The greeting comes from a new Clear Magic set by Jane Christmas Cheer a must have set of words with lovely Christmas wishes that will work equally well inside or outside a card. I have used my Tag Top Punch (how did I live without it?) I love that I can do the two sizes (or more) and they fit so well together. I have added a snowflake brad
I am back again today with another card for the Crafty Cardmakers Challenge
I hope that you can see that I have used acetate for the front of the card?
here it is closed.
On the acetate I have used the Clear Scraps Acrylic Mixer Spiders Web. The mixers can be used as stencils or as embellishments, so far I have just used the web as a stencil, but I will use it as an embellishment when the mood takes me. Then I will probably decorate it with Color Solutions Alcohol Inks.
I have cut my A4 card in half long ways and then folded it in half and cut off most of the front of the card. I used A4 double sided sticky sheet all over the back of the houses and stuck them down on the card. In the background I have added some stars with a quickie glue pen and some Lavender Glitter.
I have cut the houses with a border of colour around them so that they would stand out.
I have attached the acetate with double sided tape
Then disguised it with ribbon, I like the grosgrain because itis dotty on one side, it is double the value!
so there we have it a spooky card. I am off to a house warming this weekend, wish it was next weekend then this card would do!
I hope that you are enjoying our Things that go Bump in the Night week and why not play along at Crafty Cardmakers. Thanks for visiting see you soon!
I’m back again with more falling leaves, and more House-Mouse
This is Fall Float a Cling Rubber stamp from Stampendous. The card design is from a SplitCoastStampers it is a Twisted Gate Fold you will find the excellent tutorial and video in the link, but I have photographed as I went along so here goes…
The card on Splitcoast is only 4.25 inches (10cm) tall and it seemed rather small so I played about with the size. To get a nice twist it is best with a rectangular card. I worked out the ratio from the SplitCoast one, if you are interested multiply the length of your card by 0.56 to get the height that you have to cut you card too.
My card is 30cm x 17cm and that works well. First score your card in thirds. Then score diagonally from top to bottom on the right hand side, and bottom to top on the left hand side.
I couldn’t get a photograph until I held the card flat but I hope that you can see what I mean.
so when it is folded it looks like this.
Then I decorated the inside with the leaf from Fall Float and the Words come are a Woodware Just Words stamp May All Your. I have used the Autumn Leaves Kaleidacolor pad for all of my stamping. I have used the Woodware Mask-it sheets to hold the card to my Hotstuff mat and mask the card.
The Mask-it made it very simple.
Then I added colour around the triangles.
I cut 4 triangles to decorate the ends of the card, i am not sure what happened to the colour of this photograph. the rectangles were 8 x 15 then cut in half, giving a one cm border all around.
Then I started on the front. The panel has been punched with the Squared Corner Punch and the thread wrapped around. Start with the tale at the back and come down the front then loop behind the cut out corner and carry on around the card. I love that you don’t waste thread that is not seen.
Here I am again with another take on this weeks sketch for Woodware Witterings, this time a very simple scrap book page, my favourite place to start the day. Only one of the photographs was taken in the evening.
here is the sketch
I cropped the photographs to 3 inch squares. I laid them out on two A4 sheets and printed it off.
My punch cuts 3 inch squares, I should have made the photographs slightly larger, so that they were easier to punch.
something that I have not done for a very long time is to use my Watermark pad just to stamp with, I remember being very excited by being able to do this many years ago when the pads first came on the market. How brilliant is it that you can stamp with one ink pad to make a background without having to find an ink pad that will match? Oh simple things!
I added some plain 15mm organza ribbon and attached the panel to the card.
Then I tied on some dotty organza
The greeting is from the same stamp set and I have edged the panels with the gold finch Metalic F/x. Just run your card along a Watermark pad and brush the powder on.
Thanks for visiting, don’t forget to check what the rest of the team have been up to on Woodware Witterings see you soon!
I used my Sakura Koi Brush Pens and coloured each stripe a different colour, I think it looks rather snazzy.
I inked the edges of a panel for Sausage to go on
Then I decided that it did not have enough contrast, so I got out my stencil brush again and did a sort of strie technique this worked as the card is textured. I have done faux stitching around the panel and the card.
Sausage fits on the panel perfectly, the card is A4 Linen Card folded in half.
I used some Fancy Twine around some card for the small section
I have gone with red and green again and a fat robin, very traditional.
The bird is from the Stampendous Winter Tweets there is two sets one is cling rubber stamps and the other are the dies that cut the shapes. These are really easy to use and they cut beautifully. I have stamped with Bark Crafters and the coloured with Sakura Water Colour Pencils.
I love the way that the water colour pencils adds texture to the colouring.
the holly leaves are from the same set. I have added glossy accents to the berries.
The stamp, which I have used a lot comes from an older set of Clear Magic set designed by Jane Fluffy Robin.
down the side and at the bottom of the card I have stuck some 3mm satin ribbon. All of the pieces have been attached with foam pads at various heights.