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Woodware Black and White Challenge

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.

I have used the Artemio Decorated Pear Mini Set

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.

Thank you for stopping by.

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Layering Peel Off’s

I got a bit carried away when I was writing up the bunch of flowers post and thought I would like to do a step by step of the glitter on the peel off’s.

This is the finished card, done with the with back to front peel off’s Daisy2 in white and cerise, Chain Letter Birthday peel off’s and the paper is from the Cloisonne 8 x 8 pad

First take your peel off’s off the sheet and lay then sticky side up on your craft sheet.

Add the centre of the flowers by mixing and matching the different colours of peel off’s. Then dip them into the glitter and flock mix. Cover it well and press the glitter/flock onto the peel off’s.

Use foam pads to attach the flowers to the card to give you a raised flower.

The stems were added with a Sakura pen.

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Woodware Challenge 4 Bunch of Flowers

Bunch of Flowers

Bunch of Flowers

 This week I have used layered peel offs  for my flowers, they are really good fun and they are a nice thing to play with when you just want to watch telly and fiddle without much effort. The thing that I like about the peel offs is that you can change the appearance and creat 3D cards with them.

This photograph lets you see that the peel offs have had a home made mix of pink flock and glitter added to the sticky side of them. First peel them off and add centres then add the flock glitter mixture. I used pink, blue and purple peel offs but only the pink glitter/flock mixture. By using the various colours of peel offs I got enough colour variety without the mess that I would have had around the kitchen and the dog with lots off different glitter and flock going around.

The stamped image in the background was done with Onyx Black Versafine and is from a Stampendous Shape Shifter set, if you have not tried shape shifting you really should very exciting! Fran’s video will reveal all Shape Shifting.

The edges were done with a sponge and Stargazer Mica watecolour pallet, and the water in the vase was done with the pallet and a water brush.

Here you can see I have been adding the centres to the pale green leaves from the dark green sheet.

I hope that you have enjoyed this card pop over to the Woodware Blog to see what the rest of the team have been up to.

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Woodware Sketch Challenge 1

This week we have a sketch challenge for week 3 of the Woodware blog challenge. I have created 2 cards using the sketch.

This week I have used a Magenta peel off’s in silver. I have then coloured it using Sakura metallic pens and and a water brush.

The background paper is also Magenta paper MEMOR-189. It is a paper with different patterned strips which are great for all sorts of things.

The second card is a landscape version.

This Stampendous image has been water coloured with the USArtQuest Stargazer Mica pallet.

Pop over to the Woodware Blog to see what the rest of the team have been up to

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Woodware Challenge Cards for Men

cardsForMen

This is a very simple card that I enjoyed doing very much. I like the dog very much it is from an Artemio Clear Set called Friends. The image was stamped with and then water coloured with Tombow Pens and a blender pen.  I then used a super duper square punch to cut him out and then used a huge square punch to cut the dark brown layer.

cardsForMen1The dog was very easy to water colour and I only used three colours of pen but the blender pen makes it look like so many more colours have been used.

cardsForMen4The happy birthday is a double sided sticky shape.  I have used Cinnamon Flock on it.

The ribbon along the bottom is self adhesive felt which I have also cut and used as a single leaf.  I hope that you have enjoyed seeing this card, if you want to see more cards for men then pop over to the  Woodware Blog. Thank you for visiting.cardsForMen3

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Woodware Wedding Challenge Day 6

This is my first card for the Woodware Challenge  I hope that you like it! The card is made from an Artemio template that I really like as it is very versatile. I got a bit carried away with all the things on this card and it took rather a long time to make.

This is the inside of the card.

The template makes a cover and the inside pages.

You can see how it folds together to make the card. The stamps that I have used are Artemio Fun Wedding set and they were all stamped with versamark and embossed with gold powder. The gilding on the edges of the pages was done by running double sided tape around the outside and then covered with Gold Metal Leaf. The hearts are Mini and Large. On the front I have used a stencil and paste then covered the paste with PearlEx. The paste is acrylic and and the Mini punch made some really cute hearts from the extra bits that I cut off.

I coloured the ribbon with a Tombow pen a great way to get the colour that you want and since there is almost 100 Tombow pens you have lots of choice.

This is the main picture which is in the middle in the inside.

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