Thursday, 24 August 2017
I thought I would share a classic Joh card ( as Mrs Duck would call it) today using a mix of my signature die cutting and stamping!
I framed this using the Find It media snowflake frame (available HERE) I cut the frame in silver pearl card and backed it with silver glitter card. I then matted and layers this onto more of the silver, glitter and some mirror card in silver.
I then added a spray of festive foliage in white and poinsettias in the glitter card ( I will have these dies on my next Hochanda show on the 10th September) I arranged these around the bottom right of the card to add focus to the sentiment adding pearls in the centres of the flowers.
Wednesday, 23 August 2017
S simple stamped card today again mixing Die cutting and stamping to make the card.
I stared by cutting, with the press cut stitch dot squares, a square of black card. Next I stamped the floral circle form my clear stamp set using sink silver pigment ink. I then stamped the sentiment, from the winter trees set, in the centre again using silver.
I then cut the holly die from the Find It media florals set (PM10103) click code fro link. I used silver mirror card and folded the holly along the centre lines before adding as a spray, with the berries that cut at the same time, at the edge of the wreath.
I added a layer of snowflake card form an old Die Cuts with a View (DCWV) Christmas paper stack. I added layers of silver and black and a strip of silver sparkle ribbon from my stash.
Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Another mix of die cutting and stamping today but a littler lighter than yesterdays but just as simple!
The background for this one is a relatively simple one however there is some drying time involved so I would make a few at a time!
I then added the topaz and blue pearl pigment inks ( the ones I had on Hochanda a coupe of weeks ago) and spritzed the piece with water and using a wash brush i shaded this across the piece to give a patchy shaded look to the 'sky'. I then waited for these to dry ( another hour).
Finally I added a few black lines for the edges with a fine line pen and stamped some more tress in the foreground and going off the page. 2 deers die cut in black gloss card finish the piece, I love the way these appear over the background.
Monday, 21 August 2017
AS promised I am starting to share some of the Christmas cards I have made which mix die cutting along with my stamps and media plates. Today's First card is a perfect way to use some of the backgrounds you can make with the larger media plate mixed with the stunning Christmas dies from Amy Designs.
I stared by making a background using a mix of inks and my Winter Tress stamp set on the larger media plate. I mixed night, south seas and verbena on the plate then using perfect medium I used the resist technique with some of the snowflakes from the stamps. there is a video on this technique on my you tube channel click HERE to see the video.
I cut this down to a 5" x 5" panel and added it to a 6" card blank with a black matt. Next I stamped more of the snowflakes over this using the Silver pigment ink pad from the Izink range.
I cut the larger circle from the set in black and stamped silver snowflakes over this before matting it onto the mirror card cut frame.
I used the scraps of the background to cut the poinsettias which I shaped and added with silver micro beads in the centres.
Not your usual colour or style for a Christmas tree but I love the simple mixed media look to this card.
Sunday, 20 August 2017
I thought I would share a couple off card made with the thistle oval today This is a small hand drawn stamp but hopefully perfect for smaller card or for building with the other stamps in the set for larger cards.
This first card is made by making a simple background using the pigment inks and the large media plate. I then cut this into 2 pieces and stamped the thistle onto the smaller piece. I then cut an aperture using an oval in the larger piece. I then stamped the corner stamp on all four sides and mounted this over the stamped oval.
A simple card made very quickly.
The second card may be slightly familiar as its made from the waste from the first! the oval I cut from the first card is stamped as the topper on this card.
The addition of a tartan ribbon and a media plate background and a second card is made!
Saturday, 19 August 2017
Im in louth today at H&J crafts running workshops on the new media plates and stamps masks etc. Ive just completed one day of workshops so I am writing this quickly on the free hotel WiFi! So its just pictures today!
Friday, 18 August 2017
Another card in green today a colour I used to say I rarely use however the freshness just appeals and I seem to have been using it loads recently. This card doesn't use a media plate so is quite easy on resources!
I stared by cutting card blank and then cutting a plain circle in the centre towards the top. Next I used the Crafts Too mini blending tolls and added emerald and verbena dye based inks over the card messily to make the background.
Next I added the card to the press to impress stamp press and positioned the floral circle stamp over the 'hole' in the centre. I inked the stamp randomly with the same two colours and stamped this around the aperture.
Finally I added the three butterflies to one side and 2 smaller ones on the other. I inked these in the petrol ink and stamped them. I then inked them with the emerald and moved the card slightly so that i got a shadow stamp ( far easier in the stamp press) as shown
I the stamped the sentiment into the centre by mixing the inks again and using the stamp press i was able to stamp through the aperture ensuring I got it in the right place!
Really simple but hopefully great for inspiration!