Go Press and Foil class cards..

_MG_1760 (Medium)_MG_1773 (Medium)I haven’t done many mens cards this year, because there has been a lack of mens card related products, but I did teach a class with the Couture Creations Go Press and Foil machine and some new hot press stamps which actually foil, emboss and die cut all in one step. The background paper is by Stamperia,and the Birthday sentiment is a Uniquely Creative stamp. You can see how the special hot press stamps emboss , foil and die cut perfectly in these cards, the top card I used the “waste” foil as another element on the card and for the bottom card I left the “waste ” foil still on the car as it added a different shade of chocolate foil to the car. I hope all my American followers down south are keeping safe, Til tomorrow…..

Another Mens card

img_3294-mediumI made this card for an order..I die cut an oval and using the waste part I inked through it onto the base card with green and blue inks. I stamped a stampin up cricket set onto various scraps of cardstock and fussy cut the images, and stuck them onto the base card . I kept it all very simple as that is what my customer wanted, and I really like this one!Back to work this week after my holidays, and taking things very easy with my shoulder! til tomorrow….

New mens card!

img_3292-medium I have a couple of Mens cards to show, so today we will start off with the side stepper card I made with some new dies from a new company, Paper rose. They are a South Australian company, and I couldn’t wait to try out the tool dies and the pegboard die. They cut beautifully, and I will be adding some more of their dies to my growing collection! The instruction for my side stepper card is on my You tube channel, you can find the link on the right hand side of my blog.The sentiment is a kaisercraft die, and the rest is just strips of cardstock to mimic the tool drawers. Til tomorrow….

Fathers day card ideas

As it’s fathers day here in Australia this Sunday, I thought I would post the rest of the Fathers day cards I have in my files this week. Most of these cards card be adapted for Male birthday cards as well. These two cards are very simple, and ideal for the gardening Dad. The papers are Websters Pages Farmers Market, and I used some Stampin Up cardstock which fits perfectly with the colours on the papers.I have had a very productive day in the craft room today, coming up with a lot of new designs for Christmas. I will get nathan busy with the camera this coming weekend, and hopefully able to post them next week. Some of them will probably make it into my classes next month.Still got some ideas buzzing around in my head, so it’s back to the craft room for me – til tomorrow…

A Ladies Diary – Fathers day card!

Every one who follows my blog knows that i try to make a male card out of every paper collection that I purchase, and sometimes it’s harder to do than other times . I didn’t think I would manage it with Graphic $5’s A ladies Diary because it is such a gorgeously feminine paper, but here it is – I made it as a fathers day card, because that is what I have been working on lately, but it would be just as good for a birthday card. Just lots of matting on this one, and I used Stampin Up crumcake and baja breeze cardstock for that part of it. I just added a My Minds Eye brad wrapped with string in the right hand corner for this one to be complete. I taught a lesson today over at Paper Flourish, and had a great time with my ladies, came home and made a couple of quick cards, then did a litttle experimenting dying my white seam binding. First i tried spraying it with my new perfect pearls mists which worked quite well, but then went further and mixed my own mixture of water, re- inkers and perfect pearls powder which has worked a treat. I have discovered that the colour is more vibrant if you let it sit in the dye for an hour or so, and then don’t squeeze all of the liquid out of the seam binding when you pull it out of the bowl. It takes a little longer to dry but the colour is more intense. Now all that is left for me to do is try and get all this green dye off my fingers before work tomorrow! Til tomorrow…..

Simple stories awesome 5

O.K. – I have lost track of the number in this series so I am calling it number 5…. The paper is Simple Stories Awesome, and here I have combined it with my Lacey Pennant spellbinders for the banner across the top, and I used a matching border sticker across the bottom. I stuck on a couple of Tim Holtz idea -ology sprocket gears, and distressed and inked all the edges.I taught a class over at paper flourish today – always enjoy my time with my ladies – and while there saw the new graphic 45 papers – a ladies diary collection – and couldn’t resist buying lots of it so tonight I am hoping tto spend a little time in the craft room creating with it – Til tomorrow….

Timeless Vintage 3 ( male)

I have developed the habit of challenging myself to create male cards out of the various collections I buy – sometimes its quite difficult as many of the collections are geared towards female cards, but this one was easy – again using Kaisercraft Timeless Vintage 6″ pad, I only added  3 black brads to complete the look. Thats alI have in the photo files of this particular paper, so tomorrow we will see something completely different! Tonight will be spent writing out xmas cards, so much easier to make them than find time to actually post them! Til tomorrow…..