Fathers day is not too far away, so I have been making a few fathers day cards. These two are made with a Close to my Heart stamp set.. I haven’t tried this company before, and I am quite impressed with quality and price. The set includes quite a few stamps,including the bow tie and moustache on the bottom card, and the bottle of Pop on the top card.The papers I used are from Stampin Up, an older designer series called confetti celebration. Another new purchase I was trying out is the Enamel Accents on the top card. These are little bottles of liquid which drops out of the bottle beautifully and hardens like enamel. They take a while to dry, ideally left over night. I have a few colours, and very tempted to buy some more! I coloured the bottLe of Pop with copic markers,and didn’t need to colour the bottom card ..that’s how it stamped out. Til tomorrow…..
Quick post today, Graphic 45 Safari Adventure.I layered a piece of the green patterned paper from the collection onto my card base, trimmed back the image, fussy cut a tag from another piece of the collection,and stuck on a button ( which looking at the photo appears to have slipped down a bit – will have to check that!Meanwhile imagine the button on the top of the tag!!)Til tomorrow….
Today we start a new series! Graphic 45 Safari Adventure. Graphic 45 have made it really easy to make cards with this collection.A lot of the images cover the whole card ( like this one) and I just added a flag pennant, hessian strip and button for some texture.I have a couple of tiger fanatics in the family so I will be putting some of the tiger cards I make aside for birthdays.After a marathon session I have made the prototypes for my cruise classes, I am all carded out, and I am looking forward to sitting down with a good book!Til tomorrow…
I had the idea for this tool box card,and spent a little time working out the cuts and folds, it is a basic side stepper card,with only one side step – usually you have a couple of steps on the right hand side, but this one only has the one valley fold. I cut matching cardstock for the drawers on the left hand side, and added a fine strip of silver cardstock to the tops of the drawers. On the right hand side i cut a piece of yellow cardstock and punched holes to resemble pegboard, then it was just a matter of stamping ( stampin up tools stamps) my tools.Really pleased with how this one worked out and hopefully find some time to make a couple more before my craft fair in June! This morning I dropped our little puppy Luna off at the vet for her desexing operation, and I feel terrible!I hope she forgives me! the house is very quiet without her and I can’t wait to pick her up this afternoon.I am heading into the craft room to take my mind off it all…til tomorrow….
Todays two cards are made with a few different items from my craft room – Kaisercraft blue Bay paper collection ( and I fussy cut the frames from the same collection) a stampin up tool set stamp set, kaszazz pocket stamp stamped onto denim paper by October Afternoon, and a couple of silver brads on the pocket corners.the greetings were stamps pulled from my shelf. Early start today, so early finish and now I am off to catch up on a little sleep – nanna nap time! til tomorrow…
The other day Nathan brought me some old floppy discs and asked if I could recycle them. Why, yes.Yes I can. Inside the plastic cover ( which I prised open with a pair of scissors) was this floppy ( the floppy in the name floppy disc) which looked to me just like a miniature record, and so this card idea was born. The papers I used were Crate paper toy box, and I made the record player needle and arm from some silver and black cardstock. there is a silver brad in the middle of the “record” and I punched a silver circle for a volume button. The letter stickers are from the same paper collection. Hopefully Nathan finds more discs, because I really enjoyed making these cards! Til tomorrow…..
Due to all the posts i have missed because of the loss of our internet over the last few weeks, I have a back log of cards to show, so for the next week or so I will post a couple each night to try and catch up, so tonight we have two cards i made using Kaisercraft Sears and son paper and matching collectables.Both these cards have the same theme -of using the collectables to make a rosette, and I think it works quite well. I inked around all my edges with tea dye distress ink. I have made a few more christmas cards today, but I have to stop making for now and put in all the inserts – a bit boring, and a job that I seem to leave until I can’t ignore the pile any longer! Til tomorrow…
We will keep going with the ideas for male cards, this time using Kaisercraft Sears and son paper collection. This was one they released last year, but I haven’t found anything since that comes close to making good cards for men. This one uses a piece of the 12 x 12 paper, scraps of other matching papers, and one of the collectables out of the matching pack. I went to town on the distressing, and then inked around everything with Tea dye ink.It’s been a great day in the craft room today, I did a couple of cards for orders, just a couple more to do, and I did a couple of cards for various challenges, as well as digging out my graphic 45 french country papers and playing with that – that is still out on my table, so I am heading back there now to continue while the ideas are flowing! Til tomomorrow….
Here is a male birthday card I made using a stamp from Stampin Up – Countryside stamp set. i also made one very similar for fathers Day using this same stamp. The cardstock is Stampin Up Early espresso and a light green which has since been retired. I embossed the light green layer with Sizzix brick wall embossing folder, and added a button for some texture. The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Banners by stampin up. Today was the retirement village ladies Christmas card marathon for the troops, so I popped over there after work for a couple of hours – just in time for a lovely lunch, and was amazed at the display covering quite a few tables of the 300 cards they had made! Well done ladies – what an effort! Til tomorrow…..
Here is my final fathers day card for this year.The base cardstock is stampin Up early espresso, and the patterned paper is Simple Stories Awesome. I die cut the cup from a cuttlebug die that I have had for ages – I am not sure if it is still available, and the letters are from a websters pages sheet. The Worlds Greatest is a new stamp from stampin Up and I stamped it in black on to some Crumbcake cardstock and distressed the edges. The two circles in the opposite corners are craftworks candi.After tea I will be found in the craft room preparing my packs for my village lesson this month – it’s all about christmas! Til tomorrow….