tree 3

Inked inlay cards

I watched this tutorial on YouTube Inked Inlay and decided I wanted to try it, but I decided I wanted to use the leftover inked piece as well, both are inlaid, so I made these 2 cards...

Folded Christmas tree

Yesterday when I went to ACTSA (ACT Stamp Artists) for our final meeting of the year we had a demonstration on folded Christmas trees... This is the card I made after watching the demo..

using the negative piece of the die cut...

The other day when I made 3 cards using Memory Box Countryside Circle die I had leftover pieces that when added to a coloured background looked like a big moon with silhouettes in front, so I made these 3 cards with those leftover pieces

Friday, November 25, 2016

Christmas gift bag

tomorrow ACTSA (ACT stamp artists) is having it final meeting for the year so we have a Christmas gift exchange and lot's of yummy food.. this is the gift bag I made for my craft goodies...

Sunday, November 20, 2016

21st Birthday slide and spin card..

My friend Jacqui asked me to make a 21st card for a male relative of hers... As I had just received my Di-Namics circle spinner channel   dies, I just had to play with them... this is the card I made...

to make this card I used
Ranger Jet Black Archival ink
Versa color Pigment ink Turquoise 20, Royal Blue 18, and Canary 11
Die Namics Circle Spinner channels 
                    Surf and Turf dies (for the small circle dies to use with the discs)
My Favorite Things slide and spin discs
Freebie stitched balloon die
Freebie No's die and balloon, Happy Birthday and st stamps from a freebie set
Poppycraft Stitched nested Hexagon dies
Lawn Fawn Toboggan together stamp set, (for the string on the die cut balloons)
                     Trim the tree stamp set ( for the small star I used)

Unknown alphabet and no's stamp set ( for the 21 on die cut balloons)
Black glitter card ( for the die cut 21)
d/s tape and d/s foam tape
Ranger multi medium matt
yellow, blue, white and Turquoise card
I also used white tape to make masks.. I don't know what it is called I have a roll of it

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Canberra Raiders themed Baby shower card

I made this card for my brother and his wife who are having a baby shower next weekend... my brother is a huge Canberra Raiders fan so this card seemed appropriate

Christmas shaker card

I really love this new die I got from Memory box, this time I made a shaker card with it and made the background with distress inks again...

3 Christmas cards

I was playing with some new stamps and dies I got and made these 3 cards... Plus I always wanted to try doing a night sky with distress inks.. these 2 were my first attempts.. I also spritzed them with a pearl-ex, gum Arabic and water mix.. they are real sparkly in real life..

2017 Flippin' Women and Men Calendar

I am making another calendar for next year and this time I am using La Pashe's Flippin stamps,
 here are my January and March pages

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Canberra Raiders themed birthday card..

As I have mentioned before my brother Kerry is a huge Canberra Raiders fan so I made this Canberra Raiders themed card for his birthday this week... The inside of the card has the Raiders song

More Riveted patchwork

I made 3 more cards with Riveted patchwork on them..
I also took some pics as I worked on one of the pieces...It was difficult to take pics with the shiny foil so I hope you can see what I was doing.

to make the patchwork you will need
Piece of scrap card cut to the size you wish to use on your card
retractable pen
pricker ( bought from KISS - Keep it Simply Stamping)
Ranger Inkssentials Foil Tape sheet  ( bought from KISS - Keep it Simply Stamping)
steel wool with no soap in it.. got mine from my Dad... he says you can buy it at hardware store
blending tool and the felt you use with it... ( bought from KISS - Keep it Simply Stamping)
Alcohol ink ( bought from KISS - Keep it Simply Stamping)
old credit card

The stamp set I used for the cards is Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz collection Random Gatherings CMS076 ( bought from KISS - Keep it Simply Stamping)

anyone living in the Canberra area can contact Lana from KISS - Keep it Simply Stamping on 62540661

Ok to start off, I cut random pieces of the foil and attached them to my piece of card making sure to overlap them and smoothing over with my fingers, you can also use the stylus around the edges

next I used the pen to make rivets

by firmly pressing down and twisting

then I used the pricker

to make little holes... or you could use the stylus just to make little indentations..

then I used the credit card and made stitch like marks over the seams,,,

sorry but none of the close-up pics came out when I did the pic showing how it looked  :(

Once I had added all the texture (The one on the far right had a little accident but I decided to use it any way..)

I wanted I used the blending tool to add the Alcohol ink...I added some direct to the foil and some to the blending tool..

Next you use the steel wool and rub all over the pieces... how much colour you remove is up to you...

These are my finished cards,,