The theme this week is Funny Folds and I have used a folding card that I have used for years but the Snow Globe Clear Magic Set by Francoise really lends itself to this design.
This is the closed card. The snow flakes are from a set by Jane called Dashing Reindeer and the ribbon is Lavender Gingham. The punched square was made from the Crafty Edger Star Party corner cassette, from a 4″ square piece of card.
The inside of the card is 5 squares of paper folded like this
The square was made by folding over the short sode of A4 on to the diagonal and then cutting off the excess so that you have a square when the paper is unfolded. Fold the square of paper in half and open out and then fold in half in the other direction. Make 5 pieces like this and then attach them together so that they have valley folds facing you and then hill folds facing you. Overlapping a complete square to create the card shape.
I than stamped the snow globe in the centre square all of the way down the card insert. I thenn went back down and stamped a different element from the set into the globe.
The words come from Traditional Christmas Greetings by Francoise. I stamped with Stazon and then used the Pearl Purple Brilliance to colour the edges of the paper. I used the star punched piece as a stencil and coloured through it, and used a square of card as a mask to keep the stamped images clear of ink.
Thank you for visiting you will find more Funny Folds on the Woodware Blog from the rest of the team as the week goes on.
I am last this week to post for the Woodware challenge and as usual I am at the last minute! I am in a hotel tonight as I have been at Days to Remember in Falkirk doing a demo and I am back there again tomorrow. I have spent all day playing with the Woodware’s Crafty Edger including the new corner punches. It has been fun! I hope the customers had as good a time as I did.
So I came back to the hotel tonight and put together the card that I had the pieces for.
The challenge was take 2 colours I Have used purple and yellow. Or to be more precise lavender and lemon.
The stamps are a new Woodware Clear Magic set designed by Francoise Patch a Bauble. I stamped with VersaMark and embossed one image in Grape and one in Sunny Yellow. I also used Boss Gloss and embossed Grape around the edge of the card. I had not used Boss Gloss for a long time until recently and I am wondering why I stopped using it, it is so useful.
The background paper is from a GCD 8 x 8 pad. I cut it to 6″ x 6″, the same size as the card and then used the Star Party design and both the straight and the corner cassette. Very simple as usual.
To see what the rest of the girls on the Design Team have been up to have a look at the Woodware Blog.
Well I hope that you are having a sunny summer. I spent the weekend in Northumberland, in this small hostel with my family we had the whole place to ourselves and had a lovely time. The sun shone all the time we were there.
I am now back in Aberdeen and my card for the challenge this week is very appropriate.
The Wellies come from an Artemio Clear Set called North Sea and I have stamped it with Pearly Ivy Brilliance Ink. They are a solid stamp and I liked the mottled effect that I got because it was a new stamp.
I got a bit carried away this week, on Thursday when I checked on the Dream It Up Blog last Thursday Deborah March had done a project with frames so I have stolen her idea.
The frame is a very cheap one from Ikea and first I painted it with Misty Lavender Pearl Ex mixed with matte PPA, then I painted on some horrible beige acrylic paint on to it and rubbed it off. I really like this distressed look as I am really bad at painting.
This is my Mum and is a photo that has only just turned up. The stencil this time is Corner Flourishes pasted with the Gold and left as it was. The frame was painted with the Spring Green Pearl Ex and Matte PPA.
That is enough for now I did more so I will share them very soon!
This week it another sketch for the Woodware Challenge, I really like doing these, it makes you think differently about your card.
I really should follow Francoise instructions and start with the papers that I want to use before I start to colour it would make life much less stressful.
I have used a Stampendous stamp Tiers of Treats and as usual I have coloured the cakes with USArtQuest Mica pallet , but I have also used Sakura pens and Tombow Pens, I don’t think that the photograph shows up the differences that using the different colouring methods give. The paper comes from a GCD 8 x 8 pad. I really like that these double sided pads. The background paper behind the stamped image was made with Memory Mist spray, the sprays are really good for creating papers I tend to do a selection at a time.
The corners were made with the must have corner rounder. The greeting comes from a Woodware Clear Magic Set by Francoise called Sharing Cuppa and the frame is from is from a Stampendous Perfectly Clear Set. The Woodware Inverted Corner punch is a perfect fit for the frame.
I hope that you like this card, please play along with us and link your card on the Woodware Blog. Please visit again soon.
I am posting first for the Woodware challenge this week, not sure if that is good or bad really. The stamp that I have used is from Magenta it is called Daisy Corner and is available as a cling mounted stamp. I have again used the USArtQuest Stargazer palette to colour the flowers the palettes are so easy to use with a water brush and the effects are spectacular.
I have stamped the flower twice in Black Stazon and cut around it.
I have then cut out some of the flowers to add the extra ons to the card. I used Glossy Accents to apply the Micro Beads to the centre of the flowers. I have randomly curved the petals of the flowers and used differing highs of sticky fixers to give some movement to the overall effect.
The text is from a clear Stampendous set, Orchid Greetings it is one of my favourite greetings sets as I like the size and style of the text. The box that the text is in is also from the same set I find the box useful for making a place for the text.
Well I hope that you like my card and that you will have a look at the rest of the cards this week on the Woodware Blog. It is Francoise turn tomorrow. Thank you for popping in.
I love doing black and white cards, I think it is the crisp effect that you get so here is my entry to the Woodware Blog Black and White Challenge I have used a folded card for this sample, the original idea I saw first at Flawless Designs in Stirling a long time ago, so thanks to Angela.
the card is 29.5cm long x 12cm wide. Score length ways all the way along. Then score across the card 6cm in from each end. Make a mark at 8cm on the centre score line from both ends. Make a mark at 10.5cm from the ends at both sides of the card, then fold up the card.
The border stamp from the set is a perfect size to stamp along the centre section of the card. I stamped the pear on white card and punched it with a Super Duper Square Punch and then layered it on to a black square cut from a Huge Square Punch.
Then attach the squares to the end diamonds on the card.
I punched the black squares that I mounted onto from folded cards so I used them up by making another couple of cards.
This is the outside of the card.
Inside of the card.
This card was done with a Magenta stamp 9 Square Hearts it is a good stamp for cutting here I have only used 4 of the nine squares on the inside , and then added an extra one at the bottom on the outside. a strip of white card and some ribbon finishes of the outside of the card.
I hope you are inspired by my simple black and white cards. For more info and more Black and White cards have a look at the Woodware Blog.