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Friday, 18 November 2016

Dainty Daisies collection with pearl lustre embossing powders

Hello Crafters!


Here is another beautiful card made at our regular card making workshops.


This card is a sample made using the 'Dainty Daisies Stamp Collection' and uses the gorgeous 'Pearl Lustre Embossing Powders' from Phill's cosmic shimmer range.   The pearl lustre powders give a softer, but more pearlescent finish when embossing.  The flowers have been 'double embossed' to give a really stunning glossy look! This colour is the 'Decadent Oak' used with Chestnut Foundation Card, but I have attached some other examples using different colour combinations.


To stamp with the pearl lustre powders it is really important to use the anti-static bag and be quite generous as the mica content means the powder clings more.   After applying 'perfect medium' to the stamp and heat embossing, leave the stamped image for a few minutes and then wipe away any excess pearl lustre powder with a very soft tumble dryer sheet.  This just helps to lift off any left over powder and ensures the area around where you have stamped stays clean!


The stamps that I have used for the main sentiment are the 'Dainty Daisies Everyday Sentiments' and the corners have been stamped with the 'Dainty Daisies Everyday Corner Sentiments'.  The gorgeous swirly pattern behind the sentiment has been done using the 'Dainty Daisies Flourishes & Corners'.  It just adds that extra bit of loveliness to the card!


To double emboss the flowers, we have pressed the die cut flower 'right-side' down into the perfect medium pad.  Your fingers get a bit sticky, but it's all part of the fun!  Turn the flower over and cover with the pearl lustre powder, shaking off any excess.  Heat emboss gently until the powder melts. The first finish will look a bit 'wishy-washy', but don't worry as you are going to repeat the process again to ensure the final finish is lovely! (be sure to allow the flower to completely cool before pressing back into the perfect medium).


To finish off the flowers we have used the Pearl PVA in the coordinating colour in the centre, and sprinkled over glitter jewels for extra bling.


The oval frame has been created using the 'Grace' die Sue Wilson's Frame & Tags collection.  I love this die as it is so versatile.  Here, we have set the dies down into the card, but you could easily build the layers up to add more depth.  


When making easel cards you need to make sure that the flat, base layer of the card has a 'lifted' part so that the top part can rest on it and stand easily.  Here we have used a simple border stamped randomly with 3 daisies from the 'Dainty Daisies Flourishes & Corners' and using the same Pearl Lustre embossing powder.  We have lifted the border with double sided foam tape.



We have finished off the card with Sue Wilson dies: Delicate (Daisies Complete). and Delicate Fronds.

Here is what I used (with links to the WWW if you need them) 

(As always, we only use Cosmic Shimmer dries clear PVA glue and Perfect Medium pad)

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Decadent Denim

























Decadent Grape



























Remember -We are more than happy for you to replicate our cards in your own style :-)

Happy Crafting!


PS - Don't forget to 'like' Phill's Facebook page and follow him on Twitter to keep in touch, you can also find him on Pinterest and Instagram for ideas and inspiration :-)

(Links below)






Thursday, 3 November 2016

Exciting News!

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Moving To Bigger Premises!


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Sunday 4th December
10am-4pm



Scribbled Christmas - Distress Ink and Embossing Folder

Hello Crafters!

Here is another beautiful card made at our regular card making workshops.

This card is a sample made using the 'Scribbled Christmas Collection' and applying 'Distress Inks' with a 'Speedball Brayer' to an embossing folder.  I am sure you agree, it creates a stunning effect and allows you complete colour co-ordination!  This colour is Victorian Velvet, but I have also attached some other examples made by the lovely ladies in our Sheffield workshops.

To apply the Distress Ink we have rolled the Speedball Brayer over the over the ink pad until it was fully covered.  Then we lightly rolled the brayer on the rough side of the embossing folder, checking that it was evenly covered.  To ensure we didn't smudge the card, we placed the card stock vertically on the smooth/clean side of the embossing folder and lifted it together to close.  A bit of experimentation told us it was better to put the open end of the embossing folder through the machine first with the plain side facing up!

On this card I have used the A5 Scribbled Christmas Verse stamps for the main sentiment and added the snowflake flourish from the same set to help co-ordinate the look.   The sentiments on the oval frame are from the A5 Scribbled Christmas Sentiments stamps and they've  been curved on the acrylic block to allow us to stamp around the frame. 

The oval frame has been created using 2 dies from Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Oval Set A. The bit that comes out of the middle has been used for the sentiment. 

We have finished off the card with Sue Wilson dies: Holly Branch and Poinsettia Additions.

Here is what I used (with links to the WWW if you need them) 


Sentimentally Yours - Super Smooth Stamping Card in Cream
Sentimentally Yours Scribbled Christmas Collection - A5 Scribbled Christmas Verses 
Sentimentally Yours Scribbled Christmas Collection - A5 Scribbled Christmas Sentiments
Sue Wilson Dies - Double Pierced Ovals Set ASue Wilson Dies - Holly BranchSue Wilson Dies - Poinsettia AdditionsIcicle Sparkles - Cosmic Shimmer Glitter JewelsNordic Tiles - 8 x 8 Embossing Folder
Woodware - Speedball Brayer
Victorian Velvet - Distress Ink Pad

(As always, we only use Cosmic Shimmer dries clear PVA glue and Perfect Medium pad)




The Full Card


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Stormy Sky Example




















Bundled Sage Example




















Dusty Concord Example




















Remember -We are more than happy for you to replicate our cards in your own style :-)

Happy Crafting!


PS - Don't forget to 'like' Phill's Facebook page and follow him on Twitter to keep in touch, you can also find him on Pinterest and Instagram for ideas and inspiration :-)

(Links below)