Monthly Archives: August 2013

Butterfly & Poppies in Peach

Hello again

I would like to share another crochet border in today’s card, together with a very lovely stamp from Chocolate Baroque.

For the main focal point, I have simply stamped the image onto a patterned paper for added interest. I love this stamp and think that it needs very little doing to it.

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Along with the crochet border, I have embossed a co-ordinating colour for the background, cut some parchment with a spellbinder die and overlayed over a further piece of backing paper.

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A very simple card but quite elegant.

See you again soon with another card!

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Thinking of Autumn

Hello again

I hope you are enjoying the Bank Holiday!

However, it is nearly September and Autumn will soon be here. Autumn is a season I love.  I love a warm fire and a nice comfy jumper with big fluffy slippers.

So bearing that in mind, I would like to share this card, which is very different.

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I have collage stamped a background using various stamps, including a harlequin, a flourish, a text, a floral background and a border stamp.

I then added a Cut, Fold & Tuck Die from Spellbinders, the large Floral Burst together with some Sizzix flourishes in black foam.

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Simple addition of co-ordinating backing paper together with black matts and some highlight inking and the card is finished.

All for now.

x

 

Classically Brown

It is sometimes necessary to produce a card in a hurry and today’s card is perfect.

It uses the wonderful Spellbinders Butterfly Magic die cut in cream and layered on brown.

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The butterfly section was again cut in brown and trimmed to add an additional layer. By slightly offsetting the image creates the elusion of a shadow.

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A simple border using the Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Accents frames the butterfly nicely.

A very quick card!

Green Floral Flourish

Thanks for joining me again today.

I very rarely use green but have added touches of turquoise in this card which I think makes it much more feminine.

The floral stamp is from the wonderful Hobby Art collection, which I have coloured here with chalks for the background of the image and then watercolour pencils.

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A few random sized layers of co-ordinating cardstock were then positioned behind, which I had embossed using various embossing folders from the lovely Crafters Companion.

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A few corner punches and the addition of some Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms together with some Flourishes just adds a little dimension to the card to finish.

Hope to see you again here soon!

X.

An Octagon of Butterflies

It’s another butterfly I am afraid today.  However, I am not sorry to get the most out of the craft materials I have and will endeavour to find new ways of using things.

In this card, I have stamped a butterfly stamp from Chocolate Baroque in the north, south, east and west positions and coloured in using pencils.

A different butterfly from the same set was then stamped onto purple card, cut out and attached giving dimension to the wings.

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The corners were chopped away for an octagonal shape and matted onto co-ordinating cardstock.

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Simple edging detail to all layers finishes the card off.

Thanks for stopping by today.

X.

A Round of Daisies

I would like to share another card featuring the very beautiful Hobby Art Daisy stamp.

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I firstly stamped in the north, south, east and west positions then masked each image and stamped in between.

Each image has been coloured using pencils which gives a very soft finish, particularly the addition of a touch of pale blue to highlight the white of the daisy.

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A little flourish and parchment daisies in the centre, together with a corner punch and a simple matt of patterned card finishes the card off.

 

 

 

Burgundy Stamping

Just a quick card today!

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I have used 6 stamps and masked images using a burgundy inkpad.  The stamping was put through an embossing folder which adds texture to the stamping.

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A simple layer of co-ordinating cardstock and a little pen detail around the edge and the card is finished.

All for now.