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Wednesday, 27 September 2017

New Blog Home

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Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Festive Berries Stamp Collection

Hello crafters!

Here is a fabulous Christmas card made at our regular craft workshops.

This card was made using Phill's Sentimentally Yours 'Festive Berries' Stamp Collection.

We have also used Memento Inks, Distress Inks, Archival Inks or Distress Oxides.  The Sue Wilson craft dies are: Poinsettia Additions, Twinkle Star Frame and Pine Cone & Greenery.

Stage 1 - cut out all the layers and die cuts needed for your card

  • Base Card - 21cm x 17.5cm
  • 1st Layer (Kraft Card) - 20cm x 16.5cm
  • 2nd Layer (Cream) - 19.5cm x 16cm
  • 3rd Layer (Kraft Card) - 17.5cm x 14.5cm
  • 4th Layer (Kraft Card) - 11.5cm x 8cm
  • 5th Layer (Cream) - 11cm x 7.5cm
Stage 2 - using three different ink colours from the same brand (e.g. Memento in brown, red and green) create your Festive Montage on the corners of the Cream layers.  Build up the pattern with the 'Festive Berries Flourishes A5 Stamp Set.

Stage 3 - choose your sentiment for your topper.  Here we have used the 'Festive Berries Elegant A5 Stamp Set'.  If you wish to use clear embossing over your sentiment then you need to use a Distress Oxide Ink Pad.  Otherwise use your chosen colour.

Stage 4 - Assemble your card layers, using foam tape where you wish.  Add your Poinsettia Flowers and Pine Cone/Greenery.

Stage 5 - add some bling if you wish!  Here we have also used Pearl PVA on the Twinkle Star Frame in Berry Red and added some twine to match the Kraft Card.

 The Full Card

Here's what we used with links to our website....
Other cards ...

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

Scribbled Craft Dies

Hello Crafters!

Here is a card made at our regular craft workshops.

This card was made using Phill's Scribbled Craft Dies and coordinating Cosmic Shimmer colour collections.

We have also used Creative Expressions Embossing Folders and Sue Wilson Craft Dies; Succulent Garden and Maidenhair Fern.

The colour used on the main sample card is 'Tangy Tangerine' with the 'Birthday Wishes' Scribbled Craft die Collection.  As always we've included cards made using different colours. (all these cards have been made by crafters at our workshops)

Stage 1 - cut out all the card layers and die cuts needed for your project in Bright White Card.

  • Base Card - 21cm x 14.5cm
  • 1st Layer (Gilding Polish) - 20.5cm x 14cm
  • 2nd Layer (Ink Mister) - 20cm x 13.5cm
  • 3rd Layer (Gilding Polish) -  18cm x 11.5cm
  • 4th Layer (Embossed with Powder) - 17.5cm x 11cm
  • 5th Layer (Gilding Polish) - 16cm x 9.5cm
  • 6th Layer (Ink Mister) - 15.5cm x 9cm
  • Banner - 2.5cm x 12cm

Stage 2 - choose your Cosmic Shimmer Colour collection with coordinating products; Gilding Polish, Ink Mister and Embossing Powder

Stage 3 - Ink Mist the appropriate two layers and leave to dry. 

Stage 4 - Gilding Polish to edges of the three appropriate layers and also your flowers as you wish

Stage 5 - Use Perfect Medium and a Speedball Bayer to ink up the rough side of an Embossing Folder.  Here we have used Aztec Flowers. Make sure you apply lots of Anti-Static Dust to your white card layer before you put through the machine.  When the layer is embossed the sticky Perfect Medium will have been pressed into the de-bossed side of the pattern.  Then you can cover with Embossing Powder, remove them excess and heat with a heat tool from underneath.

(TIP - you can feel which side to use as it feels scratchy and rough under your fingers)

Stage 6 - using the same Embossing Powder and Perfect Medium.  Press the Die Cut sentiment 'right-side' down into the Perfect Medium.  Cover with Embossing Powder, remove the excess and heat.  Repeat this at least twice to give a full, shiny coverage on your Die Cut sentiment.  Glue the sentiment to your banner using Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear  PVA Glue or highlighter glue.

Stage 7 - stick all your coordinating  layers together and shape your flowers and glue together.

Stage 8 - assemble the full card, using foam tape where you wish to add dimension to your layers.  Add some bling if you wish.  Here we have also used Pearl PVA Glue to create interest on the corners and also in the centre of the flowers.

The Full Card

Here's what we used with links to our website ......
Other colour samples......

Precious Metals Copper and Copper Gilding Polish

Precious Metals Titanium and Silver Chrome Golding Polish

Carnival Colours Purple Paradise

Carnival Colours Lush Pink

Frosty Heather and Heather Gilding Polish

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

(Links below)